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  • WINTER – CHURCH EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:07 am

    PEACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCHwww.PeaceLutheranfw.org 4900 Fairfield Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46807 (260) 744-3869 Worship Times: Sun. 9a Bible Class Sun. 10:30a Midweek Service: Wed. 6:30p . . . FOOD TRUCKS & FARMERS MARKET When: Thursdays from 5-8pm Where: 4900 Fairfield Ave. Who: Community Why: Providing a place for our neighbors to purchase hea […]

  • WAYNEDALE SET TO EXCEED EXPECTATIONS IN 2019
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:02 am

    As we enter 2019, it’s incredible to look around and see what our community has become! In just the past year, Waynedale has continued to grow and improve in ways that many did not think was possible, just a few years ago. For our recently added features, we can thank a hand-full of residents and businesses for leading the initiatives and envisioning a better […]

  • BETTY JEAN HETRICK, 93
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    BETTY JEAN HETRICK, 93, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Hospice Home. Betty was born February 24, 1925 in Topeka, Indiana to the late Leonard and Beatrice (Hall) Ross. She was a graduate from Wawaka High School. Betty worked at General Telephone in her early years and then worked with her husband, Burt with his trucking and soil busin […]

  • FORMER OWNERS RETURN TO SERVE REMARKABLE DISHES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Mark and Alice Castleman are back as the new owners of Waynewood Inn with a mission to restore the business to the greatness it once was, in memory of an original owner, Dick Teusch. The Castlemans bring 36 years of combined experience in the restaurant business and share a passion of rebuilding the legacy of Waynewood Inn. Mark and Alice are working for Waynew […]

  • WATERFURNACE DONATES $34,000 TO USO OF INDIANA
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The United Service Organization (USO) of Indiana recently received a donation of $34,000 from WaterFurnace International, Inc. The check was presented to USO dignitaries during a recent news conference at the company’s corporate headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Leaders of the 122nd Air National Guard were also in attendance. “We’re thr […]

  • K9 “BULLET” PASSES AWAY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    It is with regret that I inform you that K9 Officer Gary Griffith’s retired partner K9 Bullet passed away this morning at approximately 08:40. K9 Bullet was born July 3, 2006. She joined the ranks of the Fort Wayne Police K9 Unit May 4, 2009. She retired February 1, 2017 with 8 years of service. Bullet spent her entire career working B-shift with Gary. She was a […]

  • FWA COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION ON NEW TERMINAL ROAD
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    There was a ribbon cutting for the new terminal entrance road on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fort Wayne International Airport’s Cell Phone Lot. Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) has completed construction on its new terminal entrance road. The new road introduces a new entrance leading up to the main terminal building, as well as n […]

  • ROBERT SHOEMAKER JACKSON III “BOB JACKSON,” 80
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    ROBERT SHOEMAKER JACKSON III “BOB JACKSON,” 80, passed away peacefully with his family surrounding him at Coventry Meadows Assisted Living in Fort Wayne. Born in Corning New York to Robert Shoemaker Jackson II (1920-1997) and Virginia (Bolton) Jackson (1910-1987). He graduated from Howe Military School 1956 and joined the Army Reserves. Primar […]

  • HEALTHYSTART CLASSES HELP RESIDENTS BE HEALTHY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Every January, millions of people make resolutions or goals for the new year. What goals do you have for 2019? If you said to get healthy, you’re not alone. The top New Year’s resolutions people make are to lose weight, eat healthier, and improve their life. “Resolutions or goals are a great way to make start the year off on the right foot. Unfort […]

  • IT’S JANUARY JOB JAR LIST TIME – Homeowner Rx
    by Dave Umber on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    You made it! You made it once again to the end of the holiday season. So now what? How about just hunker down in your Lazyboy with a good book and wait until spring? Well just wait a minute. I have a few suggestions! Get out your pencil – take notes! It’s January job jar list time! I bet there are a few here that you didn’t think of! Winter has finally arrived […]

  • TIME FOR A NEW YEAR – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Gingham Dog and Calico Cat at 12:30 just before the spat! Hand embroidered summer blanket circa 1960. Happy New Year dear Waynedale Readers! By the time you read this, Meteorological Winter is half over. Winter weather hasn’t been too bad and the time keeps flying by. I guess it is part and parcel of a new year that we think of time, the one thing we can never mak […]

  • PLANNING FOR SPRING – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    January is the time when gardeners’ thoughts turn to spring and the arrival of seed catalogs in the mail bring the excitement of garden plans. The advantages to growing seeds include the numbers of varieties available, the ability to control the conditions under which they are grown, saving money, and the satisfaction of watching the fruits of your labor […]

  • JANUARY 18, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    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 seasonal allergies. Order Online At www.SouthwestHoney.com Or pickup at The Waynedale News 2505 Lwr Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 ENJOY […]

  • UPCOMING WINTER EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    VINTAGE HAM RADIO AUCTION When: Fri. Jan. 18, 6:30p Where: Good Shepherd Church, 4700 Vance Ave, Fort Wayne Add’l: Over 50 Vintage Ham Radios to be auctioned. More information www.fwrc.info or Facebook Contact: bplummer867@gmail.com MICHIANA REGIONAL SEED SWAP When: Sat. Jan. 19, 9a-1p Where: Goshen High School Add’l: Join fellow gardeners, grow […]

  • POSITIVE NEW YEAR CHANGES – Message From The Mayor
    by Tom Henry - Fort Wayne Mayor on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    I wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year! One of the most anticipated events of 2019 is the completion of Promenade Park, the first phase of Riverfront Fort Wayne, located at 202 W. Superior St. The grand opening celebration will be June 21 – 23. I’ll share much more about the celebration in the coming months. You can view the progres […]

  • GEORGE L. TYNER, 93
    by The Waynedale News Staff on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    GEORGE L. TYNER, 93, of rural Yoder, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at home. He was born August 12, 1925 in Gilford County, North Carolina to the late Cossie and Lena (Jones) Tyner. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He was a lifelong farmer and drove truck for Kroger for 25 years. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus and St. Aloysius Cat […]

  • CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Bandersnatch, streaming on Netflix and produced by the team behind the series Black Mirror, offers viewers a first-of-its-kind experience, bringing the Choose Your Own Adventure format popular in the ‘80s and ‘90s to the usually passive activity of watching a movie. The overall story of the film follows Stefan Butler (Fionn Whitehead) as he tries to […]

  • TAKING A GLANCE AT 2019 – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Well, it’s been a wonderful holiday season for me, and now I am looking forward to all the possibilities promised by a new year. As I begin my fourth term as your Wayne Township Trustee, I feel so fortunate to be able to continue with the important work we do here of helping people. Along with carrying out our statutory duties of providing township assistance t […]

  • REVIEW YOUR FIXED-INCOME STRATEGY AS INTEREST RATES RISE
    by Shawn Wall on January 18, 2019 at 5:01 am

    When interest rates rise, the value of your fixed-income investments, such as bonds, will typically fall. If this happens, how should you respond? First of all, it’s important to understand this inverse correlation between interest rates and bond prices. Essentially, when interest rates rise, investors won’t pay you full price for your bonds becau […]

  • DUMPLIN’ IS A TREAT TO WATCH – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on December 21, 2018 at 5:02 am

    In my last column of the 2018, I am reviewing two movies that each focus on difficult relationships between women that come to disastrous (in the case of The Favorite) or heartwarming ends (in Dumplin’). The Favorite reminded me of a cross between Mean Girls and Marie Antoinette and centers on two ladies vying for the affection of the queen. Set in the early 1 […]

  • STATE PARK PROPERTIES OFFER NEW YEAR’S DAY HIKES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Usher in 2019 with other outdoor lovers at one of the many First Day Hikes offered Jan. 1 at Indiana’s state parks. First Day Hikes are a healthy way to start 2019 and a chance to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and connect with friends. Information on First Day events in Indiana is at StateParks.IN.gov/2420.htm The guided hikes are organized by Indiana […]

  • ARE YOU KEEPING WARM, SAFELY? – Homeowner Rx
    by Dave Umber on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    A customer came in last week and was having a little electrical problem. He said that all of the sudden the circuit breaker that was connected to his living room outlets kept tripping. The first thing I asked him was if there was something new he was plugging into an outlet. “Just a little electric heater” was his response. This time of year we get quite a few q […]

  • RIVERFRONT PHASES II AND III NOW UNDERWAY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Riverfront Fort Wayne Phases II and III are now underway with a focus on planning and design for downtown riverfront development beyond Phase I, which is the design and construction of Promenade Park. Professionals from DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, the landscape architecture and urban design firm contracted to lead Phases II and III of Riverfront Fort Wa […]

  • December 21, 2018 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    FOR SALE 20HP Simplicity Tractor with 50 inch mower deck40 inch Snow Blower with chains and weightsToro Snow Thrower, 24 inch, 7HP Call Bruce 747-6237LOCAL 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 w […]

  • CHRISTMAS BUREAU DRIVE – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Another Christmas has arrived, and here at Wayne Township we are feeling the glow of having achieved another successful Christmas Bureau Drive (serving more families and children than ever before) and also of holding our 7th Annual Holiday Celebration at the McMillen Park Community Center on Saturday, December 15. As I have shared with you before, this ev […]

  • NEW YEAR’S FINANCIAL RESOLUTIONS
    by Shawn Wall on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    As the year winds down, you may want to look ahead to see which areas of your life you can improve in 2019. Perhaps you’ll decide to exercise more, eat healthier foods, reconnect with old friends or volunteer at a school or charitable organization. All these goals are certainly worthwhile – but you also may want to add some New Year’s financial resolutio […]

  • UPCOMING DEC. & JAN. EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    VINTAGE HAM RADIO AUCTION When: Fri. Jan. 18, 6:30p Where: Good Shepherd Church, 4700 Vance Ave, Fort Wayne Add’l: Over 50 Vintage Ham Radios to be auctioned. More information www.fwrc.info or Facebook Contact: bplummer867@gmail.com KICKBOXING IN THE FORT VI When: Wed. Jan. 26, 7p Where: 12124 Lima Road Fort Wayne In. 46818 Who: Sud N Impact Gym Add&rsquo […]

  • HOLIDAY CAB SERVICE RETURNS – Message From The Mayor
    by Tom Henry - Fort Wayne Mayor on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Chief of Police Steve Reed and Holiday Cab joined me recently to announce the return of the program that provides free cab rides home to impaired drivers during this holiday season. In its 31st year of service, the Holiday Cab program runs from Thursday, December 20th to Tuesday, January 1st from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. each day. I’m appreciative of the comm […]

  • INDIANA NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION INCREASES AS CAUTION GROWS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The U.S. Census Bureau recently released statewide totals for statewide building permits issued in October and shows 1,470 single-family permits were pulled. This number is up 15% from September of 2018, when 1,277 permits were pulled. The 1,470 permits pulled in October of 2018 are up 4% from the 1,416 permits pulled in October of 2017. The single family […]

  • A CHILDHOOD’S JOY LAND
    by Vince LaBarbera on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    One of my favorite songs is “Toyland.” Even well past the Christmas season, I find myself humming its melody from time to time. Actually, “Toyland” is not really a Christmas carol at all, but it obviously is played throughout the holiday season because of its subject matter. For the record, on January 21, 1903, “The Wizard of Oz,” a musical fanta […]

  • POINSETTIAS FOR CHRISTMAS – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Poinsettias have been associated with Christmas for a very long time. Franciscan friars in Mexico began incorporating this plant into celebrations in the 17th century. The star-shaped leaf pattern represents the Star of Bethlehem and the red color of the brachts symbolizes the blood of Christ in his crucifixion. Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first ambassa […]

  • 40 YEARS OF FORT WAYNE DANCE COLLECTIVE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC) is celebrating its 40th birthday with a special event taking place on January 23rd, 2019, from 6-9PM at the FWDC offices: 437 E. Berry St. Suite 203, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. This free event will celebrate FWDC’s 40-year history of promoting diversity, innovation and inclusion through music and rhythm. The event will b […]

  • “BLUE” SHARES MESSAGE WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Saint Elizabeth Ann Senton Catholic school hosted the Indianapolis Colt’s official mascot, an anthropomorphic jersey wearing blue horse, Blue. When Middle School students entered the gym, they walked into a music playing, exciting atmosphere. The only information that had been shared with them was that they were going to hear a talk about the importa […]

  • Shirley D. Morken, 76
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Shirley D. Morken, 76, passed away November 15, 2018 in Fort Wayne surrounded by her loving family. Shirley was born in Arkansas to the late Clarence and Jewell Bryan. She worked at several high-end restaurants in Fort Wayne including Carriage Inn and Café Johnell. She also worked at Lutheran Hospital for many years. Shirley will be remembered for the kind […]

  • SPECIAL MOMENTS IN THE WILD – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    One wintry morning a few days ago, a day when the sky was gray and snowy, blown by a strong cold wind, I went driving on a country road, hoping to see some wildlife activity, an uncommon bird, or maybe a mammal that should have been holed up for the winter. I didn’t expect to see much wildlife, but I wanted to get out, to leave my computer and the TV for a time.Soon aft […]

  • DEC. & JAN. – CHURCH EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    PEACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCHwww.PeaceLutheranfw.org 4900 Fairfield Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46807 (260) 744-3869 Worship Times: Sun. 9a Bible Class Sun. 10:30a Midweek Service: Wed. 6:30p . . . CHRISTMAS SERVICES Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: 12/24 – 6:30p.m. Christmas Day Service: 12/25 – 10:00a.m. New Year’s Eve Service: 12/ […]

  • COMMUNITY MEMBERS & BUSINESSES HELP HOMELESS VETS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The holiday season is a special time of year in which many feel the need to give back and remember the less fortunate. This year leading up to the holidays, the Waynedale Community Improvement Team and the Southeast Waynedale Neighborhood Association partnered together to raise funds and collect gift certificates from local businesses to bring Christmas […]

  • PET FOOD PANTRY OPENS IN WAYNEDALE
    by Michael Morrissey on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    The Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry will be open every other Saturday beginning in January 2019 at 2502 Church St. in Waynedale. “We are very excited to be a part of the Waynedale Community and look forward to building local relationships”. Pet food distributions start on January 12 and are every other Saturday thereafter from 11am-12pm. For assistance a […]

  • ALLEN COUNTY NOW “STORMREADY”
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    Allen County has been recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady Community. National Weather Service officials from Syracuse, Indiana, made the formal presentation recognizing the designation during the Allen County Commissioners legislative session today.The StormReady program gives communities the skills and education needed […]

  • “YOUNG SNOW” COVERS THE HILLS – News From The Hills
    by Alyce Faye Bragg on December 21, 2018 at 5:01 am

    A heavy frost covered the ground this morning, sparkling in the approaching sunlight that is beginning to bathe our hills. I am reminded of Mom’s remarking on a frost such as this, “It looks like a young snow!” Our days have been unusually mild for the month of December, and it makes a person wonder if we will have a white Christmas. I don’t trust these un […]

  • 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 […]

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