Tag: eugene parker

Local officials dedicated Eugene E. Parker Memorial Way

Local officials dedicated Eugene E. Parker Memorial Way

| April 3, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Elected officials, local dignitaries, family and friends filled a parking lot near the intersection of Hillegas and Illinois Roads today for the Eugene E. Parker Memorial Way dedication ceremony. The Allen County Board of Commissioners and the City of Fort Wayne designated the portion of Hillegas Road from Bass Road to Illinois Road in […]

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Revisiting the wisdom of Eugene Parker: Opening youth opportunity beyond sports

Revisiting the wisdom of Eugene Parker: Opening youth opportunity beyond sports

| April 19, 2016

By Eric Hackley In approximately 1986, I had the distinct honor to interview the late Eugene Parker. He was one of the co-captains for a Walter Jordan Parade of Stars Basketball game. Our meeting took place during the after set at Link’s Wonderland. Eric Hackley: Eugene, tell us about how you prepared the athletes for […]

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Renowned sports agent, businessman, local icon Eugene Parker

Renowned sports agent, businessman, local icon Eugene Parker

| April 13, 2016

Eugene Parker, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Born Feb. 24, 1956, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Fletcher Stephens and Jessie Parker. In his early years, he attended Concordia High School where he was a star basketball player and a two-time Allen County Player of the Year. He set a sectional-record […]

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Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

Sports legend, community champion Eugene Parker transitions at 60

| April 5, 2016

Accomplishments of character stood even taller than business successes From various reports including Frost Illustrated staff reports FORT WAYNE—The shocking news came on a day that everyone hoped it was truly a bad joke or at the least, a misunderstand. On April 1, people in Fort Wayne awoke to the devastating news that one of […]

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