2010-2019 Timeline for Allen County, Indiana

2010 census Indiana population 6,483,802, 345,121 age 70-79 - 5.3%, 197,754 age 80-89 - 3.0%, 38,094 age 90-99 - .59%, 1,083 100 years and over - 0.0167%. Slightly more females than males age 70 to 20% males by age 100 years. From U.S Census Bureau Centarians: 2010.

2010

2010, October 14 - Indiana ranks fourth among corn producing states, the U.S. produces 40% of the world corn. Read more at My Indiana Home Corny Indiana Trivia.

2011

2011, June 10 - 42,000 square foot Taylor’s Dream Boundless Playground opening. Was named for 11-year-old Taylor Reuille and her friends. They raised funds and worked with Parks & Recreation to create a space where kids with and without disabilities can build skills for life through play. Named #7 of 8 Awesome Accessible Attractions In The USA by Katie Foote published January 25, 2017 on Epicure&Culture.com.

2011, August 13 - Alina Big Johny killed at Indiana State Fair tragedy awaiting the beginning of a Sugarland concert. Indiana State Fair Honors 5 Dead, 40 Injured By Stage Collapse published August 15, 2011 at FoxNews.com.

2011, October 29 - Law Enforcement/Fire Fighters Firefighter Memorial Dedication

2011, December - just days before Christmas, 9-year-old Alihana Lemmon gruesome murder occurred in an Allen County trailer court.

2012

2012, April 23 - Rousseau Centre dedication offormer City County Building moved to City Building. City-County Building Officially Becomes Rousseau Centre created April 23, 2012 at AllenCounty.us.

2012, June 4 - More than 2,000 people gathered near downtown Fort Wayne on the evening of June 4 to celebrate the opening of the new Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge on U.S. 27/Clinton Street. The bridge features 25 plaques with quotes from Martin Luther King Jr., sculptural etchings, a 50-foot arch, pedestrian seating midway across the span, and state-of-the-art lighting that displays millions of shades of color. Such aesthetics make it an ideal gateway to downtown Fort Wayne. Copied from MLK Bridge Opening Celebrated In Fort Wayne District on Inside INDOT.

2012 June 18 - Michael L. Plumadore was sentenced to life plus 36 years in prison for killing 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon. Plumadore, a family friend was baby-sitting Lemmon and her sisters when Aliahna went missing days before Christmas 2011.

2012, June 28 - 106° record heat streak

2012, June 29 - an unusually strong thunderstorm known as a "derecho" moved through much of the Midwest. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana area were left without power; countless buildings and many properties were damaged from fallen trees. This collection [Summer Storm 2012] represents photographs contributed by the community to document this event. From Allen County Public Library Digital Collection.a Winds peaked at 91 mph wind, followed by another powerful storm July 5, left 78,000 people, businesses and homes without electricity, many for nearly a week. The derecho traveled 700 miles, across 10 states and Washington, D.C. The American Red Cross set up cooling centers due to the extreme muggy heat in the 90°s. See graphs and satelite images from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Weather Service National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Historic Derecho of June 29, 2012.

2012, July 7 - set record of four straight days over 100° from FortWayne.com. End up with record 6 days above 100°.

2012, August 8 - was the 56th consecutive day with high temperatures of at least 80 degrees at Fort Wayne.  This broke the previous record of 55 which was set in 1899.  The streak ended on Thursday August 9, as the high temperature only reached 79 at Fort Wayne. From NOAA National Weather Service Northern Indiana.

2012, August 24 - America's Most Wanted, a television show on the Lifetime Network, took another look at the unsolved killing of 8-year-old April Marie Tinsley who went missing April 1, 1988. Her body was found in a ditch days later.

2012, October 12 - Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad freight house at Clinton and Fourth streets torn down by owners angering preservationists who wanted to make it part of downtown revitalization project.

2012 - ends with only 28 inches of rain, about 10 inches below normal rain, still in a moderate drought from WANE TV

2012 Year in Review by the News-Sentinel

The Year in Weather - 2012 - NOAA National Weather Service

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2013

2013, January 9 - Lafayette Place becomes a Historic District, roughly bounded by Lafayette and Calhoun streets and Pettit and McKinnie avenues.

2013, January 25 - A project believed to be the first of its kind in the eastern United States is expected to increase choices – and lower prices – for people arranging funerals in the Fort Wayne area. Fort Wayne's Catholic cemetery plans $2.5 million funeral home, crematory Would be the first of its kind east of the Mississippi by Kevin Leininger of The News-Sentinel January 25, 2013

2013, February 3 - Rev. John Michael D'Arcy, 80, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, died late Sunday morning at his Fort Wayne residence, succumbing to cancer discovered shortly after Christmas.

2013, February 3 - Super Bowl XLVII Bernard Pollard becomes the third football player from Fort Wayne to be on a winning Super Bowl team - second as a Baltimore Ravens.

2013, February 3 - Lavonne "Pepper" Paire-Davis, 88, died. A star of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s, played for the Fort Wayne Daisies, and was an inspiration for the central character played by Geena Davis in the 1992 hit movie "A League of Their Own."

2013, March 6 - 10.4 inches of snow fell ending on March 6. The 9 inches on March 5 broke a record and was the 3rd highest March snowfall. The highest March snowfall was 12.6 inches March 10, 1964 and second was 9.5 inches on March 17, 1973. The 2 day total was the 3rd highest since 1912. The highest 2 day total was 14.3 inches ending on March 11, 1964. The last time a 2 day total was higher was 10.8 inches ending February 1, 1982 and December 19, 1973.

2013, March 6 - the DNR - Indiana Department of Natural Resources posts 1990-2011 bobcat mortalities by year rising from 1 in 1990 to over 70 per year the past couple years on their Facebook page indicating the bobcat population in Indiana is increasing.

2013, May 2 - 150 Years of News - The Journal Gazette newspaper celebrates 150 years of historic front pages with a special pull-out section of the newspaper.

2013, May 7 - a national crime story about 3 girls kidnapped for 10 years in Cleveland, Ohio has a Fort Wayne connection. Ohio kidnap suspect has sad Fort Wayne connection staff report May 7, 2013 in The News-Sentinel newspaper. 'Nightmare is over': 3 missing Ohio women rescued by John Coyne and Thomas J. Sheeran of The Associated Press was published May 7, 2013 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

2013, May 24 - a WWI Memorial installed November 11, 1924 at GE (General Electric) on the west side of Broadway, was moved to McCulloch Park. World War I Memorial installed on the grounds of General Electric had been located behind a fence for the last 89 years [2013]. It has hundreds of names on it, all GE employees who served in World War I. Included are the names of six GE employees who died in the war. Copied from City honors World War I monument May 25, 2013 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

2013, October 30 - Fort Wayne is the answer on the Jeopardy television show A log stockade made by a certain mad revolutionary war general in 1794 gave this city his name. See photo on VisitFortWayneTwitter.

2014

2014, January 27 - GE announces plans to close its last two Fort Wayne operations. GE plans local exit; 88 jobs in jeopardy by Sherry Slater published January 28, 2014 and GE’s history in Fort Wayne published February 9, 2014 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

2014, January 28 - Fort Wayne ties the record low of -16° for this day set in 1963.

2014, January - 30.3 inches of snow making it the snowiest January on record, breaking the 29.5 inches in the 1982 which lead to a flood, and 1978 with 25.3 inches when we last had a blizzard. See Indiana NewsCenter image on Facebook.

2014, February 9 - 50th anniversary of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. Local personalities recall their Memories of The Beatles and A Fab 4 tidal wave by Steve Warden and 50 years can’t erode significance of Beatles by Frank Gray published in The Journal Gazette newspaper. Beatlemania: 50 years since The Beatles landed in the United States Local residents recall the Fab Four reached people like no other band before or since by James Grant published February 6, 2014 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

2014, February 13 - Nick Goepper born in Fort Wayne, raised in Lawrenceburg, won a bronze medal in slopestyle skiing at the Sochii, Russia Olympics when the U.S.A swept all three medals, Joss Christensen won gold and Gus Kenworthy silver. City native gets bronze as US sweeps slopestyle by Eddie Pells of the Associated Press published February 14, 2014 in the The Journal Gazette newspaper.

2015

2015, February 9 - CityofFortWayne posts video: Riverfront FW Master Plan.

2016

2016, July 7 - Riverfront Fort Wayne posts video: Riverfront Fort Wayne - Always Moving.

2016, October 20 - Greater Fort Wayne Inc. posts video of 10-year vision: Opportunity on the Edge of Greatness.

2018

2018, June 18 - Purdue Fort Wayne, formerly IPFW, unveils their new logo that does 3 things, keep Mastodons as the athletic teams’ nickname and sports mascot, keeps “Fort Wayne” in the school’s name, and preserves some blue. See Purdue Fort Wayne branding revealed with a noticeable nod to school tradition by Reggie Hayes published June 18, 2018 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

President Donald J. Trump in Fort Wayne.

President Trump Rally in Indiana On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump campaigned for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun in Fort Wayne. They were joined on stage by Ivanka Trump, Sarah Sanders and Kellyanne Conway. Video on C-SPANN.org.

2018, November 5 - President Donald J. Trump arrived in Fort Wayne for a campaign rally. The first sitting president to be in Fort Wayne since President Ronald Reagan in 1982. A record attendance crowd of 18,000 on the grounds. 14,306 inside, 11,647 in the arena with overflow in the conference center and a few thousand outside was at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Lots of photos and video posted on Facebook.

  1. Crowd photos November 5, 2018 posted by the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
  2. Mark Knoller, CBS News White House Correspondant, Tweet November 5, 2018of president mouthing wow at the crowd size.
  3. Ray Steup photos November 5, 2018 of Air Force One landing on runway 5 at the Fort Wayne International Airport.
  4. Fort Wayne's NBC video November 5, 2018 of big screen outside of the crowd not inside the coliseum.
  5. Trump sets Coliseum attendance record with video by Brian Francisco published November 6, 2018 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

2019, March 9 - Women rule Allen Superior Court with a majority female bench by Alyssa Ivanson posted March 09, 2019 on WANE TV.

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