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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 Allen County Board of Commissioners approved two rezoning petitions Oct. 2 that will make way for the construction of a gas station and potential office or retail space on the west side of Coldwater Road, south of Union Chapel Road, in Perry Township. 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 Community Schools students at all grade levels will attend school remotely on Wednesdays in September, the district announced Friday. The decision was made in order to allow additional learning and planning time for teachers, according to a letter FWCS Superintendent Mark Daniel s… 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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After this year’s crop of event cancellations due to COVID-19, the next Huntertown Heritage Days Festival is more than a year away. Fortunately for local sleuths, the countdown begins July 29 as the 21st annual Huntertown Treasure Hunt still prevails. Read more

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Parents of Fort Wayne Community Schools students will have until Wednesday, July 29, to decide whether they will send their children to school buildings for in-person instruction or opt for remote learning this fall. The district will provide in-school learning five days a week for elementar… 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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Wendy Robinson’s only goal June 30 was to not let her emotions get the better of her. But, after 47 years of service to Fort Wayne Community Schools, it was hard to finally say goodbye to the district in which she’s spent most of her life. Read more