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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: July 12 in photos

News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

Three Rivers Festival turns 50: Fort Wayne’s fun event by the numbers

As Fort Wayne's Three Rivers Festival celebrates its golden anniversary, we take a look at some of the numbers associated with the 50-year-old celebration of civic pride: 500,000: The number of people expected to visit. 65,000: The amount in dollars charged to the festival for police ...

Fire battled at northwest Fort Wayne area club on Lima Road

The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a blaze at 12:54 p.m. Wednesday at Club Royal, 9439 Lima Road. A passing driver called in the fire, and crews arrived in 3 minutes, according to a fire department news release. Marty Bender, a Fort Wayne Police Department deputy chief who was at ...

To Super Shot nurse, immunizations are personal crusade

Seconds after delivering the second injection and trying to preempt the toddler's cry of rage, Michelle Heck reaches over and rubs the baby's leg and says, "We're all done. I know it hurts, but it's all over." The toddler still screams and stares daggers at her, squirming on his mother's ...

Fort Wayne City Council puts plan for paid parental leave on hold

Mayor Tom Henry's plan to provide paid parental leave for the city's 1,800 employees was placed on indefinite hold Tuesday after City Council members suggested it should be considered during the normal budgeting process. Henry announced the proposal in June, saying it would help the city ...

Victim says he was robbed late-afternoon in downtown Fort Wayne

A male victim said he was robbed late Tuesday afternoon at Clay and Wayne streets. The victim arrived at 6:04 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Police Department, 1 E. Main St., to report an armed robbery. According to a police report, the victim said the following occurred: He was walking south on Clay ...

City of Fort Wayne takes fleet maintenance in house; savings expected

In a move expected to improve service and reduce costs, the city of Fort Wayne will no longer outsource fleet maintenance services and will instead bring operations in-house. Ending the contract with outside vendor, First Vehicle Services, is expected to save the city nearly $350,000 a ...

Applications sought for Mayor Tom Henry’s ‘Youth Engagement Council’

Mayor Tom Henry is seeking applicants for his Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council for the 2018-19 school year. The Council’ mission is to be a service learning group that provides a voice for the youth of Fort Wayne to local government by engaging their peers, creating innovative solutions and ...

Waynedale to host ‘EMBARK’ fun events July 21

Residents are invited to use the trails and sidewalks on Bluffton Road between Lower Huntington and Old Trail roads On Saturday, July 21, from noon until 4 p.m., for a chance to visit more than 18 businesses along the route that will be offering activities and giveaways. Mayor Tom Henry is ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: July 11 in photos

News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

Fort Wayne taking applications for new neighborhood grant program

Applications are now being accepted for the city's new Neighborhood Improvement Grant, which is designed to support projects that beautify public spaces and strengthen community involvement. Applications and information are available at www.FortWayneNeighborhoods.org by clicking on the ...

16th annual Waynedale Community Picnic will be Aug. 25

The 16th annual Waynedale Community Picnic will be Aug. 25 at Waynedale Park. The free event attracts 2,000 guests each year, and various sponsorship levels are available to companies wishing to participate: overall sponsor ($750 or more); title sponsor ($250 or more); signage sponsor ($50 or ...