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  • ‘GRETA’ AND ‘UNSOLVED’ PROVIDE SLOW BURNING THRILLS – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on March 15, 2019 at 4:02 am

    In Greta, Frances McCullen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is grieving her mother’s death and trying to get on her feet in New York City when she finds a lost handbag on the subway. Despite her best friend and roommate, Erica’s (Maika Monroe), protests (“This is Manhattan, you find a bag on the subway, you call the bomb squad.”), Frances decides to return the bag to the add […]

  • NO ONE EATS ALONE AT MIAMI MIDDLE SCHOOL
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    A positive prevention initiative designed to promote inclusion in middle schools was celebrated at Miami Middle School in Fort Wayne on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Representatives from Managed Health Services (MHS) hosted an assembly in honor of National No One Eats Alone® Day, created by the non-profit Beyond Differences™. The event featured a bully […]

  • NEW SOARIN’ HAWK RAPTOR CENTER TO TAKE FLIGHT WITH 100K GRANT
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) recently presented a $100,000 check on behalf of the AEP Foundation empowering Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center to begin construction on our new operations facility.The donation equals approximately one-third of the cost of building the new facility at 17688 Lima Road. “This generous contribution from the A […]

  • THIS MIGHT BE MY LAST ARTICLE – News From The Hills
    by Alyce Faye Bragg on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    We awoke to snow covering our home in the hills, but the sun comes out sporadically and tries in earnest to melt it. There are bare spots showing now, but the air is still quite cold. The songbirds still flock to the bird feeder, with lots of bright cardinals and sassy blue jays. The smaller birds pick up seed underneath the feeder, and there is a big brown dove in t […]

  • Danny L. Archbold, 75
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Danny L. Archbold, 75, of Fort Wayne passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was born February 9, 1944 in Wells County to the late Marshall and Hilda (Schwartz) Archbold. Danny retired from Verizon after 41 years and was a member of the IBEW. After retirement, he worked for Avis at the Airport and then worked in Security at General Motors. He was a member of Wayn […]

  • SPRING PROJECTS COMING UP – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Trustee Stevenson awards Camdyn Childers the Academic Encouragement Award. Well, spring is just around the corner and that means we are busy with a couple of projects besides our usual township business; one project that is new for us this year is that we are a site for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program. The Tax-Aide Program offers free tax preparation fo […]

  • ANNOUNCING HOME LOAN PROGRAM – Message From The Mayor
    by Tom Henry - Fort Wayne Mayor on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Mayor Henry welcomes students from Fort Wayne’s Sister City of Takaoka, Japan.I’d like to congratulate the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department and the Fort Wayne Police Department for their collaboration on the Partner Officer Program. The Partner Officer Program began in the three Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation youth centers in January 2018 […]

  • Mid March Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    KAREN’S KITCHEN DONUTS When: Sat. March 16, 6a– 10a Where: Waynedale Masonic Lodge 7039 Elzey St. Cost: Free Will donation HOW TO OVERCOME NEGATIVITY IN A TURBULENT WORLD When: Sat. March 16, 11a Where: ArtLink Gallery, 300 E. Main St. Add’l: Learn powerful and practical methods to create a happy and peaceful state of mind amidst today’s busy world. Throug […]

  • WHO CAN YOU TRUST TO REDUCE STRESS OF ESTATE PLANNING?
    by Shawn D. Wall on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    When it’s time to do your estate planning – and it’s actually never too soon to begin – you may find the process, at first, to be somewhat bewildering. You’ll have many questions: What sort of arrangements should I make? Who should get what? And when? How can you address these and other issues? You’ll need to get some help. In drawing up your estate plan, you will n […]

  • POLICE SERVING UP FLAPJACKS
    by Michael Morrissey on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    President Rebekah Heingartner (right) pose with F.O.P.A. members during the breakfast event.Fort Wayne Police Department Patrolman Todd Hughes sat in the F.O.P.A. Lodge Hall, his pancake plate wiped clean except for an oozing puddle of warm maple syrup. Having just gotten off his second-shift patrol, Hughes was one of the many police officers and memb […]

  • REACHING THE HOMELESS
    by Michael Morrissey on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Sally Becker Segerson is doing the best that one woman can to provide Fort Wayne’s homeless population. The Fort Wayne philanthropist has been running her Street Reach for the Homeless service for about the last eight years, and the program continues to run strong, handing out much-needed clothes, make-shift shelters and food to those who are most needy in […]

  • STRIVING TO RAISE $1 MILLION FOR HIV/ AIDS SERVICES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Babylon/ After Dark will commemorate its 30th Annual AIDS Benefit. The staff and friends of Babylon/ After Dark have generously hosted this event for the past 30 years, raising over $970,000 historically for the Positive Resource Connection. The event includes a live auction filled with antiques, artwork and wonderful gifts […]

  • EMPOWERING POTENTIAL IN KIDS – Letter To The Editor
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Think back to your childhood. Did you have someone who cared about your well-being and progress? Whether a parent, friend of the family, or teacher, you likely had someone in your corner who had a vested interest in your success. What if you hadn’t had that person? You can be that person for a kid in our community, and it’s fun! We are writing with a challenge: Mak […]

  • NOT YOUR TYPICAL CASINO NIGHT, BUT IT’S ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE
    by Michael Morrissey on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Milo fetches balls with his owner, Zoe (right) during the event.As gambling games go, Milo’s ball fetch had to be the cutest of the night. The therapy dog and his owner, Turnstone Occupational Therapist Zoe Martin, made a contest out of seeing which ball the adorable 1 ½-year-old Golden Retriever would bring back after throwing him three different colored t […]

  • NEW FERTILIZERS & POLAR VORTEX – Homeowner Rx
    by Dave Umber on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Last week we got in our annual truckload of Scotts fertilizer. In my 45 years in the business, there hasn’t been a year go by that this wasn’t our go-to, top of the line, lawn fertilizer product for our customers. But over the last few years there has been a number of organic options available that have been getting quite popular. Following is info on 4 different k […]

  • EXPLORING POLLINATORS THROUGH FUN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    We can thank pollinators for many of our favorite foods. According to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, “Scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths, birds and bats, beetles, and other insects.” However, over the past couple decades, pollinators hav […]

  • March 15, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    GOLF CLUBS FOR SALE Good Beginner Sets of Golfing Clubs Titleist, Callaway, and Cobra. Also Have Wedge Sets. Please Call 260-444-4804 CALLING ALL QUILTERS! Don’t miss the Quilt Fair at the Huber Opera House & Civic Center, downtown Hicksville Ohio March 30 from 10-4, March 31 from 12-4. See quilts on display, vendors, demonstrators, quilt raffle, MOR […]

  • Rebecca Lee Swoverland, 76
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Rebecca Lee Swoverland, 76, of Ft.Wayne In, passed away Feb 20, 2019. She was born Feb 10,1943 in Bluffton In. to the late Charles Clifford and Helen Justine (Kumfer) Lipkey of Uniondale In. Rebecca was the Manager of the Timbercrest Truck Stop. She loved to help and volunteer at the Avalon Missionary Church in Waynedale. She is survived by her sisters, Cathy […]

  • Mid-March CHURCH EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    MOUNT CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCHwww.mtcalvaryftwayne.org 1819 Reservation Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46819 (260) 747-4121 Worship Times: All Year Saturday 5:00p Sunday 8:00a Sunday 10:45a Sunday 9:30-10:30a Bible Study for Grades K-5 Preschool Sunday School Youth Bible Study Adult Bible Study Lent Services 6p: March 20, March 27, April 3 . . . KINDERGARTEN RO […]

  • MONROEVILLE PARK IMPROVEMENTS GROUNDBREAKING – MARCH 25
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Officials with the Town of Monroeville and the Monroeville Park Board are excited to announce a groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Monday, March 25th, to celebrate the official start of the Monroeville Community Park Improvements Project and the first of many quality of life improvements to be completed within East Allen’s Rural Revival Regiona […]

  • HAPPY 70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 15, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Tom and Dorothy Andrews celebrated their 70th anniversary on March 12, 2019. They have 3 children, Diane (Dave) Scheer, Tom (Jody) Andrews, and David (deceased), They are proud grandparents of Alyssa, Tyler and Korey. […]

  • DONALD “DON” C. GOSS, 87
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 14, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    DONALD “DON” C. GOSS, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Born March 20, 1931, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of the late Wesley and Lois (Bowser) Goss. He taught at Elmhurst High School for 54 years as an Art and Theater teacher. He had a passion for theater and iris flowers. He maintained a collection of Giant Bearded Iris flowers […]

  • PRAIRIE GROVE CHAPEL SEEKS HISTORIC DESIGNATION
    by Alex Cornwell on March 1, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Courtesy photo submitted as a part of the Local Historic Designation petition. Photo by Joan M. Smith, 2018.Recently, the city’s Fort Wayne Historic Preservation Commission unanimously approved a Local Historic Designation of the Prairie Grove Chapel and Cemetery. This comes as a huge first step for the longstanding property that predates the origina […]

  • CELEBRATING QUILTERS AND QUILTS WHILE RESTORING AN OPERA HOUSE – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Novice quilter Chris Winters is hard at work on his second quilt project.The third Saturday of March is International Quilting Day and this year a new quilter will be counted amongst us. A couple of months ago I got an E-mail from 20-year-old Chris Winters asking me if I could teach him how to quilt. I invited him to come down to my studio so I could learn more about […]

  • TO EVERY SEASON – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Recently an employee experienced the passing of her father. When someone I know loses a parent, I think about the loss of my parents. Some of the words to “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by the Byrds pop into my mind, “To everything, there is a season… A time to be born, a time to die… A time to plant, a time to reap… A time to laugh, a time to weep… A time to danc […]

  • ‘OUR FUTURE IS NOW’ – Message From The Mayor
    by Tom Henry - Fort Wayne Mayor on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    I delivered my 12th State of the City address at the Grand Wayne Center recently. The theme was “Our Future is Now,” with an emphasis on the excitement and revitalization being experienced in downtown, record investments in neighborhood infrastructure improvements, and a continued commitment to public safety. The optimism and positive momentum we’re s […]

  • FRANKLIN ELECTRIC CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF ‘MOVING FORWARD’
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Franklin Electric Co., Inc. is proud to announce 2019 as the company’s 75-year anniversary. A lot has changed at Franklin Electric since E.J. (Ed) Schaefer and T.W. (Wayne) Kehoe founded the company in 1944 in Bluffton, Indiana. Since then, we have grown from a small motor manufacturing company into a leading global provider of systems and components for m […]

  • RESERVED YOUTH TURKEY HUNTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Youth hunters, i.e., those who will be younger than age 18 on the day of the hunt, may apply for reserved turkey hunts March 18-29. The youth wild turkey hunting season is April 20 and 21 on selected DNR properties. Youth hunters or an adult representing them must register in person or by phone during the normal office hours for the property they wish to hunt. Hun […]

  • Upcoming March Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    46TH FORT WAYNE HOME & GARDEN SHOW When: Thurs. Feb. 28 through Sun. March 3 Where: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Add’l: With more than 650 exhibitors each year, the Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show is the place to see the latest in contemporary home and garden products and services. From seminars by knowledgeable home and garden experts, to beautifu […]

  • HONOR FLIGHT URGES KOREAN CONFLICT VETERANS TO APPLY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Honor Flight Northeast Indiana is encouraging all veterans from the Korean conflict to send in their application to participate on a future Honor Flight to Washington D.C. “The time is now” states Dennis Covert, President of HFNEI. “There are countless veterans from this era who are refraining from completing their applications. Whether they feel that s […]

  • Margaret E. Foland Bauer, 101
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Margaret E. Foland Bauer, age 101, of Fort Wayne peacefully passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019. She was born January 24, 1918 to the late Clarence and Katherine Foland. She was the first female in the South Side High School Marching Band. She worked at Stillman’s Department Stores for 25 years and Montgomery Ward for 10 years. She was a member of the Fort W […]

  • A SILLY FEATURE FILM AND TWO THOUGHTFUL DOCUMENTARIES – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    In V, Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a sports agent who gets passed up for partnership in the agency and is told that she does not connect well with men. The next day, at her friend’s bachelorette party, she talks to a “psychic,” Sister (Erykah Badu), who gives her drugged tea and, unintentionally, the ability to hear men’s thoughts. While Ali and her assistant […]

  • March – CHURCH EVENTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    SOUTHWEST ASSEMBLY OF GODwww.swagfw.com 7702 Smith Rd Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (260) 747-9324 Worship Times: Sunday 10a Wednesday 7p Every Month @ 6:30pm: – 2nd Thursday Men’s Group; – 3rd Thursday Youth Thrive; – 4th Thursday Women’s Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OSSIAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCHwww.ossianumc.org 201 W. Mill Street […]

  • FAIR HOUSING SUMMIT REGISTRATION OPEN
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Registration is now open for the 2019 Fair Housing Summit, which features Kevin Boyle, the author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. The Summit is hosted by the City of Fort Wayne’s Metropolitan Human Relations Commission and Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services and is set for April 18, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1: […]

  • PUT TOGETHER A PROFESSIONAL TEAM TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS
    by Shawn D. Wall on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    As you work toward achieving your goals in life, you will need to make moves that contain financial, tax and legal elements, so you may want to get some help – from more than one source. Specifically, you might want to put together a team comprised of your financial advisor, your CPA or other tax professional, and your attorney. Together, this team can help you w […]

  • A HORDE OF SPARROWS – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    I looked out the dining room window one morning and was astounded at the sparrows; house sparrows. They covered the ground, as numerous as dead leaves in the fall. They lined every branch of the bush near the window. They crowded the bird feeder. I read in Birds of America that house sparrows gather in immense flocks. I’d seen flocks of house sparrows before but […]

  • PATRICK WAS A SAINT, BUT I AIN’T
    by Vince LaBarbera on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    (l-r) Sisters Fidelis Hunt, OSF, and Agnes Marie Regan, OSF, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Rome in 2006 with Marty LaBarbera and the late Cheryl Mowan.Most folks generally know that St. Patrick is a saint of the Catholic Church, and that his feast day is observed on March 17 (the day he died). And many may have heard about what made him a saint in the eyes of t […]

  • SPRING IS NEAR – News From The Hills
    by Alyce Faye Bragg on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The sun is trying valiantly to peek out this morning, after several days of rain. This month has behaved in true February fashion, with soggy ground and plenty of rain. The yard looks bare and forlorn; with all the snow gone, winter’s debris can be seen clearly. The occasional sunbeam reveals windows streaked by the grime that winter has left behind. It is the d […]

  • March 1, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on March 1, 2019 at 5:01 am

    TRUCK FOR SALE 1992 F150 4×4 Pickup Truck, Stick Shift, Mileage Under 90,000 $1,000, Call 260-747-2204 LOCAL HONEY Our honey is raw, local (from Fort Wayne & Waynedale Hives) and packed with pollen and nutrients from the area. Order Online At www. SouthwestHoney.com Or pickup at The Waynedale News 2505 Lwr Huntington Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 CALL […]

  • ISN’T IT ROMANTIC? – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on February 15, 2019 at 5:02 am

    This Valentine’s Day, instead of going to the theater to see a standard romantic comedy, you might choose instead to see Isn’t It Romantic? the sendup of romcoms starring Rebel Wilson, Priyanka Chopra, and Liam Hemsworth. In the movie, Natalie (Wilson) works at an architecture firm with her best friends Whitney (Betty Gilpin) and Josh (Adam Devine). She do […]

  • INDIAN VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD – Letter To The Editor
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    To our Indian Village Neighborhood and Friends,During dismissal time at Indian Village, we are experiencing an increase in the number of cars that are coming by the school right at our dismissal time at the end of our school day. We are asking our patrons and neighborhood friends to avoid the intersection of Wenonah Lane and Ojibway Trail in front of the schoo […]

  • FOUR GENERATIONS OF FAMILY, ALL BORN IN FEBRUARY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Justine Walter born on Feb. 21st 1924 and her husband Charlie moved to Dunkelberg Road, which was a small country road surrounded by cornfields in 1962. They raised 8 children and lived there until 2004. Both were active members of the American Legion Post 241 where Charlie was a past commander and a member of the Honor Guard. They were also memb […]

  • HELLEBORES WILL WITHSTAND THE WINTER – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    As we grow weary of winter weather, one of the most delightful perennials to have for your shade garden is the helleborus plant. They are commonly called Lenten rose. These plants are native to Europe from Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Turkey, Greece, & Italy. Hellebores will thrive in gardens with rich organic soil that is well-drained. Choose a north or […]

  • SHOW OUR COMMUNITY SOME LOVE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Most of us love our community and want the best for it. It’s our home. It’s where we live, work, learn, play, and raise our families. And yet, it’s easy to go about our daily lives without ever stopping to think, what can I do to make my community better? I get it. We are all busy. And it’s easy to assume that someone else will do what needs doing. But if there’s one thin […]

  • IT’S TOURNAMENT TIME AT FORT WAYNE SPORT CLUB
    by Michael Morrissey on February 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Usually quieter during the winter months, the Fort Wayne Sport Club was brimming with activity on a recent February evening. The group hosted their annual Corn Hole and Euchre Tournament, attracting nearly 100 members of the public looking for fun times, good food, and warm companionship.For a cost of just $15, folks could come into the club, located at 310 […]

  • KOHL’S GRANTS 10K TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana received a grant from the Kohl’s National Giving Program. On Thursday, January 31, 2019, the area Kohl’s District and Store Managers gathered to present a $10,000 donation to the Agency. “Giving back to the communities our Kohl’s associates and customers call home has always been the heart of who we are as a com […]

  • THE HISTORY OF PRESIDENTS’ DAY – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on February 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Presidents’ Day is on February 18th this year, and a few years ago I did some research on that topic that I would like to share with you again. When I was growing up, we didn’t have a holiday called Presidents’ Day. There were two United States presidents that we honored in February—Abraham Lincoln whose birthday was on February 12th and George Washington, born […]

  • MAMAJO CONTINUES PROGRESS – Message From The Mayor
    by Tom Henry - Fort Wayne Mayor on February 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Construction crews lowered the first piece of MamaJo into the ground on February 4, 2019. Progress continues on Fort Wayne’s deep rock sewer tunnel project. The deep rock sewer tunnel is a significant portion of the effort to clean Fort Wayne’s rivers and protect neighborhoods from basement back-ups and street flooding. The project also supports o […]

  • DELORES “DODIE” (JOHNSON) HENEMYER, 92
    by The Waynedale News Staff on February 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Delores “Dodie” (Johnson) Henemyer, 92, passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, after a brief illness. Dodie was born the youngest of eight children in challenging circumstances and not expected to live long. She overcame the odds many times in life to become a loving wife and mother whose kindness and compassion knew no bounds, and […]

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF LIFE INSURANCE
    by Shawn D. Wall on February 15, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Think about your loved ones. What will their future be like? Can you picture them living in your house many years from now? Can you picture your children going to college? Can you picture your spouse or partner enjoying a comfortable retirement? These are all pleasant visions – but what if you weren’t in these pictures? If you were no longer around, you’d leav […]

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