Waynedale History

(left-right) Walter Font, James Stahl, and  Todd Maxwell Pelfrey.

The History Center recently acquired two rare, pre-1865 Fort Wayne Police Department badges for its collection, thanks to the efforts of retired police officer James Stahl and the History Center staff. "Since the acquisition of numerous local law enforcement items in 1985, we have been looking for one of the first police badges used by the Fort Wayne Police," stated Walter Font, History Center curator. "With this acquisition, the Historical Society has a complete set of all the badges used by...

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Dr. John Bequette, Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Saint Francis, will deliver a lecture titled "Christians, Jews and the Holocaust: Coming to Terms with a Troubling Past," on Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. in the North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street.

Among other issues, Dr. Bequette will examine such questions as: How did the Holocaust happen in a "Christian" country? How do Jews and Christians theologically understand the Holocaust?

This free public lecture is...

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New Life for Historic Passageway


A historic transportation corridor that has evolved with the City is beginning a new era. The City is putting the finishing touches on a four-mile stretch of the Towpath Trail to be used by bikers, joggers, and walkers. "Connecting neighborhoods, in a way we live today, is critical to the quality of life for any community. The Towpath Trail continues Fort Wayne's commitment to stronger neighborhoods by creating safe pathways that tie neighborhoods together,"...

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