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It will soon feel like the 1980s every day of the year at White Swan Plaza with the addition of Rusty’s Ice Cream. From the décor in the dining area to a neon-lit bathroom, hot pink ceiling grid and themed flavors, the soon-to-open shop is co-owner Rusty Ammerman’s ode to his favorite decade. Read more

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David Lash, 34, doesn’t know a stranger. The outgoing young man with Down syndrome does not hesitate to talk to new people or to try new things, and he pursues his passions with gusto and enthusiasm. That enthusiasm led David to a friendship with Steven Basche of Basche’s Martial Arts, which… Read more

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The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is slowly recovering from a year that has seen a decrease in attendance of more than 670,000 people so far as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated event cancellations. Read more

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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