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The people of the fair: A beautiful—and temporary—patchwork community

| September 4, 2015
The people of the fair: A beautiful—and temporary—patchwork community

By Laura Arwood for BSU Journalism at the Fair Special to Frost Illustrated INDIANAPOLIS—Between the mule races, the donut-burger stand and the Ferris wheel are people—the thread that holds a quilt of bustling activity together. This is the community the Indiana State Fair creates for 17 days, then lets disappear—until next summer. As this year’s […]

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Juvenile arrested for Get 2 Go gas station robbery

| September 4, 2015
Juvenile arrested for Get 2 Go gas station robbery

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:15 p.m., Aug. 31, a person entered and robbed the Get 2 Go gas station located at 4832 S. Calhoun St. The subject pointed a black handgun at customers and the clerk and then demanded money.  The handgun appeared to have a laser or flashlight connected to the front of the gun. […]

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High school runner critically injured when struck by car

| September 4, 2015
High school runner critically injured when struck by car

FORT WAYNE—Officers with the Fort Wayne Police department are presently investigating an accident which took place at approximately 4:10 p.m., Aug. 31, involving a pedestrian and a passenger vehicle that had pulled onto a long drive leading to a place of business in the 2500 block of Spy Run Avenue. The victim was running with […]

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Motorcyclist critically injured after crashing twice

| September 4, 2015
Motorcyclist critically injured after crashing twice

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:12 p.m., Aug. 31, an officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department driving in the area of Wells Street and Fernhill Avenue observed a motorcyclist down on Fernhill Avenue just east of Wells Street. By the time the officer turned around and pulled up to the scene the motorcyclist had picked his […]

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Award winning Gracias Choir of South Korea to spread Gospel at free Fort Wayne concert

| September 3, 2015
Award winning Gracias Choir of South Korea to spread Gospel at free Fort Wayne concert

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Branch of the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) in partnership with the Gracias Choir are scheduled to present the Gracias Christmas Cantata at 7 p.m., Sept. 24 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Founded in South Korea in 2000, the Gracias Choir has won grand prizes and first […]

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You can’t get better when you are bitter

| September 3, 2015
You can’t get better when you are bitter

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer In a newly released book titled “Pocket Pearls,” the Rev. Dr. Willette Wright shares the 12 pearls God gave to her late husband, the Rev. Steven Kenneth Wright. This week, we’re writing about “Pearl Seven: Bake Your Bread in the Ovens of Others.” It […]

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Cynthia Franks shares Joyful Gift Baskets

| September 2, 2015
Cynthia Franks shares Joyful Gift Baskets

By Jeanie Summerville Cynthia Franks is the owner of Joyful Gift Baskets and can be reached by calling (260) 418-2674 or on Fridays at Farmers Market on Main St., and on her Facebook page. 1.)  How long have you been in this profession? About three years and I love it. 2.)  Describe the product that […]

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Are you having fun with today’s politics?

| September 2, 2015
Are you having fun with today’s politics?

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “I’ll see your two blacks and raise you two more.” The vast majority of the news is centered on politics, specifically, the 2016 presidential race, which is 14 months away. Black people are being sucked under by a whirlpool of nonsense on TV news outlets, newspaper and magazine commentaries, lectures […]

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Spotlight on United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

| September 2, 2015
Spotlight on United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because UNCF Scholarship program reception that honors scholarship recipients took place Aug. 27 at Indiana Tech Law School and I was in attendance so we could bring this event to you.  But before that, you’ll get a little background […]

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Obituaries: September 2-8 Edition

| September 2, 2015
Obituaries: September 2-8 Edition

Jimmie Lee Morrison, 66, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015.

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