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Several Indiana trial courts have alerted the Division of State Court Administration and Indiana Judicial Center to a possible scam involving fake jury duty phone calls.  There have only been a few incidents, but court leaders are alerting the public in the abundance of caution.

Judges in two Indiana counties (Henry and Hamilton) recently learned residents received similar phone calls making false claims about missed jury service.  The caller accused the individual of failing to appear for...


The following individuals assigned to the122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, were selected from nearly 2000 eligible members from across the state as Indiana's Air National Guard Annual award winners for 2013:

•Outstanding Airman of the Year
Sr Airman Rece Khamalah
122nd Medical Group

Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
Staff Sgt. James Lewis
122nd Security Forces Squadron

•Base Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year:
Master Sgt. Eric Butler
122nd Force Support Squadron



Sydney Kammer is one of 11,000 girls ages 5-17 selling Girl Scout cookies in Northern Indiana-Michiana through March 11, 2014.

Record-setting snow and cold weather hasn't slowed down the Girl Scouts' mission to build business skills and gain financial knowledge. From cookie booths in local retail stores to visits throughout neighborhoods, Girl Scouts in the Fort Wayne community are selling everyone's favorite cookies through March 11, 2014.

To celebrate the biggest girl-led business in the world, February 7-8 was National Girl Scout Cookie weekend. The activities included special troop activities and expanded sales in...


At the January 30 assembly at the St. Elizabeth campus, Assistant Principal Greg Slee shows students the contents of the time capsule to be opened in 2024.

During the week of January 26 to February 1, St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School celebrated Catholic Schools Week with the theme "Celebrating our History." Principal Lois Widner and Assistant Principal Greg Slee gave short talks to parishioners before all the Masses on January 26. Parishioners also had an opportunity to ask them questions about the school after Mass, and see the new school uniform for the future St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School.

On January 29, the new St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School...


Dr. J. Andrew Prall, Vice President of Academic Affairs of the University of St. Francis, has announced students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2013 semester.

These students have maintained a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale and have carried at least 12 credit hours.
The students from our area include:

Ellen Hey
Communication Arts and Graphic Design

Mitchelle Holloway
Communication Arts and Graphic Design


The River City Rat Race Committee presented $6,500 to the YMCA Strong Kid's campaign. (L to R) Jonathon Gottschalk, Cara Gruelich (YMCA Central Branch Director), Cynthia Cornwell, Larry Arnett, Katie Leach (YMCA Membership Director) Brent Harrington, Steve Hilker, Steve Goldthwaite, Mike Clendenen, Pamela Wuellner Wolfe (Race Director), Stacie Rhoades Yee.

Described by Runner's World writer Hal Higdon, the River City Rat Race is, "One of the most scenic 10Ks I've ever run!" The annual Rat Race...



Bishop Luers is proud to be the place where high school swing choir competitions began more than 40 years ago...

In January of 1975 the Minstrels, the swing choir at Bishop Luers High School, conceived the idea of organizing and hosting a swing choir contest. The Minstrels felt they and other young groups might learn and benefit by observing some of the area's most distinguished choirs performing in an open competition. They felt it would help stimulate a wider interest in and appreciation for...


With temperatures below freezing, City Utilities reminds customers that pipes and water meters can freeze leading to an interruption of service and costly repairs.  City Utilities reminds customers that they are responsible for meter damage or replacements.

Additionally, if the meter is in an unheated garage it should be protected with an insulated box and the garage door should be kept closed to hold in as much warmth as possible.

For residents that have an outdoor meter located in a pit, be...


An exhibition at the University of Saint Francis will feature four artists who push the creative boundaries of traditional media. "New Media Exploration: Michael Dinges, Dennis Lee Mitchell, Brett Freund and Allessandro Bavari" will run through Feb. 26 in the Weatherhead Gallery in the Rolland Center for Art and Visual Communication off Leesburg Road.

Dinges and Mitchell create "drawings" in a non-traditional way. Dinges uses a dremel engraving tool to inscribe into the surface of man-made...


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