HEADWATERS PARK ICE RINK OPEN FOR 11th SEASON

The Lincoln Financial Group is again the corporate sponsor for the season, which lasts through Sunday March 2, 2014. Thanks to Lincoln, and to the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, the Edward D. & Ione Auer Foundation and the PNC Trusts, skating rates have remained the same for ten seasons. Prices are still $3 ...

City receives COPS grant to hire 10 additional police officers

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The City of Fort Wayne today announced that the Fort Wayne Police Department has received a $1.25 million Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant to hire 10 additional police officers to serve the community. A resolution seeking City Council’s approval to participate in the grant will be introduced at City Council’s ...

HOOSIERS TO USE SPACE HEATERS, FIREPLACES AND OTHER ALTERNATIVE HEATING EQUIPMENT RESPONSIBLY

STATE FIRE MARSHAL REMINDS HOOSIERS TO USE SPACE HEATERS, FIREPLACES AND OTHER ALTERNATIVE HEATING EQUIPMENT RESPONSIBLY To cope with power outages resulting from the storm, some Hoosiers have begun using alternative heating sources, such as wood stoves or space heaters, to warm their homes. Even where power is available, more Hoosiers are using alternative heating ...

St. Joseph School Students Move into New Facility

St. Joseph School Students Move into New Facility
Monroeville IN. – The long awaited moving day is here for the students and staff of St. Joseph Elementary School in Monroeville. Today the children, teachers and staff will trek from their old school to the Monroeville Elementary School building that was purchased this year from the East Allen County School District. The procession will ...

East Allen and Fort Wayne schools each receive $50K grant for School Resource Officers

LEO, Ind. – The State of Indiana has begun awarding grant funding for school resource officers and other school safety measures under the new grant program that Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller proposed and recommended last spring. Joined by leaders from the local school corporation and law enforcement, Zoeller announced today that East Allen County ...

Botanical Conservatory in December

Fireside Christmas exhibit November 27 – January 5 To recreate the warm and cozy feeling of a traditional Christmas celebration, the Conservatory Showcase will be filled with red poinsettias and elements that spark feelings of nostalgia for the happy family holiday of yesteryear. Did you ever lie in bed straining to hear Santa’s reindeer on ...

USPS Harry Potter limited-edition stamp collection

With Hogwarts castle as the backdrop, the U.S. Postal Service recently dedicated 20 new Forever stamps featuring images of Harry Potter, the extraordinary boy wizard, and the adventures he encounters with the friends, heroes, villains and creatures that make up his world. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort was the location ...

Finalists announced in statewide young farmer contests

The finalists in this year’s Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Achievement Award and Excellence in Agriculture Award come from different parts of the state, have different operations and participate in farming in different ways, but they all represent outstanding achievement and leadership in agriculture. The YFEA award gives recognition to young farmers who do not ...

Top Tips for Winterizing Propane Equipment

Top Tips for Winterizing Propane Equipment
As harvest comes to a close, take a moment to winterize equipment. Proper storage and maintenance in the off-season lowers upkeep costs and reduces downtime from broken parts, helping ensure systems work safely and efficiently next season. Nearly 40 percent of farms in the U.S. use propane to run pumps and engines, heat buildings, and ...

FREE TWO-PART PROGRAM ON LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER¹ S FOR LATE-STAGE CAREGIVERS

FREE TWO-PART PROGRAM ON LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER¹ S FOR LATE-STAGE CAREGIVERS
HUNTINGTON, In – The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will host a free two-part program on “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late-Stage” with part one on Monday, Dec. 9 and part two on Monday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program will be held at the Huntington Public Library, located at 255 W. ...

Life-changing opportunities await Voices of Unity Youth Choir

Life-changing opportunities await Voices of Unity Youth Choir
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Fort Wayne’s Voices of Unity Youth Choir, of the Unity Performing Arts Foundation, will gain more national and international exposure in 2014 as they participate in two life-changing opportunities. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, Unity Performing Arts Foundation, and community leaders today have come together to unveil the “Gold for the ...

NORTHEAST INDIANA 2013 OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

NORTHEAST INDIANA 2013 OUTSTANDING PHILANTHROPIST AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
FORT WAYNE, IN— The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Northeast Indiana Chapter recently hosted the Annual National Philanthropy Day® celebration event to recognize those individuals and organizations in the local community whose generous gifts of time, expertise, and resources have made Northeast Indiana a better place. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Northeast Indiana Chapter ...

Angola Holiday on the Square

Holidays on the Square Kick Off Angola is a town steeped in tradition and history. One such tradition is Santa’s arrival to town. Every year the Friday after Thanksgiving children line up for a chance to meet jolly old Saint Nick. As they pore over their wish list parents sneak a quick photo or two ...

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS OFFERING DISASTER HELP

Many Indiana communities have come together to help recover from Sunday’s tornado outbreak. Unfortunately, disasters like this can attract scam artists and identity thieves who try to take advantage of Hoosiers. Indiana residents should remain cautious of any unsolicited offers of assistance. Here are some tips to avoid being scammed: Ask for ID. If someone ...

Skype for Funeral Service – D.O. McComb & Sons

“Today, millions of people across the globe are using the Internet. With families and friends widely dispersed all over the world, arranging for unexpected travel can be extremely difficult and expensive. The ability to view and participate in a loved one’s memorial services live and share one’s feelings with family via Skype is convenient and ...

USF hosting free theology lecture

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The Department of Philosophy and Theology in the School of Arts of Sciences at the University of Saint Francis will sponsor a free public lecture at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 in Gunderson Auditorium, Achatz Hall of Science. Dr. Earl Kumfer, professor of philosophy and theology, will present “Duns Scotus, Architect of ...

Monsanto announces launch of new scholarship program

Every year, approximately 25,000 agricultural jobs go unfilled due to a lack of qualified applicants. The agriculture industry needs talented, driven and passionate young people willing to make a commitment to agriculture, especially with a growing population and the subsequent need to feed an estimated 9 billion people by the year 2050. Monsanto Company recently ...

Movers for Military Drive Collects Over 2,500 Items to Assist Homeless Veterans across Indiana

FORT WAYNE, IN — To assist homeless veterans across Indiana, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® locations throughout the state, including Fort Wayne, have been collecting essential items for donation to organizations supporting veterans in crisis as part of its Movers for Military program. The moving company recently delivered approximately 2,500 of items to the non-profit ...

Nature Trust funds complete 2 Whitewater Valley projects

The Bicentennial Nature Trust (BNT) has announced that its funding assistance has helped Whitewater Valley Land Trust (WVLT) complete the purchase of two environmentally significant properties in east-central Indiana. Coffman Bluff: A 69-acre upper slope ravine forest and bluff featuring a small pond, springs, and remnant agricultural fields targeted for natural restoration. It is located ...

Cost of Thanksgiving meal drops

The cost for a traditional Thanksgiving meal in Indiana dropped sharply from 2012 to 2013, according to an informal survey of grocery costs from Indiana Farm Bureau. The annual survey indicates that the average cost for this year’s Thanksgiving meal for 10 is $48.12, down nearly $3 from last year’s average of $51.05. “The cost ...