Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News

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

Mad Ants to Hold Open Tryouts in Memphis

The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will hold open tryouts for the 2013-14 season in Memphis on Sunday, October 13th. The Mad Ants are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic. The tryout will take place at Memphis University School located at 6191 […]

Physicians Urgent Care Clinic Grand Opening

Leading urgent care provider in the Midwest offers online tools, worry-free pricing and great location for convenient treatment Today, Physicians Urgent Care celebrated the grand opening of its first clinic in Fort Wayne with members of the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce. The new 4,300 square-foot clinic at 920 East Coliseum Blvd. is open […]

Ivy Tech Northeast faculty, staff receive Safe Zone training in time for LGBT History Month

In relation to Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s new employee organization—the LGBTQA Initiative, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and alley/asexual—college faculty and staff have begun Safe Zone training. The goal behind the training is to create, enhance, and maintain environments that are supportive of LGBTQA people. The training was first open to […]

The Good Ones Clothing Supports Deputy Adam Meeks Fundraiser

The Good Ones Clothing Supports Deputy Adam Meeks Fundraiser The Good Ones Clothing (TGO) will be supporting Deputy Adam Meeks and his family at a benefit on their behalf on Sunday, October 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On August 24, 2013 Deputy Meeks sustained injuries that nearly took his life. He was responding […]


Fort Wayne Monthly recognized six Carson Boxberger Attorneys as “Top Lawyers” in the August 2013 issue of the publication. Attorneys were selected based on a proprietary algorithm developed by Avvo, a Seattle-based company that rates and profiles attorneys nationwide. Factors considered include peer endorsements, experience, education, training, speaking, publishing and awards. The following attorneys were […]

NASA Official to speak at Science On a Sphere opening

Maurice Henderson, program manager for NASA’s support of Science On a Sphere, will be in Fort Wayne for the grand opening of Science Central’s new Sphere exhibit on Saturday, October 5. “We’re delighted that Mr. Henderson will be here for this long-awaited opening at Science Central,” said Martin S. Fisher, executive director of Science Central. […]

Allen County Sees Housing Hike in August

According to the latest RE/MAX of Indiana housing report with data compiled by Upstate Alliance of REALTORS®, the Allen County real estate market recorded strong year-over-year growth for the month of August. The area experienced a 14.73 percent increase in homes sold in August with 514 homes, compared to the same time last year with […]

Breast Cancer License Plate Making a Difference

Record sales continue for the Indiana breast cancer license plate. More than 19,000 plates were sold in 2012. Steady sales indicate plate sales should top 20,000 for 2013. In 2012, the plate helped detect more cancers than ever before, giving a better chance at recovery for dozens of Hoosier women and peace of mind to […]

Allen Co. legislators remember Rep. Pond

For the past 35 years, State Representative Phyllis Pond has faithfully served Hoosiers of northeast Indiana. Rep. Pond was the longest serving female state representative in the history of Indiana and the first female lawmaker to earn a seat in the front row in the House Chamber. We, as legislators of Allen County, would like […]

Cancer Services Hires Director of Marketing and Development

Stacey Stumpf has joined Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana as Director of Marketing and Development. Stumpf previously worked as an Editorial Writer for The Journal Gazette and as Director of Public Information for the City of Fort Wayne under former Mayor Graham Richard. In her new role at Cancer Services she will be leading the […]

The Fresh Food Initiative Celebrates World Food Day

Growers, chefs, musicians and beekeepers will come together to celebrate World Food Day at a free Fresh Food Fest this Thursday, September 26th, at the Fresh Food Initiative Garden, 2305 Slataper Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46803. There will be cooking demonstrations by local chefs, food samples, live music and Burmese cultural exhibits and activities. A […]

For Immediate Release: Fellowship Missionary Church to Host Art Exhibition & Silent Auction in Conjunction with Fort-4-Fitness

Proceeds to Benefit the Congo through FMC’s Partnership with World Relief Fellowship Missionary Church will host a Pieces-4-Peace art exhibition, entitled Blessed Are the Peacemakers, in conjunction with the Fort-4-Fitness marathon event. The exhibition will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. at FMC, 2536 E. Tillman Rd. in Fort Wayne. All […]

Zoeller helps launch anti-smurfing public awareness campaign

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller helped unveil a statewide public awareness campaign today to send a warning to those who buy certain medicines for the purpose of making meth. Zoeller joined representatives from the Indiana Retail Council, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, Sen. Carlin Yoder (R-Middlebury) and other leaders […]


The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is leading a full-scale disaster exercise for emergency responders from various parts of the state starting today, Monday, September 23, and lasting until Thursday, September 26. The exercise, taking place at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Jennings County, will simulate severe weather sweeping through a town in Indiana, […]

Fort Wayne Business Expands into Guided Segway Tours

Ultrazone is bringing a new way to see the city, guided Segway tours. This new attraction is Tour Fort Wayne. Pat O¹Connor , president states ³Segways are defined as Electronic personal assistive mobility device² by law, but we call it a fun new way to see our community. Segway guided tours are a growing attraction […]

Geriatric Care Managers Recently Surveyed Nationally, For Advice on Assisted Living for Senior Population

Northeast Indiana, September 20, 2013– Dorian Maples and Associates is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM). Recently, NAPGCM released a press release that we feel is important for Northeast Indiana to learn about the choices, tips, and assistance that are out there for their healthcare choices. Many times we […]

122nd Fighter Wing Bold Quest 13.2

The 122nd Fighter Wing hosted representatives from thirteen countries, here, from Sept. 4 ­ 24, 2013 for Bold Quest 13.2, a multinational coalition capability demonstration. BQ 13.2 is an event to test and verify communications technologies across varying combat aircraft, sponsored by the Joint Staff with participation from US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, SOCOM, […]

Robert Bibbo wins Ivy Tech Northeast’s 2013 New Venture Competition

After Thursday night’s awards dinner, Robert Bibbo has been named the 2013 New Venture Competition champion. As the New Venture champion, Bibbo won $20,000 to use as start-up funds for his company, American Combat Veteran Clothing. The company provides military-themed clothing and accessories, and Bibbo plans to hire only veterans. Bibbo is an Iraq veteran, […]

Local Resident Becomes Consultant with Tastefully Simple

Beth Hovis of Fort Wayne has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods. As an independent business owner, Hovis offers delicious food samples at home taste-testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving suggestions and fun. All of Tastefully […]