On September 2nd, The Waynedale News celebrated its 88th year in print! Usually, we don’t make much of the historic newspaper’s birthday, but given the current circumstances of the shut down and
For residents near Foster Park the past year has been a traffic nightmare due to the closure of the direct access to Rudisill Blvd. from the Broadway / Bluffton Road intersection. Although there was
It is happening all over the nation. Mainstreet storefronts and restaurants that have been there for years are closing shop. This is all too real for us in our tight knit community of Waynedale, especially
Due to the COVID-19 economic downturn, many of the storefronts in the Waynedale business district are vacant or hurting. An enthusiastic group of volunteers hope to motivate residents to participate
Indiana is set to enter its fifth and final stage of Governor Holcomb’s “Back On Track Indiana” plan on July 4. Hospitals and testing sites in Allen County have continued to report around 35 new
Months after closing in early April, assumedly because of COVID-19 shutdowns and lack of business, many speculated about when or if Azar’s Big Boy would reopen. Then, on Monday, June 8, social media
We’ve missed you!
As you have likely noticed, our April 10th issue was cancelled because the many businesses that we depend on for our primary source of funding and advertising are now closed. So,
The Waynedale News has been a long-standing tradition in the area, but as a free newspaper most people may not realize that this tradition comes with a large price tag that we pay in order for the newspaper
Connie Middleton and her employee count of just 3, is the definition of a small, local business. Spotting, scrubbing, cleaning and pressing is just part of the daily grind at her dry-cleaning company,
In the wake of Avalon Pool, Baer Field Motorsports Park and the Waynedale Bakery recently closing, this week, Umber’s Do It Best Hardware in Waynedale announced that it too will close its doors. The
As this year comes to a close and we reflect on the accomplishments and memories of 2019, our newspaper staff began preparing for our year-end publication. We asked ourselves whom we should highlight
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
If you’ve been a Rich’s Auto Center customer or a guest, you would have likely met Charlie, the resident ‘Shop Dog.’ Charlie is typically lounging in the back of the shop, watching all the vehicles
I’m proud to share with you that on September 2nd, I celebrated my 10th year as your Publisher of The Waynedale News! And best yet, the newspaper celebrated its 87th anniversary,
This week, The Waynedale Community Picnic committee announced that last year was the 16th and final time they would hold the event at Waynedale Park. However, fans of the Picnic shouldn’t fret! Since
Did you know that Indiana is host to over 430 species of bees? Due to loss of habitat and other factors, their population numbers are rapidly falling. But, one thing residents can do to help is to give
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
Do you remember the locally produced video/ commercial with people having fish flying at them for using single-use straws and cups? If you haven’t seen the video, it might sound strange, but it was
Volunteers at the Southwest Conservation Club on Bluffton Road are beginning to see the impacts of their efforts to revitalize one acre of land back to it’s native roots.
The prairie was originally planted in December of 2016 with the assis
Have you ever attended a large event in Waynedale? If you have, you may not have realized that you were a part of something special and unique not found anywhere else in Fort Wayne.
For as long as most people can remember, Waynedale has held a Me
A leader in community improvement since its origination in 2015, The Waynedale Business Chamber (WBC) has recently elected Dave Umber of Umber’s Do It Best as their new President to lead the service organization into the future.
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