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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.

YOU HAVE A NEW NEIGHBOR!

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Stop by and say hello to Connie Stickler at 7105 Old Trail Road. She joined the Waynedale Community on November 1, 2001 as your neighborhood State Farm agent. Connie offers coverage for your home, auto, life, health, as well as financial services provided by State Farm Bank. Connie will provide you with a plan that is sure to address your individual needs.

"We find most customers are looking for the financial security of a national company like State Farm, combined with hometown personalized...

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CELEBRATING 25TH ANNIVERSARY

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Jim and Lisa Michell celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at the American Legion Post #241 in Waynedale on Saturday, November 17th. They were married on October 30, 1976 at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. They have three children-Jamie, Janessa, and Joe. Jim is a letter carrier in Waynedale and has been employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 21 years. He is past S.A.L. Commander at Post #241/Sergeant at Arms. Lisa has been employed with Lincoln Life for 10 years...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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LOCAL UNIVERSITY STUDENT TO EXHIBIT VETERAN PHOTOS AT MUSEUM

Jamie Buffington of Fort Wayne will have patriotic photographs on display in an exhibition that opened November 11 in the Brauer Museum of Art on the campus of Valparaiso University. The photos were taken by 13 students in the Photography II class taught by Aimee Tomasek, assistant professor of art. The "Where Were You During World War II" exhibit will be on display through January 6, 2002, in the museum's Twentieth Century...

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TRADITION CONTINUES...

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For years an intriguing picture hung on the wall in my grandmother's home. It was an old black & white picture that had aged over the years, but there was a festive atmosphere about it. It was of a family camping expedition from long ago. In it the women had on long white dresses and the men wore knickers and plaid shirts. There was a rowboat in a river with a number of white, A-shaped tents and various wagons and horses in the background.

My younger sister Kathy has maintained the family...

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MARTIAL ARTS-A STYLE FOR EVERY AGE

Details Kids Advanced Karate Class (Blue belts and Green belts) Sean Cossairt, Jackie Cossairt, Adrian Stark, Jordan Parisi, Andrew Habegger.  Standing: Dojo instructors, Jay Thompson (right) and Mike Belot (left).

Martial arts dates back to the 6th Century. Its ideals are one of self-fulfillment, satisfaction and respect, along with physical development and mental well-being. Age does not matter. Character does. Respect does. This true spirit of karate is found at Mike Belot-Jay Thompson's School of Martial Arts—The Academy of United Karate-Do.

Japanese martial arts are usually taught in a traditional training hall called a "dojo". The 'dojo ' for the Academy of United Karate-Do is located...

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THANK YOU MISS LYDIA!

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Lydia Heastan, better known as "Miss Lydia" by her students and former students, has been teaching three, four, and five year old children for 30 years at the Waynedale United Methodist Pre-School.

Many families have benefited from her God given talents. She is now having the opportunity to work with children of children that she taught several years ago. In good humor, she reminds the parents that they got their start to success under her guided direction.

Miss Lydia excels in her ability to...

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EXPLORER POST #2868 C.O.P.E.

Details l to r: Jason Bewley (obstructed), Roger Dockery, Spencer Meeks, Tiffany Conrad, Dennis Phillips, Ashley Kellam, Matt McCave (with post), Matt Ryan, Jeremy Armstrong, Bob Ecenbarger, Nick Rivera. (digital photography courtesy of SSgt Tony Vining)

Members and adult leadership of Explorer Post 2868 participated in the Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (C.O.P.E.) at the Anthony Wayne Area Council Scout reservation over the weekend of October 19-21, 2001.

C.O.P.E. is a program that allows participants to build teamwork, organization, trust and self-esteem by presenting them with obstacles that must be overcome.

Members started out Saturday with several initiative events, and moved on to the low part of the ropes course, before...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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NORMANDY (D-DAY) EUROPEAN THEATER REUNION GROUP (WWII) WILL RETURN TO ENGLAND & FRANCE MAY 17, 2002.

Veterans of D-Day, June 1944 and the European Theater of Operations (ETO) will depart New York, May 17, 2002 for a nostalgic Reunion Tour of London, Portsmouth, Brighton, Normandy including Omaha & Utah Beaches, Military Cemeteries, Cherbourg, Caen, Ste. Mere Eglise, Paris, etc. American & Canadian Veterans can contact Sy Canton, Executive Director. Normandy-European Theater of Operations...

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ST. THERESE GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM CAPTURES CHAMPIONSHIP

Details Front row, left to right: Elsie Bazur-Persing, Amanda Cobb, Jessica Wyss, Jessica Vachon, and Allison Jackson. Middle: Krista Leffers, Stephanie Griffith, Sam Eash, and Miriah Hayden. Back row: Coach Lauren Mathews, Erika Giese, Stephanie Romine, Sarah Freiburger, Melony Harkenrider, Krista Sheets, Coach Lisa Palmer, and Coach Cheryl Millhouse.

On Sunday, October 28th the 7th and 8th grade girls from St. Therese Crusaders Volleyball Team captured the Blue League Championship. They were a #3 seed in the tournament with a 4-2 regular season record. They beat Benoit 15-2; 15-2 in the first game and then beat Queen of Angels 15-7; 15-7 to earn their berth in the championship game against Precious Blood. The Crusaders won this hard fought match 7-15; 15-10; 15-5.

Sam Eash led the team in serving in the 3rd and final game by serving 11...

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