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Mayor’s Commission to hold Teen Issues Safety Conference

Mayor’s Commission to hold Teen Issues Safety Conference

| September 7, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Mayor’s Commission on Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Harassment is scheduled to host its T.I.P.S.-Conference (Teen Issues-Protection and Safety) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sept. 24 at South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St. The conference is free to any teen and/or parent to attend.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided along […]

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FWPD takes on nine lateral transfers

FWPD takes on nine lateral transfers

| August 30, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 22, Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed and Mayor Tom Henry welcomed nine lateral officers to the Fort Wayne Police Department. The nine officers, seven males and two females will begin their abbreviated training at the Public Safety Academy. Eight of these officers come from departments within the State of Indiana. The other […]

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Highlighting Renaissance Pointe YMCA Block Party

Highlighting Renaissance Pointe YMCA Block Party

| August 5, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville This fantastic block party took place last Saturday July 23, and it was so beautiful to see so many in attendance to enjoy all the gifts, food and wonderment—even though it was a very, very hot day.  So at this time, we bring it to you for your enjoyment, reporting on what […]

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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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April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month worldwide

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month worldwide

| April 5, 2016

Courtesy Bea Williams-Tevis, Co-Founder Fort Wayne Sarcoidosis Support Group FORT WAYNE—Mayor Tom Henry Proclaims April 2016 Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in Fort Wayne in recognition of the forming of the Fort Wayne Sarcoidosis Support Group. Sarcoidosis is a disease that affects many Americans, and others around the world. Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disease that causes inflammation […]

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Garry Hamilton to lead FWPD community relations division

Garry Hamilton to lead FWPD community relations division

| March 2, 2016

City’s first black police chief stepping down FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry recently announced Police Chief Garry Hamilton will lead the Fort Wayne Police Department’s new community relations division effective Aug. 1. Hamilton will remain as police chief until Aug. 1, which will allow him to lead public safety efforts through the busiest time […]

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Recognizing importance, prominence of the Dr. King Holiday

Recognizing importance, prominence of the Dr. King Holiday

| January 12, 2016

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, 1955-1965 Undoubtedly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed America’s moral, constitutional and social heading in the span of 10 years. From 1955 to 1965, his tireless efforts are still not fully understood nor are they properly framed for us to […]

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Reader, veteran of civil rights battles shares revelation about mayor’s alleged KKK affiliation—where is the bear?

Reader, veteran of civil rights battles shares revelation about mayor’s alleged KKK affiliation—where is the bear?

| November 3, 2015

Sister Blossie Williams just visited our offices a moment ago to tell us she’d better not go vote “because I woke up this morning and they told me the mayor was in the KKK.” Then she laughed. Black folks, particularly elders, used to have a reputation for seeing through things. Now, we’re not calling Sister […]

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

| August 11, 2015

By Bennie Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated A beautiful collaboration of citizens from the City of Fort Wayne celebrated the momentous 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act signed into law by former President Lyndon Johnson. The celebration took place on Aug. 6 at Parkview Field and was chaired by Jack E. Morris, deputy chair of […]

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City works to make walking, biking to school safer

City works to make walking, biking to school safer

| August 10, 2015

More than 300 improvements made at crosswalks this summer, four additional crossing guards ready for first day of school FORT WAYNE—With Fort Wayne Community Schools students returning to class this week, the City of Fort Wayne has been working this summer to make the transition for students walking or biking to school safer through improvements […]

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