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.

The Waynedale Bakery as it was in 1986.  Kyle and Joan Mason (photo right) made all their baked goods from scratch.

The Waynedale Bakery, which began 50 years ago, "started on a shoestring," said Kyle Mason, then owner. He came from a family of five boys, no girls. "We lived on a farm in the Markle area," Kyle went on to explain. "When it came time for doing chores one of the boys had to help with the kitchen. I was usually the one who volunteered." And when it came time during the war, Kyle's duties? Chief Cook on a Navy Ship. After returning home from the service, it was difficult to find any kind of job...

Read more ...

Wendy Louise 'Daisy' Cassell, by Jim 'Rooster' Cassell

 

I met Wendy Schneider 13-years ago on January 7, 1992 at the Window Garden Restaurant. Her mother worked there on the 'Lucky 13th Floor'. Even though we had been married over 10 1/2 years (almost 11), we had been tested together through all circumstances.

We both have mental illnesses. I have Manic/Bipolar Depression Disorder and Wendy had Chronic Depression Disorder. Besides the mental illness Wendy had an enlarged heart...

Read more ...

Olga Bakhtova has already experienced much in her life. Born in the former USSR, Olga now refers to the Ukraine as her birthplace. As a child she grew up in communist Russia and experienced the dissolution of the USSR and the emergence of the Ukraine as an independent country.

Olga's hometown Novoazovsk, Ukraine is just a few miles from the Russian border and that is where her father operated a beauty supply business. At a very early age Olga had access to a wide variety of professional hair...

Read more ...

Bishop John M. D'Arcy met with the media in Fort Wayne at a news conference held at The Cathedral Center on Friday, February 4, 2005. Reporting on the Legacy of Faith drive, Bishop D'Arcy announced that a year and a half ago the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend set a goal of $40 million. Today more than $48.5 million had already been pledged.

The Bishop attributed this success "to how much the Catholic faith means to the people." "It would not be possible," he went on to say...

Read more ...

Nathan Conroy, a senior, majoring in Biology at Hillsdale College, was named to the Dean's List. He achieved a 4.0 average for the 2004 fall semester. Nathan is the son of Jim and Rita Conroy of Yoder, Indiana. He was a 2001 graduate of Bishop Luers High School and is planning on teaching when he completes his studies. Hillsdale is located at 33 E. College Street in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Calvary United Methodist Church will be hosting the Bethune-Cookman College Inspirational Gospel Choir for a special concert on Saturday evening, February 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.‑ Bethune-Cookman is located in Daytona Beach, Florida and is one of the United Methodist's historic Black Colleges.

This 30-member student choir arose out of a prayer meeting in 1966 and now travels throughout the United States during school vacation periods.

 

Among their accomplishments are performances:

• at the...

Read more ...

LOST

Solitaire diamond ring (yellow gold). It was lost either in Bank One's drive-up parking lot or Crossroad's parking lot on January 18, 2005. If you have found this ring, please call Phyllis at 427-8800.

 

FOUND

Calico cat. Betty Marsh called The Waynedale News on Monday, February 14, 2005 to thank us for helping her locate her cat. "Calico" was lost on January 25, 2005.

This eight-year-old cat wandered from Woodheath Drive to Miss Smith's barn on Ardmore Avenue. Miss Smith, who...

Read more ...

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 9, and most Catholic churches will distribute ashes on the forehead of parishioners during their regularly scheduled Masses and at additional Masses that day.

In Fort Wayne, Bishop John M. D'Arcy will celebrate Mass on Ash Wednesday at 12:05pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne. St. Mary's Catholic Church, at Lafayette Street and Jefferson Blvd., again will offer Ash Wednesday soup and bread from 11am-2pm in Msgr...

Read more ...

Seventh Girls from Norwell Middle School Crusaders (Ossian) defeated DeKalb Patriots (Auburn) in the Conference finals at DeKalb on January 31, 2005. The final score was 32-31. The Norwell Crusaders have a record of 19-0.

(kneeling) Cecily Kaehr, Josie Meyer, Nicole Johnson, Alex Reed.

(back row) Coach Ginny Vogel, Paige Fremion, Kyra Raines, Breanna Wilson, Brittany Schumm, Jenelle Wilson, Kelsey Kline.

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 *