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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 ELEMENTARY STUDENTS RESPOND TO PRESIDENT BUSH

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On October 11, 2001 President Bush asked students across the United States to help the children in Afganistan. When the students from the Waynedale Elementary heard the President say, "One in three children in Afghan are orphans and suffering from malnutrition," they responded.

Their goal is to raise $1 for each student in school and send it to the Afghan students in December by raking leaves in the neighborhood, selling craft items at the PTA Craft Bazaar - December 8th and some students...

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MAPLEWOOD ELEMENTARY STUDENTS GIVE AMERICA A HAND

Details  Mrs. Hall’s (2nd from right), morning Kindergarten Class and Mrs. Schopfer’s fourth grade class. Student teacher, Angie Cope is far right.

Mrs. Diane Hall, Kindergarten teacher at Maplewood Elementary School, decided that a good way to give her kids a visual reminder of the American flag was to have them create one of their own. She had her kindergarten kids make lines of hand prints to represent the stripes and Jane Schopfer's fourth grade class did the stars with their hand prints.

SCAN FUND RAISER AT INDIAN VILLAGE ELEMENTARY

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At 11am on Thursday, November 1, 2001 Mr. Jim Megles' class at Indian Village Elementary School, 3835 Wenonah Lane, Waynedale donated a check for $162 to SCAN (Stop Child Abuse & Neglect). This money was raised during a bake sale held by the 4th graders. In fact, they also baked the majority of the goodies sold to hungry buyers. Mr. Megles said, "My class not only learned to bake; they also learned about money, marketing, and teamwork".

The students chose to donate the proceeds to SCAN so the...

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HARLESS ACHIEVES STARDOM ON AND OFF THE FIELD

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He got in for only a few minutes at Sectional, Luers vs. Harding, and had a miraculous interception. The remarkable hands that made it possible belonged to the varsity football starting safety Jason Harless. Harless, a junior, is also referred to as "full-go" by his fellow athletes because he gives 100 percent when everyone else slacks off. He just keeps on going full strength.

Harless, a Saint Al's graduate, has always had a passion for sports. He started playing football in the eighth...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS

USF HOSTS FALL VISIT DAY

USF will host a Visit Day for all interested students and their families on Saturday, November 3, 2001. Guests and their families are invited to tour the campus; view new art and health science buildings; attend a football game; and meet with faculty, coaches, and personnel from admissions, financial aid, and Weekend College. For more information and reservations, telephone the Office of Admissions at 434-3279 or 800-729-4732.

 

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SISTERLY BONDS STRENGTHEN THE GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Details Jennifer Johnson a senior, and Elizabeth Johnson, a sophomore, share the field as both teammates and sisters. photos by Maggie Walker

"It's mine!" The little girl's voice rang through the warm air. The sun was beating down on her golden, curly locks as the wind shifted her blue and white checkered sundress. It was the little girl's older sister who was standing next to her and to whom the words were aimed. Judging by her scarlet cheeks, she had heard them. The older sister's tiny hands clenched into tight fists and her brunette pigtails lay matted against her tempered face. A worn out Cabbage Patch Doll fell in the midst of...

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TOTALLY COMMITTED TO SERVING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Local resident, and Silver Star recipient, Walt Azar is totally committed to serving his country. Although he's retired, at the age of 82, he is still serving his country. He is a member of the Indiana Guard Division for retired military personnel. Their motto is, "We serve again." He began his military career in the Army's 8th Infantry Division and went on to serve in the Field Artillery, a reconnaissance company, the 893rd Tank Destroyer, (then the 605th) Battalion during WWII and the...

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FISHING FOR A STORY

Details Dan Madru nets a 23-pound salmon for his daughter Melanie.   Photo by Connie Madru.

On location, Newaygo Michigan.

 

Newaygo, Michigan lies just about four hours north of Waynedale. You can get there by going north on 69 to Marshal, then west to Kalamazoo, north to Howard City and then west again to Newaygo. The Muskegon River flows through Newaygo. It begins at Houghton Lake, and flows southwest through a number of small towns before emptying into Lake Michigan, at Muskegon.

I first heard about Newaygo while working at the rolling mill at Phelps Dodge. Back in the...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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NOTE: Attention ALL School Journalism Classes, would be writers, News Stingers, word hackers, English Classes, word butchers, interested housewives, word smiths, and others interested in seeing their name in a byline - THE WAYNEDALE NEWS needs reporters to send us news about what is going on in your school. We need game scores, pictures, bowling scores, births, deaths, engagements, prom news, names of homecoming queens, news, promotions, and general information about our local grade schools...

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