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A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

A historical perspective of Fort Wayne’s 330 previous annexations

| May 16, 2016

Editor’s note: The following Op-Ed piece was written just prior to the Fort Wayne City Council’s decision to reject a Henry administration plan to annex approximately 23 square miles north of Fort Wayne’s current border. Writer Morrison Agen pointed out in submitting this piece that: 1) He is running for a County Council post and […]

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Well-known businesswoman, entrepreneur Rosemary Woods Atkins passes on at 86

Well-known businesswoman, entrepreneur Rosemary Woods Atkins passes on at 86

| May 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A long-time, respected person in the city’s business community recently passed on to glory. Rosemary Woods Atkins, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 3, at home. A native of Louisiana, Atkins moved to Fort Wayne in 1937 and was a graduate of Central High School. After high school, she went on to her her […]

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Obituaries: May 11-17, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 11-17, 2016 Edition

| May 11, 2016

Jonathan Andualem Michael “Smiles” Mortensen, eight, was taken Monday, May 2, 2016, by Batten Disease but is now walking with Jesus. He fought like Superman, but he suffered enough. He can now see, smile, and is seizure free. Originally from Ethiopia, Jonathan Smiles impacted thousands of lives through his spunk, smile, and spirit. Surviving are […]

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Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

Native son Elder Bobby ‘Main’ Williams crosse over in Minneapolis

| May 9, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS—The City of Minneapolis is mourning another one its champions—this time along with Fort  Wayne, who lost a native son. Spiritual leader, youth advocate and community champion Elder Bobby  Louis “Main” Williams, 53, died Monday, April 18 in Minneapolis, Minn. Born July 26, 1962 in Fort Wayne to Johnnie Williams Jr. and Velma Woods Williams, […]

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Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

| May 4, 2016

Ellen J. Burnett, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia, Mo., Ellen worked as a supervisor with the State Developmental Center for 35 years. Surviving are her daughter, Sheila (Floyd) Davis of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Tahitia, DeShawn, Marquay, and Kiara; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her siblings, George (Deborah) […]

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NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

NAACP set to honor churches’ first ladies

| April 29, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne NAACP Branch 3049 Religious Affairs Committee is scheduled to presents the Second Annual Women of Wisdom gathering at 12 noon, May 14, at Renaissance Baptist Church, 5515 S. Hanna St. Co-Pastor Glenda Griffin of Changing Life Outreach  Ministries  is the scheduled speaker. The event is designed to honor area “first ladies” who […]

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Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

| April 28, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Operation Kidsafe is scheduled to host a free event in the Summit City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 7 at Tom Kelley Buick GMC, 633 Avenue of Autos off of Illinois Road and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 14 at Kelley Chevrolet, 5220 Value Drive off of Lima Road. According to […]

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South Side High School Class of 1975 reunion set for May 28

South Side High School Class of 1975 reunion set for May 28

| April 28, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The South Side High School Class of 1975 is scheduled to hold its 41-year reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., May 28 at the Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. The cost for the event is $50 per person. To make a payment, go to www.southside1975.weebly.com to pay by credit […]

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Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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Zetas to host Nursing Diversity Career Symposium

Zetas to host Nursing Diversity Career Symposium

| April 27, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Zeta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. is scheduled to host a Nursing Diversity Career Symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 7 at the Grand Wayne convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., in the  Harrison Room. This first Nursing Diversity Career Symposium is designed to bring awareness to potential […]

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