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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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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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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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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

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HUNTERTOWN — Like many things in Fort Wayne, trail development has come to a rest during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Huntertown, that stagnation could continue after the state’s reopening, due to a separate issue with homeowners. Read more

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Throughout U.S. history, soldiers who have lost their way always knew there would be a fire to guide them home. For 24 hours, beginning Friday night, local veterans reminded the community of that fact — and that the sacrifices made in war are not forgotten. Read more

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The countdown to the next Three Rivers Festival reset to 421 days on Thursday. For the first time in 52 years, the popular downtown Fort Wayne event won’t happen, the festival’s board of directors announced. The loss of festivals like this is creating a hardship for the region’s artists and … Read more