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Brooks Construction Co., Inc. (Fort Wayne) and Red Gold (Geneva) have been recognized by the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) for superior asphalt pavement construction at the APAI’s Annual Conference & Trade Show, held recently at the Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brooks Construction Co., Inc. won its award for project work done at Red Gold, Geneva, IN.

Greg Yoder, Brooks Construction Co., Inc., Mike Herrmann, Red Gold and Tyler Hatzell, Brooks Construction...

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Civil War Ball

On Saturday, March 12th, 2016 military and civilian members will go back in time as they dine and dance at the Historic Baker Street Train Station here in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The 30th Indiana Civil War Reenactors group will be hosting their 19th Civil War Ball.

The 30th Indiana was put together primarily from the citizens of the 10th Congressional District comprised of Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Kosciusko, La Grange and Noble Counties. It was organized in Fort Wayne using Camp Allen as a home...

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The original Burger King restaurant design on Bluffton Road, near the Quimby Village shopping plaza in northern Waynedale.

Burger King on 1826 Bluffton Road, recently completed a remodel of their restaurant. This store opened in July 1978 and was recently acquired by Carrols Corp. out of Syracuse, NY. Carrols is the largest Burger King franchise in the U.S. The current management team and crew were extremely excited to have the brand new store to showcase at a grand opening March 12.

The grand opening will include a raffle and many limited time specials in addition to the new all beef grill dogs on the menu. Stop...

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David Meier, Chief Operating Officer, at Penguin Point Franchise Systems has announced the winners of the 27th Annual People Pleaser’s of the Year. The award is given to the one person in each location in appreciation for consistent dedication to People Pleasing, for both customers and associates.

Each associate in the restaurants cast a vote for the person whose attitude, dependability, initiative, quality of work, cooperation, and customer relation skills best reflect the Penguin Point...

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Tony Henry of Deer Park Irish Pub leads the St. Patrick’s Day parade-the World’s Shortest Parade!

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day with Deer Park Irish Pub’s 18th annual Clover Classic! The best and biggest St. Paddy’s celebration in Fort Wayne, Deer Park plans to turn the city green. With The Peoples’ Parade, men & women’s keg-tosses, shamrock sprint, live music, Irish delicacies, and more, this year’s five-day celebration promises to be bigger, greener and luckier than ever!

The party gets started on Wednesday, March 16th at 5:30pm with the lowering of St. Paddy’s first green keg to the...

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Teacher Mrs. Anita Senesac and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students learn dance steps from the 1970s.

On March 2, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School 5th through 8th graders went back in time to the 1970s with Era Day. Era Day is an annual school event when the students explore and learn about American life during a certain decade.

The students moved about to different classrooms during Era Day as they explored 1970s American culture. The students made their own Lava Lamps. They played board games that were introduced in the 1970s, including Boggle, Connect 4, Battleship and Twister. The...

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SCAN, Inc. is accepting lunch orders for its 31st Annual Brown Bag Lunch fundraiser to take place on Wednesday, March 16, from 11am-1pm.

Lunches must be pre-ordered, and are anticipated to sell out for the fourth consecutive year. New this year, orders can be placed online! They can also be submitted by mail, fax, or over the phone. SCAN encourages those interested to order as soon as possible to guarantee a lunch. Proceeds from this event benefit services and programs that support SCAN’s...

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Melissa (Hunter) Long captivates audience in a play called “My Three Angels.” Melissa was part of a ten-member cast directed by Donald Goss. In this photo Paul (Geoff Sills) and Marie Louise (Melissa Hunter) meet. Photo taken from Elmhurst High School 1975 Yearbook.

Melissa Long has been a lighthouse to our community for more than 30 years, informing us of danger and shining as a beacon of light to illuminate the beauty of our city. She worked a full-time second shift job as News Anchor at 21Alive News. We only saw the tip of the iceberg at
5:00, 6:00 and 11:00 p.m., but the bulk of her work came long before the cameras ever turned on. Her job started early in the afternoon and ended around midnight every weeknight. An undertaking, that in spite of feeling...

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“Alvin!” A resident of the Orchard Ridge neighborhood.

Thousands of cats make their way to shelters around the country every year and Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is no exception. For many years our city ordinance did not allow cats to roam free within city limits. Stray cats were simply brought into the shelter from citizens or picked up by our officers in the field. Every time a stray cat was trapped and euthanized, additional cats moved into the area to breed in even greater numbers. This process has proven not to work in reducing stray...

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