Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News

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Rescue Mission Prepares To Serve 3,200 Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday November 28, 2013, The Rescue Mission will host their annual Thanksgiving meal. Last year, roughly Thanksgiving 2800 meals were served to the hungry and homeless at The Rescue Mission. This year, The Rescue Mission is preparing for 3200 individuals. The meal is provided free of charge and open to the public. […]

HU’s Teacher Education Program Earns National Reaccreditation

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s commitment to excellence has been recognized once again with the national reaccreditation of its teacher education program for graduate and undergraduate students. The university has received full reaccreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). HU offers education programs for undergraduate students in elementary, secondary, TESOL (Teaching […]


As the holiday season approaches, final preparations for family get-togethers and parties are being made. With several guests visiting, the holidays can get hectic. As such, it is easy to get distracted when cooking. Before cooking, be sure to test all smoke alarms. “The holidays are an important time to be sure your smoke alarms […]

Stuff A Stocking With A DNR Bargain Gift Pack

Give the outdoor lovers on your list the gift of Indiana’s state parks, reservoirs, state park inns and Outdoor Indiana magazine, all in one bargain package, without ever leaving your home. You may even want to get yourself one, too, considering the savings. The $99 State Park Holiday Gift Pack includes a 2014 resident Annual […]

Festival Of Trains Rolls Into Science Central For Holiday Weekend

Fort Wayne, Indiana…Trains of all sizes will roll into Science Central for the popular science center’s 15th annual Festival of Trains, Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1. Science Central will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $8 per person, ages […]

Festival Of Gingerbread Winners

The History Center has announced winners of the 28th annual Festival of Gingerbread competition. A record 149 gingerbread creations were entered in this year’s event. Winners are: PreK- 2nd individual: 1st: Mackenzie Bloom 2nd: Tim Smith 3rd: Nolan Roehm PreK-2nd Group: 1st: Girl Scout Troop 00208 2nd: Emmaus Kindergarten #2 3rd: Oak Farm Montessori P1 […]

Keefer Creek Baptist Church Adopts Byron Health Center Residents For Holiday

Fort Wayne, IN – The residents of Byron Health Center celebrated Thanksgiving a little early again this year thanks to the generosity of the Keefer Creek Baptist Church congregation. What started out in 2000 as a collaborative effort between Carrie Boedeker, Byron Health Center Director of Admissions; Maribeth Wickliffe, Byron Health Center Social Service Specialist […]


Many of Frontier’s employees in the Fort Wayne area have an ongoing relationship with Community Harvest. Throughout the year, several dozen Frontier team members volunteer with Community Harvest to distribute food to hungry families and the elderly. To help the hungry during the holiday season, Frontier’s 1,050 Fort Wayne area employees launched a special food […]

Drop Off Letters To Santa

FORT WAYNE – STAR Bank has set up mailboxes for children to submit letters to Santa from now until Friday, December 13th. “Letter to Santa” forms are available at the banking centers for children to complete. If needed, STAR employees will assist children in writing their letters to Santa before dropping them in a special […]

Franciscan Center Annual Turkey Tuesday

Fort Wayne The Franciscan Center announces today that it expects to provide over 1,650 turkeys and hams to clients on its annual “Turkey Tuesday”, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving that its Food Pantry is open. “Our largest usage day for our Food Pantry is always the Tuesday before Thanksgiving,” explains Tony Ley, executive director of The […]

USF M Soccer Walcutt Academic 1st Team All-America

USF junior Walcutt CoSIDA Academic 1st Team All-America University of Saint Francis junior Jason Walcutt has been named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® College Division men’s soccer first team. Walcutt (Fort Wayne, IN / Carroll H.S.) is a first-time selection who has a 3.73 grade-point average as a business administration major. Walcutt, who […]

IWU & Houghton Explore Historic Partnership

Indiana Wesleyan University and Houghton College in New York have laid the foundation for a historic partnership allowing each institution to learn from the other’s expertise in key areas of higher education. IWU President David Wright and Houghton President Shirley Mullen signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) earlier this week at Wesleyan Church Headquarters in […]