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State seeking public comment about Fort Wayne’s proposed water rate increase

People who would like to comment on the city of Fort Wayne’s proposed water rate increase can send written comments to the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) by Oct. 23 and/or speak at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s (IURC’s) public field hearing in Fort Wayne ...

Next ‘Honor Flight’ will be Sept. 19

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) will celebrate its 29th flight to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Janet Geib, a retired Ivy Tech professor, donated $80,000 to fund the entire flight. "I shudder to think what this country would be if it weren't for those veterans who have gone ...

Media School at Indiana University gets $6M, plans investigative center

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — The Media School at Indiana University plans to launch an independent investigative journalism center in 2019 after getting a $6 million gift. The university announced Thursday that the Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism will focus on the production and ...

Indiana State Parks to offer free admission September 22

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Admission to most Indiana's State Parks and State Forest recreation areas where entrance fees otherwise are charged will be free on Sept. 22 in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Spring Mill State Park will offer the free admission on Sept. 23. National Public ...

Tree planting, ceremony in Indianapolis to remember 9/11 terrorist attacks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A sapling from a tree that survived the 9/11 attacks in New York will be planted at the Indiana World War Memorial in Indianapolis. The Saturday afternoon planting is part of a ceremony remembering the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and ...

Indiana drive-in theater reopening after 30 years

TERRE HAUTE (AP) — Nobody has watched a movie at the old North Drive-In site since it closed on Labor Day 1988. That was the last time a Vigo County drive-in theater — a U.S. craze in 1950s, '60s and beyond — stayed open for business. But KJB Theaters president Brent Barnhart plans to ...

Brewery, BBQ restaurant coming to ‘The Landing’

Cerulean founder and Fort Wayne native Caleb France and Utopian Coffee founder Brendon Maxwell will team up to open a brewery and BBQ-themed restaurant at 118 Columbia St. on the "Landing." "We have been looking a while now for the perfect opportunity to be a part of Fort Wayne’s vibrant ...

Fort Wayne shelter helps with dog-hoarding case

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control recently was contacted by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (SBOAH) requesting assistance with a hoarding case in a neighboring county involving several dogs of various breeds. The breeder agreed to cooperate with the SBOAH and bring her dog ownership ...

Gary Grant to serve as deputy chief in Allen County Sheriff’s Department

Allen County Sheriff David J. Gladieux has filled a key position in his administration with a 25-year veteran sergeant. Gary Grant will now serve as deputy chief of administration. In his new role, Grant will oversee the daily operations of the Civil Division, Warrants and Fugitive Division, ...

Enrollment up at Purdue University Fort Wayne

Purdue University Fort Wayne begins the 2018–19 academic year with a major increase in enrollment. A total of 2,314 new students have been admitted at the undergraduate level for fall 2018, compared to 1,963 last year, an increase of 17.88 percent. The increase comes despite the transfer of ...

Three new Blue Star banners recognize Fort Wayne service members

Three new Blue Star banners have been installed to recognize Fort Wayne residents and city government employees who are actively deployed. The banners recognize Sgt. Ricardo Bonano, Marine Corps; Sgt. Ravyn D. Ramos, Army; and Specialist 38th SB Amanda Story, Army Family and friends of ...

Entrepreneurship conference coming Oct. 15-19

Start Fort Wayne is announcing the region's first ever "Techstars Startup" week. Startup Week Fort Wayne 2018 will be Oct. 15-19 and will be a celebration of community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. The event is led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in various ...