Energizing Indiana Wants Hoosiers to Save Energy this October

Initiative recognizes U.S. Dept. of Energy’s October campaign to save energy Energizing Indiana encourages Hoosiers to take action in October to reduce energy consumption. Each year, the U.S. Department of Energy designates this month as Energy Action Month to highlight the importance of the energy used in day-to-day living, as well as ways to reduce ...

More than 4,000 walleyes released at Pine Lake, LaPorte

Fishing at LaPorte’s Pine Lake received a boost this month as the DNR stocked 4,018 walleye advanced fingerlings there. The walleyes were reared by inmates at Terre Haute’s Federal Correctional Complex as part of a partnership between the DNR and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The same facility grows catfish for the Go FishIN in ...

Indiana Leads 10 States in Fourth Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

Participants from 10 states took part in central U.S. earthquake drill; 43 states and territories participated nationwide Indiana led the Great Central U.S. Shakeout with more than 540,000 registered participants. More than 2.4 million people across 10 central U.S. states took part simultaneously in the fourth Great Central U.S. ShakeOut today (Oct. 17, 2013) at ...

Employees of the Hoosier National Forest are happy to be returning to work

Employees of the Hoosier National Forest are happy to be returning to work
BEDFORD, IN – Employees of the Hoosier National Forest are happy to be returning to work. Forest Supervisor Melany Glossa reported that all offices and facilities on the Hoosier will be open and functioning Friday, October 18. “The offices in Bedford and Tell City will open Friday morning at 8 AM, local time and employees ...

Green BEAN Delivery steps up to the plate for IHT

Green BEAN Delivery is boosting land conservation efforts in Indiana by replating its delivery vans and other fleet vehicles with the DNR’s Indiana Heritage Trust Environmental License Plate, the company and DNR announced this week. The partnership is the result of a chance meeting last year between representatives of the homegrown Indiana company and Nick ...

Strategic Data Fellow Hired Through TIF Grant

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Oct. 14, approved the hiring of a new administrator to analyze data as part of the District¹s work with the Teacher Incentive Fund grant. Yueming Jia, Strategic Data Fellow Dr. Yueming Jia joins FWCS on Oct. 22 as the District¹s Strategic Data Fellow, a ...

Danny East named head of DNR Law Enforcement

Veteran law enforcement professional Danny East has been selected as the new director of DNR’s Division of Law Enforcement. “Danny East brings a wealth of public service experience to our agency,” DNR director Cameron Clark said in announcing East’s appointment. “Along with that experience, his time spent in leadership positions with both the U.S. military ...

City Commercial Facade Grant Program Captures Award

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The City of Fort Wayne’s Commercial Façade Grant Program has earned the Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony last week in Philadelphia. Grant Administrator Aliza Tourkow and Redevelopment Assistant Director John Wallace accepted the award. “Our Façade ...

FWCS Welcomes Notable Alumni to School Choice Fair

Fort Wayne Community Schools will host its annual School Choice Fair from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, featuring special appearances by notable FWCS alumni, including a professional musician, doctor, lawyer and pro football player. The event is held each year to gives families an opportunity to learn more ...

City¹s investment in downtown development to be discussed at Redevelopment Commission meeting

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The City of Fort Wayne’s public investment package for the recently announced $71 million development in downtown will be presented at today’s Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission meeting. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. in Room 030 on the Garden Level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. The Redevelopment Commission will ...

Hoosiers should beware of health insurance enrollment scams

Hoosiers should beware of health insurance enrollment scams
Zoeller: Federal government shutdown escalating scams Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is warning Hoosiers against scammers taking advantage of the federal health insurance enrollment period that began October 1, 2013. Zoeller warns that the additional inability of Hoosiers to get help from the federal government during the shutdown escalates the need for people to be ...

New Tech Teacher Receives Milken Award

New Tech Teacher Receives Milken Award
Ginger Giessler, an English teacher at New Tech Academy at Wayne High School, is a recipient of the 2013 Milken Educator Award, a prestigious national award recognizing the exceptional work of teachers. The award comes with an unrestricted $25,000 prize. The surprise announcement was made at an assembly Thursday, Oct. 3, at Wayne by Dr. ...

122nd Fighter Wing promotes 1st female Command Chief in its 67 year history

122nd Fighter Wing promotes 1st female Command Chief in its 67 year history
The 122nd Fighter Wing held a Command Chief change of authority and promotion ceremony, Sept 14, 2013, ushering in the unit¹s first female command chief in its 67 year history. Christine A. Hutchins was promoted to Chief Master Sgt. and Chief Master Sgt. James E. Salway II passed the responsibilities of the position of the ...

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson Announces New Indiana Voter Registration Forms

Voter registration form changes help prevent fraudulent applications and end “hoarding and dumping” of applications Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced today the release of new Indiana voter registration forms. These improved forms will help decrease the possibility of voter registration fraud by tracking the chain of custody for voter registration applications. “By creating ...

Ivy Tech Northeast expands hospitality space for growing program with $200,000 grant

Ivy Tech Northeast expands hospitality space for growing program with $200,000 grant
Ivy Tech Northeast expands hospitality space for growing program with $200,000 grant A recent $200,000 grant has been awarded to Ivy Tech Community College Northeast through the Ivy Tech Foundation from the English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation and Mike Eikenberry, former regional president of PNC Bank. The grant allows the college to expand its Hospitality Room, ...

NASA Official to speak at Science On a Sphere opening

Maurice Henderson, program manager for NASA’s support of Science On a Sphere, will be in Fort Wayne for the grand opening of Science Central’s new Sphere exhibit on Saturday, October 5. “We’re delighted that Mr. Henderson will be here for this long-awaited opening at Science Central,” said Martin S. Fisher, executive director of Science Central. ...

Allen County Sees Housing Hike in August

Allen County Sees Housing Hike in August
According to the latest RE/MAX of Indiana housing report with data compiled by Upstate Alliance of REALTORS®, the Allen County real estate market recorded strong year-over-year growth for the month of August. The area experienced a 14.73 percent increase in homes sold in August with 514 homes, compared to the same time last year with ...

Allen Co. legislators remember Rep. Pond

For the past 35 years, State Representative Phyllis Pond has faithfully served Hoosiers of northeast Indiana. Rep. Pond was the longest serving female state representative in the history of Indiana and the first female lawmaker to earn a seat in the front row in the House Chamber. We, as legislators of Allen County, would like ...

Zoeller helps launch anti-smurfing public awareness campaign

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller helped unveil a statewide public awareness campaign today to send a warning to those who buy certain medicines for the purpose of making meth. Zoeller joined representatives from the Indiana Retail Council, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) and other leaders ...

INDIANA EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TAKING PART IN FULL-SCALE DISASTER RESPONSE EXERCISE

INDIANA EMERGENCY RESPONDERS TAKING PART IN FULL-SCALE DISASTER RESPONSE EXERCISE
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is leading a full-scale disaster exercise for emergency responders from various parts of the state starting today, Monday, September 23, and lasting until Thursday, September 26. The exercise, taking place at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Jennings County, will simulate severe weather sweeping through a town in Indiana, ...