Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

Kick back and relax, you deserve it! All of the stories in this section are unique, original entertainment by our local Waynedale, (Fort Wayne) Indiana columnists, created just especially for you. Our columnists love to hear from their dedicated readers, view our columnist's biographies and e-mail them here.

Ruth Lee and her daughter, Nancy.

To my second mom, Ruth Lee, formerly of Ideal Ave., Waynedale

I don't know how to start this letter, or how, exactly, to say what is in my heart, so please forgive my rambling disconnected thoughts, and listen only to my heart.

All the way back to Louisville, my mind was filled with thoughts of you. It was like my mind reeling back over the years and over the meaningful and precious times we have had. Until I said good-bye to you in the hospital, I realized I had never told you I loved you. I...

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The public is invited to a birthday party on Sunday, April 13th, for a very special 8-year-old girl who has already survived the ordeal of cancer. She has "Made A Wish" for one-million beverage cans and their pop tabs. Tierra Reynolds, 8, was successfully treated for lung and thyroid cancer at Riley Memorial Hospital for Children in Indianapolis late last May and early June. Although not completely cured, the disease was stopped from spreading, and a carefully monitored healing process is...

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The Waynedale News testing site.

In a recent, 'Little House Out Back' Product Comparison Contest, The Waynedale News was found to have a far superior texture. It is to this effect that Publisher and Editor Bob Stark made the decision to deliver The Waynedale News with a hole pre-punched in the upper left hand corner of each and every issue starting with the next issue printed after our April 1, 2003 issue. "This will let our consumers know they're number one with us and to make it more convenient for them to use The...

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Artie was always just a shy kind of guy. He was harmless; at least that's what some people thought. Most people have seen him riding around Waynedale on his bicycle as he kept to himself, never bothering anybody.

It started over a five-dollar bill, or at least the change from a five-dollar bill. Artie, thirsty after his usual Waynedale route, stopped in at Scotts Foods on Bluffton Road. He selected his favorite, a red-pop, and proceeded to the express checkout lane, next to the managers...

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I made a huge mistake the other day. I have three dogs I board quite often. When they are staying with us, I usually keep them with me. My daughter wanted to go to the mall to get some job applications so I put the three dogs in the guest room with food and water. We were gone an hour and fifteen minutes.

I had to pick up another dog to board so I dropped my daughter off at the house with orders to let the dogs out to potty. My daughter called me about five minutes later and said I would not...

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1 lb. Hamburger

1 pkg. Taco seasoning

1 can (12 oz.) corn (undrained)

1/2 cup green bell pepper (chopped)

1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce

1/2 cup chopped onion (yellow or green)

1 can (12 oz.) Kidney beans, pinto beans, or chili beans (undrained)

Salt & Pepper to taste

1 box (8 1/2 oz.) corn muffin mix

1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Brown hamburger in bottom of Dutch oven; pour off grease. Stir in taco seasoning, undrained corn, chopped pepper...

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