WRITER: Kevin Kilbane

New Haven-Adams Township Park board to consider longtime community 'wish list' project

The New Haven-Adams Township Parks and Recreation Department board will be invited to take a big step toward a community dream when they meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the New Haven Community Center, 7500 Indiana 930 E. Park board members will be asked to approve a master plan for Havenhurst Park that includes putting all of the parks department's baseball and softball diamonds at Havenhurst, 211 N. Rufus St. Board ...

Concordia Lutheran High School makes a decision about its future in Fort Wayne

Concordia Lutheran High School will be staying at its current campus at Anthony Boulevard and St. Joe River Drive. The school had been studying the possibility of moving to a site near Parkview Regional Medical Center. But a case committee exploring that option provided a thorough report recommending the school can best serve its mission and the community from its present location, said Mark Webb, school board ...

Not much left of former Scott's grocery on North Anthony Boulevard in Fort Wayne

A concrete block wall that hasn't been visible in decades now forms the backdrop for the final cleanup work from the demolition of the former Scott's Food and Pharmacy store at Crescent Avenue and North Anthony Boulevard. Work started May 17 to tear down the grocery store, which had been operated by Kroger at the time it was closed because of structural problems in May 2012. Building and property owner Bill ...

Summer Book Sale a literary treasure hunt at downtown Allen County Public Library

You can choose from nearly 70,000 books at bargain prices during the Friends of the Allen County Public Library group's Summer Book Sale this Wednesday through Saturday in the first-floor meeting rooms of downtown branch, 900 Library Plaza. Paperbacks are 50 cents, and all hardback books are $1 each. On Saturday, you can bring as many bags as you want - and as big a bag as you have - and fill them with books ...

VIDEO: Fort Wayne Eagle Scout's achievement establishes area Boy Scout firsts

Gannery Htoo was the 90th Boy Scout from Troop 349 in Fort Wayne to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. His journey there also established a few firsts. In this area's Anthony Wayne Council of Boy Scout troops, Htoo,18, of Fort Wayne, is the first person to earn Eagle Scout rank who is a member of the local Karen ethnic community and the first from a family who came here as refugees from Myanmar, which formerly was ...

VIDEO: Gratitude shown to Fort Wayne-area Korean War veterans for their service

With local Korean War veterans standing in a row, Hannah Y. Kim knelt before them and expressed her gratitude for their service 65 or more years ago. The gesture brought tears to his eyes, Cletus Rumschlag told the crowd when he returned to the microphone as host of the memorial ceremony this morning at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens on Lake Avenue. Rumshlag is secretary and ...

Fort Wayne Community Schools board approves large grocery list of purchases for school meals

When you expect to feed about 26,000 kids a day, you need a lot of food and supplies. The Fort Wayne Community Schools board approved a grocery list of purchases during their meeting Monday night at Grile Administration Center: • A combined total of more than $4.5 million with three food providers for 403 types of food items, such as fruit, vegetables, meat, flour, sugar and salt, from Aug. 1 through July ...

Fort Wayne visitor working to put Korean War, veterans' service back on the public's radar

The Korean War often is referred to as the "Forgotten War" because it frequently gets much less attention than the two world wars that preceded it and the Vietnam War after it. Hannah Y. Kim is out to change that, including making a stop for a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the Korean War Memorial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens on Lake Avenue in Fort Wayne. "I call all Korean War veterans my Grandpas not ...

Event at IPFW explores life-changing legacy of Fort Wayne Folk School

Bob Hanauer had a tough life at home and had dropped out of high school five times. Then one day Hanauer opened a local high school alternative magazine, where an ad for the Fort Wayne Folk School caught his attention. He called the number listed from a gas station pay phone. Now 64, Hanauer said the connections he made there changed his life. The school and its impact will be discussed during the program ...

Fort Wayne refugee, refugee advocates offer ideas on what U.S. and other nations can do to help people stay in their homelands

The Trump Administration has tried to limit immigration and refugee resettlement, especially from people trying to enter the United States from the Mexico border. Some European nations have been overwhelmed with refugees fleeing the war in Syria and problems in other nations. So News-Sentinel.com asked three people at Catholic Charities' World Refugee Day open house Wednesday what the United States and other ...

Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center receives Allen County Board of Zoning Appeals approval of zoning variances for proposed new site near Huntertown north of Fort Wayne

Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center received approval Wednesday of three variances it needed for construction of its proposed new raptor rehab center north of Huntertown, group Vice President Mike Dobbs said today. The Allen County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the variances during its meeting at Citizens Square. Soarin' Hawk requested the variances for 8 acres of farmland it tentatively has agreed to ...

Perseverance and hope celebrated at World Refugee Day open house hosted by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Local refugees shared food, music and culture during the open house held today by Catholic Charities to celebrate World Refugee Day in Fort Wayne. The event took place downtown in the lower level of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend's Archbishop Noll Catholic Center, 915 S. Clinton St. Over the years, Catholic Charities has been the social-service agency coordinating most of the refugee ...

Fort Wayne Children's Zoo to celebrate World Giraffe Day on Thursday as species faces threats in the wild

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo will celebrate World Giraffe Day on Thursday to educate visitors about this threatened species. At the same time, the zoo continues to work on changes to prevent one of the younger members of the species, the zoo's Thabisa, from making any other escape from the zoo's giraffe exhibit in the African Journey area, said Bonnie Kemp, zoo director of communication. The inquisitive ...

FOCUS 2018: Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity's new ReStore location reaching more people

It didn't take long for people to discover the new Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 4747 Lima Road. Since the new ReStore opened in early March, sales have doubled from what they were at the former ReStore location at 3837 N. Wells St., said Megan Hubartt, Fort Wayne Habitat communications and grants manager. In its first 11 weeks of operation, the new ReStore generated about $250,000 in sales ...

FOCUS 2018: Fort Wayne's Gensic Creative Metals has been meeting customers' needs for 60 years

Gensic Creative Metals started in business in 1958 in a two-car garage on Pittsburgh Street in east Fort Wayne. Employees now have been shaping metal to solve problems and bring creations to life for 60 years. "We have the capability to cut, form, bend, roll and weld most any type of steel," said Dan Lomont, who has owned the company since 1999 with his sister-in-law, Jeanine Moyer. The company, which employs ...

FOCUS 2018: Fort Wayne's Tygeron Screenprinting helps customers design the T-shirts they want

Tyrone Cato describes himself as a "facilitator," which may sound odd for the owner of a T-shirt screen-printing business. But as Cato sees it, he's not there to design a T-shirt for you. He's there to help you figure out what you want on the shirt, which can range from uniform shirts for sports teams to T-shirts for family reunions and churches or other organizations. "I try to get as much input from people ...

FOCUS 2018: Hamilton Hunter Builders continues family tradition of ownership and craftsmanship

Hamilton Hunter Builders has evolved from a real estate business to a home builder to a general contractor focusing on commercial construction, but it's stayed a family business for 80 years. Holly Hunter, 50, now is the third-generation owner of the company, buying it from her father in 2006. The company, which retains its family feel, has played a major role in building many Fort Wayne buildings and ...

Allen County Commissioners approve rezoning for controversial proposed Schwartz Road housing development

Editor's note: This story was updated Friday afternoon to clarify information about Schwartz Road-area residents' petitions against the rezoning request and proposed development, as well as to correct information about Allen County Commissioners' attendance and vote at their May 11 meeting. News-Sentinel.com regrets the errors. Allen County Commissioners voted this morning to approve rezoning for a proposed ...

Decatur-area pastor feels well-prepared for new role as president of the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Major challenges await in the world, but the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) is in a strong position to move forward, newly elected district President the Rev. Daniel J. Brege said this morning. "We are foundationally confessional and mission-minded," Brege said while speaking with News-Sentinel.com. Brege, who has served for 36 years as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, 4510 ...

The Rev. Daniel May will leave legacy of pastoral care when he retires as president of the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

The Rev. Daniel May spent a majority of his ministry career as a pastor in a congregation, and he carried that focus into the job of president of the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, a district staff member said. "What he brought to this role is a real sense of ministry," said Dave Ebeling of Bloomington, the current assistant to the president. "He's a pastor's pastor." May will retire ...