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Final design of new ‘Lutheran Downtown’ hospital released

As preparations for Lutheran Downtown continue to move forward in advance of the new hospital’s groundbreaking ceremony this summer, the exterior design of the facility has been finalized. Updates released Tuesday include more windows to allow more natural light, which enhances a healing ...

Tom Kelley to receive second ‘Sagamore of the Wabash’ award

Kelley Automotive president Tom Kelley will receive the Sagamore of the Wabash award Wednesday at the biannual Northeast Indiana Conservation Banquet and Fundraiser held at Parkview Mirro Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive. The Sagamore is the highest distinction in Indiana, awarded for ...

Allen County Property tax bills due May 10

The deadline to pay Allen County property taxes is approaching fast. Payments must be in the county treasurer’s office or postmarked by May 10 to be considered on time and to avoid penalty. Metered mail stamps do not qualify as a postmark. Both the spring and fall tax bills were mailed in ...

City seeks public’s help after dog abandoned in alley

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is asking for the public’s help after a dog was found abandoned in an alley. An Animal Control Officer responded to the 1800 block of High Street Friday around noon and found a chihuahua, which appeared to be in good condition, inside a crate a ...

SolFest 2019 at Fox Island County Park Cancelled

The Allen County Parks and Recreation Department has cancelled its annual SolFest music festival scheduled for this weekend, May 4 and 5, due to flooding and safety considerations. Because of the rain in the past week and more forecast for the rest of this week, the park's roads, emergency ...

Fort Wayne shelter part of campaign to save cats

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is joining animal shelters across North America to save the lives of shelter cats and ensure every cat gets the help it needs needs. It's all part the Million Cat Challenge, a joint campaign of the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the University of ...

Next phase of State Boulevard project begins

Mayor Tom Henry joined area residents, members of City Council, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials, and the city's Public Works Division to break ground Thursday for the next phase of the State Boulevard enhancement and realignment project. Phase II of the project, between ...

Kelley Automotive Group will offer the MINI

Kelley Automotive Group will begin selling and servicing the MINI. Developed in Britain in the 1950s and acquired by BMW in 1994, the MINI is known for its compact styling, precise handling and responsiveness. Current models include the two- and four-door Hardtop, Countryman, Clubman, ...

New city programs aims to help start-up businesses

Thinking of starting a business? If so, a new city program may be able to help. The city's Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District (SEED) is investing in new business start-ups by offering 10 sessions of an eight-week business planning class for anyone considering starting a business. ...

Residents invited to walk and pray for a united, peaceful city

Fort Wayne UNITED’s TenPoint Coalition invites the community to join an upcoming Prayer in the Park and two prayer walks in the Oxford neighborhood. The gatherings will begin at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. Prayer in the Park will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Local ...

Jaylon Smith, John Tippmann Sr. are 2019 Red Coat recipients

Mad Anthonys will recognize Fort Wayne native and NFL star Jaylon Smith, as well as local business leader and philanthropist John Tippmann, Sr. as its 2019 Red Coat recipients. Mad Anthonys will honor Smith and Tippmann at its Red Coat Dinner on June 14. Its annual charity golf event, ...

Nine businesses will receive city facade grants totaling $200,000

Nine local organizations will receive the city's 2019 Commercial Façade Grants to improve their properties. By year’s end, more than 100 facade grant projects will have been completed since the program began in 2008. The local businesses whose properties are receiving grants include ...

Memorial Coliseum issues a traffic alert for Saturday

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has issued a traffic advisory for Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roadways surrounding the complex on Saturday, April 27, because of the large crowds expected at several events taking place in the Arena, Expo Center and Conference Center. ...