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Obituaries: January 11-17 Edition

Obituaries: January 11-17 Edition

| January 12, 2017

Larry James Reese, 61 a native of Fort Wayne, Indi., went to the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 at Hospice Home. Born on Oct. 1, 1955, ,he was a son of the late Albert Reese, Sr. and Minnie Lee Reese-Stevenson. He accepted Christ at an early age at Jerusalem Baptist Church, and later moved […]

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Beware of community thief

Beware of community thief

| January 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne police want to warn citizens of a theft that continues to be perpetrated by a male theft suspect. The suspect will approach victims under the pretense that he needs to use their phone, has been locked out of his house or is looking for his grandmother’s home. He also will indicate that […]

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Woman critically injured in Walmart accident

Woman critically injured in Walmart accident

| January 10, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At about 10:45 a.m., Dec. 28, Fort Wayne police responded to the report of a pedestrian being struck by a passenger vehicle in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 10105 Lima Road. Once on scene, officers found an unresponsive adult female down in the parking lot. She was transported to a local […]

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Former Fort Wayne Black Expo Chair Mel Smith passes on at 75

Former Fort Wayne Black Expo Chair Mel Smith passes on at 75

| January 6, 2017

SUWANEE, Georgia—A former Fort Wayne public figure passed on recently, leaving behind a legacy of service in his home city. Melvin “Mel” O’Neil Smith, 75, departed this life peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, in Suwanee, Georgia. Born April 13, 1941, the son of Herman and Ezel A. Smith, Melvin Smith was a long time resident […]

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MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

MLK  Club set to lead 32nd Annual Unity Day Celebration

| January 5, 2017

Celebration to honor legacy of Dr. King, President Obama, Prophet Cedric Walker By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

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Man wounded in Adams Street shooting

Man wounded in Adams Street shooting

| January 5, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:03 p.m., Dec. 29, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a person shot on Adams Street just north of Drexel Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was determined to be in critical condition on the scene, and was […]

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32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, Breakfast with the Clergy honors legacy of Dr. King in a number of ways

32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, Breakfast with the Clergy honors legacy of Dr. King in a number of ways

| January 4, 2017

By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote education, literacy, and ethnic and cultural diversity. […]

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Stage set for 32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, guest speaker Troy Patterson Thomas, Breakfast With The Clergy

Stage set for 32nd Annual MLK Club Unity Day, guest speaker Troy Patterson Thomas, Breakfast With The Clergy

| January 4, 2017

By Clifford Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote education, literacy, ethnic and cultural diversity. The […]

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Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

Obituraries: January 4-10, 2017 Edition

| January 4, 2017

Alice Mae Minniefield, 81, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at New Haven Genesis Healthcare at 4:05 am. She was born August 16, 1935 in Fort Wayne to the late Eugene and Claudia (Buggs) Blevins. She retired in 2000, after 38 years, from the Fort Wayne State Developmental Center as a recreational […]

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Women killed in Lima Road traffic accident

Women killed in Lima Road traffic accident

| January 1, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12 p.m., Dec. 28, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Lima Road and Progress Road on multiple reports of a two vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers observed two vehicles in the intersection—both with heavy damage. A victim was pinned in the front passenger seat requiring firefighters to utilize […]

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