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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.

THANKS FROM THE WAYNEDALE FIREFIGHTERS

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On November 3, 2002, we had our annual, 'All You Can Eat Fish, Tenderloin, and Chicken Dinner. This dinner was held at our Station #1, 7001 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN (Waynedale). We would like to thank The Waynedale News for announcing our event in their Community Calendar. We had a great turn out, and it was directly related to their help. This money will greatly help out with the Halloween Party next year.

We want to thank everyone for your support, in allowing us to raise this...

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“THE SINGING AUCTIONEER” PERFORMING AT AVALON MISSIONARY CHURCH

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Avalon Missionary Church at 1500 Lower Huntington Road and Dane Bailey, "The Singing Auctioneer" are hosting a Southern Gospel Concert with The McCaslins of Mishawaka, IN on Nov. 9, 2002 at 7:00 p.m.

The McCaslins, Ron and Marilyn have been singing for about 20 years. After coming off the road for a brief time and time spent in the pastorate, they felt led back into the music ministry. They started singing again joined by their daughter, Angela. Four years later with lots of miles, lots of...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER #1

The November meeting of the KWVA Indiana Chapter #1 will be held on November 16th instead of on the 9th due to the Veterans Day Parade. Meeting time is at 9am with breakfast at 7am. Meeting place is at the American Legion Post 82 on Harris Road. Spouses and friends are invited to attend. Be sure and join us on Parnell Avenue for the Veterans Day Parade. Time is 11am and the date is November 9th. For more information call Publicity...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS

LOCAL DANA EXECUTIVE RECEIVES ANUTOMOTIVE HALL OF FAME AWARD

Fred D. Tucker, 35, director of Sales and Global Strategies – Torque and Traction Technologies Group for Dana Corporation is one of four winners of the Automotive Hall of Fame's 2002 Young Leadership and Excellence Award. He was honored along with the three other inductees at a ceremony on October 15, 2002 in Dearborn, Michigan.

Mr. Tucker, an MBA student at USF who will complete his degree in May 2003...

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WAYNE BLUE GUARD ADVANCES TO THE INDIANA STATE SCHOOL MUSIC ASSOCIATION STATE FINALS

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The Wayne High School Blue Guard Marching Band began the season by winning the Carroll, Angola, and Wayne Invitational. They finished 2nd at the East Noble and Snider Invitational. On October 5th they received a Division 1 rating at the District Contest allowing them to advance to the Regionals in Carmel, IN. On October 19th they received a Division 1 rating and placed in the top 5 to advance to the STATE FINALS. The finals will be held Saturday, October 26th at the RCA Dome, Indianapolis....

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ALL CITY HONORS CHOIR

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On Friday afternoon, November 1, more than 60 students representing all the high schools in Fort Wayne Community Schools will be meeting together to combine their talents in the All City Honors Choir. Mr. Duane Davis, Director of Vocal Music at Grand Rapids Community College, will serve as the guest conductor. He will rehearse the students on Friday afternoon and most of the day Saturday on five pieces that will challenge them musically, as well as, provide a balance of classical and...

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CONGRATULATIONS AMAILIA AND LOGAN POST #296 WINNERS

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On October 5th 2002 at the Fall Conference of American Legion in Indianapolis, two students from Lindley Elementary School in Fort Wayne received awards of a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, each along with a plaque designating them the winners of the "Flag Test Program".

Approximately 24,000 4th grade students participated in the 11 districts of the American Legion from all over the state.

The girl winner was Amailia Kobelja. The boy winner was Logan Chaney. Their parents, with the principal Gerald...

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MAYOR GRAHAM RICHARD AWARDED HONORARY “KENTUCKY COLONEL”

Details Mayor Graham Richard presented with the title “Colonel” by Belle Vista Neighborhood Leaders Paul and Billie Rykard at Study School.

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 Mayor Graham Richard spoke at the Southwest Neighborhood Association Meeting.

Billie and Paul Rykard of the Belle Vista Neighborhood Association surprised Mayor Richard by bestowing on him the honorary rank of "Kentucky Colonel", on behalf of the governor of Kentucky.

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Award is signed by Governor Paul E. Patton and Secretary of State, John Y. Brown. Commissions as Kentucky Colonels are presented for contributions to...

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WAYNEDALE MILITARY NEWS

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AIRMAN SWIFT PART OF "OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM"

by Amy Pomeroy

 

Airman Kimberly L. Swift, 25, daughter of Patrick Swift of Fort Wayne is forward-deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. "After the attacks on September 11, 2001, I can now see how the Navy's on top of the problem. We're showing the enemy how strong we really are and that we're not to be messed with," said Swift. "Carriers have the best trained Sailors...

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