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  • COMMUNITY HARVEST HOSTS STATE REPS. FOR HUNGER DISCUSSION
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Community Harvest hosted several Indiana State Senators and Representatives on Wednesday, August 21 for a food bank tour and discussion on hunger relief in northeast Indiana. This is part of a larger effort to find sustainable solutions

  • HOW SHOULD YOU RESPOND TO WILD SWINGS IN FINANCIAL MARKETS?
    by Shawn D. Wall on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    What’s going on with the financial markets? Specifically, what’s behind the price swings of the past several weeks? And, more important, how should you, as an individual investor, respond? To begin with, the recent volatility was not rea

  • INDIANA TECH’S WARRIOR PARK OFFICIALLY OPENS
    by Michael Morrissey on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    If you’ve noticed a bit more orange and white as you motor down South Calhoun Street these days, there’s good reason for it. A brand-new facility is flashing up the venerable south-side thoroughfare, beaming the orange and white pride of In

  • FALL IS COMING SOON – News From The Hills
    by Alyce Faye Bragg on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Twilight trails dusky fingers across the land tonight, cooling the edges of the sun-scorched day and bringing night to the hills once more. There is a definite note of fall felt in the air now, reflected in the cooler nights and seen in the mor

  • FORT WAYNE PETS RANK 10TH IN MOST CASES OF HEARTWORM
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) issued the Top 10 Cities Heartworm Report reflecting positive heartworm test results from the last 30 to 45 days with Indianapolis, Indiana, ranking #4 and Fort Wayne ranking #10 in the nation

  • Upcoming September Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE SHOW & CRUISE-IN When: Labor Day, Mon. Sept. 2, 8a-2:30p Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles #248, 4940 Bluffton Rd. 46809 Add’l: Car Show, 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes, Drink, Breakfast and Lunch Specials. Cash pr

  • HOME REMEDIES – Homeowner Rx
    by Dave Umber on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Vinegar and what!! My wonderful wife told me the other day that it was time again to clean the walls of our fiberglass shower stall. I’ve spent many Saturday afternoons scrubbing with all sorts of cleansers, creams and contraptions mostly t

  • BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY PROJECT WINS FORT WAYNE SOUP FUNDING
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    On July 25, Paula Booth, coordinator for Monarchs and Milkweed project, was voted winner of Fort Wayne’s third event of 2019. Monarchs and Milkweed is a project to convert 2000 square feet of Concordia Lutheran High School’s outdoor campu

  • CHOOSING A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
    by Daris Howard on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    When I first met my wife, she was a music major and played in a dance band. I was in athletics. My children have tended to follow their mother’s interests more than mine. Every one of them is an excellent musician. To be honest, I do play the harmo

  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ANNOUNCES NEW SOUTHEAST FORT WAYNE PARTNERSHIP
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne & Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center are pleased to announce a new partnership in the Mount Vernon Park Neighborhood of southeast Fort Wayne. Habitat is honored to come alongs

  • Mary Lou Rethlake, 64
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Mary Lou Rethlake, 64, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Born on June 27, 1955 in Limestone, Maine to the late Jim and Marge (Blackstone) Shelton. She was a teacher’s aide at Waynedale Elementary School for many years.

  • BEWARE OF COUNTY TREASURER IMPERSONATOR
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Allen County Treasurer’s office has received reports of possible scams being perpetrated on the citizens of Allen County. A person claiming to represent the Treasurer’s office came to a taxpayer’s home and said they were there to co

  • PHONE ‘SILENCE IS GOLDEN’
    by Vince LaBarbera on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    “Silence is golden” is a proverbial saying often used in circumstances where it is thought that saying nothing is preferable to speaking. That proverb could apply today for many cell-phone users. When it comes to communicating with one an

  • MASON’S COOK-OUT FOR COMMUNITY
    by Michael Morrissey on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Bob and Sara Frock have been involved with the Waynedale Masonic Lodge for so long, they knew exactly how great the group’s annual cookouts and picnics are. The Fort Wayne couple was parked at one of the long, stretching tables inside the Way

  • GRASSLAND HABITAT WORKSHOPS FOR PRIVATE LANDOWNERS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Private landowners are invited to attend upcoming native grassland and pollinator habitat workshops offered this summer and fall. Each workshop will be led by DNR Grasslands for Gamebirds and Songbirds (GGS) biologists. During the wor

  • September Worship & Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCHwww.StThereseFW.org 2304 Lower Huntington Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46819 (260) 747-9139 Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8a – 3p Mass Times: Sunday 8:00 am & 11a Weekdays T & Th 5:30p W & F 8:30a Saturday 8a & 5

  • KILLDEER, SHOREBIRD OF THE FIELDS – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    I was driving near home one cool, clear pleasant morning recently when I saw the birds. Two of them. They flew up from the side of the road, almost beside me, then across the road in front of me. The instant I saw them, instinctively, I stomped on

  • TROUBLE ON THE DANCE FLOOR
    by Erica Jones on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    On August 2 around 10:00pm, a gentleman collapsed on the dance floor at the American Legion Post 241. “Everything happened so quickly, I didn’t realize what was happening until I saw a group of people huddled up on the floor.” Commander Ken H

  • FORT WAYNE NATIVE IS YOUNG ECO-HERO AWARD WINNER
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Sammie Vance (age 10) is one of the sixteen young environmental activists from across the globe honored by Action For Nature as a 2019 Young Eco-Hero, an award that recognizes eco-conscious youth aged 8 to 16 for their creative initiatives

  • FREE LAND OFFERED TO NEW URBAN FARMERS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Allen County Community Development Corporation (ACCDC) and Purdue Extension – Allen County are partnering to offer a voucher for a free parcel of land to individuals completing the Urban Agriculture Certificate (UAC) program. The U

  • HOOSIERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY HOSTS “MEAT” THE NEED BENEFIT
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry will be holding its annual “Meat” the Need Benefit on Saturday, September 7th, 2019, at Kruse Plaza in Auburn, Indiana. This event will consist of a buffet-style dinner catered by Dutch Heritage, raffles, s

  • THE WALL OF OPPORTUNITY – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Looking over job postings on the “Wall of Opportunity”I’m looking forward to attending the Annual Labor Day Picnic at Headwaters Park again this year (Monday, September 2nd, from 11AM to 3PM). It’s a big event; well over a thousand people c

  • FLAMINGO FUN! – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Janice Bradtmiller’s a People’s Choice award winning Flamingo quilt with its card trick pattern border.Once again, I had a great time at the Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas Association Show. The corn-on-the-cob still at $1 an ear wa

  • ‘AMERICAN FACTORY’ DEPICTS CULTURE CLASH IN THE RUST BELT – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    American Factory, a new Netflix Original documentary, follows a group of workers after a General Motors plant closes in Dayton, Ohio and a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in its place. As the 2,000 American workers transition to t

  • August 30, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    FULL TIME HELP WANTED Merry Maids. Monday thru Friday. No weekends. Day time hours. Paid Vacations. Enjoy your paid holidays off. Paid training starting at $9.00 an hour. Wages increase after training. Must have own car. Driver’s licens

  • MILKWEED, MONARCHS & MORE! – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by Marla McAfee on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    There is a great deal of interest in the support for monarch butterflies in the past few years! The decline of milkweed growing wild with the increased use of herbicides over the years is one of the factors in their population decline as well.

  • ADULT CIVICS EDUCATION COURSE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 30, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Registration is open for the Allen County Bar Foundation’s annual six-week Constitution 101 course, which starts Oct. 1. This popular non-credit class uses the high school “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” textbook as t

  • Late Aug. Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    KAREN’S KITCHEN DONUTS When: Sat. August 17, 6a– 10a Where: Waynedale Masonic Lodge 7039 Elzey St. Cost: Free Will donation CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE SHOW & CRUISE-IN When: Labor Day, Mon. Sept. 2, 8a-2:30p Where: Fraternal Order of Eag

  • Justine R. (Brite) Walter, 95
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Justine R. (Brite) Walter, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at her home. Born Feb. 21, 1924 on a farm near Preble, she was the daughter of Julius and Gertrude (Geels) Brite. She graduated from Decatur Catholic High S

  • Nöella Kruse, 101
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Nöella Kruse, 101, of Fort Wayne, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Hospice Home. She was born on Jan. 23, 1918, in Lublé, France. She married Henri Janssens, losing him during World War II in Belgium. She then met and married Charles Kru

  • SLOW. STOP. STAY. SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Allen County’s four public school districts, with the support of Parkview Health Trauma Services, launched a public service campaign reminding drivers to stop for school buses. East Allen County Schools, Fort Wayne Community Schools,

  • ‘THE FAREWELL’ DELIVERS DRAMA & LAUGHS – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    “Based on a true lie,” The Farewell is the story of a family concealing from its matriarch, Nai Nai (Shuzen Zhao), that she is dying from lung cancer. The story opens on Billi (Awkwafina) struggling to make ends meet and find her way as a young w

  • HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN SAVES LIVES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross, with the help of its partners, reached at least 26 lives saved in Indiana through the national Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. Since its launch in 2014, the Home Fire Campaign saved at least 610 liv

  • John M. “Jack” Sallee, 88
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    John M. “Jack” Sallee, 88, of Fort Wayne passed away on July 25, 2019. He was born on March 24, 1931, in Lowell, Indiana, a son of the late John Sallee and Neva (Iliff) Losievski. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He worked as a truck dr

  • Late Aug. Events & Worship
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCHwww.StThereseFW.org 2304 Lower Huntington Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46819 (260) 747-9139 Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8a – 3p Mass Times: Sunday 8:00 am & 11a Weekdays T & Th 5:30p W & F 8:30a Saturday 8a & 5

  • SENIOR CITIZENS DAY IN THE US – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the contributions senior citizens make in communities across the United States. It is annually observed on August 21. Some people celebrated Senior Citizens Day on August 14 as it was the day US pr

  • PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON OUTDOOR EMERGENCY WARNINGS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    The Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Institute and the Allen County Emergency Management Advisory Council are seeking public input via an online survey about how Allen County residents get information during severe wea

  • STRATEGIES FOR GROWING EDIBLES LATER INTO THE SEASON
    by Melinda Myers on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Don’t let fall or potentially frosty temperatures stop you from enjoying garden-fresh produce. Extend the nutritional value and homegrown flavor into your fall and early winter meals with the help of short season crops and season extend

  • MURAL BRINGS COLOR TO WAYNEDALE’S BUSINESS DISTRICT
    by Michael Morrissey on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Photo by Ray SteupA local business is sporting a brand new color-spangled wall to help celebrate a recent Waynedale event, as well as its long-time existence at its current location. A new mural is splashed all over the side of the Hair Affa

  • August 16, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    GARAGE SALE August 16 & 17 9105 Bluffton Road @ Villa Drive 9am-5pm No reasonable offers refused on great quality merchandise. _________________ LOCAL HONEY Our honey is raw, local (from Fort Wayne & Waynedale Hives) and packed w

  • FIRST-EVER INDIANA UTERUS DONATIONS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    This past month, an Indiana woman in her 30s died unexpectedly and became an organ, tissue and cornea donor. In addition to saving four lives through heart, liver, kidney and lung donation and healing many others through tissue and cornea d

  • DAFFORN’S CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Larry and Lucy Dafforn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 16, 2019. Larry retired from ITT Industries in 2005 after 42 years of service. Lucy retired from Indiana Organ Procurement Organization in 2009 after 17 years. T

  • ASPCA TO HOLD “TWISTS FOR TAILS” YOGA FUNDRAISER
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    On August 22, 2019 the Allen County SPCA and the 3 Rivers Yoga Foundation will team up to present “Twists for Tails”, an all ages, all levels, outdoor yoga event. The event will take place at Parkview Field in downtown Fort Wayne from 5:30pm to

  • FIRE DEPARTMENT’S 92ND RECRUIT CLASS BEGINS TRAINING
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Training began at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus for the new recruits who will fill vacancies created through anticipated and unanticipated retirements. The additional firefighters will also enhance the fire departm

  • LIFE EVENTS CAN LEAD YOU TO SEE A FINANCIAL ADVISOR
    by Shawn D. Wall on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Over the years, you’ll experience many personal and professional milestones. Each of these can be satisfying, but they may also bring challenges – especially financial ones. That’s why you may want to seek the guidance of a financial prof

  • BIRD DECLINE, NUMBERS & SPECIES – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on August 16, 2019 at 4:01 am

    As I drove into town one clear morning recently, looking for birds along the road as I always do, I saw fifteen birds, just fifteen; fourteen swallows perched on the power line along the road and one robin that flew across the road ahead of me. F

  • STRIKE UP THE … CAMERA?
    by Vince LaBarbera on August 16, 2019 at 4:00 am

    As the college football season approaches I think how Band Alumni of Notre Dame (B.A.N.D.) are invited about every four years to participate in a band reunion at a football game. It’s a wonderful experience involving about 600 band alumni f

  • BACK TO SCHOOL PRAYER WALK
    by Camille Garrison on August 16, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Linda Douglas and Laurie Brown, teachers with Waynedale Elementary School for 36 years, pray for new students near the school playground with Jerry and Judy Niedzwiecki from Waynedale United Methodist Church.Saturday, August 10 was a b

  • ALLEYWAY ACTIVATION TRANSFORMS DOWNTOWN SPACES
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Several downtown alleys are being transformed into welcoming spaces as part of the City of Fort Wayne’s Alley Activation project. The project, funded primarily by an $83,000 grant from the Knight Foundation/Community Foundation of Gr

  • NAPPANEE APPLE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 44TH YEAR
    by The Waynedale News Staff on August 16, 2019 at 4:00 am

    It’s a big celebration and historic Nappanee continues its tradition of being one of Indiana’s top fall festivals when its annual Apple Festival opens September, 19-22. Beginning in 1975 as a one-block festival, this community of 7000 of

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