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VA Northern Indiana Health Care System celebrates volunteers

| April 13, 2014

FORT WAYNE—April 6 through April 12 was deemed National Volunteer Week and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) used the opportunity to thank more than 79,000 citizen volunteers who give back to Veterans every day at local VA medical facilities. Locally, the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (VANIHCS) recognized the 507 volunteers for the […]

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Life is ‘Bigger than Hip-hop’

Life is ‘Bigger than Hip-hop’

| April 8, 2014

By Chasiti Falls I was going through my “news feed” on Facebook when I noticed a World Star Hip Hop video titled SMDH Clip Of The Week: All That In Front Of Your Kids?! I was in shock and curious all at the same time. So I played the video to learn how in two […]

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‘Brown v. Board of Ed’ plaintiff to come as Distinguished Lecturer

‘Brown v. Board of Ed’ plaintiff to come as Distinguished Lecturer

| April 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Cheryl Brown Henderson is scheduled to be Indiana Tech Law School’s inaugural distinguished lecturer on Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., April 8 at the Grand Wayne Center. Henderson was one of the plaintiffs in the historic Supreme Court decision of Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. Henderson is one of three daughters of […]

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Cinderella Dress Day set for April 12

| March 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance is scheduled to host Cinderella Dress Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 12 at the IPFW International Ballroom in the Walb Student Union building, located at 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Cinderella Dress Day is held each spring as a community service event for young women in […]

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Crime & Safety reports: March 26-April 1 edition

Crime & Safety reports: March 26-April 1 edition

| March 26, 2014

FWPD seeking officer candidates FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department will be actively seeking qualified candidates for a future academy class in 2015. The application process will begin on March 15, 2014 and run through May 1, 2014. Interested candidates can apply online by visiting one of two web sites: • fwpd.org • cityoffortwayne.org General […]

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Community Foundation distributes $1,435,110 in grants this quarter

| March 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne distributed a total of $1,435,110 in new grant awards to nonprofit agencies serving Allen County. Recipients included: ACRES Inc. ($15,000)—Attainment, conservation, and management of nature preserves; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana ($27,000)—Youth mentoring programs pairing adults with youth; Center for Nonviolence ($25,000)—Intervention and prevention services to men, women, […]

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MLK Club bus trip to honor civil rights movement, George Smith

MLK Club bus trip to honor civil rights movement, George Smith

| March 21, 2014

FORT WAYNE—In memory of George Smith the Martin Luther King Jr. Club is sponsoring a guided motorcoach Civil Rights Tour June 18 through June 22. The tour is scheduled to visit several historical sites in the South made famous during the 1960s. The itinerary includes stops in Birmingham, Ala., and in Meridian, Miss., and Philadelphia, […]

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Crime and Safety Reports: March 19-25 Edition

| March 19, 2014

Be on lookout for school crossing guards FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the media’s assistance in reminding motorist to be hyper aware of school crossing guards in the vicinity of all schools. Because of the severe weather that closed schools for several days this winter FWCS has extended their dismissal time […]

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Maverick Drill Team wins a spot at nationals

| March 18, 2014

By Naomi Robinson Jr. Frost Media Communications Reporter FORT WAYNE—Thurgood Marshall Leadership Academy, a local charter school located on Weisser Park Avenue, is beginning to wrap up their second school year. Principal Tameka Wilson said she is excited for their success of making the school a place where the students can get involved in extracurricular […]

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There’s no place like home: New ministry coming to city thanks to Fort Wayne native

| March 12, 2014

  By Pastor Aston R. Chambers Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated I was born in Fort Wayne on Oct. 27, 1956 to the late Aston Sr. and Clara B. Chambers. Being raised on Lewis Street with three older sisters was great and so was the neighborhood then. In the ’70s, we slept outside on the […]

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