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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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AMERICAN LEGION POST #241 NEWS

Chester Gwozdz, Sergeant At Arms, American Legion Post 241 recently visited THE WAYNEDALE NEWS and told us that Post 241 Commander Charles Rathsack recently sent him and Jim Arter, Past S.A.L. Commander Post 82 on a mission to deliver a total of 142 brand new sweat shirts to the Indiana Veterans' Home in West LaFayette, Indiana (36), the Soldiers'/Sailors' Children Orphan Home, Knightstown, Indiana (36), and to the Navy Mothers' Club #180 – Toledo, Ohio (70).
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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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COLVIN AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP

Rachel Colvin, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Neal P. Colvin of Nightfall Road in Fort Wayne, has accepted an academic scholarship from Xavier University in Cincinnati. Rachel will graduate from Bishop Luers High School in Spring 2002, and plans to major in athletic training.

Recipients of a Xavier University academic scholarship must rank in the top 25% of their high school class. They must also achieve a score of 25 or higher on the American College Test (ACT) or 1130 or...

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TOWN MEETING HELD AT WAYNEDALE LIBRARY

Details David Long (red tie), and Jeff Espich (black blazer) answer questions from the standing room only crowd at the Waynedale Library.

State Senator David Long and State House Representative Jeff Espich held an old fashioned town meeting at the Waynedale Library on Saturday, January 26, 2002. The meeting was heavily attended by local residents, and there was standing room only in the tightly packed room.

Senator Long opened the meeting with remarks about what has been going on in the recent legislature. He mentioned that the new, Anti-Telemarketing Bill, had tremendous grass roots support, and the Zachary Law (Indiana sex...

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SET ANOTHER PLATE ON THE DINNER THEATRE TABLE FOR EDWARDS PRODUCTIONS

Details Cast members (l to r):  Brent Blalock, Carrie Rice, Steve Troxel, Thom Houston, Andrew Etter, DonEtte Harold, Lila Wittig, Dave Swanson, Cherie Ditto, Alyssa Gorrell, Tina Hadjakis, Karen Grieser, Karen Davis, and Brian Shetterly. (not pictured-James Williams).

Edwards Productions Inc., a nonprofit traveling troupe is teaming with the catering company, Save Your Fork, to provide a menu of dinner theatre in Fort Wayne. Adding a little spice for their next production will be the Jewish interactive comedy, "Grandma Sylvia's Funeral".

Sylvia Schildner Grossman always said she wanted all her friends to be at her funeral. Well—-she was hit by a garbage truck on Hallandale Bench Boulevard in Florida, and now everyone is going to "Grandma Sylvia's Funeral"...

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FIFTY YEARS

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Don and Carol Nagel of Fort Wayne celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 26, 2002. Don and Carol are both retired and they have 6 children, 18 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. They love to work on their business, "Saint Joseph's Workshop". They make rosaries, crosses and sell statues of Our Lady of Fatima.

Congratulations to Don and Carol and many more years of happiness together.

WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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AMERICAN LEGION – For God and Country

PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION

"For God and Country, We associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend The Constitution of the United States of America. To maintain law and order.

To foster and perpetuate one hundred percent Americanism. To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars. To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the Community, State, and Nation. To combat the autocracy of...

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BLACKSNAKES WELCOME FAMILY SUPPORT

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The Fort Wayne unit of the Indiana Air National Guard, the 122nd Fighter Wing "Blacksnakes," is pleased to announce Mrs. Pamela Hestermann as the new Family Readiness and Support Manager.

"Mrs. Hestermann will be a strong asset to the Wing in matters regarding family communications and events," said Colonel Perry Collins, the Blacksnakes' Vice Commander.

Pamela Hestermann comes highly qualified for the position, especially considering her professional experience; she retired as a Master...

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VALUABLE INFORMATION IF YOUR WALLET IS STOLEN

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Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc., so you will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call to cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.

A corporate attorney sent this out to the employees in his company. I pass it along, for your information. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed using your name, address, SS#, credit, etc. Unfortunately I (the author...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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(This column is for all schools in the Waynedale area – news submitted by local high schools and grade school journalism students iarewelcome and will be published as space permits – credits and bylines given.)

COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY

What: College Goal Sunday kick-off – celebrities and financial aid professionals will talk with high school students about how financial aid can help them afford college. College Goal Sunday 2002 will help students and their families complete the application that...

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