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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.

KINGSTON ASSISTING SCHOOLS

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The Staff and Residents of Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne collected supplies for local Waynedale Elementary Schools. The residents pictured here all played an important part of the education system in their careers; whether as a principal, teacher or custodian.

Pictured are Back row (L – R): T Long, Jessie Fern Woodward, Archie James, Miriam Goodhew, Maxine Ford, Janet Weber. Seated (L – R): Helen Blackledge and Joan Gotschall

NATIONS LARGEST TANDEM BICYCLE RALLY ROLLS INTO FORT WAYNE

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On Labor Day weekend, up to 800 tandem bicycle riders from 26 states and Ontario will gather in downtown Fort Wayne for the 2014 Midwest Tandem Rally hosted by HOOTs (Hoosiers Out On Tandems).

"A vibrant downtown, easy access to rural routes and the Greenway Trail system coupled with Fort Wayne's recognition as a "Bicycle Friendly" community  status make this a great venue for the rally," said organizer and volunteer Kent Ellis.

The Midwest Tandem Rally began in 1976 and has become a Labor Day...

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THE WAYNEDALE PICNIC - A CLASSIC EVENT IN THE COMMUNITY

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The Waynedale Picnic was held in Waynedale Park on August 23rd, 2014. This year's completely free event saw a chance for rain but it held off throughout the festivities. Another great event by its organizers Beulah Matzcak and Cheryl Connett.

SCULPTURE BY ESTEEMED AREA ARTIST DONATED TO THE RESCUE MISSION

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"The Good Shepherd", a bronze sculpture created by esteemed local artist Hector Garcia was unveiled and dedicated on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne).

Garcia recently donated the piece, which depicts Jesus with a staff and a lamb. The piece will be mounted in the Mission's front entry to greet residents and guests as they arrive.

"We are beyond honored that Mr. Garcia has chosen our ministry to receive this beautiful, one of a kind...

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ELMHURST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE CELEBRATES 75 YEARS

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The Waynedale Church of the Nazarene began meeting in 1939 in a house located at 6902 Bradbury Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Rev. V. L McSherry served as its pastor in Waynedale. Raymond Fairfield, Floyd Hapner and DeWitt Kiester were elected trustees at the first meeting held on September 3, 1939. Loree Pickard served as church secretary.

Early church records list the following as charter member: Raymond and Millie Fairfield, Floyd and Edith Hapner, DeWitte, Rose and Evelyn Kiester and Mrs...

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PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ FOR RILEY

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Billed as An Evening of Cool Jazz and Smooth Standards, "PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ FOR RILEY," features popular vocalist Shannon Persinger backed by The Eric Clancy Trio. The concert, scheduled for Friday, September 26th at Roanoke's Cottage Event Center, is a fundraiser for Riley Hospital for children.

Singer Shannon Persinger regularly performs Jazz at Fort Wayne's Club Soda. She is well known to Northeast Indiana audiences as one half of the duo SHADE N SHANNON, with whom she performs at many...

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WAYNEDALE BOY DONATES BOOKS

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On August 11th a generous young man donated two large boxes of books to the Waynedale Elementary School. Gerald Martin IV, eleven years old was moving to Titusville, FL and wanted to share the books, many new, with other children.

Gerald's grandmother, Linda Shelton, and his aunt, Brittany Vollen, took the books to the school. The ladies in the office of Waynedale Elementary were more than happy to accept such a wonderful gift for their library.

Gerald had several series he had bought; Diary...

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61ST ANNUAL ROANOKE FALL FESTIVAL

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A fun-filled family-friendly weekend featuring Helicopter Rides, a carnival, FREE live concerts and entertainment; pie-eating contest, fun contests and games, and great food.

Highlights for Thursday, Sept. 4th
5-9 p.m. Carnival
6 p.m. Food Alley Opens, Pet Parade
6:30 p.m. Pie-eating contest
7 p.m. FREE live starring Summerland, and Union.

Highlights for Friday, Sept. 5th
6 to 11 p.m. Helicopter Rides, Roanoke Park (fee)
6 p.m. Carnival opens
6 to 11 p.m. Wheelie Machine, Roanoke Park (fee)
6:10 p.m...

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158TH VAN WERT COUNTY FAIR EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

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There are a lot of awesome events scheduled for the 158th Van Wert County Fair. Check out the website for more information: http://www.vanwertcountyfair.com/

Grandstand Events
Tug - A - Truck - Tuesday - 7:00 pm - Grandstand
General Admission - $5.00, Pit Passes - $10.00
Kids Dream Day - Grandstand Track
Thursday - 2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday - 2 pm - 8 pm
Sunday - 1 pm - 8 pm
$5/person or $10/family
Free for Farm Bureau members
Michindoh Truck & Tractor Pull - Friday - 7:00 pm - Grandstand
General...

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