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Obituaries: January 27-February 2, 2016

Obituaries: January 27-February 2, 2016

| January 27, 2016

Patricia Brabson was recently laid to rest.

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Indiana Tech explores LGBT rights in the workplace

Indiana Tech explores LGBT rights in the workplace

| January 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Tech Career Center, in conjunction with Indiana Tech’s chapter of the Gay/Straight Alliance, is scheduled to sponsor “OUT at Work: Legal and Practical Considerations for LGBTQ Employees,” at 12 noon, Feb. 3. in the Seitz Conference Center inside Andorfer Commons on the Indiana Tech campus. This free program is open to the […]

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Man found dead of possible overdose in after driver leaves scene of accident

Man found dead of possible overdose in after driver leaves scene of accident

| January 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:48 a.m., Jan. 24, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a traffic accident in the 3200 block of Broadway. Officers arrived and located an unconscious adult male in one of the vehicles. Medics determined the man to be in critical condition, and took him to a […]

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Man critically injured in ‘gentleman’s club’ shooting

Man critically injured in ‘gentleman’s club’ shooting

| January 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:06 a.m., Jan. 23, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 1407 South Calhoun St., the site of Rabbit’s Gentleman’s Club, in reference an armed subject firing gunshots.  Another caller informed dispatch there was a shooting victim inside the club. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim inside the […]

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Local civic, political leader Walter Paul Helmke crosses over at 88

Local civic, political leader Walter Paul Helmke crosses over at 88

| January 25, 2016

Father of former Mayor Paul Helmke served in numerous public posts FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its well-known political leaders last week. Walter Paul Helmke, 88, of Angola, Ind., formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at his home on Lake James surrounded by three generations of descendants. Born […]

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‘Praise Celebration 2016: Hosanna!’ concert review

‘Praise Celebration 2016: Hosanna!’ concert review

| January 25, 2016

Voices of Unity mark beginning of new year with stellar performance By Stephanie C. Woodson, UNITY Alumna Special to Frost Illustrated Fort Wayne, Indiana is known by many as “The City of Churches.” It is home to many places of worship, large and small, of various denominations. While there are many churches within our community, […]

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Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

Mattie Shade crosses over at 85

| January 20, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Mattie Louise Shade, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 surrounded by her family. Born on April 7, 1930, in Holly Springs, Miss.,  She was the first daughter born to Jessie and Roxie Bowen. Mattie Louise was an active member of Pilgrim Baptist Church and, for years, the owner/operator of Shade’s Beauty […]

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Spotlight on Jimmie D. Mchoney—CEO of Mr. Bee Better’s Corp

Spotlight on Jimmie D. Mchoney—CEO of Mr. Bee Better’s Corp

| January 20, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Just days ago, we celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Day and as always, it was a wonderful experience with the MLK Club.  On that note, this week’s spotlight is a little different because he has a business that he said Dr. King would be proud of because he’s […]

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Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: January 20-26, 2016 Edition

| January 20, 2016

Betty Lee Holley, 70, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, surrounded by loved ones. Floyd Moore Jr., passed away on Wednesday, Jan, 6, 2016.

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Quiet civil right warrior, pioneer William ‘Bill’ Hayden crosses over at 91

Quiet civil right warrior, pioneer William ‘Bill’ Hayden crosses over at 91

| January 19, 2016

Integrated Fort Wayne swimming pools in the late 1940s; first local black bank exec FORT WAYNE—When William F. Hayden passed away last week, a family lost a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. And, the community lost a quiet champion for civil rights and a pioneer in the modern history of Fort Wayne’s […]

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