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Spotlight on the second If I Could Sing Lip-Sync Battle

Spotlight on the second If I Could Sing Lip-Sync Battle

| April 18, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville    What’s up, babies? Check this out, the owner of Optimistic’s Enterprise full service Beauty and Barber Salon is entertaining the city again with a fantastic family fun night. If you missed the first one, you don’t want to miss this one because it’s back due to popular demand—mark your calendars.  So […]

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Boys & Girls Club Launches Blue Bucket Brigade

Boys & Girls Club Launches Blue Bucket Brigade

| April 18, 2017

Submitted by Jeanie Summerville Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Club A new initiative, which Sgt. Mitch McKinney of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) calls a “movement,” was launched on Monday, March 20 with a morning press conference in the office of the Mayor Tom Henry. The movement, called the Blue Bucket Brigade, is […]

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Boys and Girls Clubs announces staff changes

Boys and Girls Clubs announces staff changes

| April 18, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne announced the following changes: • Becky Vandall was named  lead ataff at the Felllowship Unit, and

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Annual Spring Book Fair to host northeast Indiana authors and artists

Annual Spring Book Fair to host northeast Indiana authors and artists

| April 17, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Canterbury School is scheduled to hold its annual Spring Book Fair, which is open to the community, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., April 18 through April 20, at 5601 Covington Road. Not only will the event have books for purchase for ages two through adult, it will also be a venue for a […]

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Pedestrian killed on N. Coliseum Boulevard

Pedestrian killed on N. Coliseum Boulevard

| April 12, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At 11:34 p.m., April 1, the Fort Wayne Police Department received a report of an injury accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of N. Coliseum Boulevard and Columbia Avenue. Officers arrived and found an adult male lying in the northbound lanes of N. Coliseum Boulevard, who appeared to have been struck by a […]

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The Rev. Philip Mortensen, avocate for the poor crosses over at 72

The Rev. Philip Mortensen, avocate for the poor crosses over at 72

| April 12, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The poor and other downtrodden lost a pioneering advocate recently. The Rev. Philip V. Mortensen, 72, took his final trip through the gates of Heaven on Monday, April 3, 2017, in Port Orange, Floria. He was welcomed by his parents, the Rev. David and Muriel Mortensen, Fran Mortensen, his wife of 42 years, and […]

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Obituaries: April 12-18, 2017 edition

Obituaries: April 12-18, 2017 edition

| April 12, 2017

Laura Danice Burnett was born on March 27, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She was the daughter of James T. Burnett and Mary E Williams.  She departed this life on March 25, 2017 at her home. She was a graduate of South Side High School and had a sincere loving spirit. Laura leaves to cherish her memory […]

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Remebering the legacy of Judge William L. Briggs

Remebering the legacy of Judge William L. Briggs

| April 10, 2017

By Magistrate Lori Morgan Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne lost one of its legends of the legal world when retired judge William L. Briggs passed away on March 29, 2017, at the age of 80. Judge Briggs was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on January 28, 1937 to Justice of the Peace William […]

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Four-, five-year-old boys poisoned by drugs possibly found on Millbrook Drive

Four-, five-year-old boys poisoned by drugs possibly found on Millbrook Drive

| April 9, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:15 p.m., April 5, Fort Wayne police responded to a residence in the 5800 block of Bunt Drive to assist medics with what was being reported as a possible drug overdose involving a five-year-old boy. On scene, officers learned that medics were transporting a five-year-old to a local hospital on the suspicion […]

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Three dead in wake of double homicide, suicide

Three dead in wake of double homicide, suicide

| April 5, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:55 p.m., March 27, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at the 900 block of Pemberton Drive.  Upon arrival, Officers located a green Ford Explorer with bullet holes on the drivers side of the vehicle, left in the middle of the roadway abandoned. Witnesses […]

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