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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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The Waynedale American Legion Post #241 has held its Treasure Hunt game for a long time without seeing a winner like it did recently.

Every Thursday, the Post hosts the game, in which players pick random numbers on a game board, and pay $1 for a ticket to play. The game had gone 36 weeks without being won – until 3 weeks ago.

That’s when Natalie (who asked that her last name not be used) came in and played the event. She had only heard about the game “through the grapevine” and decided on a...

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Poco Pool Historical

One day in 2012, a Pocahontas Swim Club board member called the bank to talk about some Poco business. “Oh, you’re not calling about the loan?” the bank officer asked. “No,” she replied. “What about it?”

As it turns out, the papers to repossess the pool were on the corner of the bank president’s desk, waiting to be signed. Pocahontas Swim Club, an Indian Village institution since 1955, was about to go under.

Pocahontas Swim Club isn’t fancy, but it probably was when it opened in 1961. The...

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HAIR AFFAIR

For 37 years Hair Affair has been serving the Waynedale community. In its third Waynedale site, Hair Affair at 6200 Bluffton Road, has been at its current location for eight years. Previously the salon was in two settings in Colony Shops. Each move has allowed the salon to grow both in size and in services.

The three co-owners, Kathy Frieburger, Karen McClain and Sherry Billings, met many years ago, while working as stylists at the same salon in Wayne Plaza. They united efforts to open Hair...

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On Saturday, October 8 from 10am to 4pm on Main Street in Roanoke, IN, the annual “A Renaissance in Roanoke” will be held. This Outdoor juried art fair features local and regional artists offering quality artwork, Plein Air Paint Out, children’s activities, demonstrations, entertainment with Joe Justice playing from 11-3pm, student exhibitions, culinary delights and a Fall Farmers’ Market. There is no admission charge, everyone is welcome!

An old-time wood and rope merry-go-round, built and staffed by a local Boy Scout troop, is a perennial favorite in the Younguns’ Fun area of the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival in Huntington.

The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival returns to Huntington, Indiana, for its 41st year on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25.

The festival celebrates Indiana life in the early-to mid-1800s, when Native Americans, white settlers and French traders populated the area.

Festival guests can see a blacksmith at work, tradesmen caning chairs and weaving baskets, homemakers churning butter and separating cream, and frontiersmen cooking their game over open fires.

The 1st U.S Light...

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