Huntertown loses editor, gains new clerk-treasurer

The Northwest News lost its editor Jan. 7, when he was named Huntertown clerk-treasurer by three votes in a caucus held at Allen County Republican Party headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne.

Huntertown park adds ice skating rink

A cure for those winter blues may well have been constructed at Huntertown Family Park.

Allen County residents descend on Washington

A number of northeast Indiana residents made their way to the nation’s capitol recently, some to rally in a new president and others to protest what they believe that president represents.

Outdoors show returns with Beer & Bacon Fest

The Outdoor Sport Lake &Cabin Show will feature a show within a show this year. Beer &Bacon Fest will be held Friday, Jan. 27, inside the outdoors show, which continues through Sunday, Jan. 29.

Department offers free radon test kits year-round

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health called special attention to the hazards of radon in January, but the department advocates for awareness year-round. The...


Allen County Fair Queen Sophi Schultz (right) was named Miss Congeniality at the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant in Indianapolis. The Woodlan High School senior will be part of queen’s court at the 2017 State Fair, Aug. 4-20. Becca Lax (seated) of Vanderburg County is the 2017 queen. Gabi Reese of Boone County is first runner-up. Sydney Dobson of Jasper County is second runner-up. Ashley Fritz of Hancock County is third runner-up. Kaylee Gray of Pike County is fourth runner-up. Allen County pageant director Michelle Love, who was in Indianapolis for the pageant, said Schultz was chosen by the 86 other contestants. “What an honor,” Love said. Schultz also was Miss Congeniality of the 2016 Allen County Fair, and was chosen Miss Photogenic.

Special Olympics enlists brave allies for icy dip

Friends of Special Olympics will be “Freezin’ For a Reason” on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the lake at Metea County Park near Leo-Cedarville. Registration will be 10-11:30 a.m., followed by the Polar Plunge and then an After Splash Bash in the Metea County Park Nature Center.

Local railroaders accept retired Nickel Plate 624

Steam Locomotive No. 624 will gleam once again, 60 years after hauling its last freight for the Nickel Plate Road.

Music therapy shares journey through grief

“How many people are suffering out there in the community who don’t even known that they can go talk to someone for free about their grief?”

Children’s Zoo acceptingscholarship applications

The Fort Wayne Zoological Society is accepting applications for the Lawrence A. Ackerman Scholarship, which bestows a one-time, $2,000 award to a college-bound high school senior pursuing an animal-related career.

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