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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.

MILITARY NEWS

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MCCARTHY NAMED AIR GUARD ENLISTED MEMBER OF THE YEAR FOR 2002

Technical Sergeant Jeffery D. McCarthy, son of Nancy G. McCarthy, Waynedale, was recently presented with the award by The Indianapolis Armed Forces Day Coordinating Council and The American Legion National Headquarters for Exemplary Achievement and Outstanding Service. It was signed by Robert W. Spanogle, National Adjutant of The American Legion, and Robert G. Moorhead, Chairman of the Armed Forces Day Coordinating...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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From Kingston Residence

CLAUDE BROCKWAY

Claude served as a Staff Sergeant in the Fort Wayne 122nd Fighter Squadron. He spent over 20 years in the Air Guard, some of which was reserve time. Claude served in World War II, the Berlin Crisis, and the Korean Conflict. During WWII, Claude was a Porter Master in charge of getting supplies/ammunition to the Front. One of his greatest sacrifices for the war effort was giving up his job as an Inspector at International Harvester and serving in the...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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TAYLOR UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE CAMPUS

TUFWC AND INDIANA READING CORPS HOST SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP

TUFWC and IRC will hold Summer Writing Workshop, Mondays-Thursdays, June 3-13, from 9am to 11am in Founders Hall Tutorial Center. There is no cost for the workshop, enrollment is limited.

The two-week writing workshop offers children, grades 4-6, fall of 2002, the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to write and publish their own book. Skills will be developed, step-by-step, under the...

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90 YEARS YOUNG

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90 Year young Marguerite Bashop celebrated her birthday on May 5th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Powell on Winchester Road. Over sixty of her off-springs (spouses and families) enjoyed the festivities, food and games. Pictured is one of the five-generation. (Left to Right) Great-great grandson K. W. Neumann, great grandson Shannon Neumann, granddaughter Cheri Vinson, youngest daughter Marvel Powell and Marguerite.

A highlight of this party was the music provided by the MRM...

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ELMHURST LITTLE LEAGUE

Details #5, Zach Ryan of East Chicago Pizza, takes a swing during the Prep game Thursday, April 30th, 2002.

Some of you may remember the old Elmhurst Little League diamond that was located on Hayden Road, next to Elmhurst High School. The old little league diamond is now covered with asphalt and the Fort Wayne Community Schools bus fleet sits where the old ball diamond used to be. Of course Hayden Road is now Ardmore Avenue and the "new" Little League diamonds are now at the end of Mason Drive, just off Sandpoint Road. The names and the places have changed over the years, but the game is pretty...

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CREATING BEAUTY IN THE OUTDOORS

Details Expanding living to the outdoors…Steve and Gayla Gerber enjoying one of the many Amish-Crafted Gazebos. Steve’s Landscaping also carries porch swings, playsets and planters.

Spring is here and many people are starting to work on their yards. One of the easiest ways to bring beauty to your yard is through landscaping and working with nature.

Steve Gerber is celebrating 15 years in the landscaping business. Steve's Landscape Lawn & Equipment is located on State Road 124 in Bluffton. He has been in business since 1987 when the company started with Steve being the only worker.

Steve got his first taste of landscaping from his dad, Harry T. Gerber, of Gerber's Lawn...

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POST #2868 VISITS AIR FORCE TRAINING SCHOOL

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7 April 2002-Lackland Air Force Base, TX-Members and adult advisors of Explorer Post 2868, the 122nd Fighter Wing Career Exploring Program, visited the Air Force Basic Military Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas recently to assist in conducting Basic Training as a post activity later this fall.

Explorer Colonel Gary L Goldsberry, Jr and Explorer Master Sergeant Jeremy Armstrong, along with Advisor Staff Sergeant Tony Vining and Mrs. Becky Lewis, traveled to Lackland AFB on...

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MILITARY NEWS

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AREA SAILOR SERVING ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Amie A. Arizmendi, daughter of Valeria S. and Stephen R. Petrisko of 3511 Dalevue Drive, Waynedale, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, home ported in Norfolk, Virginia.

Arizmendi was one of more than 10,000 Atlantic Fleet Sailors and Marines aboard the ships of...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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FLAG DISPOSAL

Who: Voiture 37 of Forty et Eight along with AMVETS Post 33
What: Flag Disposal and Ceremony
When: Friday, May 24, 2002 at 1pm.
Where: Indian Village Elementary School
Note: After the ceremony, we hope to visit each class at the school and explain to the students the reason the ceremony is held and why it is not the same thing as "flag burning" or "burning the flag."

 

AMVETS POST 33

MEMORIAL DAY – IT'S SACRED TO VETERANS

Why Remember? – Sacrifice is meaningless without...

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