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The History Center presents Miami Indian Heritage Days beginning Saturday, May 7 at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne.

Learn about the lasting heritage of the Miami and other regional Native American groups. Local artists, performers, and presenters will be featured the first Saturday of the month from May to November from 1-4pm.

The Chief Richardville House or Akima Pinsiwa Awiiki, is recognized as the oldest Native American structure in the Midwest. Admission to...

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I vote for reading with writing coming in second. I’m all for arithmetic when balancing my checkbook, deciding which cereal box offers the best value, and figuring out how many hours of sleep I got last night. Arithmetic has its practical applications, for me it loses its virtues when algebra and geometry demand attention. Those two are very calculating and quite manipulative if you ask me. Kathleen Turner became my heroine, in the movie Peggy Sue Got Married, when she uttered this line to her...

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The Fort Wayne Community Schools Adult and Continuing Education Department celebrated the success of more than 165 graduates at its Commencement Ceremony at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, at North Side High School. Prior to the Commencement Ceremony the Literacy Alliance hosted a reception from 6-6:45 p.m. at North Side.

From Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015, more than 165 students passed the High School Equivalency (HSE) Exam. The HSE diploma replaced the GED (General Educational Development) certificate...

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Join Fort Wayne Trails and the City of Fort Wayne on May 10th, at Salomon Farm Park for the annual Trek the Trails Kick-Off. Activities will include Trek the Trails weekly bike ride at 6pm, a walk around the Salomon Farm loop at 6pm, and during the 7pm kick-off party, there will be a trail update presentation with construction timelines including information about the Pufferbelly Trail and the Dupont Road Below-Grade Crossing. New trail maps will also be available at the event.

The party will...

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SW CC FIRE 2016

On April 15, 2016 the non-profit Southwest Conservation Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana caught fire around 10:30pm. First spotted by the caretaker, firefighters were called to the scene who fought the blaze for over two hours.

The damage was vast and extensive. The origin of the fire has been reported to have started over the kitchen area and spread throughout the kitchen and attic. Smoke, heat and water damage is visible throughout the rest of the building. It was indicated by firefighters that...

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Luers students beam with pride showing their solidarity in their service work at St. Henry’s Parish. These students did a little bit of everything from gardening, painting and cleaning, to reorganizing and moving textbooks and classroom materials.

April 14th 2016 is a date that the students and faculty of Bishop Luers High School will not soon forget; moreover, the Fort Wayne Community will see that blustery morning as the “red letter” date for the Sodalitas service project. Sodalitas, which translates from Latin to English as “community”, in its most infantile state is a student-led program designed to aid in the development of community in a school setting and to help break down the limiting social barriers students face allowing them...

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Maurer 60th wedding anniversary

Julie and Tony Maurer will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 2, 2016. They were married in Springfield, Illinois at the Little Flower Church.

Tony retired from Lincoln Life after working there 36 years. He still enjoys golf.

Julie is a host at the Fort Wayne Airport.

They have 3 children; Mike (Cathy) Maurer, Kathleen (Mike) Shelby of Tennessee and Carole (Chris) Yaney of Fort Wayne. They have 5 grandchildren; Jennie, Scott and Jake Shelby of Tennessee and Tony (California) Alex...

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L-R: Warren Disch—Pizza Hut, Jordan Cornwell—Pres., Waynedale Business Chamber, Camille Garrison—Kingston Residence & Chair of Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative, Mary Stark—Curves, Penguin from Penguin Point, Beulah Matzak—Community Advocate, Dawn Ritchie—City of Fort Wayne Greenways and Trails Director, Alex Cornwell—The Waynedale News, Kent Castleman—Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. and Jason Arp—4th District City Councilman cut the ribbon commemorating a Waynedale Trail connection.

More than 100 residents and a penguin showed up on Saturday, April 16th, for the ribbon cutting to commemorate the first trail connection from Waynedale to the Rivergreenway.

Last fall the City completed construction of new sidewalks along Lower Huntington Road that widens over the bridge crossing the St. Mary’s River and connects to a new 8-foot-wide trail ramp connecting to the St. Mary’s Pathway.

Teaming with the City, the Waynedale Trails & Sidewalks Initiative sponsored a 6.5-mile...

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bio Long

The first news conference I ever held as a candidate for office was at the corner of Lower Huntington Road and Bluffton Road. It was 1987; the intersection was filled with potholes, and suffered from poor drainage and general disrepair. And nobody in downtown Fort Wayne cared.

I told the people of Waynedale that fixing this intersection would be my top priority as the next City Councilman. They believed me, and I was elected to the Fort Wayne City Council in an upset. Soon after that, I helped...

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