This Week At The Memorial Coliseum


Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
Monday, May 28 @ 11:00am

New Haven High School Commencement (EC)
Thursday, May 31 @ 7:00pm

Leo Jr./Sr. High School Commencement (EC)

Friday, June 1 @ 7:00pm

Homestead . . . 

FWCS Celebrates 3,100 Years Of Service By 113 Retirees

Fort Wayne Community Schools will say good-bye to 113 retirees with more than 3,100 combined years of service at the annual retirement dinner Thursday, May 17.

The district wishes the best to the teachers, bus drivers, classroom assistants, secretaries, administrators and others who dedicated many years to making the lives of children better. The years of service for this year’s group of retirees range from 10 to 48, and the retirees include many veteran educators, who made a significant different in the lives of students over the decades. Some are leaving at the end of the school year, while others are already several months into their retirements.

The following are the retirees FWCS honors for the 2017-18 school year:

Name Position Years of Service
Beverly Wyss Secretary, Holland Elementary 48
Mary Larsen Assistant Principal, FWCS Career Academy 46.5
Janis Carr Fifth-Grade Teacher, Croninger Elementary 46
Sharon Scrogham Secretary, FWCS Career Academy 45
Victoria Williams Special Education Teacher, Indian Village Elementary 44.5
Scott Souers Teacher, Continuing Education 44
Sharon Barnes Social Studies Teacher, Kekionga Middle School 42
Johnnie Grimes Student Support Services Manager, FACE 41.5
Peggy Stephens-Williams P.E./Health Teacher, Northrop High School 41.5
Rebecca Gnau Kindergarten Teacher, Price Elementary 41
David Weber Principal, Arlington Elementary 40.5
Jo Beth Chambers Teacher, Continuing Education 40
Marsha Wagner Special Ed. Teacher, St. Joseph Central Elementary 40
Janet Hefner Kindergarten Teacher, Franke Park Elementary 39.5
John Hester Assistant Principal, South Side High School 38
Kenneth McKillip Teacher, Jefferson Middle School 38
Patricia McMahan Teacher/Facilitator, Special

Summer Intern At Northeast Indiana SBDC

A college student from Purdue University Fort Wayne has joined the staff of the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center. Mitchell VanBrocklin, who resides in Woodburn, is working part time at the center as a 2018 summer intern, assisting . . . 

This Week At The Memorial Coliseum


Komets Playoff vs Colorado Eagles (A)
Wednesday, May 16 @ 7:30pm
Adults: $28, $25, $19, $13

Seniors 60+ & Students 12-18: $24, $22, $17, $12

Children under 12: $19, $16, $12, $8


Garden . . . 

FWDC Introduces Family Friendly Dance Concert

On Saturday, June 16 of2018, the Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC) will present Blueprint, the organization’s annual June Family Concert in the North Side High School auditorium, 475 East State Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805. Doors will open . . . 

Rotaract Club Of Fort Wayne To Host Relief For Puerto Rico Benefit June 13th

On Wednesday, June 13 Rotaract Club of Fort Wayne will host their first annual international benefit, Relief for Puerto Rico, at Calhoun Street Soup, Salads, and Spirits, raising aid for post hurricane disaster relief. From 5:30-7:30PM, the event will feature live music, appetizers, and a chance to hear from Jorge Ralat—a native Puerto Rican dedicating his time to rebuilding the island.

“After Hurricane Maria devastated our beautiful island, I had an inner calling to help.” Jorge, a now Fort Wayne, Ind. resident, said. “Eight months post hurricane Maria and a large part still remains without power.”Jorge identifies families, then personally purchases and delivers supplies to small neighborhoods in Puerto Rico.

“Our focus is to guide those who want to help by providing them with the necessary tools,” Mit Patel,international chair of the Rotaract Club of Fort Wayne, said. “We, as a group, are aware of how the relief efforts in Puerto Rico continue to be hit with red tape—which leads to delay in recovery efforts.”

The evening’s events will feature a narrative from Jorge on the current state of the country and his efforts to raise awareness and support. Additionally, the night will include speakers from the Rotaract club, live music provided by Kelsicote, appetizers, a cash bar, and meet & greet opportunities for those in attendance.

“The Rotaract Club of Fort Wayne is both honored and humbled to partner with Jorge in his efforts to raise awareness and funding for hurricane disaster relief,” Rachel Batdorff, president of the Rotaract

What’s Happening @ Riverfront Fort Wayne

Riverfront Fort Wayne promises every Fort Wayne resident and visitor an always-evolving opportunity to connect with nature, culture and community. We are excited to announce that between now and September, there are over 200 Riverfront Fort Wayne activities . . .