Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News

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

Parkview Community Health Improvement Program Has Awarded $35,000 To MHANI For Peer Support

Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) has been awarded a $35,000 grant by the Parkview Community Health Improvement Program for the second year running. This grant from Parkview Community Health Improvement will provide funding for MHANI’s peer support program. Peer support connects individuals with mental health conditions or substance use disorders to peers in […]

Superior Lofts On Schedule To Open This Summer

RealAmerica Companies CEO/President Ronda Weybright today gave Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and local news media a tour of the mixed-use building Superior Lofts, 102 W. Superior St. Weybright said construction of the building is on schedule and the loft apartments will be open and ready for occupancy this summer. The former Graphic Packaging facility […]

NAACP Joins Local Vets To Host Benefits Seminar

The Fort Wayne Allen County branch NAACP 3049 is joining forces with the American Legion Charles C. Anderson Post No. 148 to host a Veterans Benefits Seminar. The event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the American Legion Post, 705 E. Lewis St., 46802. The event, spearheaded by the […]

New Community Input Survey About Local Trail System

Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. is seeking input about trail system development in Allen County. Both non-users and trail-users are invited to participate. Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. is a nonprofit partner and advocate for trails and acts in cooperation, but separate from, the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, City of New Haven, Huntertown, Leo-Cedarville, Grabill, […]

This Week At The Memorial Coliseum

THIS WEEK AT THE ALLEN COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL COLISEUM Mad Ants vs. Canton Charge (A) Friday, March 16 @ 7:00pm Tickets: $22, $12, $6 Prices increase by $2 on day of game. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Traxxas Monster Truck Tour (EC) Friday, March 16 @ 7:30pm; Saturday, March 17 @ 7:30pm Tickets: Adults $42.00, $25.00, […]

Local Food Bank To Benefit From Subway® Wrap Promotion

Subway® Restaurants are introducing a new Signature Wrap sandwich lineup this month with a fundraiser to help fight hunger in Northeast Indiana. With Generously Wrapped, 25 cents from every wrap sold through April 26 will go to the Community Harvest Food Bank, a total donation up to $5,000. It will provide food to 20,000 hungry […]

Youth Symposium For Peace Through Equity And Justice To Be Held March 15

Students from 15 high schools in Allen County will participate in the upcoming Youth Symposium for Peace through Equity and Justice. The event will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 at The Summit, 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd. and is sponsored by Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council and Canterbury School. Students […]

Mad Ants Survive Tough Test From Delaware

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants defeated the Delaware 87ers, 113-110, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Friday night in front of a crowd of 4,422. Trey McKinney Jones led the Mad Ants (26-18) with 23 points – including 12 in the second half – on 9-of-15 shooting off the bench. Ike Anigbogu recorded […]

Steve McDaniel Named Director Of Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department

Mayor Tom Henry and the Board of Park Commissioners today announced Steve McDaniel has been appointed as the new director of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department effective April 2. McDaniel is a 26-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department. He’s served as deputy director of asset management since 2007. McDaniel […]

‘A Knight Of My Favorite Things’ Is Theme For LuersKnight 2018

"A Knight of My Favorite Things" is the theme for Bishop Luers High School’s LuersKnight 2018 on Saturday, April 21. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The theme highlights the spring musical "The Sound of Music." The 38th annual dinner and auction opens with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and entertainment follows. Cost […]

Free City Utilities Tours

City Utilities will conduct free guided tours of our Water Pollution Control Plant and our Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant over the next several weeks. The first of the free guided tours is this Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 AM to noon, at the Water Pollution Control Plant located at 2601 Dwenger Avenue. Visitors will […]

Grants Available For Healthy Cooking Classes

The HEAL Program is now offering mini grants to local organizations intensifying an ongoing movement to tear down barriers to healthy eating. The program, (HEAL or Healthy Eating Active Living), is sponsored by the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health and is now in its fifth year of expansion and partnership with over […]

FWCS Kicks Off Stem/Steam Initiative With Discovery Education

Fort Wayne Community Schools and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will kick off FWCS’ STEM/STEAM initiative with a special leadership retreat on March 22. During this invite-only event, FWCS teachers and administrators, as well as local business and community leaders, parents and others, will gather at […]

Mayor, Councilmen Propose Public Art Program

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry was joined today by City Councilmen Glynn Hines and Tom Freistroffer, as well as representatives from Arts United, to propose the creation of a Public Art Program and Public Art Commission. A City ordinance will be introduced Tuesday, calling for the creation of the Public Art Program, which would promote […]

Downtown Improvement District Announces $10,000 For Return Of The Winter-Spring Events Contest Call For Concepts

Due to its continued success, The Downtown Improvement District will once again be offering its Winter-Spring events contest which invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to submit their best ideas for events in February, March, or April 2019 for a chance to receive production support. Winning events will be awarded funding, as well an event consultation […]

LookUp Partners With Indiana School Mental Health Initiative

The Lutheran Foundation has partnered with Indiana University’s Indiana School Mental Health Initiative (ISHMI) to provide online resources to support schools and community partners as they address students’ social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. The Lutheran Foundation’s statewide website, LookUp, provides mental health information along with a resource directory of mental health provider agencies […]

Menards, Kelley Automotive Announce Business Expansions

John Menard, founder and owner of Menards, the Midwestern chain of home improvement stores, Tom Kelley, president of Kelley Automotive Group, and Mayor Tom Henry will announce major business expansions at a news conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Menards, 6310 Illinois Road. Menards plans a $5-$6 million project that will enhance customer […]

This Week At The Memorial Coliseum

THIS WEEK AT THE ALLEN COUNTY WAR MEMORIAL COLISEUM Legends of Leadership Award Breakfast (CC) Friday, March 9 @ 7:30am Honoring Jim Marcuccilli. Registration is available at Mad Ants vs. Delaware 87ers (A) Friday, March 9 @ 7:00pm Tickets: $22, $12, $6 Prices increase by $2 on day of game. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! […]