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  • LOCAL GIRLSCOUTS DELIVER FREE COOKIES TO FORT WAYNE VA MEDICAL
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:02 am

    The Girl Scout cookie selling season ended early for these girls, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but that didn’t stop Emilee and Evah, of 2nd Grade Brownie Troop 51241, from keeping their promise to deliver their donated cookie boxes! They sp

  • JOHN STOFFEL – Dist. 50 – IN House of Representatives
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:02 am

    My name is John Stoffel and I see a brighter future for northeast Indiana. That’s why I’m asking for your vote in the Indiana House of Representatives District 50 Primary Election. I have been a teacher in Allen and Huntington Counties for 27

  • GARDENING DURING QUARANTINE – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:02 am

    Amid a global pandemic, we urge you to find peace in your garden. With panic-buying in full force, sometimes it’s difficult to find the basic foods we want or some of us are avoiding going to the grocery stores all together. All of this has led t

  • UNORTHODOX & SELF MADE TELL TRUE STORIES OF OVERCOMING STRUGGLES – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on May 22, 2020 at 4:02 am

    If you are wading through the sea of new content on Netflix, looking for something entertaining, but maybe a little less, well, Tiger King, I suggest two miniseries about incredible women: Unorthodox and Self Made. In the Netflix Original

  • SHOULDA WOULDA COULDA
    by Vince LaBarbera on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the daily lives of us all, we may be asked to continue social distancing, only occasionally venturing out for groceries and necessities. Gatherings with family, relatives and friends may s

  • Harold Richard Carl Dautz, 85
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Harold Richard Carl Dautz, 85, passed away on Saturday April 18, 2020. Harold was born March 23, 1935 in Fort Wayne, son of the late Herbert R. and Mary S. (Schweppe) Dautz. He was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and a U. S. Army Veteran. Haro

  • WRITE ON, KIDS!
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Remember the days when children routinely wrote thank-you letters to relatives, or how exciting it was to correspond with a pen pal in another country. The U. S. Postal Service and educational publisher Scholastic have teamed up to rekind

  • PROTECT YOUR SKIN WHEN OUTDOORS
    by Melinda Myers on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a busy time for gardening and other outdoor activities. Gardening provides many benefits but like any outdoor activity it’s important to protect yourself from the sun’s damaging rays. More

  • Allen L. Poorman, 81
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Allen L. Poorman, 81, of Roanoke Indiana, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on May 2, 2020. Born on September 27, 1938 in Fort Wayne IN., he was the son of Russell L. and Princess D. (May) Poorman. Allen and Meridith K. We

  • CARES ACT OFFERS HELP FOR INVESTORS, SMALL BUSINESSES
    by Shawn D. Wall on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    As we go through the coronavirus crisis, we are all, first and foremost, concerned about the health of our loved ones and communities. But the economic implications of the virus have also weighed heavily on our minds. However, if you’re an i

  • SPRINGER LAW JOINS SPRUNGER ELDER LAW & MOVES LOCATIONS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    With more than 50 years of Legal Experience, Springer Elder Law has joined the team of Sprunger & Sprunger firms! Sprunger Elder Law is now located a block away at 6710 Old Trail Road in Waynedale. With nearly a decade of Experience in Eld

  • TO HONOR THE FALLEN – Voice Of The Township
    by Wayne Township Trustee - Austin Knox on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    This year Memorial Day comes as early in the month as it can, on Monday May the 25th. The United States has been observing that holiday on the last Monday of May since 1971 when the “Uniform Monday Holiday Act” made several national holidays la

  • 52ND ANNUAL 3 RIVERS FESTIVAL CANCELS, LOOKS TO 2021
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The Three River Festival Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the 52nd Three Rivers Festival. While it breaks our hearts that we have come to this conclusion, we know we have made the right choice based on current ci

  • CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Capt. Marc Crawford, a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, right, relieves Capt. Jack Fay, a native of Scarborough, Maine, left, as commander, Surface Division ELEVEN during a change of command ceremony. Crawford is the second commander of th

  • lOCAL STUDENTS EARN TOP PRIZE AT TECHAPALOOZA
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The COVID-19 pandemic put its own imprint on the 2020 Do it Best Techapalooza Student Project competition this year. The annual technology event, hosted by Do it Best, usually has teams making live presentations to the company’s employee

  • RARE VISITOR TO OUR MARSH – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    A mink bounded across the road in front of my older daughter and plunged into the marsh at the edge of our pasture a few days ago. My daughter was walking along the side of the road with our dogs when the mink crossed their path. I haven’t seen a min

  • REMEMBERING MOM & THOSE WHO FELL – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    This Waynedale News issue is perfectly timed between Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. It is fitting to honor mothers who brought us into life as we also remember those who gave up their lives for our freedom in the same issue. This Mother’s Day w

  • NEW TECH AT WAYNE EARNED “BEST IN NETWORK AWARD”… AGAIN!
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Each year, the New Tech Network issues the Best in Network Award to recognize projects across the network that create rich learning experiences for students and that can challenge and inspire other schools in the network. Winning project

  • TOM RHOADES – Dist. 16 – IN State Senate
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    My name is Tom Rhoades and I’m running for Indiana State Senate in the 16th District in the Republican Primary on June 2nd. Over the past 12 weeks, we have all experienced something on the scale of nothing we have ever seen before. The COVID-19

  • KEEPING WAYNEDALE TRAILS CLEAN FOR ALL TO ENJOY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Volunteers who helped with a recent trail cleanup along the St. Mary’s Pathway incude (l-r): Sam Wirts, Grant Acker, Steve Binkley, Erin Floyd, Camille Garrison, Jay Brower, Jill Sparks, Beck Bryant and Mindy Pennycoff. Not pictured, Ke

  • PASSIONATE ABOUT COMMUNITY SERVICE – Community Spotlight
    by Camille Garrison on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    When I think of staunch longtime Waynedale supporters, GMI Insurance quickly jumps to mind. They are an organization who pulls out all the stops at community events with their support. Located on Bluffton Road, they are a local Independen

  • Carolyn Sue Richerson, 72
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Carolyn Sue Richerson, 72, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at her home. She was born October 30, 1947 in Garrett, IN to the late Miles and Effie Mae (Turner) Combs. She had worked for 48 years as a bar tender at the Hook & Ladder. Surv

  • May 22, 2020 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    NEED 1954 ELMHURST YEARBOOK Would take 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 if I have to. Will pay or take as gift. Please call 260-229-1164 _________________ MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE THU., FRI., SAT Power Tools, Air Compressor, Generator, Girls &

  • Dennis W. Ramsey, 72
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Dennis W. Ramsey, 72, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Dennis was born August 8, 1947 in Fort Wayne to the late Richard L. and Anna (Siebold) Ramsey. He was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and then worked for 31 years at GTE

  • June Worship & Updates
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    WAYNEDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHwww.WaynedaleUMC.com 2501 Church Street Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (260) 747-7424 Worship Times: Sun, 8:45 & 11a Sunday School 10a Weekday Preschool Ages 2-5 (Sept – May) . . . FREE COMMUNITY DINNE

  • KEEPING THE MOMENTUM – Summer Learning
    by Erin Hansen on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The end is near. It has been weeks and weeks of quarantine mixed with a huge dose of distance learning, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. This will be the moment where families and schools will get to sit back and take a breath. I am not go

  • ANNUAL WAYNEDALE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE CANCELED
    by The Waynedale News Staff on May 22, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The final announcement came last Friday, May 15, that the annual Waynedale Memorial Day Parade would not be held this year after speaking to organizers at American Legion Post 241, VFW Post 1421 and Amvets Post 33. Each year, the three veter

  • VIRTUAL PROGRAMS BRING STATE PARKS TO YOUR HOME
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Instead of working on the frontline at state parks these days, interpretive naturalists are working online. As a result, at-home “park visitors” who are unable to enjoy state park features interpreters normally provide, like in-person

  • WINTERSET HOSTS “VIRTUAL EASTER EGG HUNT”
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:02 am

    Neighborhood children connect during the Virtual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Winterset Association. (l-r) Jacob Ziegler, Sam Ziegler, Chloe F, and Maddy Ziegler.Over Easter weekend (Sat. 4/11 and 4/12), parents and children of Winterse

  • A BIG THANK YOU FROM KINGSTON
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:02 am

    Hungry Howies showed huge community spirit today by dropping off pizza for our residents and staff. We have all been working very hard at Kingston Residence to keep our residents and staff safe following all the guidelines from the Center f

  • LOOK FOR BIRDS, NOT PEOPLE – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    It’s spring. Birds are migrating, have been migrating. Early migrants, robins and bluebirds and red-winged blackbirds to name a few, are now nesting. Woodchucks have waked and come out of their holes after long winter naps. Wildflowers a

  • TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION WE CAN – Voice Of The Township
    by Wayne Township Trustee - Austin Knox on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    As an essential service under the governor’s COVID-19 “stay at home” directive, the Wayne Township Trustee Office has continued operating under its normal business hours of Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Friday from 8

  • WHAT TO WATCH ON HBO NOW WITH HULU – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Are you still at home? I’m still at home, and thanks to several days of snow, I am starting to climb the walls. Around when the stay-at-home order was announced, I signed up for a trial of HBO Now so that I could watch the miniseries adapted from S

  • FINDING URBAN WILDLIFE IN “CITY NATURE CHALLENGE”
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    As community science initiatives build momentum around the world, this year’s fourth annual City Nature Challenge will expand to more than 150 cities across six continents. For the first time, northeast Indiana will participate, inclu

  • MAKING THE BEST OF A CHALLENGING TIME – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Craft kits and patterns can teach valuable skills and give the maker a sense of accomplishment.Did you miss your favorite Waynedale News writers? The downturn in the economy has left very few businesses unscathed including the Waynedale

  • THE STAY-AT-HOME CHALLENGE
    by Daris Howard on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Sometimes it is hard to find humor in our current situation. But I got an email the other day with an ad regarding having to stay at home during the pandemic. It was about exercise equipment. It started by saying, “Let’s talk about the elephant

  • HAVE YOU MISSED US?
    by Alex Cornwell on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    We’ve missed you! As you have likely noticed, our April 10th issue was cancelled because the many businesses that we depend on for our primary source of funding and advertising are now closed. So, over the past month, we’ve been working very

  • FWA VOLUNTEERS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE
    by Camille Garrison on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    April is National Volunteer Month and I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight two of our own long term Waynedale residents. Rosemary Ankenbruck and Rita Mahoney have been Hospitality Hosts at the Fort Wayne International Airport f

  • FUNDING THE SECURITY & SAFETY OF FWCS SCHOOLS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    On the primary ballot (vote by June 2), there will be a referendum that hopes to fund many needed improvements, including security and safety improvements to many of the Fort Wayne Community School District’s 60 buildings, including majo

  • April 24, 2020 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    WAYNEDALE HAULING SERVICES Here for all of your spring clean-up needs. Thanks, Mike 260-750-2830 _________________ YOUR AD HERE! Classified Ads are $20 for first 25 words. 50 cents per word after. Stop by The Waynedale News office or onli

  • HIGHLIGHTED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES & RESOURCES DURING COVID-19
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Local government and mental health experts and organizations today highlighted mental health services and resources that are available to individuals and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and Allen Cou

  • HUNTING FOR “MERKLES”
    by Alyce Faye Bragg on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Blackbirds are taking over the bird feeder as they wipe out another sack full of seed. Cardinals and mourning doves are still vying for the seed, but they are vastly outnumbered. We have had the redwing blackbirds recently, but these are the

  • WHAT SHOULD RETIREES CONSIDER DOING IN A DOWN MARKET?
    by Shawn D. Wall on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The health aspect of the coronavirus affects everyone – we’re all concerned about our well-being and those of our loved ones and communities. However, the economic impact may vary among different age groups – and if you’re retired or about

  • May Worship & Updates
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    In order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the community, the Health Commissioner is prohibiting church gatherings in Allen County, including those held in non-church venues. This does not affect child care and day c

  • THE WORK OF OUR HANDS
    by Vince LaBarbera on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Look at your hands. What can you do with them? Maybe you’re adept at carpentry, quilting, playing a musical instrument, drawing, golf, cooking or just bathing a puppy. These skills, and many, many others, all require the work of our hands. A

  • THESE APRON STRINGS SHOULD NEVER BE CUT – Happy Mother’s Day!
    by Donna Eckert on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    A protective or decorative garment worn over the front of one’s clothes, the English word “apron” originally came from “naperon,” the old French word for napkin or small tablecloth. Men were actually the first wearers of aprons, as hygien

  • OUR 5 FAVORITE SPRINGTIME FLOWERS – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by Erin Davidson on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Winter in Indiana is finally winding down, and little bits of spring are budding everywhere. The best way to banish what remains of the winter blues is to welcome spring with fresh flowers and plants. Our eyes are especially drawn to the brig

  • VETERAN ADAPTS BUSINESS TO PRODUCE HAND SANITIZER
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Travis Barnes has always felt a duty to help people whenever and wherever he could. That proved true before he became a student at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Less than a year after the 9/11 attacks, Barnes, who was attending another colle

  • ELECTION COMMISSION ADAPTS FOR JUNE 2 PRIMARY ELECTION
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:00 am

    In response to recommendations from Governor Eric Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, and the leadership of Indiana’s major political parties, the Indiana Election Commission has issued an order implementing policy changes fo

  • THANK YOU FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT FROM ENGLEWOOD!
    by The Waynedale News Staff on April 24, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Englewood Health and Rehabilitation would like to thank our staff, volunteers, community friends and family members for their support and encouragement through these past few weeks as we work to protect our residents during this pandem

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