On Wednesday, June 13 the Rotaract Club of Fort Wayne will host their first annual international benefit-Relief for Puerto Rico-at Calhoun Street Soup, Salads, and Spirits. Raising aid for post hurricane disaster relief, from 5:30-7:30pm, the event will feature live music, appetizers, and a chance
On Sunday, June 3, The Southwest Conservation Club was host to the Outdoor Writers Association of America’s (OWAA) 91st annual conference. With an attendance of over 170 media-related guests from throughout the United States, the ‘Breakout Day’ event at the Conservation Club in Waynedale was
The streets of Waynedale will once again host the sights and sounds of Memorial Day this year, thanks to the efforts of one local veteran’s group.
American Legion Post #241, located at 7605 Bluffton Road, is sponsoring this year’s Memorial Day parade through the highways and byways of Waynedale,
Over the past 3 weeks, alumni Don and Hope Dressler have been working to preserve key elements of the gym floor at Elmhurst High School. A race for time against the excavator which will be coming to that side of the building within the next few weeks, the couple have been working to preserve the ‘E’
As the sun came up in Waynedale, an area historical building came down. It was Monday, May 14, 2018 when demolition began on the exterior of the Elmhurst High School building located on Ardmore Avenue.
Prior to demolition, the gas, water, electric were shut off and unwanted materials were removed which
A community favorite and quickly sold-out event in the past, Southwest Honey Co. brings back ‘Bees & Brew’ as a special Fort Wayne celebration of National Pollinator Week. ‘Bees & Brew’ will be hosted at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory on Friday, June 22 at 6:30pm. This
Everything from properly folding to flying a flag correctly is presented in the United States Flag Code outlines. It even describes how to retire an American flag respectfully.
The Code states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed
Fort Wayne is known as the “City of Churches.” Waynedale could similarly be named the “Town of Churches” as we have a wonderful large array of houses of worship representing many denominations for our residents to choose from. As vibrant and important members of our community, this column
On April 28 and 29, 2018 Boy Scout Troop #38, sponsored by Calvary United Methodist Church, 6301 Winchester Road, performed a service project at the Southwest Conservation Club. They had 9 boys working a total of 64 combined hours over the two days.
All the Boy Scouts and leaders performed general
An exciting, balanced approach to teaching student’s music is happening at Waynedale Elementary this year. Students grades third through fifth are getting the opportunity to learn how to play the violin. And they are loving it!
As soon as the school bell rings at the end of the day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Relaxing on the edge of a newly built wall, with his feet dangling over the edge, 18-year-old, Kolton Blizzard, contemplates his recent decision to enter the Air Force. “This is such a nice place to come to now,” he said referring to the Ivan Lebamoff Reservoir Park, along Clinton Street. “I’ve
Bishop Luers High School has announced the Top 10 academic students of the Class of 2018. They include the following students, listed in alphabetical order.
Valedictorian Margaret Cicchiello of Fort Wayne is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish and attended St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School. She
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School’s drama club chose Junior Broadway’s version of the musical Fiddler on the Roof as their 2018 production. First time director and 3rd grade teacher Nancy Laudeman, along with veteran Art Director and teacher Kristin Spoltman, lead the students in presenting
If you haven’t made plans yet to attend the TriState Bluegrass Festival over Memorial Day weekend, there is still time. Surprise your family with a low-cost, family-friendly vacation. Campers and bluegrass music lovers from far and wide will be converging on the Noble County Fairgrounds in Kendallville
A Fort Wayne, Indiana, native and 1993 South Side High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy with Commander, Task Force 70.
Senior Chief Petty Officer Phillip Mertes is a yeoman serving with Commander, Task Force 70, forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
A Navy yeoman is responsible for performing
At a recent ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Anthony S’Chevalier was promoted to Colonel in the United States Army. He is the husband of the former Melissa Quake, an Elmhurst graduate class of 1981, and the son-in-law of previous Waynedale residents, Sally and Hermann Quake. The promotion
“The building, originally built in 1951 as a 1,782-seat movie theater, was purchased by Rick Kinney in 2012 after being abandoned and vacant for nearly 20 years. Kinney’s vision was to resurrect the theater, complete an extensive renovation and reopen the facility as a state-of-the-art concert
Lierin Rossman spends most of her week working hard as an attorney at the downtown law firm of Stucky, Lauer & Young. But on a recent, chilly April morning, she was shuffling through a Waynedale park, toting a flimsy, plastic trash bag and picking up other people’s garbage.
As part of a citywide
Beulah Matczak and Diana West were invited by Senator Joe Donnelly to attend the National Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration at Plainfield High School in Indianapolis on Thursday, March 29th.
U.S. Senators Pat Toomey, R – PA and Joe Donnelly, D-IN introduced legislation in 2017 to honor Vietnam
April showers bring May flowers, but what does April snow bring? According to my late mother, who was a fount of wisdom, April snow brings babies. Also, April snow water was a good remedy for burns. As for the babies. I wonder now if you rubbed April snow on your skin, ate it or wallered in it. At
Herbert Acker has been a mainstay of the Waynedale Community and the Lakewood Park Community Addition since his family built their home in the mid 50s. He returned to the neighborhood in 1964 following his time in the service and medical school. Herb’s current home in the addition is part of what
Sierra Heath of Fort Wayne was recently selected to participate in the 2018 Miss Teen Pageant competition taking place on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Sierra learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviews in the local area. Sierra
It is with deep regret that I must inform you of the death of Fort Wayne Police K9 Nemo-Retired.
K9 Nemo died Thursday, March 29, with his partner, Officer Dustin Engelman, by his side. K9 Nemo turned 14 years of age on March 12th, 2018. Nemo’s health had declined significantly in the last
The Sons of the American (SAL) Legion Post #241 located on Bluffton Road has made a generous donation to Boy Scout Troop #344 sponsored by the local Waynedale United Methodist Church.
Thanks to the SAL American Legion Post #241 donation, Troop #344 boys will be able to attend summer camp at Anthony
The Waynedale Lions Club will once again team with Waynedale Elementary, the PTA, and other local organizations to raise funds for local children in need. This year’s fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 11 from 4-7pm. All generated funds will be used to buy local children in need uniforms, sweats