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FWCS to host annual ‘Showcase’ Nov. 3 at Northrop

Fort Wayne Community Schools will host its annual Showcase from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road. The annual event gives families an opportunity to learn more about the variety of educational options available within FWCS. In addition to ...

City to lower downtown river levels Monday

In preparation for winter, City Utilities will make the annual adjustments to lower the river levels in the downtown area. Beginning Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, the gate at the Hosey Dam on the Maumee River will open to lower the river levels by a few feet. The levels will remain at the lower level ...

Two arrested following gang unit search

A man and woman were arrested Wednesday after detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department's Gang & Violent Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at 2731 Kingsland Court after complaints of drug dealing and gun fire from and into the home recently. During the search, police found two ...

Purple, balloons will call attention to domestic violence Friday

Nearly one out of every four women and one in seven men have been victims of severe intimate partner violence, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Victim Assistance and the Fort Wayne Police Department ...

TenPoint Coalition seeks to improve lives of black males

Mayor Tom Henry today was joined by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Rev. Dr. Charles Harrison, TenPoint Coalition financial partners and Fort Wayne UNITED representatives to announce the launch of Fort Wayne’s TenPoint Coalition. Modeled after a similar program in Indianapolis, Fort ...

Free tours of city’s water plant offered Saturday

City Utilities will conduct free guided tours of the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon. Located at 415 Baltes Ave., the plant opened in 1933 and after several expansions is now able to produce 72 million gallons of water per day. The tour gives ...

Card showing your new trash collection schedule will be in the mail this week

Fort Wayne residents should be on the look out this week for a card in the mail this week — and this one isn't about the Nov. 6 election. The "It's a New Day" postcards will contain specific information about new trash and recycling schedules intended to improve performance and reduce missed ...

Aging & In-Home Services to honor four Friday

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (AIHS) will recognize four recipients of “Communities for a Lifetime – Awards of Excellence” at the organization’s annual meeting and awards ceremony on Friday, Nov. 2, at Parkview Mirro Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive. Doors ...

Oct. 27 event to explore Christians’ proper role in the public square

Just in time for the Nov. 6 election, a Fort Wayne church is hosting a presentation on "The Christian in the public square." The latest in Zion Lutheran Church's "Theology in the Parish" series will be Oct. 27 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 2313 S. Hanna St., and will feature ...

Public can see results of downtown parking study Oct. 29

The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Department will host a public meeting Oct. 29 to release the preliminary findings from a recent downtown parking study that includes an inventory of available parking, an analysis of current and future demand for parking and possible strategies to accommodate ...

Safe ‘family fun night’ at McMillen Park Thursday

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to the 5th annual Harvest Fest Safe Haven Family Fun Night on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. Children can enjoy games and arts and crafts, and the entire ...

Donnelly, Braun neck and neck in race for U.S. Senate, new poll suggests

Indiana's Democratic U.S. Senator has a razor-thin lead over his Republican challenger two weeks before the Nov. 6 election, according to a new poll In the online poll of 1,400 adults conducted between Oct. 12 and Oct. 16, incumbent Joe Donnelly was favored by 41 percent compared to 40 percent ...

Paul Spoelhof is city’s new director of planning and policy

Paul Spoelhof has been named the city of Fort Wayne’s new planning and policy director. He succeeds Pam Holocher, who recently retired after 40 years of service. Spoelhof has worked for the department for 21 years, most recently as community development administrator-senior planner. He holds ...

City Councilman seeking public comment on state hate-crimes legislation

City Councilman Geoff Paddock, D-5th, will hold a meeting Oct. 30 to gauge public support for a resolution urging the Indiana General Assembly to enact hate crimes legislation in the session beginning in January. The meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 30 of Citizens Square, 200 E. ...