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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.

WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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FRANCE ISSUING CERTIFICATE TO HONOR WWII VETERANS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE LIBERATION OF FRANCE

Veterans of WWII who participated in the D-Day landing at Normandy, France or in the Liberation of France, are being honored by the French government in special programs throughout the state during the year 2003. This certificate will be presented to each qualified veteran who attends the program by the Consul General of France, Chicago Embassy, or his representative. Over 500 certificates were...

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A TRIBUTE TO STAN GUTTMACHER

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"Nobody didn't like Uncle Stanley Guttmacher" besides being known as The Mayor of Waynedale and Uncle Stanley, he was also known as THE TANK, The Bionic Man, the Jewish Leprechaun, the Easter Bunny, and just plain Stan. He was best remembered as Waynedale's very own Grumpy Old Man, an act he put on for many years and carried to the end of his life.

I first met Stanley in the fall of '72, about 6 months before the company I worked for went on strike. With many mouths to feed, I prepared ahead...

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WAYNEDALE BOWLS ‘EM OVER

Details The ‘Dreyfus Five’ Team winners of the scratch division in the Men’s City Bowling Tournament. (l-r) Back row: Scott Shimer, Jeff Shimer, Brent Shimer. Kneeling: Steve Vining and Jeff Dreyfus.

On Sunday, January 26th, the 'Dreyfus Five' won the scratch division of the Men's City Bowling Tournament. Team members are: Jeff Dreyfus, Jeff Shimer (207), Brent Shimer (193) Scott Shimer (220) and Steve Vining (231). The 'Dreyfus Five' won the tournament with a total score of 3372. Scott Shimer won high game for the team, a 300-pin perfect game, rolled in the third game of the series. I asked Scott if he had any crossovers, strong or weak hits. He said, "No, every shot was right there"...

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

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Walt and Gerry Anker of Three Oaks Drive celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary at their home on Sunday. Their son Walter Brent of Fort Wayne, and their daughter Brenda Vargo and grandson Wade Vargo from Fremont, Ohio were present.

The couple were married on February 6, 1945 at the parsonage of the Church of Christ on Third Street in Fort Wayne.

Walt retired a few years ago from Maintenance at Hickory Creek Apartments.

LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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Intent to Attend Ball State University—Football Scholarship

 

"Dustin Brown has been a pleasure to coach. He was a three-year letterman and a dominant force for Wayne on the line as an offensive tackle. The scholarship he has received is due to his hard work and dedication both in the classroom and on the football field." David Mohr, Head Football Coach, Wayne High School

According to Coach Mohr, Dustin has been a positive role model for Wayne's underclassman and possesses the necessary...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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HAVE YOU PAID YOUR 2003 AMVETS, AMERICAN LEGION, S.A.L. OR AUXILIARY DUES? 

 

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During the month of February, American Legion war veterans honor our great presidents Washington and Lincoln and the Four Chaplains of WWII who died together in February 1943. These four U.S. Army Chaplains were on the Dorchester, a troop ship carrying 900 soldiers. When a torpedo hit their ship the four chaplains passed out life jackets until all were gone. Then they took off their own...

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MILITARY NEWS

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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua M. Brune, a 2001 graduate of Elmhurst High School, recently graduated from the Navy's Basic Nuclear Power School with Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Goose Creek, Charleston, SC. During the six-month course, Brune received fundamental training in several technical fields related to the nuclear power program. Brune studied basic mathematics and physics for three months in preparation for hands-on training later in the course. In the latter half of the...

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ON LOCATION, SHAKAMAK STATE PARK

Details L-R back row:  Randy Furniss, Bruce, Boyd Tarney, Steve Zehr, Rick Zehr. Front row: Dan Madru & Kelly Cearbaugh.

It was seven degrees above zero last Saturday morning at 6:30AM.

Last year no one went ice fishing at Shakamak as there was not enough ice. This year the late January cold snap had made about two inches of ice, plenty enough to support a few eager fishermen.

At 7:05AM a hint of sunrise showed itself as a deep burgundy glow, just beyond the eastern horizon. By 8:05 I was to Anderson, Indiana. I pulled off for an Egg McMuffin and watched the sun come up. I took I-70 west out of Indianapolis...

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IT’S A GREAT DAY AT CURVES!

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Beginning the new year was quite an exciting venture for Jerry and Mary Mathis. Over the holidays they left their nice warm home in Naples, Florida to visit relatives in Fort Wayne, they haven't been back since. You see, they fell in love with the world's largest fitness center franchise, Curves.

Beginning January 6, 2003 Jerry and Mary became the proud new business owners of Curves in Waynedale, located in Wayne Plaza on Bluffton Road. Curves is a fitness and weight loss facility for...

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