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Memorial for the Unborn will be Sunday

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The 26th annual Memorial for the Unborn will be Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2:00 p.m., at Catholic Cemetery, 3500 Lake Ave. The event will remember 301 victims of abortion in 2017 whose mothers live in Allen County and will include procession of a child's casket, a balloon release, music and messages ...

Fort Wayne animal shelter plans $298,000 upgrade

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Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control plans to remodel the medical and triage area of its shelter at cost of about $298,000t in order to improve the level of care given to animals and the efficiency of the medical team. Sheltering standards and the care given to each animal has changed since ...

Salvation Army, Toys for Tots Christmas applications start Monday

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The Salvation Army and Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots will be taking applications for Christmas assistance Monday through Friday of next week at the Salvation Army, 2901 N. Clinton St. Doors will be open each day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., depending on the volume of ...

Memorial Coliseum issues heavy-traffic alert for Friday evening

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The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is alerting motorists to the possibility of heavy traffic on Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roadways surrounding the complex on Friday, Oct. 5 for the sold-out Thomas Rhett concert. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors ...

City Council OKs parental leave policy

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When City Council tabled action on a parental-leave policy for municipal employees in July, members said the proposal should be considered as part of the normal budgeting process. With $66,000 earmarked for the program included in Mayor Tom Henry's proposed 2019 budget, the policy was back on ...

$76 million expansion to create 1,000 jobs at Sweetwater Sound

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A $76 million expansion is expected to create about 1,000 jobs at Sweetwater Sound, company officials announced Tuesday. Gov. Eric Holcomb, Mayor Tom Henry and Allen County commissioners joined officials of Sweetwater, the No. 1 online retailer of music instruments and audio gear in the U.S., ...

Pizza Hut puts lavish Fort Wayne headquarters on the market

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Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne has announced it plans to sell its corporate headquarters at 7100 W. Jefferson Blvd. Designed by Florida architects Charlan Brock Associates to evoke a grand British country home and constructed in 1989, the building contains more than 23,000 square feet and sits on ...

Allen County’s 35th, 36th homicide victims identified

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Two recent homicide victims have been identified by the Allen County Coroner's office. On Sept. 12 Lee Caldwell, 68, suffered thermal burns at her home in the 5600 block of Harrison Street. She was transported to a local hospital, where she remained until her death Sept. 28. Cause of Death has ...

New program can protect homeowners against cost of utility repairs

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Fort Wayne City Utilities is participating in a new partnership that can help residential customers handle unexpected and potentially costly repairs to the water and sewer service lines that run through their property. Under the partnership with American Water Resources, a subsidiary of ...

Bob Wearley, Smith Field advocate, wins county’s Vandeveer award

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For his efforts to preserve Smith Field and help people dealing with drug addiction, Robert "Bob" Wearley has received the 2018 Linda & Jerry Vandeveer Impact Award from the Allen County Commissioners. Wearley is currently working with U.S. Rep. Jim Banks and Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd ...

Tom Rhoades wants to succeed State Sen. David Long

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Twenty-five year Allen County resident Tom Rhoades will seek the 16th District State Senate job now held by the retiring President Pro Tem David Long of Fort Wayne. "The departure of Sen. Long leaves a significant void in the Indiana State Senate and in the representation of this district," ...

New Haven announces Halloween hours, events

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The city of New Haven has set its official Trick or Treat hours for Wednesday, Oct. 31, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Additional police officers and other officials from the Fire Department will be on duty to ensure public safety, and Mayor Terry McDonald is asking all motorists to exercise extra ...

Voter registration ends Tuesday, October 9

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Those wishing to vote in the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, have until the close of business on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, to register to vote or submit any changes to their voter registration records. The Allen County Voter Registration office is located at One E. Main ...

Senator Joe Donnelly a ‘no’ vote on Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly says he'll vote against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Donnelly is a moderate Democrat who voted for President Donald ...

DIY expert Nicole Curtis to headline SHE Expo on October 27

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The 4th annual SHE Expo, produced by Fort Wayne Newspapers with Presenting Sponsor Windows, Doors & More announces that Nicole Curtis will appear on stage. Nicole Curtis is the star of Rehab Addict on HGTV and DIY networks. She is a self-taught home rehabber and designer. She has become a ...

Medication Disposal Day

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Flushing old pills down the toilet or throwing them into the trash can have serious consequences for drinking water and the environment. September 28th is the day to bring expired medications (no liquids accepted/pills only) to these select Walgreen’s locations for drop-off: * 5830 N. ...