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  • HOLIDAY WREATHS ON DISPLAY TO SUPPORT WAYNEDALE
    by Michael Morrissey on December 7, 2018 at 5:02 am

    As manager of the Waynedale Branch of the Allen County Public Library, Amanda Vance always looks forward to this time of year. That’s because it’s time again for a Waynedale holiday tradition that brings decorative holiday wreaths to her library, and much-needed funds to a good Waynedale cause. The annual Wreath Auction & Sale is already underway […]

  • K21 HEALTH FOUNDATION RECEIVES THE 2018 CHARLES D. SMITH AWARD
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Community Partner & Advocate recognized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast IndianaBig Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana awarded the Charles D. Smith Award to the K21 Health Foundation during the 5th Annual BIG Celebration on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Winona Heritage Room. Established in 2015 and named in honor of its inaugural r […]

  • Joan Retha (Snyder) Klenke, 88
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Joan Retha (Snyder) Klenke, 88, of Fort Wayne was called home by her Savior on Saturday December 1st. She was the eldest daughter of James and Alma (Vanhorn) Snyder. She graduated with the class of 1948 from Central High School. She worked for Fort Wayne Paint and Wallpaper Company, then Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. In 1991 she retired from the of […]

  • MY BOYHOOD BIRD LAND – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Photo by local photographer G. Dewey PowellA river runs through my home town, and there was a bridge across the river when I was a boy, just a block and a half from my home. I often walked to that bridge, after Mom and Dad decided I was old enough to roam alone, then walked up river.The land on one side of the river was hilly, a land of steep bluffs and mature trees. On t […]

  • TIPS FOR CREATING RESUMES – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    As I make my way around the township this holiday season it appears that lots of folks are out shopping—the traffic is heavy and the parking lots full. That says to me that people are working and have money to spend. This is always good for our office, as it means that fewer people are in need of assistance. We are still busy with our work however, as folks need ext […]

  • KEEP GREASE OUT OF PIPES DURING THE HOLIDAYS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    As we prepare for family gatherings and big holiday meals, we should also think about how we get rid of extra grease. Whether cooking a turkey or ham in the oven or with a fryer, an additional amount of grease is always produced with our holiday meal.Grease should not go down the drain. Pouring a gallon or two of grease down a kitchen sink or toilet may see it disa […]

  • NEW TRAIL SNOW PLOWING INITIATIVE THIS WINTER
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Fort Wayne Trails Board Members and staff joined Mayor Tom Henry on the morning of November 28, 2018 for the Pufferbelly Ribbon Cutting and presented a check to The City of Fort Wayne for future trail development.In winter months trail usage slows, but interest in using trails in colder months is growing. This year Mayor Henry has asked the City’s R […]

  • LIVING BY HIS EXAMPLE AT MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN – Community Spotlight
    by Camille Garrison on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Mount Calvary Lutheran Church began in the 1920’s as a Sunday School Mission in what was once considered a “remote” area of Waynedale. Founded and led by Pastor Herman H. Backs, it started as a small sparse wooden building on the muddy streets of Lower Huntington Road, now the site of Walgreens. The “Mission” Sunday school was an extension of Emmau […]

  • NORTHERN INDIANA PASSENGER RAIL ASSOCIATION RECEIVES SPECIAL RECOGNITION
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Councilman Geoff Paddock, Mayor Tom Henry, Fort Wayne, IN and Mayor David Berger, Lima, OH at the December 19, 2016 News Conference announcing the next steps in returning passenger rail from Chicago to Fort Wayne and on to Lima, Ohio.The Northern Indiana Passenger Rail Association (NIPRA) received special recognition by being named the “Sustainable C […]

  • HAVE YOU SPOTTED COYOTES NEAR WAYNEDALE?
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Because winter can be a busy time for coyotes, DNR biologists say people can expect to see more of them in the coming months, but not to be alarmed. “Most young coyotes leave their parents to start looking for new homes during winter. In addition, coyote breeding season starts in January, and coyotes may be more mobile during that time as well,” said Megan D […]

  • Elizabeth “Betty” Jane (Reinoehl) King, 101
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Elizabeth “Betty” Jane (Reinoehl) King, 101, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018. She was born June 20, 1917 in Galion, Ohio, but lived most of her life in Fort Wayne. She graduated Northside High School and attended Wittenberg College, Springfield, Ohio. She and her husband, Robert “Bob” were avid golfers, members of Orchard Ridge Country C […]

  • NEW APP SEEKS TO REDUCE FOOD WASTE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The Allen County Department of Environmental Management has announced their partnership with Food Rescue US, the Connecticut-based food rescue organization, to rescue and deliver meals to those in need and prevent food waste in Allen County.One in seven Hoosiers faces food insecurity, including 300,000 children, according to a report from Feeding Am […]

  • CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD FALLS SHORT – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The newest installment in the Wizarding World franchise, Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindewald follows magical creatures expert Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he tries to get around a ban on international travel, win the heart of Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterstone), and help Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) track down his love, Queenie (Alison Sudo […]

  • DECEMBER – CHURCH EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    ELMHURST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2908 Kelmar Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (260) 747-6412 Regular Worship Times: Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Morning Worship 10:30a Sunday Evening Service 6p “Hour of Power” Wednesday 7p Sunday School For All Ages Pre-School Through Adults . . . CHRISTMAS CONCERT/ DINNER When: Sunday, December 9, 5p Where: Elmhurst Church of […]

  • A GRANDMOTHER’S QUILT GOES HOME FOR THANKSGIVING – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Nora Doyle Mihlbauer is reunited with the restored Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt that belonged to her mother Catharine O’Brien Doyle. It was the first weekend of December 2010 that I met Therese “Terry” Mihlbauer at the Unitarian Universalist Church Craft Show. Terry walked up to my booth and upon learning I restore quilts told me about a spec […]

  • FINANCIAL TIPS FOR SNOWBIRDS… PRESENT AND FUTURE
    by Shawn Wall on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Winter is here again – which may make you wish you were somewhere else. You might be thinking how pleasant it would be to become a snowbird and move to a warmer climate for the season. Of course, your stage of life will help determine if you are prepared to be a snowbird now or if you’re just hoping to be one in the future. But in either case, you’ll need to be fin […]

  • ALLEN COUNTY SPCA HAS RECORD-SETTING #GIVINGTUESDAY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The Allen County SPCA set a new #GivingTuesday record with a total of $55,927 donated in 24 hours! The shelter started the day with an anonymous matching gift promising to double donor dollars up to $15,000, but thanks to the generosity of Heritage Food Service, an additional $5,500 in matching funds were also provided to the shelter.“We are sincerely hum […]

  • NIPSCO GIFT BRINGS HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO COMMUNITY HARVEST
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    NIPSCO is giving “Hope for the Holidays” throughout the holiday season, thanks to a generous $15,000 gift to Community Harvest Food Bank. Through this initiative, more than 600 families will receive a turkey, side dishes, and other food items distributed through the Community Cupboard pantry at the food bank.In addition, more than 25 NIPSCO volunt […]

  • HOLIDAYS IN FORT WAYNE – Message From The Mayor
    by Tom Henry - Fort Wayne Mayor on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory holiday decorations.I hope you take advantage of some of the Parks & Recreation Department’s holiday offerings this year. The Botanical Conservatory’s beautiful gardens are adorned with lights, greenery and holiday cheer. Stop by through January 6 to enjoy the “Victorian Holiday” exhibit, […]

  • UPCOMING HOLIDAY EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    SETTLERS’ CHRISTMAS ‘AT HOME’ When: Dec. 7, 2-4p; & Dec. 8, 10:30a-12:30p & 2-4p The Settlers will have Fort Wayne’s Historic Swinney Homestead, Where: 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd. Add’l: Guests are invited to celebrate the Christmas spirit and enjoy a cup of syllabub, tasty savories, sweets and tea. The Hearthstone Ensemble will provide […]

  • Donald Eugene Durnell, 91
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Donald Eugene Durnell, 91, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at his Ossian residence. He was born March 20, 1927 in Fort Wayne to the late Harry and Ethel (Mallo) Durnell. He worked as a construction supervisor for Worthman Homes and then retired from Master Piece Construction in 1993. He was an active, long time member of Nin […]

  • AN UNUSUAL ASSIGNMENT
    by Daris Howard on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

    It was the day after Thanksgiving. As a police officer, Samuel was preparing to go on patrol, but he had to fill out the required reports first. Paperwork was the thing he hated most. He much preferred to be out on the streets. He finished his reports and looked at his assignment. He was going to be working in a poor section of the city.If there was one place Samuel […]

  • December 7, 2018 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 7, 2018 at 5:01 am

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  • IMPROVING FACADES, CITY-WIDE – Message From The Mayor
    by Tom Henry - Fort Wayne Mayor on November 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

    Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers, a community program geared toward public involvement in the fight against crime, recently celebrated their 35th anniversary. During their 35 years of service, Crime Stoppers has facilitated the arrest of more than 11,400 criminals using anonymous tips. The non-profit organization offers cash rewards up to $1,000 fo […]

  • FWFD REMINDS YOU TO COOK SAFELY AROUND HOLIDAYS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

    The Fort Wayne Fire Department is reminding you to keep safety in mind as holiday meals are being prepared. It can be easy to get wrapped up in entertaining guests, but it is important to monitor meal preparation closely. Home cooking fires are three times more likely to occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. With most cooking fires starting b […]

  • RANKING ‘CHEESY’ CHRISTMAS MOVIES – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    I spent some time last weekend waffling over going to see The Nutcracker and The Four Realms. In the end, I decided that if I was going to watch the feature-length equivalent of a perfume ad, I’d rather spend that time on terrible made-for-TV Christmas movies. Traditionally, Hallmark has cornered this market, but in the last few years, Netflix has been gett […]

  • BUSCH REPLACES LONG AS STATE SENATOR FOR IN DISTRICT 16
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Senator-elect Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne) took the oath of office today, officially becoming the State Senator representing District 16. Busch was one of five senators sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush. Busch will serve portions of Allen and Whitley counties. He fills the Senate seat previously held by President Pro Tem David L […]

  • ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    With the Friday after Thanksgiving—yes Black Friday—we all start thinking about the people on our holiday shopping lists. Here at the Wayne Township Trustee Office we have been busy too, amassing prizes and gifts for the children who will be joining us for our Holiday Celebration. Our seventh annual event will be held, once again, at the McMillen Park C […]

  • BREAST MILK DONOR DRIVE NOV. 26
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The Milk Bank and Lutheran Children’s Hospital are hosting a breast milk donor drive Nov. 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. Mothers who have extra milk are invited to visit the third floor conference room at Lutheran Children’s Hospital, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., to drop off their supply, fill out a medical history form and have their blood drawn for testing. Anyone int […]

  • ELEVATED LEAD LEVELS FOUND IN FORT WAYNE HOMES’ WATER
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    City Utilities continues to meet the high standards for the water delivered daily to our homes and businesses. Water produced and distributed from our Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant always meets or is better than state and federal requirements. But, as we’ve reported before, lead service lines, lead solder and lead plumbing fixtures that are ins […]

  • NOV. & DEC. – CHURCH EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    WAYNEDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHwww.WaynedaleUMC.com 2501 Church Street Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (260) 747-7424 Worship Times: Thur. 7p Sun, 8:45 & 11a Sunday School 10a Weekday Preschool Ages 2-5 (Sept – May) . . . FREE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER When: Mon. Dec. 17, 5-6 pm Where: Waynedale UMC Fellowship Hall Who: For anyone who wishes to come to […]

  • FWA HOSTS ANNUAL AIR SERVICE LUNCHEON
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA), in partnership with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Greater Fort Wayne Inc., hosted their annual Air Service Luncheon in downtown Fort Wayne today, November 7, 2018, at the Courtyard Fort Wayne Marriott Downtown. Over 55 community members attended the event including Mayor Tom H […]

  • UPCOMING DECEMBER EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    MILK BANK DONOR DRIVE When: Mon. Nov. 26, 3-7p Where: Lutheran Children’s Hospital, 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd. Add’l: The Milk Bank and Lutheran Children’s Hospital are co-hosting the region’s first breast milk donation drive. Women who are currently or have recently finished lactating are encouraged to donate their stored, surplus milk to care f […]

  • HONORING THE FALLEN
    by Michael Morrissey on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    A Waynedale veterans group celebrated the recent Veterans’ Day with a powerful memorial to service people lost in the line of duty. In celebration of Veterans’ Day, the American Legion Post 241 put on display its “Honor the Fallen Wall,” showing hundreds of pictures of the myriad of servicemen and servicewomen lost in the line of duty since Sept. 11 […]

  • HOLIDAY DECORATING TIPS – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by Marla McAfee on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Many families include fresh greens, such as boughs, tips, wreaths, and roping in their holiday decorating plans. The aroma is a wonderful holiday memory for many. To keep your greens as fresh as possible, utilize these tips: Purchase as close as possible to the time you need them and keep them outside until needed. When you purchase, check for freshness in co […]

  • HAPPY 73RD ANNIVERSARY TO THE BLAUVELTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Richard and Kathleen Blauvelt will be celebrating their 73rd anniversary on November 29, 2018. They have 6 children Bev, Bill, Bob, Jim, Margaret and Rick. As well as 21 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren. […]

  • THE TALE OF THE FORT WAYNE ART SCHOOL
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is pleased to present to the community an exhibition that celebrates the storied history of the Fort Wayne Art School from 1888 to its evolution as the fine arts department of today’s Purdue University Fort Wayne. “1026 West Berry Street: The Fort Wayne Art School,” opened on November 17 and will remain on view until Februar […]

  • CLEAR THE WAY FOR YOUR DELIVERIES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The U.S. Postal Service expects to deliver nearly 15 billion pieces of mail and 900 million packages, for a total of nearly 16 billion cheerful deliveries this holiday season – the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Freezing temperatures, snow and ice signal the start of the winter season throughout Indiana. The U.S. Postal Service is ask […]

  • LACE UP THOSE ICE SKATES FOR HEADWATER’S 16TH SEASON
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The Headwaters Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink opened on Saturday, November 17, 2018, for its 16th season. Admission fees will remain the same as in the previous 15 seasons, thanks to corporate and foundation support. The Lincoln Financial Group is again the corporate sponsor for the season, which lasts through Sunday March 3, 2019. “Thanks to Lincoln, an […]

  • #GIVINGTUESDAY A MOVEMENT OF GENEROSITY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    With the holiday season quickly approaching, Turnstone is gearing up for this year’s #GivingTuesday on November 27, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage local acts of philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday encourages the whole community […]

  • November 23, 2018 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    WALK TO BETHLEHEM Dec. 8 & 9, 5:30p- 7:30p Free Event Featuring Live Characters & Live Animals First Christian Church 4800 S. Calhoun LOCAL HONEY Our honey is raw, local (from Fort Wayne & Waynedale Hives) and packed with pollen and nutrients from the area. Honey is a great natural sweetener and sugar replacement. It is also said to help with seas […]

  • PENSION BUYOUT OFFER: ANNUITY OR LUMP SUM?
    by Shawn Wall on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    If you participate in a pension plan at work, you might be offered a buyout at some point. This could happen if your employer wants to shrink its future pension obligations or if your company has been bought, and your new employer decides to terminate your existing pension plan. In either case, you will likely have two main options: You can take your pension as a […]

  • Teddy R. Garber, 67
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 23, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Teddy R. Garber, 67, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at Sage Bluff Health and Rehabilitation. He was born May 29, 1951 in Fort Wayne to the late Ray and Dorothy Garber. Teddy was a graduate of Southside High School. He worked at Patten Electric as a supervisor for 23 years and then at Kroger for 13 years. He was an avid Civil War History enthusia […]

  • BEAVER, A FURRY NEW NEIGHBOR – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on November 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

    We have a new neighbor. One, maybe two, maybe more. Beavers have moved into the wetland at the end of our pasture. We haven’t seen them. Beavers are nocturnal. Only on rare occasions does a beaver venture out during the day. But by the cutting trees, they make it obvious as soon as beaver move into an area. If they stay, soon after they arrive there will likely be […]

  • I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT!
    by Vince LaBarbera on November 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Well, obviously I do want to talk about it, or I wouldn’t be writing this article. But I’m just going to tell it once here and then I don’t want to discuss it any further. As you may know, if you read the article I wrote last month, we moved – again! And in the midst of the myriad of stuff we came across a decorative board we thought would make an excellent fir […]

  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on November 9, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Currently, there is a flurry of documentaries about criminal justice reform. On Hulu, v, directed by Stephen Maing, follows a group of NYPD officers who go against the department in an effort to bring down an illegal quota system that was leading to a disproportionate number of people of color facing tickets, summons, and jail time for minor infractions, r […]

  • HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY, REDDINS!
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 9, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Steve & Susan Reddin of Yoder celebrated their 50th anniversary on November 2nd. The couple married in 1968 at the Church of God in Zanesville. Mr. Reddin is retired from Bailey Trucking and Mrs. Reddin is retired from Prentice Products. They are the parents of daughter, Lisa (John Jr.) Olry & grandparents to 2 granddaughters, Lauren & Morgan. […]

  • NOVEMBER – CHURCH EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 9, 2018 at 5:01 am

    WAYNEDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHwww.WaynedaleUMC.com 2501 Church Street Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (260) 747-7424 Worship Times: Thur. 7p Sun, 8:45 & 11a Sunday School 10a Weekday Preschool Ages 2-5 (Sept – May) . . . FREE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER When: Mon, Nov. 12, 5-6 pm Where: Waynedale UMC Fellowship Hall Who: For anyone who wishes to com […]

  • SERVING THE COMMUNITY WITH A HEARTY BREAKFAST
    by Michael Morrissey on November 9, 2018 at 5:01 am

    “One of the best kept secrets in Waynedale” continued its tradition recently, doling out breakfast goodies to all in attendance. The Waynedale Masonic Lodge No. 739 recently hosted their monthly Community Breakfast, welcoming anyone who had an empty morning belly and was willing to give the Masons a donation of their choice. Located at 7039 Elzey Str […]

  • IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Community Spotlight
    by Camille Garrison on November 9, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Incorporated on January 24th, 1962 and comprised of 385 homes, Lake Shores Community Association, is one of the larger neighborhoods in Waynedale. Airport Expressway divides the lots into an East side with 179 homes and the West side made up of 206 homes. The houses were all built between 1962 and 2017. The monthly Lake Shores community newsletter shares cu […]

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