Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News

The latest positive news written by residents and organizations in our community.

Research Indicates Residents Ready To Change Ways To Help Pollinators

Southwest Honey Co. recently completed a 2-year USDA study designed to evaluate changes residents hope to make to benefit pollinators, local growers and the environment. The organization accomplished this through an innovative pollinator appreciation program that took a hands-on approach to teaching students of all ages. Throughout 2016 and 2017, Southwest Honey Co.’s educational programs […]

Umber’s Do It Best Earns National Industry Recognition

Surviving prostate cancer while battling the impact of the Great Recession only strengthened hardware store owner Dave Umber’s resolve to continue a family business tradition that began with his grandparents in 1944. His personal and professional perseverance and success is told in a cover story in the August edition of The Hardware Connection, a national […]

Team Chosen To Lead Design For Riverfront Fort Wayne Phases II And III

City officials announced a team of professionals has been selected to design and begin implementation of Riverfront Fort Wayne Phases II and III, which will focus on preparations for public and private investment within the downtown riverfront area, including along the river’s edge. DAVID RUBIN Land Collective, headquartered in Philadelphia, will lead the team of […]

National Soccer Festival August 17th & 18th

The National Soccer Festival will once again return to Northeast Indiana for its 20th and final year on Friday and Saturday, August 17th & 18th. The festival will include two sites in 2018: the University of Saint Francis and Indiana Tech. Top-notch high school and collegiate teams will again participate in the National Soccer Festival, […]

HANDS Board Tours Local Developments

Members of the City’s Housing & Neighborhood Services (HANDS) Board today toured five projects supported in part by the City of Fort Wayne’s federal housing dollars. HANDS members toured and got updates on the following projects: Vincent Village: This project includes the rehabilitation or new construction of six homes on the Vincent Village campus in […]

Kelley Automotive Buys Shifferly Dodge In Decatur

Kelley Automotive Group has purchased the Chrysler Dodge Jeep and RAM franchises from Shifferly Dodge in Decatur, Ind. Located at 704 N. 13th St., Shifferly Dodge served Decatur, Bluffton, the greater Fort Wayne area and Van Wert, Ohio. Kelley Automotive already had a presence in Decatur with Tom Kelley Chevy Buick (1313 S. 13th St.) […]

43rd Annual Nappanee Apple Festival

It’s a big celebration and historic Nappanee continues its tradition of being one of Indiana’s top fall festivals when its annual Apple Festival opens September, 13-16. Beginning in 1975 as a one-block festival, this community of 7000 offers up great Hoosier Hospitality as it welcomes over 80,000 people to the three and a half day […]

National Recognition For City Utilities

Fort Wayne City Utilities has received national recognition as a Utility of the Future Today in the category of Energy Generation & Recovery, for its successful power generation efforts at the Water Pollution Control Plant. The Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of utilities that are transforming themselves from traditional wastewater treatment […]

Completion Of Wolf Family Learning Center Expansion

Mayor Tom Henry and Parks & Recreation Director Steve McDaniel celebrated the grand opening of the Wolf Family Learning Center at Salomon Farm Park off Dupont Road. The Learning Center added more than 4,000 square feet to a smaller facility and will offer many recreational opportunities to this popular park. “We’re fortunate to live in […]

The Allstate Foundation Supports SCAN, Inc.

The Allstate Foundation has awarded SCAN, Inc. an $11,000 grant in support of SCAN’s programs and services. To recognize personal community involvement, The Allstate Foundation awards $1,000 grants to nonprofit organizations where Allstate exclusive agents, financial specialists, selected licensed staff, and employees volunteer. Allen County Allstate locations volunteered with SCAN during the 30th Annual Weigand […]