Featured Waynedale News

The latest breaking news stories from around the Waynedale, (South / Southwest Fort Wayne) Indiana community are all found here. These articles are written by our local writers and contain area events, happenings and general public interest coverage. If you have a news tip, idea for an article or suggestion, please click here to submit your Waynedale news.

(L-R) Jim Springer, Isabelle Alvarez, and Judy Springer.

Thanks to the Waynedale Lions who cooked 200 chicken breasts, 200 brats, and 150 hot dogs for Kingston Residence's Family Picnic on Saturday, August 14, 2004.

We appreciated their support in ensuring the success of this event.

Kathy Ehinger and her daughter Kaitlyn, display some of the goods to be auctioned off at the Saint Therese Fall Festival. The Fall Festival is an on-going Waynedale tradition that occurs beginning September 11, the weekend after Labor Day.

Phil Ehinger, Kathy's husband calls the auction, Justina Huhn displays the items to be auctioned and Kathy Ehinger records the sales and distribution of products. Products are donated from private individuals and local businesses for the good of the Fall...

Read more...

Clint Goble of Ziolkowski Construction power washes the castle-like Indian Village entranceway.

Marilyn Horrell, of Indian Village Community Association, called last Thursday, August 19, 2004 and mentioned that the brick and limestone entrance to Indian Village was being repaired. She invited me over to the Village to take some pictures.
The entranceway was damaged last year by a school bus and Ziolkowski Construction out of South Bend won the bid to repair the old structure. It was originally built around 1928.
The brick and limestone structure had become discolored over the years due to...

Read more...

The LeighAnn Palmer Golf Outing will be a double shotgun 4-person team Florida scramble this year. The outing is scheduled at Grey Goose Golf Course on September 12, 2004.

The proceeds from this event go to the scholarship fund and other local charities in remembrance of LeighAnn Palmer. On May 28, 1995 LeighAnn accidentally drowned at 3 1/2 years of age. On Sunday, September 24, 1995, the first annual LeighAnn Palmer Scholarship Fund Golf Outing was held in her memory. One scholarship is...

Read more...

Bianchi Industrial Services started demolition at the L. S. Ayres building on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 after a brief ceremony by City Leaders and Representative Ben Giaquinta.

Bianchi's contract calls for completion within 140 days, but earlier completion is likely.

Southtown Phase III includes plans to build a new Firestone building near their present building, probably in 2005, and continue in business.

(L-R) Mabel McMillen, Russell McMillen, Helen Thiele, and Larry Thiele, Commander.

On July 16, 2004, Russell McMillen, a retired Design Engineer from International Harvester, accompanied by his wife Mabel, donated a painting to American Legion Post 296. The hand painted picture was a replica of Post 296, scaled to size and presented to Commander Larry Thiele and his wife Helen. Larry and Helen accepted on behalf of all the members of the post.

Russell suggested the picture be raffled off and that all proceeds be applied to the restoration costs of Post 296, incurred in...

Read more...

Wednesday, August 18, American Legion Post 241 awarded nine scholarships to outstanding local students. Charlie Rathsack, Commander Post 241, opened the ceremony by introducing American Legion officers Ralph Doty, Charlie Walter, Dave Mendenhall, Stan Pflueger, and former Commanders Bert Depue and Chuck Manor.

Five of the nine students were available to receive their $1000 awards. Charlie mentioned that next year they hope to operate the scholarship program between May 1, and July 1 so that...

Read more...

“There are baseball fans everywhere,” says Mike Nutter, Wizards’ General Manager.

Being a general manager for a minor league baseball team has definitely been a rewarding experience for Napoleon native Mike Nutter who has earned the respect as the general manager of the Fort Wayne Wizards, a Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres and a member of the Midwest League.

Nutter has been involved in various baseball capacities at the minor league level for almost a decade now including being the director of baseball operations for the Nashville Sounds, a Class AAA affiliate of...

Read more...

(L-R) Marsi (Meyers) Lawson and Mary (Bade) Detlefsen have been dear friends since they met as third grade students at Indian VillageSchool.  They are currently teaching at Indian Village.

When school starts this year I will again teach first grade.‑ My fellow first grade teacher whose classroom is next door to mine is my dear friend whom I have know for almost 50 years.‑ We have shared our thoughts, secrets, jokes, and news with each other during that time.‑‑‑ With both of us teaching first grade, we complement each other professionally and personally.‑ In areas where I need to be stronger, Marsi can bolster me and lift me‑and I do the same for her. When we are told to...

Read more...

Free E-mail Subscription

Receive the latest Waynedale News by e-mail every issue!
* Means Required Field

First Name *

Last Name

Email *

Phone Number
(Cell Phone Texts)

Zip-Code *