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A Mother’s Day gift: Ouabache State Park in Bluffton has newborn bison

Ouabache State Park in Bluffton has a baby bison born Mother's Day, the first since 2016. "We will get a vet out soon to double-check things and tell us (if it's a) boy or girl," wrote Jody Heaston, Indiana State Parks volunteer coordinator, in an email, "it will be a little bit as the herd ...

Three Rivers Festival’s Children’s Fest moving to North Side High School

Three Rivers Festival's Children's Fest will have a new site for this year's TRF golden anniversary. The festival is working with Fort Wayne Community Schools to bring the event closer to downtown. It will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20 and 21 at North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. ...

LEGACIES OF WWII: Gordon Smith –Army /Europe

After disembarking at LeHavre, France in 1944, the 103rd Head Quarters Battalion of the U.S. Army traveled to Innsbruck, Austria. Private Gordon Smith of Warren, IN served guard duty at night in the mountains around the volatile Brenner Pass between Italy and Austria. His orders were to shout ...

Fox to add Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ to fall lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox is bringing "Last Man Standing" to its fall lineup, a year after ABC dropped the Tim Allen comedy. But Fox is doing as much subtraction as addition for the upcoming TV season. The network said Monday it has canceled five shows, including "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" — the ...

‘Avengers’ overpowers ‘Breaking In,’ ‘Life of the Party’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Avengers: Infinity War" is still ruling the box office in its third weekend in theaters, easily beating out the mom-themed fare. The Walt Disney Studios on Sunday estimates that "Infinity War" has added $61.8 million from North American theaters bringing its total ...

CLICK AND CLACK: Who’s to blame for high bill?

Dear Car Talk: Is my local Subaru dealer trying to help me, or get his freebies back and then some? We bought a new Outback, and the dealer said to bring it back every 5,000 miles for free service for two years. The first four times, we brought it back without reading the fine print, and we ...

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: Look for small moments to share with your kids

Q: I've read that, as parents, we should "engage our children" to stay connected. As a dad, I really do want to make my kids a priority. But I just don't have time! What can I do? Jim: I've heard many parents talk about how hard it is to find time to engage with their kids. I get that: Life ...

MOTOR MATTERS: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan: Sleek Coupe-Like

To establish its bona fides as an American-centric automobile, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will not be sold in Europe. In the words of Daniel Shapiro, the product manager, "The Jetta was completely re-thought and re-engineered for the North American market." It's always been at least ...

JOHN ROSEMOND: ‘Gentle parenting’ just a rebrand of ‘parenting’

Upon arrival on-site for a recent speaking engagement, I am told that several rather vocal parents refused to attend because I am not an advocate of "gentle parenting." That implies that I proselytize for "rough" or "harsh" parenting, which I do not, and be assured dear reader, at this stage of ...

AMISH COOK: The Yoders go to school

“What’s the forecast for Wednesday?” we all had the same question. We were all hoping for a beautiful sunny day, perfect for our annual “school picnic”. It’s a day we all look forward to. In the forenoon, the school children, in our little country school, ranging from grades 1-8 ...

Northern Indiana high school holds very ‘special’ prom for area students

LAKEVILLE – Four years ago, Tammie Radican had a thought pop into her exuberant mind and though it took awhile to act on, she decided that nothing was going to stop her from putting that dream into action. Fast-forward to Friday and Radican was not holding anything back in providing a ...

BBB TIPS: Spring digital declutter

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) remind consumers and businesses to protect themselves from identity theft. A September 2017 breach hit nearly 148 million Americans – exposing Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and other highly ...

PRIMETIME WITH THE KIDS: After-school time

After-school time is prime time for school-age kids. Like that commute when adults switch gears from the end of their workday to home life, it's a transition period in a busy day. Even if it's just a 30-minute break between getting off the school bus and leaving for a piano lesson, kids ...

THE PUB CRAWL: J K O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House

We've all been there. Well, at least those who care to read this bi-weekly column. Bar hopping with friends in the heyday of your youth, you inevitably landed at J K O'Donnell's once or twice or a couple dozen times. Or if you've been there for St. Patrick's Day, it may only feel like ...

Palestinian theologian, author to speak May 22 in Fort Wayne

Palestinian theologian and author the Rev. Naim Ateek will discuss "The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict" during a presentation at 6:30 p.m. May 22 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 501 W. Berry St. The visit by Ateek, the founder of the Sabeel Palestine Liberation Theology ...