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  • STUBER LYFTS SPIRITS BEFORE CRASHING AT THE END – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on July 19, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Would you rather watch a really stupid movie that made you laugh or a well-made movie that moves slowly? This week, I had both experiences, and I think I personally would choose the stupid movie. Stuber, the action comedy starring Kumail Nan […]

  • CHEMICAL-FREE OPTIONS FOR MANAGING MOSQUITOES
    by Melinda Myers on July 19, 2019 at 4:02 am

    It’s time to get outside and enjoy summer BBQs, gardening, hikes and much more. Don’t let mosquitoes keep you inside. Instead, enlist these chemical-free strategies to manage these pests in your landscape. Start by eliminating the mosqu […]

  • HIGH SCHOOLER AWARDED FOR ASSISTING CHOKING STUDENT
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:02 am

    On March 11, 2019, during lunch at West Noble High School, a student began to choke. A fellow student, Titus Allard, noticed and rushed over to help. Allard performed abdominal thrusts until the student could resume breathing. The America […]

  • THE GOOD OLD SUMMER TIME – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    It’s summer time. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the day when day and night are of equal length, has passed. Now every day is a few minutes shorter though the difference is not noticeable from one day to the next. It’s summer t […]

  • ESTATE PLANS CAN HELP YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE
    by Shawn D. Wall on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The word “estate” conjures images of great wealth, which may be one of the reasons so many people don’t develop estate plans – after all, they’re not rich, so why make the effort? In reality, though, if you have a family, you can probably benef […]

  • PROTECT YOUR PETS FROM THE HEAT
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    With warmer weather here, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control wants to remind pet owners to pay extra attention to provisions for their animals. Animals cannot regulate their body temperature like humans and the warm weather can cause t […]

  • July 19, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    ESTATE SALE 6001 Bass Rd. Ft. Wayne IN Aug. 1-2-3 9am-6pm – Lady was 101 Antiques, Christmas, Kitchen, Linens, Tools, Furniture, Canning Jars, Pictures & frames, Saw blades, Jewelry, Golf, Craft supplies, & Misc. _______ […]

  • ACADEMIC ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Earlier this year I wrote about the importance of mothers and fathers in the raising of a healthy generation of young people who can not only live happy, productive lives themselves, but can help make the world a better place to live in for a […]

  • I&M WARNS OF SCAMMER CALLS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Scammers impersonating Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) representatives are targeting utility customers. These scams are not unique to I&M – they have been reported across the U.S. targeting customers of various utility compan […]

  • IS SOCIAL MEDIA WEARING YOU DOWN?
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    I wanted to take time to address one of the biggest one’s I personally feel is affecting more people than anything else currently. The world of “Social Media” is mentally breaking us down post by post. Regrettably this is a very new element in […]

  • BLUE JACKET OPENS 2ND STORE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Fort Wayne-based nonprofit Blue Jacket Inc. has expanded its operations with a second thrift-style business professional clothing store. A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 9, at 1 p.m. Located at 5511B Co […]

  • DAYLILIES SURE TO BRIGHTEN YOUR GARDEN
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Hemerocallis is the genus name for daylilies. In the Greek words that this term is derived from it translates to “beautiful day”. This is a fitting name for a group of plants with beautiful blooms that each last 24 hours, hence daylily. The […]

  • Mid-Summer Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    STAYIN’ ALIVE THE WORLD’S BEST TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES When: Sat. July 20, 8p Where: Foellinger Theatre (FoellingerTheatre.org) Add’l: From traditional Bee Gee’s songs like “To Love Somebody” to disco era songs like “Stayin’ Alive,” t […]

  • SKEET SHOOTING UNIQUE TO CITY
    by Michael Morrissey on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Bart Ruch has been part of Sunday skeet shooting at the Southwest Conservation Club (SWCC) so long, he can remember when he had a job hand-loading the targets himself. Nowadays, of course – just like everything else – the job is done by machin […]

  • FOX’S TO CELEBRATE 60TH ANNIVERSARY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    60 years ago on July 25, 1959, Ed and Mary Lou Fox said “I do.” After meeting in kindergarten they were married at the age of 19. They have been blessed with 4 children, 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. Ed is retired from Kmart Corpo […]

  • TAKE A WALK IN WAYNEDALE AT THIS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The big day is next weekend, Saturday, July 27 from 1-4pm! For the volunteer organizers of “A Walk In Waynedale,” their hard work is about to be on display for the community, bringing a day of fun activities and a sense of togetherness to over 2 […]

  • EAGLES HOST HUGE COMMUNITY PARTY IN HONOR OF INDEPENDENCE DAY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    On the evening of July 3rd, Kevin Neal was hopeful that the skies would stay dry for the Fraternal Order of Eagles #248’s Independence Day Celebration. Neal is the trustee for the organization but was also a founder of this grand community ev […]

  • YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AT JA MARKETPLACE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Over 40 youth will be open for business to sell their goods and services at the Junior Achievement Young Entrepreneur Marketplace on Saturday, July 20 from 1:00 –to 4:00 pm at Freimann Square. Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana is brin […]

  • Summer Events & Worship
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 19, 2019 at 4:01 am

    PEACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCHwww.PeaceLutheranfw.org 4900 Fairfield Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46807 (260) 744-3869 Worship Times: Sun. 9a Wed. 6:30p Bible Class Sun. 10:30a . . . TABLE TENNIS When: Tuesdays 6-8pm Where: Sharing Peace Ca […]

  • A WALK IN WAYNEDALE COMMUNITY FESTIVAL COMING SAT. JULY 27
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Get your walking shoes or bike tuned up and ready to go! The “A Walk In Waynedale” Organization Committee has officially announced the details of this newly relocated and re-branded Waynedale community event. A combination of the Wayneda […]

  • “YESTERDAY” IMAGINES A WORLD WITHOUT THE BEATLES – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    “The world is full of miracles,” Ellie Appleton says in the new movie, Yesterday. “Like what?” her best friend, Jack, demands. “Benedict Cumberbatch becoming a sex symbol.” Little jokes like that one—and the moment when Jack, having lost […]

  • July Community Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    *NO* COMMUNITY BREAKFAST When: Sat. July 6 Where: Waynedale Masonic Lodge Add’l: Please take note that no event will be held on this day. FOSTER PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS When: Mon. July 8, Thurs. Aug. 22, Mon. Sept. 9, 6:30p–8p Where: The V […]

  • ROAD CLOSURE SOON AT RUDISILL & BROADWAY INTERSECTION
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Motorists in the vicinity of the Broadway and Rudisill Boulevard intersection will notice signs this week, alerting them about an upcoming road closure. The intersection will be closed to accommodate construction of the Rudisill Conso […]

  • CELEBRATING SUCCESS – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Well, it’s been a busy time at our office for the last few months. After the deadline for applying for our two annual scholarships, the Recognizing Achievement Scholarship and the Academic Encouragement Award, we went to work reviewing t […]

  • SERVING FOOD DESERT RESIDENTS WITH FRESH PRODUCE
    by Michael Morrissey on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    In the heart of Fort Wayne’s south side, an old fire station has become a food oasis of sorts for local residents. Located at 2518 Winter Street, the Johnnie Mae Farm Stand has been selling fresh produce and seeds to folks living in the Renaiss […]

  • CITY ENHANCING GARBAGE & RECYCLING COLLECTION SERVICES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Mayor Tom Henry today announced an initiative designed to enhance garbage and recycling collection services in the City of Fort Wayne. Beginning Monday, July 1, several employees of the City of Fort Wayne’s Street Department will work on […]

  • COMMEMORATING THE PACKARD PIANO & ORGAN COMPANY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Leaders of the Packard Area Planning Alliance (PAPA) were joined by City of Fort Wayne leaders to dedicate a historic marker celebrating the Packard Piano & Organ Company and Packard Park. The Fort Wayne Organ Company, later the Packa […]

  • CELEBRATE OUR COMMUNITY AROUND INDEPENDENCE DAY!
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    As I go about my work of helping communities revitalize and reinvent themselves, I often get to see the best of America and I’m reminded that the foundations that built this country are still just as important today. It’s long been said that A […]

  • July 5, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    EUCRE PLAYERS WANTED Where: American Legion 296, 130 W. Tillman Cost: $3 When: Mondays, 6:30 Call Nancy 260-456-2988 or Judy 260-414-9493 _________________ LOCAL HONEY Our honey is raw, local (from Fort Wayne & Waynedale Hives) and […]

  • THE GREAT QUILT ADVENTURE – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Karen Rydman and Ruthie Walker are both thrilled that Karen was able to restore the Seven Sisters quilt and that it found its way back home to Ruthie.On a recent Saturday morning the door at Born Again Quilts opened and in walked Karen Rydman o […]

  • Albert “Ben” Haugh, 83
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Albert “Ben” Haugh, 83, of Fort Wayne, passed to spirit, June 8, 2019. He was born on the home farm, March 20, 1936, near Valley, rural LaFarge, WI. The son of Delma Dolan Haugh and Joseph W. Haugh. He attended school in Valley and Hillsboro. B […]

  • IMPROVING ON FIRST AID IN POE
    by Michael Morrissey on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Imagine you’ve just cut yourself badly in the kitchen, or drove past a horrific automobile accident and someone in the car has a nasty wound. Would you know what to do? That’s the aim of one local fire department’s education class: to give nor […]

  • HISTORY OF THE FLUSH – Homeowner Rx
    by Dave Umber on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    So what is something that every one of us has at least one of in our home, is mounted securely in place, has 2 lids, a seat, holds water, and is 1 size fits all? The almighty toilet! It’s an item that everybody takes for granted, but if it stops work […]

  • Woodrow “Bear” A. Ormiston Sr., 75
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Woodrow “Bear” A. Ormiston Sr., 75, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Lutheran Hospital. He was born April 2, 1944 in Fort Wayne to the late Harold and Dorothy Ormiston. He worked as a Teamster Truck Driver. Woody is surv […]

  • July Events & Worship
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    HOLY SCRIPTURE LUTHERAN CHURCHwww.HolyScriptureFW.org 8811 Kinnerk Road Fort Wayne, IN 46819 (260) 478-1717 Worship Times: Every Sun. 9:30a Adult & Children Bible Studies 11a . . . JULY 4TH FIREWORKS COMMUNITY EVENT When: July 4t […]

  • CULVER’S FUNDRAISER NETS $10,000 FOR WOMEN’S MEMORIAL
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    On Wednesday, June 19, five local Culver’s in Fort Wayne and Warsaw, partnered with Honor Flight Northeast Indiana to host a fundraiser to benefit The Women’s Memorial in Washington D.C. donating 20% of their day’s sales. With the $10,000 […]

  • FUNDING THE STATE-OF-THE-ART RED CROSS “BLOODMOBILE”
    by The Waynedale News Staff on July 5, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The American Red Cross is pleased to announce a $375,000 gift from Steel Dynamics, Inc., funding a state-of-the-art bloodmobile to serve Northeast Indiana. A ribbon-cutting celebration was held on June 25, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a […]

  • DNR FORESTRY PLANTS “ANNE FRANK SAPLING” AT UNITED NATIONS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:02 am

    “The Diary of a Young Girl,” aka “The Diary of Anne Frank,” chronicles Frank’s time of hiding with her family from the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during World War II. A genetic ancestor of an inspirational horse chestnut tree mentio […]

  • THE MEANING OF INDEPENDENCE DAY – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on June 21, 2019 at 4:02 am

    I learned recently that there is a new book out by David Blight about Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), and since the 4th of July is coming up and I look forward to our local traditions of fireworks and picnics, I am also reminded of a tradition f […]

  • FREE RAPID HIV TESTING AT CREIGHTON ST. WALGREENS ON JUNE 27
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Allen County Department of Health is partnering with Walgreens to offer free, confidential HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day later this month. Free rapid HIV testing will be available Wednesday, June 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Wa […]

  • KICKING OFF THIS YEAR’S FREE SUMMER PLAYGROUND PROGRAM
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Mayor Tom Henry and Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel joined representatives from the Parks and Recreation Community Youth Center staff and Fort Wayne Community Schools at Lakeside Park on Thursday morning to announce the b […]

  • Upcoming Late June/ Early July Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    KEKIONGA STEEL PAN REUNION When: June 22, 3pm Where: Kekionga Middle School Add’l: Come reunite with friends and bring a food dish. Contact: Dani 260-710-1912 BUG DAY! When: Sat. June 22, 10a – 3p Where: Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Con […]

  • BRIGHTPOINT AWARDED GRANT FOR “OUR HEALING KITCHEN” CLASSES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Brightpoint has been awarded a $4,500 grant to conduct Our HEALing Kitchen classes for the fourth year in a row. Our HEALing Kitchen is a “garden-to-kitchen” curriculum that provides knowledge and skill building to increase fruit and veg […]

  • GLENN CHARLES “CHUCK” WALBRIDGE, 83
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Glenn Charles “Chuck” Walbridge, 83, died Thursday, June 13, 2019.Born February 17, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Glen and Frances Walbridge. He grew up in Anderson, Indiana and was a graduate of Anderson High School and served for […]

  • A DOG GONE (BUT) GOOD STORY
    by Vince LaBarbera on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Ralph Knuth walks his neighbors’ dog, Digger, a male white lab who resembles his dog, Spirit, which he had to say good-bye to in March. Some sad stories have a relatively happy ending. That’s sort of the case for Ralph Knuth of Waynedale. On Ma […]

  • BIRD WATCHING CHOICES – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    There’s one house finch on the thistle seed feeder outside the window in front of my desk and a cardinal on a branch of the tree nearest the platform feeder but there are no birds on that feeder. There was a goldfinch on that feeder a few minutes a […]

  • PBS39 LAUNCHES WEATHER RADAR ON NEW CHANNEL
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    “Providing this new community service is in keeping with PBS39’s public service mission,” said general manager Bruce Haines. “Over the past few months we have noticed that easy access to weather radar and conditions is clearly important […]

  • June 21, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    GARAGE SALE Multi-family garage sales. Kilbourn Drive Household items, tools. June 28 & 29 9a-5p _________________ LOCAL HONEY Our honey is raw, local (from Fort Wayne & Waynedale Hives) and packed with pollen and nutrients fro […]

  • GETTING TOMATOES TO GROW
    by Daris Howard on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    My cousin Becky loves gardening about as much as I do. We often compare notes on what works and what doesn’t. “How do you do on your tomatoes?” she asked. “Oh, I do okay,” I said. “Do you do anything special?” “Not really,” I replied. “I do usua […]

  • WORK TOWARD YOUR OWN FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE DAY
    by Shawn D. Wall on June 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Once again, it’s time for fireworks, picnics and parades as the nation celebrates Independence Day. Collectively, we enjoy many liberties, but some freedoms can be elusive – and financial freedom is one of them. What actions can you take t […]

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