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The latest breaking news stories from around the Waynedale, (South / Southwest Fort Wayne) Indiana community are all found here. These articles are written by our local writers and contain area events, happenings and general public interest coverage. If you have a news tip, idea for an article or suggestion, please click here to submit your Waynedale news.

INDIANA’S OLDEST GERMAN SINGING SOCIETY

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The Fort Wayne Mannerchor/Damenchor is one of the oldest German singing societies in Indiana. It traces its history back 134 continuous years to the founding of the Fort Wayne Sangerbund on October 4, 1869. By 1898 there were 8 singing societies in the city, which eventually consolidated under the name Concordia Gesang Verein, which became the Fort Wayne Mannerchor in 1927. The chorus is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of German heritage as expressed in choral music. Women became...

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REMEMBERING O’BANNON

Details January 8, 2001 Governor Frank O’Bannon being sworn in at the Hoosier Dome during the inauguration.

Fourth Graders remember Governor Frank O'Bannon...

 

It was Monday, January 8th, 2001 when The Waynedale News traveled to Indianapolis to watch the Inauguration of Governor Frank O'Bannon. O'Bannon had invited 25,000 fourth graders to the Hoosier Dome and it was a great and festive occasion. The kids were invited because fourth grade is the year they study Indiana History.

While Governor O'Bannon was in office, he instituted a program called Education Roundtable. The roundtable was a...

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OSSIAN HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1938 REUNION

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The Ossian High School Class of 1938 held their 65th reunion on August 15, 2003 at the Corner Depot in Bluffton. Fourteen members and guests attended the gathering at noon. Everyone enjoyed the event.

It opened with a prayer by Mark Wright. Florence Droege gave a memorial in memory of the deceased members. Various members reported on those unable to attend.

It was decided that the members of the class would meet again next year on the third Friday in August at the same place.

Those...

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WOW! WHAT A GREAT TIME!

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On Saturday, September 20th over 200 bikers joined American Legion Post #241 for a successful benefit held for injured riders.

IT’S TIME FOR A RENDEZVOUS

Details Photos provided by Jim Shawver (Running Water)

America's early settlers would brave the elements to find freedom in the wilderness, to establish a better place to live. Along the way, fur trade posts were set up, and meetings were established in the wilderness, called rendezvous. This is where Native Americans, fur traders, voyagers, settlers, and those needing supplies would trade their goods.

Today people enjoy re-creating these events. All types of characters of the time period between 1700 to the 1840's are seen wandering camp to...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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DAVID PARRISH AMERICAN LEGION POST 296 IS BACK!
Our Grand Opening will be soon. The post has been totally remodeled. We have a rebuilt bar, cabinets and all new carpet. There will be a Red Ribbon cutting ceremony. Watch for our ad in the next issue of The Waynedale News on October 15th.

 

QUIET WARRIORS CHAPTER OF THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION
Our next meeting will be held on October 4th, 2003 at 8421 Bluffton Road. Breakfast time will return to 9:00 a.m. and the meeting will follow at...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

Details photo by rls #22 Jared Richards leads the Wayne Generals in congratulating the Elmhurst High School Trojans on their second win of the season. Elmhurst won the game 31 - 13 on Friday, September 13, 2003.

Bishop Luers

The Principal, Mary Keefer, of Bishop Luers High School announced recently that Clint Rorick and Joe Isca have been named Semifinalists in the 2003 National Merit Scholarship program.

To become Finalists, Semifinalists must have a record of very high academic performance, be endorsed and recommended by their school principal, andearn SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance. The Semifinalist and a school official must submit a detailed scholarship...

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PULITZER PRIZE GRAD RETURNS TO WAYNEDALE

Details photo by Cindy Cornwell Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker, David Turnley, during the opening of the St. Francis exhibition.  (background) Photo of McClellan Street couple on their back porch, behind the old post office in Fort Wayne, was taken during David’s high school days at Elmhurst.

On Friday, September 5th, 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker, David Turnley, was available for an interview at the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center at the University of Saint Francis. The interview session with the 1973 Elmhurst Graduate was preliminary to two events featuring Turnley's work this past weekend: Friday, September 5, his award-winning documentary film La Tropical was shown for the first time in Fort Wayne at the Cinema...

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REACHING FOR THE MOON

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Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon on July 20th, 1969. In the 34 years that followed, Neil has given very few interviews and lived an extremely private life. Famous writers such as Stephen Ambrose and James Mitchner have vied for the privilege of writing Neil Armstrong's biography but the task has fallen to former Waynedale resident Jim Hansen.

Jim Hansen grew up in Waynedale, just down the street from The Waynedale News. His old house is located between Wells Accounting and H&R Block...

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