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Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer named new president at University of Saint Francis

Rev. Dr. Eric Albert Zimmer has been appointed president of the University of Saint Francis, effective July 1. He will succeed Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF, who will retire after 27 years as president on June 30. Father Zimmer was appointed by the founding congregation, the Sisters of St. ...

Tuesday is ‘National Voter Registration Day’

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Fort Wayne Area League of Women Voters will host a National Voter Registration Day event at Purdue Fort Wayne Helmke Library, 2010 E. Coliseum Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of a 50-state effort to register thousands of voters. League members will also have a ...

Parks to offer variety of events during ‘Active Aging Week’

To celebrate Active Aging Week, the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is offering free activities, events and information booths to promote the benefit of leading an active, healthy and engaged lifestyle at age 50 and older. The Community Center downtown will offer free Active Aging ...

‘Diversity Awards’ presented

Welcoming Fort Wayne and 15 supporting organizations have honored eight individuals and/or organizations for their contributions in the immigrant/refugee communities in the Fort Wayne community. Awards were presented to the following individuals: Positive Role Model, Farah Combs, Continuing ...

Addition of Jaguar Land Rover will add up to 40 jobs at Kelley Automotive

Kelley Automotive Group will add Jaguar Land Rover to its lineup in summer 2020. Jaguar Land Rover is a subsidiary of Tata Motors. Jaguar Cars Ltd., founded in 1922, is a premier manufacturer ofr luxury sedans and sports cars. Land Rover, founded in 1948, has been at the forefront of ...

UPDATED: Silver Alert for Fort Wayne girl cancelled

A statewide silver alert has been cancelled after a missing Fort Wayne girl was found locally. The Fort Wayne Police Department had been investigating the disappearance of Caitlyn Marie Baker, 17, who was last seen on Wednesday, Sept. 18, around 9:30 a.m.

Urban farm tenant plans presence in Electric Works

A northeast Indiana native and Purdue graduate, Clint Crowe, with an extensive background in health technology, is bringing his high-tech urban-farming concept to Electric Works. Sweetwater Urban Farms, which utilizes aeroponic technology to produce nutrient-rich greens and herbs, will open a ...

New $70 million project planned along river near Promenade Park

When the city pulled the plug on Minnesota-based Continental Development's $62 million HIVE project in February, officials said they would seek another developer for the site at Harrison and Superior streets. That developer has been found, with Mayor Tom Henry announcing Wednesday that Barrett ...

Park dedication, Fairfax Fall Festival on southeast side Saturday

On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center, the city of Fort Wayne and the Mount Vernon Park Neighborhood Association will partner to celebrate the culture and people of southeast Fort Wayne and the creativity of its youth. The event features two components: a ...

Batting cages installed at Hamilton Park

Baseball players with the Hamilton Park Little League now have batting cages at their diamonds as a way to improve their hitting skills and encourage more participation in baseball. Mayor Tom Henry, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, Fort Wayne TinCaps, and Hamilton Park Little ...