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Fairmont Neighborhood

On September 22, over 40 people gathered at the Friendly Fox to listen to a presentation by Dan Kennedy Director of Marketing for Hoch Associates on preliminary plans to enhance the 4000 block of South Wayne Avenue.

Business owners, neighborhood association officials and members were pleased to learn that the block has been targeted for improvements as funding allows. Look for future updates in The Waynedale News.

Mary Jane Millikan, left, and Jack Zern, right, were the recipients of the Bishop Luers High School Distinguished Knight Awards.

Bishop Luers High School recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Knight Awards after the celebration of the Mass for Homecoming on September 16. Mary Jane Bradley-Millikan was named the outstanding alumnus, and Jack Zern received the honorary alumnus.

When Mary Jane Bradley-Millikan entered the doors of Bishop Luers in 1958, a 58-year love affair with the school began. She is a proud member of the Class of 1962.

Millikan has been and continues to be a dedicated mother of...

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CONGRATULATIONS KINGSTON

Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne, 7515 Winchester Road celebrated with their long-term staff at a luncheon at Eddie Merlot’s on Friday, September 30th.

Executive Director Erin Floyd has 25 years at the helm, Margaret Demongeot has been at the community for 30 years, Lilli Voelker 23 years and Angie Thompson 22 years. Other milestones in the group pictured include Rob Lortie and Lynette Neher with 20 years each.

Combined, the total longevity for those with five years or more serving their...

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On September 29, the 4-year-old preschoolers of Mrs. Sharen Gall and Mrs. Molly Schwartz took part in a field trip to Eagle Marsh nature preserve off of Engle Road. The students pulled on rain boots and walked on the muddy hiking trails. There they saw wildflowers, milkweed plants, turkey foot grasses, cattails and a crayfish “castle,” or mound of mud above the crayfish underground home. While a red-tailed hawk soared overhead, the preschoolers saw insects, heard crickets and found the feathers and bones of an unfortunate goose who had been preyed upon in the nature preserve.

The public is invited to join Little River Wetlands Project, Ducks Unlimited and their guests to celebrate the opening of a new entrance area to LRWP’s Eagle Marsh preserve on Saturday, October 8, from 10AM to noon at the Engle Road entrance to Eagle Marsh. Parking for the event is available at Summit Brands (7201 Engle Road) and nearby areas.

The celebration will kick off with the unveiling of a new Eagle Marsh entrance sign and a brief presentation recognizing those honored on two plaques at...

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SWCC CARVING

Grant Sims, a new member to The Southwest Conservation Club, recently volunteered his services as a wood carver to create some new décor for the clubhouse. Grant has only been carving for the past 9 months, but this hobby has quickly turned into a passion. Armed with a chainsaw and some other woodworking tools, Grant carved 2 tall bears, 1 short bear and plans to carve a lighthouse on the Club’s campground.

Grant’s assistance with carving these pieces of art shows new life beginning to sprout...

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Waynedaler Masthead 1959

On September 2nd The Waynedale News celebrated its 84th birthday! Each year that passes is a celebration in the testament of time since its humble beginnings in 1932.

At the time of the newspaper’s inception, Waynedale was a much different place. This time period was at the dawn of major development in the community. Waynedale was a quaint unincorporated town, nestled away from the southern border of Fort Wayne. We had our own businesses, police department, water tower, fire department and an...

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Joe Berghoff Eagle Scout

September is the sweetest month of them all, National Honey Month. And you can’t have honey without honey bees. Since 2006, honey bee colonies have experienced a very high and unexpected loss caused by colony collapse disorder and other stresses, such as parasitic mites and diseases. Studies have also suggested bees are dying because of pesticides with neonicotinoids.

Without bees there is no pollination; without pollination, no fruits and/or vegetables. When bees struggle, everyone on the...

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WD Elem Mile X Country

Waynedale Elementary students, along with hundreds of fellow students, competed in a Cross Country race on Monday, September 19, 2016. The students ranged from grades 1-5.

This was the 2nd of 4 races scheduled for the Fort Wayne Community Schools. At the first race of the year on Monday, September 12, there were over 600 participants! That race was held at Shoaff Park and directed by Rich Teixeira, a PE instructor with Croninger Elementary School. The second race was held at the Waynedale...

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Waynedale Business Chamber

The City of Fort Wayne and the Waynedale Business Chamber are working together to develop a corridor improvement plan for Bluffton and Lower Huntington Roads. The plan will provide recommendations on ways to strengthen the aesthetics, streetscape, accessibility and safety of the corridors, within the study area.

As part of the planning process, we want to know your thoughts on the existing conditions and areas for improvement.

Please take a few minutes to provide your opinion by taking our...

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