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The East Allen County Schools, Southwest Allen County Schools and Northwest Allen County Schools districts are receiving roughly $400,000 in state grant money to provide connectivity to students attending school remotely while not having access to broadband internet. The money will aid in th… Read more

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Deadlines to get ready and registered for the upcoming November presidential election are rapidly approaching, and local election officials are preparing as best they can for counting votes in the challenging atmosphere of a global pandemic. Read more

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Fort Wayne Ballet, Indiana’s longest standing professional ballet company, on Friday announced its fall season, which will begin Oct. 1 and include three productions at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St., Fort Wayne. Read more

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Toward the end of Aug. 25’s Fort Wayne City Council meeting Glynn Hines, D-at large, asked council attorney Joe Bonahoom if City Council could subpoena Mayor Tom Henry. Hines wants the mayor to address questions concerning public funding for the Electric Works project on the old General Elec… Read more

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Fort Wayne City Council voted unanimously Aug. 11 to delay by two weeks a vote to grant a tax abatement for a high-density residential project planned on the east side of Fort Wayne. During the meeting, several residents lodged complaints against the developer of the project who currently ow… Read more

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School programs, churches and charitable organizations will have to find new ways to fill considerable holes in their funding following the cancellation of this year’s Johnny Appleseed Festival, which serves as the largest annual fundraiser for many local nonprofits. Read more

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July 6 marked a reopening for summer activities at schools throughout Allen County — the first time students have stepped foot on many school properties since COVID-19 effectively ended in-person academics in March. However, fall reentry plans are still a moving target. Read more

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There was no playing of “Pomp and Circumstance” and no handing out of diplomas, but the Indiana Black Expo Fort Wayne Chapter’s virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 27, was heavy on sound advice for graduates, provided by some of Fort Wayne’s most renowned leaders. Read more

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It was an unconventional end to an unconventional college experience, but LeighAnn Brooks wouldn’t change a thing. Brooks, of Huntertown, had the unique experience May 30 of delivering a virtual commencement speech for the Western Governors University Class of 2020, earning two degrees while… Read more

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Local McDonald's franchisee  Dick Littlefield is selling three of his restaurants, and keeping one — his spot in Churubusco. “We’re just downsizing, my wife and I,” Littlefield said. “And the one we kept is the one that’s closest to our home.” Read more

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The Arcola Lions Club had a successful Father’s Day chicken barbecue June 21, continuing a tradition that began in the 1950s. While the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the club from serving its usual all-you-can-eat meal at the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department, members hosted a drive-through mea… Read more

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With the approval of a $62 million loan facility June 22, development team RTM Ventures believes the Electric Works project has a clear path toward completion despite setbacks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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County fairs have been canceled across the state, or — at the very least — they won’t look like they typically do. It’s an unfortunate situation for 4-H’ers who won’t be able to show their hard work to the public, but Bayley Hitzemann isn’t letting it detract from her 10 years of dedication … Read more

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Fort Wayne City Council members Glynn Hines, D-at large, Michelle Chambers, D-at large, and Sharon Tucker, D-6th district, joined Adams Township Trustee Denita Washington, Wayne Township Trustee Austin Knox, Wayne Township Trustee Board Chair Pat Turner, East Allen County Schools District 3E… Read more

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Seniors missing out on important life events has been the theme of the past couple months for schools across the region. As the COVID-19 virus swept across the globe, teens had to come to grips with a reality that didn’t include spring break, graduation ceremonies or spring sporting events. Read more

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Allen County plans to use a grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to educate the public on proper battery storage and recycling methods. The Allen County Board of Commissioners committed June 12 to match a $5,000 state community grant awarded to the Allen County Depar… Read more

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It could be mid-July before Northwest Allen County Schools parents know whether or not their children will return to their school buildings this fall. During a June 8 meeting of the NACS Board of School Trustees, Superintendent Chris Himsel said it could even be early August before he has an… Read more

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“We are dealing with an issue — and issues — that are deeply rooted in systematic racism and oppression. … It’s unrealistic for us to think that a march to MLK Bridge is going to un-root systematic oppression and racism without formalized policies and changes.” Read more

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The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office will pore over what it expects could be thousands of hours of footage from protests May 29 and 30 in downtown Fort Wayne, in order to determine how to proceed with the more than 100 arrests made in connection with those protests. Read more

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Three days of large-scale protests in downtown Fort Wayne, which resulted in police administering tear gas May 29 and 30, have caused tensions between civilians and law enforcement. But, amid the displays of anger and hostility were positive interactions between protesters and police officer… Read more

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Although he’s cleaning out his classroom, Rollie Clements still plans to return for the Carroll High School boys soccer team’s 2020-21 season after two of the most successful campaigns in his two decades as the Chargers’ head coach. Read more

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Fire truck sirens blared in the lead of a parade of 89 decorated vehicles. Members of the 2020 Leo High School senior class wound its way Friday evening from the school through area neighborhoods to the cheers of watching supporters along the route. May 29 was chosen for the parade because i… Read more

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It’s still unclear whether high school extracurricular activities will resume in the fall. However, even if Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana plan goes according to schedule through the target reopening date of July 4, Parkview Health officials don’t expect sporting events to look th… Read more