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UPDATED: Allen County COVID-19 case count reaches 19

After two Allen County residents tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, another nine tested positive Thursday, bringing the total to 19. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the Department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and ...

Allen Civil Court outlines procedures during COVID-19 pandemic

Allen County Superior Court continues to operate, with adjustments, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an update from Civil Division Judges David J. Avery, Craig J. Bobay, Nancy E. Boyer and Jennifer L. DeGroote. • As Gov. Eric Holcomb's March 23 "Stay At Home" order ...

Parks’ dinner program for children moves to McMillen center

Effective today (March 26), the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will change the location of its dinner service to school children. As a response to a decreased demand due to Indiana’s stay-at-home order and the need for Community Harvest Food Bank to focus on other local efforts ...

Residents urges to join show of support for COVID-19 responders Friday

Details are being finalized for a show of solidarity and support for those on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. On Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m., residents are invited to sing along to the National Anthem, while turning on all outside lights to show support for first responders, ...

Health Department issues COVID-19 guidelines for companies, employees

The Allen County Department of Health has issued recommendations to help companies and their employees address medical situations posed by COVID-19. An employee or their household family member tested positive for COVID-19: If you have an employee that tested positive for COVID-19, they must ...

New Haven to collect only trash containers issued by Republic Services

The city of New Haven has changed its waste collection guidelines to protect refuse workers and the community to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Effective immediately, garbage and recycling crews will collect only containers issued by Republic Services. Workers will not pick up ...

Arrest made in 2002 stabbing murder

A woman has been arrested in Wisconsin in connection with a 2002 murder in Fort Wayne. Members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Cold Case/Homicide Division, with the assistance of the Fond Du Lac (WI) Police Department, arrested Holly Boisvert, 33, for murder. The arrest stems from the Aug. ...

Safe Haven Baby Boxes annual banquet rescheduled to Aug. 7

The 2020 Safe Haven Baby Boxes Banquet scheduled for April 8 has been rescheduled to Aug. 7 due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This date was selected to allow for the COVID-19 pandemic to be resolved and is one of the first available at the Grand Wayne Center. “We are ...

Rep. Banks postpones service academy day

In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), U.S. Rep. Jim Banks has announced that the annual Service Academy Day, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base, has been ...

‘We’ll get through this stronger,’ local officials assure public

"We will come out of this as a community stronger and better," Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters asserted Tuesday as he, Mayor Tom Henry, Health Commissioner Deborah McMahan and other officials sought to reassure the public that necessary but prudent steps are being taken to combat the ...

NACS delays opening of new elementary school for a year

The Northwest Allen County Schools' latest elementary school will open a year late because a contractor has missed crucial deadlines. Aspen Meadow, 2650 Hathaway Road, had been scheduled to open in August but now ill not open until fall 2021. “We apologize for inconveniences caused by this ...

Allen County reports 7th COVID-19 case

Another Allen County resident tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, bring the total to seven cases. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the Department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and will be time-stamped to keep the public ...

Allen County government to operate only ‘essential Services’

The Allen County Board of Commissioners announced Tuesday that all departments under their authority will begin operating with only essential personnel needed to continue essential government functions beginning at midnight tonight in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. In addition, ...

New Haven adapts to Holcomb’s ‘stay at home’ order

The city is New Haven has taken several steps to comply with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s “Stay At Home Order” effective March 24 and lasting at least two weeks. New Haven City Council held an emergency meeting Monday to adopt procedures relating to a Public Health Emergency, including timely ...

Additional modifications to Fort Wayne City Council meeting procedures

Last week City Clerk Lana Keesling and Council President Tom Didier announced modifications to traditional City Council meeting protocols. Shortly thereafter, Citizens Square, where council meetings occur, was closed by Fort Wayne and Allen County executives to the general public. Since then, ...