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  • LET’S MAKE 2020 THE YEAR OF COMMUNITY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    If you looked only at the big picture, you’d have to say we live in deeply troubled times. It seems we’ve never been more polarized. Political discourse feels more like a war zone than a thoughtful national conversation. But what happens whe

  • CAMILLE GARRISON ~ A SHINING STAR – Community Spotlight
    by Alex Cornwell on December 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Camille Garrison displays her Waynedale Star Award with Alex Cornwell, the Publisher of The Waynedale News.As this year comes to a close and we reflect on the accomplishments and memories of 2019, our newspaper staff began preparing for o

  • ALLEN COUNTY SPCA HAS RECORD-SETTING #GIVINGTUESDAY
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:02 am

    The Allen County SPCA set a new #GivingTuesday record with a total of $70,044.33 donated in 24 hours! Thanks to two anonymous $15,000 gifts promising to double donor dollars, the Allen County SPCA set a goal to raise at least $30,000 on Decem

  • NETFLIX CHRISTMAS MOVIE ROUNDUP – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on December 20, 2019 at 5:02 am

    I have been looking forward to doing the research for this column ever since Halloween. Here is your roundup of new Christmas movies streaming on Netflix for 2019. Holiday in the Wild stars Kristin Daivs as Kate, who is on her second honeymoo

  • 750 MEMORIAL WREATHS PLACED BY FT WAYNE CIVIL AIR PATROL
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Fort Wayne’s own Civil Air Patrol Squadron and Lindenwood cemetery joined the more than 1,500 participating locations across the country and 24 locations overseas on Saturday, December 14, 2019. National nonprofit Wreaths Across Amer

  • RECORD INVESTMENTS SUPPORT HEALTHY, VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOODS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Over the past six years, nearly 3,000 infrastructure improvements were completed in Fort Wayne neighborhoods totaling $180 million. This year continued that work with a record $31 million investment on roads, alleys, sidewalks and tra

  • USPS ASKS CUSTOMERS TO PLEASE CLEAR SNOW AND ICE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The U.S. Postal Service is asking customers to please help our letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes. “Snow and ice make delivery dangerous and slow,” said Greater Indiana Distr

  • YEAR-END – TIME FOR SOME NEW YEAR’S FINANCIAL RESOLUTIONS
    by Shawn D. Wall on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Have you thought about your New Year’s resolutions for 2020? When many of us make these promises, we focus on ways we can improve some form of our health. We vow to get more physically healthy by going to the gym, or we promise to improve our ment

  • MICKEY & FRIENDS – Homeowner Rx
    by Dave Umber on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    This time of year, my customers are starting to get all their outdoor projects completed. The air is really getting cold, the snow is starting to fly, and it’s time to hunker down for the winter inside your home. Well guess what else wants to hu

  • ONLINE SHOPPING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON? BE SURE TO STAY SAFE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to encourage online shoppers to be extra vigilant to protect their important financial data.

  • Holiday Worship & Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    ELMHURST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2908 Kelmar Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (260) 747-6412 Regular Worship Times: Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Morning Worship 10:30a Sunday Evening Service 6p “Hour of Power” Wednesday 7p Sunday School For All Age

  • AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENTAL PIONEER – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    George Bird Grinnell, that’ right, George Bird, has been called “America’s Environmental Pioneer.” He had what was described as a “restless drive to save the West.” Yet he was not a westerner. He was born in Brooklyn in 1849, moved with his f

  • INCREASE IN WINTER COYOTE SIGHTINGS IS NO CAUSE FOR ALARM
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    It’s that time of year again – coyotes are on the move, and Indiana residents might see them more, but this should not be a cause for alarm. Coyotes are common everywhere in the state, even in urban areas. Coyotes become more active during wint

  • Upcoming Holiday Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    SANTA & THE REINDEER When: Sat. Dec. 21, noon-4p Where: Botanical Conservatory, Add’l: Santa and two of his reindeer will greet the children while Mom and Dad take photos to capture this special moment. Also enjoy “up-close” magic tri

  • Edward Koop, Jr., 81
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Edward Koop, Jr., 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019. He was born December 19, 1937 in Fort Wayne, son of the late Edward and Kathryn (Egolf) Koop, Sr. He worked in the oil business, distributing fuel oil and gasoline

  • Dec. 20, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    OLD FASHIONED MINCEMEAT FOR SALE Contains Beef & Spices In One Quart Containers Will Make A Nice 9” Pie Call 260-622-6084 Ossian Bethlehem Lutheran Church _________________ YOUR AD HERE! Classified Ads are $20 for first 25 words. 50 c

  • FREE LEGAL HELP FOR THE PUBLIC ON MLK DAY 2020
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Hoosiers needing answers to legal questions are invited to a free legal consultation during the Indiana State Bar Association’s annual “Talk to a Lawyer Today” on Jan. 20, 2020. Consultations are provided in-person at numerous statewid

  • A PLANT THAT BLOOMS THROUGH WINTER – Green-Thumb Gardener
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    As customers search for those bright spots of color during our gray winter days, they often choose winter-blooming cyclamen plants (Cyclamen persicum). Their heart-shaped, patterned leaves and upswept petals make them very appealing

  • TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE STEVENSON ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Richard A Stevenson, Wayne Township Trustee, announced his retirement at a press conference held at his office on Superior Street on Friday, December 6, 2019. First elected in 2006, Trustee Stevenson served for 13 years as the leader of on

  • ACRES LAND TRUST LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 20, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The ACRES Land Trust staff stops to pose for a picture during a hike.ACRES Land Trust is launching a Capital Campaign to help build a barn and renovate the home it uses as an office. The investments will help the nonprofit care for its expandin

  • LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    The winter holiday season has begun, and while we each look forward to our happy and abundant gift-giving celebrations I also remember the less fortunate people in our community who are the reason for our existence here at the Wayne Townshi

  • December Worship & Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    ELMHURST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2908 Kelmar Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46809 (260) 747-6412 Regular Worship Times: Sunday School 9:30a Sunday Morning Worship 10:30a Sunday Evening Service 6p “Hour of Power” Wednesday 7p Sunday School For All Age

  • DNR HOLIDAY GIFT PACKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Cross those hard-to-buy-for people off your shopping list by giving them a holiday gift pack from the DNR. The DNR gift pack saves you $31 over buying the items individually. A gift pack is a gift the recipient can use the whole year. Whether t

  • USE YEAR-END BONUS (OR GIFT) WISELY
    by Shawn D. Wall on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    As 2019 draws to a close, you may be anticipating – or have already received – a year-end bonus from your employer. Or you might be receiving a substantial cash gift for the holidays. (If you’re really lucky, you might get both.) You can doubtl

  • A WHITETAIL CROSSING – Life In The Outdoors
    by Neil A. Case on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    I was driving on a highway through a woodland one cloudy, cold winter day recently. Trees and brush lined the road. It was a quiet road, no critters, not even a single bird. Then, suddenly, a deer bounded out of the cover ahead and across the roa

  • PEARL HARBOR DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY ON DEC. 7
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    The Army Navy Union #57, the Allen County Council of Veterans and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will host a Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony in Memorial Hall on Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. This will mark the 78th annivers

  • FANTASY OF LIGHTS CELEBRATES 25TH SEASON
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Blue Jacket is excited to announce larger displays, more interactivity and some special touches in 2019 for the signature area holiday event. This year the event is open from now through New Year’s Eve, 6-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, an

  • THE CLYDE WELCOMED 100,000TH CONCERT ATTENDEE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Tamara Drew with her son Drew Hennebry are showered with confetti.The Clyde Theatre recognized the 100,000th concert-goer during the sold-out Temptations show Friday night. Tamara Drew (pictured here with her son Drew Hennebry) was gr

  • Dec. 6, 2019 – Local Ads
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    SLIGHTLY USED EXERCISE ITEMS Aero Pilates Performer Plus $150.00 (New $425) Nordic Track E 9.0 Z Elliptical $425 (New $997.00) Call 208-270-0192 (In Fort Wayne) _________________ ENJOY WRITING OR LOOKING FOR JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE? If

  • NATALIE AXEL RECEIVES BBBS DIANE HUMPHREY AWARD
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana awarded the 2019 Diane Humphrey Award to Natalie Axel during the 12th Annual Women’s Champagne Brunch at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Established in 2012 and named in honor of its in

  • FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Rd., Fort Wayne, will host a Festival of Lessons and Carols on Monday, Dec. 16, at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge, but a free will offering will be taken up to benefit the Saint Vincent de Paul So

  • CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS MAKE THE DANGEST GIFTS – Around The Frame
    by Lois Levihn on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Priscilla Miller’s needlework stockings will be enjoyed by her grandchildren and will be future heirlooms for generations.Over the years I’ve created all sorts of Christmas stockings: golf courses, bowling pins, light bulbs, dog bone

  • A CORNY TAKE ON MISTER ROGERS – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tells the story of beloved children’s television host Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) through the eyes of Esquire Magazine writer Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys). With his personal and professional lives on the ver

  • December Events
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    COMMUNITY BREAKFAST When: Sat. Dec. 7, 6a-10a Where: Waynedale Masonic Lodge, 7039 Elzey St. 46809 Cost: Free-will donation CHRISTMAS AT SWINNEY HOME When: Dec. 6, 2-4p; Dec. 7 10:30a & 2p Where: Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. J

  • COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT PREPARED FOR OLD MAN WINTER
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Even if winter weather has started a little earlier than usual this year in Allen County, it hasn’t caught the county’s Highway Department off guard. The employees spent the last week of October and the first week of November preparing for a

  • THE SALVATION ARMY INTRODUCES “KETTLE PAY” ACROSS INDIANA
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    As America moves toward becoming a cashless society, The Salvation Army Indiana Division is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a gift with Apple Pay or Google Pay at the iconic Red Kettles. The Salv

  • HEY, SANTA, WHAT’S IN YOUR SACK FOR US OLDER FOLKS?
    by Vince LaBarbera on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    When we’re young – that is, before retirement – there seems to be plenty of goodies in Santa’s bag to satisfy even the pickiest present person. For youngsters and teens, it’s any gizmo that’s electronic, especially if it’s a gadget fresh off

  • WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES AT INDIANA STATE MUSEUM
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Elise Schrader, a Fort Wayne resident and senior at Ball State University, is spending the fall semester as an intern working behind the scenes in the collections department of the Indiana State Museum. “Through the internship, I am hopin

  • A STORY OF FRIENDSHIP IN A TIME OF WAR
    by Michael Morrissey on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Helen Frost and Dani Tippmann have been talking and teaching about the Miami Indian culture together for so long now, they almost know exactly what the other will say. The pair dropped into Miami Middle School, 8100 Amherst Drive, on a recen

  • MUSIC HELPS US CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on December 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…” the words echo in my mind as I hum the tune throughout my day. Chances are that I heard this seasonal favorite on my way to work in the morning. For years and years, music has been a fundamental part of what cre

  • KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER FOR THE HOLIDAYS & BEYOND
    by Alex Cornwell on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    For many, the holidays bring about a spirit of giving and community. In fact, almost one third of giving occurs in just the month of December alone. It’s a time of year when we begin to look around for others to help during their time of need. How

  • OUABACHE SP TO DEDICATE CCC TRIBUTE TREE
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Ouabache State Park will honor its Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) legacy at its annual Wonderland of Lights celebration with a CCC Tribute Tree. The tree is being dedicated on Nov. 30 at 5 p.m., right before the park’s Reindeer Romp and J

  • “LIVING WITH YOURSELF” PROVIDES FUN TWISTS – At The Movies With Kasey
    by Kasey Butcher on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Living with Yourself stars Paul Rudd as Miles Elliott, an advertising talent who is in a serious rut in his personal and professional lives. On the advice of a friend, he visits a spa to try a treatment that promises to brighten his outlook. La

  • THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS UPON US – Voice Of The Township
    by Richard A. Stevenson - Wayne Township Trustee on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    We’ve had a real cold spell this fall that is reminding me that the winter holiday season is just around the corner. We have already filled our Christmas Bureau spots with children from our client families. And we have changed up our holiday r

  • NEARBY NEIGHBORHOODS AWARDED IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Last year, the Community Development Division launched the Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, which is designed to support neighborhood projects that beautify public spaces and strengthen community involvement. Projects com

  • FW ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL EXPANDS SERVICE TO INCLUDE NEW HAVEN
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control and the City of New Haven entered into an inter local agreement allowing officers to uphold New Haven’s city ordinances and respond to calls of stray dogs running loose, injured domestic animals, bite i

  • A REAL PATRIOT
    by Daris Howard on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    A good friend of mine, Blaine, was a World War II veteran. He was one of the most patriotic men I knew, even if he had many reasons not to be. As a young man, Blaine, like many others his age, found himself embroiled in the bitterness of war. After t

  • 5 WAYS TO CUT $50 FROM YOUR MONTHLY BUDGET
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    In need of some extra cash? Examining your day-to-day spending may be all you need to free up some money to pay down debt or boost your emergency fund. “Most of us don’t realize just how many small purchases we are making monthly, and how quickl

  • THE STORY OF THANKSGIVING (Poem)
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    We remember the first Thanksgiving Day Started by the pilgrims so far away In Europe, they faced discrimination Because of their religious orientation They decided to move in their desperate hour They boarded a ship called the Mayflower O

  • GET A PERSONALIZED LETTER FROM SANTA WITH NORTH POLE POSTMARK
    by The Waynedale News Staff on November 22, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Santa Claus is imaginary? Not as far as your child is concerned — and the Postal Service can help you prove he’s real when your child gets a personalized letter from the big guy — complete with a North Pole postmark. Follow these steps to ensure

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