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Obituaries: September 7-13, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: September 7-13, 2016 Edition

| September 7, 2016

Tangerlynn Minniefield, 58, passed away on Sunday August 22, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital Fort Wayne Indiana. Born in Fort Wayne, Tangerlynn was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Wittness. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, thrift shopping and spending time with her grandchildern. Surviving are her sons, Roddick Gale, Erick (Ambra) Baker of Fort Wayne; […]

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Arkansas inmate’s mother still hopes for his release after 33 years

Arkansas inmate’s mother still hopes for his release after 33 years

| September 7, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service Doris Proctor remembers her fear 33 years ago as she sat behind her 17-year-old son, Terrance, as he was sentenced for participating in several armed robberies. Bernice Stewart, her mother and Terrance’s grandmother, sat with her. “I just kept praying,” said Doris Proctor, 68, of Grand Prairie, Texas. “My mother was […]

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History meets innovation as Frost, Oh Def Network partner to serve community

History meets innovation as Frost, Oh Def Network partner to serve community

| September 6, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Two unique local communications businesses are putting their heads and resources together to create a joint venture representatives say will better serve their audience, clients and advertising customers by providing a variety of joint platforms to give people access to news and information. Frost Illustrated, Fort Wayne’s oldest independent weekly and Oh Def Network, […]

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Chicago’s black community stunned by latest police shooting

Chicago’s black community stunned by latest police shooting

| September 6, 2016

By Erick Johnson (The Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Chicago police have shot another teenager and gangs are allegedly planning to retaliate for his death. For years, racial tensions and gun-violence in Chicago have been brewing, but this summer, the city is on the verge of boiling over with police shootings, homicides and rising discontent with […]

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Calling all eighth graders: Register for Canterbury Scholar Competition

Calling all eighth graders: Register for Canterbury Scholar Competition

| September 6, 2016

FORT WAYNE—All area eighth graders are invited to compete for merit scholarships to attend Canterbury High School next fall. The 35th annual Canterbury Scholar Competition is scheduled to be held 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1at Canterbury High School, 3210 Smith Road. As many as 10 students will be named Canterbury Scholars and […]

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Back-to-school tobacco-free

Back-to-school tobacco-free

| September 5, 2016

By Nancy Cripe With Labor Day just around the corner of the upcoming weekend and the new school year fully in swing, summer is a wrap for Allen County’ children. Their days are packed with renewing and building friendships, adjusting to new schedules and teachers, laboring over homework, and stretching to find time for beloved […]

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Gifted guitarist, spiritual warrior W.R. Sanders crosses over at 57

Gifted guitarist, spiritual warrior W.R. Sanders crosses over at 57

| September 5, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City lost one of its treasured artist recently with the passage of one of the area’s most revered musicians. Guitarist W.R. Sanders, a longtime collaborator with renowned R&B singer, musician and songwriter Ty Causey passed away at home Aug. 23 in Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 25, 1958 to the union of Bishop […]

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Public invited to four upcoming performances at Tech

Public invited to four upcoming performances at Tech

| August 31, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, with the support of the Auer Foundation, is presenting four free upcoming performances that are open to the public. The performances are scheduled to be held in the Multi-Flex Theater of the university’s Academic Center at 1600 E. Washington Blvd. The Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation is a private charitable foundation […]

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Obituaries: August 31-September 6, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: August 31-September 6, 2016 Edition

| August 31, 2016

Alonzo Eugen Haney, 47, of Riverdale, Ga., died Saturday, July. 2, 2016. Loretta Wright Haney, 65, of Riverdale, Ga., died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Tangerlynn Minniefield, 58, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016.

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Hundreds in Kokomo need relief aid; Red Cross opens two shelters

Hundreds in Kokomo need relief aid; Red Cross opens two shelters

| August 30, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS—The American Red Cross is responding to damage caused by storms which marched across multiple counties Aug. 24 including; Howard, Montgomery, Allen, Wabash and Miami. The Red Cross has shelters open in Kokomo and New Ross: • Kokomo Event & Conference Center, 1500 N Reed Road, Kokomo, Indiana, and • Walnut Elementary School, 3548 S […]

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