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  • THINK OUTSIDE OF THE WORKSHEET – Learning At Home
    by Erin Hansen on March 27, 2020 at 4:02 am

    10 year old Jules cooks with companion, Miller who supervises the process. Last Thursday, Governor Eric Holcomb declared that school would be out of session until at least May 1st and you could hear the audible gasp across the state. The gas

  • SPRING IS HERE: PEREGRINE EGGS SPOTTED ON FALCON CAM
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    High above Fort Wayne rests a sure sign of spring: The peregrine falcon nest on the roof of the city’s tallest building has new additions. Two eggs were recently viewed in the nest atop Indiana Michigan Power Center via I&M’s Falcon Cam a

  • HIRE’S AUTO CONTINUES TRADITION OF QUALITY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    General Manager of Hire’s Automotive Center, Brandon Hire and his daughter Becca check the oil of a car.4th generation mechanic, Brandon Hire says that if you hear a strange noise coming from your car, it’s not going to go away on its own and y

  • CANTERBURY STUDENT WINS PRIZE IN C-SPAN’S COMPETITION
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    C-SPAN announced that Chloe Park, a student at Canterbury School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is an honorable mention prize winner in C-SPAN’s national 2020 StudentCam competition. Park will receive $250 for the documentary, “The Rising Tra

  • SBA OFFERS DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO SMALL BUSINESSES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Indiana small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administra

  • March 27, 2020 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    SPRING CLEAN UPS In need of your Yard or Parking Area cleaned up? We handle complete blowoffs and haul away of leaves! LoyaltyLawnService@outlook.com Family Owned Company _________________ OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE Highly Visible Office

  • HOLY SMOKE
    by Vince LaBarbera on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    I lost a childhood friend on Jan. 13. His name was Allen Shepard. Many of you may have met him since he was the paint expert at Connolly’s Do It Best Hardware on South Calhoun Street. And if you did meet him you would know he was a kind, gentle soul.

  • Worship & Church Events Canceled – Held Online
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 27, 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. The order, effective Sunday, March 22 a

  • PRIMARY ELECTION MOVED TO JUNE 2
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Governor Eric Holcomb joined Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Republican Party Chair Kyle Hupfer and Democratic Party Chair John Zody announced an agreement to move the date of this year’s Indiana primary election from May 5 to June 2. Al

  • WALK IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES
    by Daris Howard on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The recent COVID-19 outbreak, and the fear surrounding it, reminds me of a story I heard. It was based on an event during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. Earl was a hard-working, family-oriented man. He, his wife, and their children ran a litt

  • PLEASE HELP US KEEP THIS COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER ALIVE
    by Alex Cornwell on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The Waynedale News has been a long-standing tradition in the area, but as a free newspaper most people may not realize that this tradition comes with a large price tag that we pay in order for the newspaper to continue to roll off the presses an

  • HAVE YOU EVER GROWN A HOYA? – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by Marla McAfee on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The hoya, or wax plant, has been sold as a house plant for many years but was not familiar to many people. With the current resurgence of interest in house plants, the hoya has become very popular and many more varieties are becoming available

  • FWACC HONORED BY HUNTINGTON HUMANE SOCIETY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control received an “Outstanding Mentor Award” from the Huntington Humane Society for its work to assist the agency through fundamental changes. FWACC Director Amy-Jo Sites, Deputy Director Lisa Cain and Op

  • TOWNSHIP STILL OFFERS ASSISTANCE – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    In compliance with the order from Governor Holcomb on Monday, March 23, the Wayne Township Trustee Office is operating on a restricted emergency basis. The following statements regarding the COVID-19 health situation is posted on our we

  • CELEBRATING 2 YEARS OF WORKING IN A COMMUNITY THEY LOVE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    As a child, Nathan Grile grew up in Avalon Place Neighborhood, swam in Avalon Pool and adventured Waynedale. Over the past two years, Nathan, now older, has been focused on building a quality used car dealership for the community. After wor

  • SUPPORTING RESTAURANTS HIT HARD BY COVID-19 CLOSURES
    by Kathy Ryan on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    In this time of uncertainty, and with Governor Holcomb’s recent “Stay-at-Home Order” it is vital that our community continue to support one another and the businesses that exist to support us. One industry that has been largely affected b

  • WHAT TO WATCH WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING – At The Movies With Kasey
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 27, 2020 at 4:01 am

    I hope that this edition of At the Movies with Kasey finds you and your family well. Personally, because of Covid-19, I am home from work indefinitely and all of the places where I volunteer or play are closed as well. That’s left me with a lot of

  • IT’S NOT EASY, BUT LOOK PAST THE MARKET SELLOFF
    by Shawn D. Wall on March 27, 2020 at 4:00 am

    These are challenging times. Like everyone, you are concerned about keeping your family safe and healthy, and you’re doing your part to help protect your community from the effects of the coronavirus. And if you’re an investor, you must al

  • FINDING THE RIGHT PLANT CONTAINER – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by Marla McAfee on March 13, 2020 at 4:02 am

    Containers for plants have continued to grow in both choices available and interest shown in them by consumers. They play a very important role in the health of the plant(s) in them as well as becoming a décor accessory for inside or outside y

  • FWCS HOLDS ELEMENTARY CHESS TOURNAMENT
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    On Tuesday, February 25, 68 elementary students from three different FWCS elementary schools met to play in the annual Elementary Chess Tournament sponsored by Sparks of Promise. All students showed great sportsmanship as well as deter

  • HEADWATERS ICE RINK HONORS 34,000TH SKATER OF SEASON
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The Headwaters Park Ice Skating Rink ended another record-breaking season on Sunday March 1 at 8 PM. It was the last day for the rink’s 17th season. The rink is scheduled to be dismantled to prepare for spring and summer festivals. The openin

  • “EMMA.” EXCELS IN ROMANCE, LACKS IN SUBTLETY – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    I have seen the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma approximately 150 times. My Mom and I used to watch it on weekends when my dad and brother were off DJing wedding receptions. On top of that, Emma is my favorite of Austen’s novels. These fac

  • “ALL IN ALLEN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN” WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    It’s time for local residents to share their ideas for the future of Allen County and Fort Wayne. As part of the All In Allen Comprehensive Plan process, Allen County and the City of Fort Wayne are inviting residents to choose one of four upcom

  • Early Spring Worship & Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 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) . . . EASTER EGG HUNT When:

  • Joseph K. “Joe” Olson, 59
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Joseph K. “Joe” Olson, 59, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2020. Joseph was born April 3, 1960 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Richard B. and Olympia (Derloshon) Olson. He graduated from Elmhurst High School and worked at Disney

  • Early Spring Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    FORT WAYNE SPORT CLUB GARAGE SALE When: Fri. March 13, 9-4 & Sat. March 14, 9-3 Where: Fort Wayne Sport Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave. Why: Fundraiser Add’l: HUGE SALE, everything priced to sale, bargains galore! Contact: Phil Wisniewski, 26

  • SPREADING THE LOVE OF PHILANTHROPIC QUILT MAKING
    by Lois Levihn on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    A quilt made of scraps and longarm quilted with a flower motif will soon be donated to Camp Whatcha- Wanna-Do to delight an older girl camper.Happy International Quilting Day! This special day is always celebrated on the third Saturday of M

  • AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NEEDS VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    The American Cancer Society is in need of more volunteer drivers to support the Road To Recovery program, which provides cancer patients with rides to treatment as a resource in the community. This year, an estimated 37,940 residents of In

  • FIREFIGHTERS SPRING INTO ACTION – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Springtime is rolling around, and here at the Wayne Township Trustee Office we are doing spring things like cleaning carpets and putting fresh paint on the walls, changing the seasonal items in the Clothing Emporium and replacing our offi

  • March 13, 2020 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE Highly Visible Office Space for Lease in Waynedale on Lower Huntington Rd. 2000 SqFt+ for lease. Space on 1st floor and 2nd floor as well as storage in basement of office. Contact Jon 260-403-2961 _________________ S

  • Sally Anna Pepper, 69
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Sally Anna Pepper, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. Sally was born November 4, 1950 in Muncie, daughter of the late Gerald O. and Evelyn P. Terry. Sally retired from Water Furnac

  • PROUD TO ADD THAT LOCAL SPARKLE
    by Alex Cornwell on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Connie Middleton and her employee count of just 3, is the definition of a small, local business. Spotting, scrubbing, cleaning and pressing is just part of the daily grind at her dry-cleaning company, Sparkle Cleaners on Old Trail Road in W

  • PLANNING FOR COVID-19 TO HIT HOME
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    On March 4, over 180 area leaders met to address COVID-19 community preparedness.This week, community events are postponing, schools are sending home letters about hygiene best practices, populated workplaces began instituting a rem

  • CELEBRATING DISABILITY AWARENESS WITH “IT’S MY TURN” CAMPAIGN
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    Turnstone will be telling stories like David’s throughout their “It’s My TURN” campaign during the month of March to celebrate Disability Awareness Month.Hoosiers across the state will be celebrating Disability Awareness Month this M

  • LOCAL METEOROLOGISTS TO SPEAK AT SEVERE WEATHER SEMINAR
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    A local organization invites anyone who is interested in weather to attend a free severe weather seminar. The Allen County branch of the national Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ACARES), in collaboration with the Allen County Office o

  • NEW RULES FOR RETIREMENT PLAN CONTRIBUTIONS, WITHDRAWALS
    by Shawn D. Wall on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 am

    If you’ve had an IRA or 401(k) for a long time, you’re probably pretty familiar with the rules governing withdrawals and contributions – because, for the most part, they haven’t changed in years. And you may also know what’s going to happen t

  • WANT ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE?
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 12, 2020 at 4:01 am

    To enroll: 1. You must have Part A and/or Part B of Medicare. 2. You must live in the plan’s service area. When beginning the process, in most cases, you should enroll in Part D as soon as you are eligible. This enables you to avoid gaps in coverag

  • HAPPY 65TH ANNIVERSARY!
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 28, 2020 at 5:02 am

    Pastor Phil and Bonnie Harris of Fort Wayne celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last month. They were married January 7, 1955. They have 4 children, 9 grand-children. And 14 great grand-children and one on the way.

  • PLAYFUL RIVER OTTER – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on February 28, 2020 at 5:02 am

    A friend told me a few days ago that she thought I should write about a mammal. “You’ve written several articles about birds recently,” she said, “and you’ve written about the weather. How about a mammal?” Coincidentally I had recently been

  • DON’T MISS OUT ON FREE TAX FILING
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Choosing to pay for something instead of getting it for free – who does that? Well, last year 1.9 million Hoosiers may have, by not taking advantage of the Indiana free file (INfreefile) program to file their individual taxes. Nearly 2 milli

  • STRANGE & THOUGHT-PROVOKING FILMS TO BREAK A STREAMING RUT – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    With so many streaming options at our fingertips, it is somehow still so easy to fall into a rut of watching the same shows every weekend. But how much SVU or Parks and Rec can I really watch? (Too much.) Thankfully, Netflix Originals provide a

  • SHOULD WE ‘BEWARE OF THE IDES OF MARCH’?
    by Vince LaBarbera on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    The month of March contains some events which to look forward, namely, St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th for those who enjoy being “Irish” for a day and the first full day of spring — the Vernal Equinox — on the 19th when you can try to st

  • Upcoming & March Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    SPORT CLUB FISH FRY When: Fri. Feb. 28; 4:30-7p Where: Fort Wayne Sports Club, 3102 Ardmore Ave. 46802 Cost: $9 Adults, $4 Kids 6-10 Add’l: Meal includes fish, baked or scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, dinner roll, and homemade p

  • CITIZEN-MATCH TREE PLANTING PROGRAM
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is inviting citizens to participate in the Citizen Match Tree Planting Program. The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Forestry Team is responsible for maintaining our publicly owned urban ca

  • 3,000 LUNCHES TO BE DELIVERED AROUND FORT WAYNE IN 2 HOURS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    SCAN, Inc. will host its 5th Annual Brown Bag Lunch fundraiser on Wednesday, March 11, from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event support SCAN’s mission to protect children, prepare parents, strengthen families and educate our co

  • Georgianna May Hanks, 73
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Georgianna May Hanks, 73, passed away on Wednesday February 12, 2020. She was born May 19, 1946 in Muncie, daughter of the late Rev. Charles A. and Victoria I. (Boothby) Wine. Georgianna had worked as a CNA at many different healthcare facil

  • GASPING FOR AIR
    by Daris Howard on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Coach blew his whistle, which brought us to a stop. His favorite conditioning exercise was to have us run on our hands and knees back and forth across the wrestling room. He started us off by blowing his whistle and ended the exercise in the sam

  • March Worship & Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 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

  • EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY – Voice Of The Township
    by SuzAnne Runge on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Friday, March 6, will be the 25th annual National Employee Appreciation Day., Known as the “Guru of Thank You,” Dr. Bob Nelson was a founding member of Recognition Professionals International (RPI, previously known as the National Assoc

  • MASTER CRAFTSMAN BRING EXCELLENCE TO WOODWORKING
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 28, 2020 at 5:01 am

    It has been said that it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate dedication to master a task. For woodcraftsman like the staff at R.P. Wakefield, that time commitment has been lapped many times over. And the proof of dedication is in their intricat

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