2020-2029 Timeline for Allen County, Indiana

2020 - 2021 - 2022 - 2023


2020, January 21 - first case of coronavirus reported in Washington State from Timeline of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic in November 2019 – January 2020 on Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. The first known case emerged November 17, 2019 in China from the Timeline of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic on Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

2020, January 20

January 30, 2020 post by Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in more than a thousand confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan City. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. Check out our website for updates: https://bit.ly/2S7n68S






2020, March 6 - STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS 1st CASE OF COVID-19 IN HOOSIER WITH RECENT TRAVEL from Indiana's Novel Coronavirus Response.

2020, March 16

March 16, 2020 post by the Indiana Department of Health  on Facebook:

The Indiana State Department of Health announces the first #COVID19 death in Indiana.

Read the release here: https://bit.ly/2WkDAyi.

Subscribe to in.gov/coronavirus for daily case updates. 


Indiana reports first COVID-19 death, governor orders bars and restaurants to close, Natalya Daoud, March 16, 2020 on Fox19.com.

Indiana's first coronavirus deaths were earlier than previously reported, Ethan May, April 3, 2020, Indianapolis Star

Newly released data shows Indiana's first death due to the novel coronavirus was six days earlier than previously announced. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the state's first death March 16. "It saddens me to announce that as of earlier this morning, we as a state have lost our first Hoosier to the coronavirus, COVID-19," Holcomb said. But data published Friday by the Indiana State Department of Health shows two Hoosiers died of the coronavirus on March 10 and a total of five people died before March 16. When asked to confirm the data, the state's joint information center said, "Deaths are reported based on when data are received by ISDH and have occurred over multiple days."

2020, March 19 - Allen County Confirms Two COVID-19 Cases March 19, 2020 announcement on the Allen County, Indiana goverment web page.

2020, March 20

March 20, 2020 post by Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

Allen County's first two COVID-19 cases were confirmed March 19. We are now regularly updating case numbers on our website - the total number of Allen County residents with confirmed COVID-19 is at 4 as of 2:32 p.m. Friday, March 20. Check allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 for the latest updates,







2020, March 20

March 20, 2020 post by PBS Fort Wayne on Facebook:

Reminder: This broadcast happens tonight, Friday March 20 at 7:00pm. Tune in, call in to the PBS Fort Wayne studio at 1-866-969-2720 and connect to community experts with your questions.







2020, March 20

March 20, 2022 post by Indiana Department of Health on Facebook:

The Indiana State Department of Health is announcing that a third Hoosier has died of #COVID19.

Click the link below to read the full release.

Call center: 877-826-0011 (24/7)

Website: in.gov/coronavirus/











2020, March 21 - Primaries scheduled for Georgia, Maryland, Indiana, Connecticut and Kentucky were all reported postponed to May or June due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP, 3/21/20)

2020, March 22 - Allen County Announces First COVID-19 Death March 23, 2020 announcement on the Allen County Department of Health website. See our Diseases of Allen County, Indiana page for more COVID-19 information.

1st Allen County resident dies of coronavirus WANE 15 News March 22, 2020 on YouTube
WANE 15 News Nightcast at 11:00 p.m.

2020, March 23 - Governor Orders Hoosiers to Stay Home in Fight Against COVID-19 Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address today to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7.

2020, March 31

March 31, 2020 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

Allen County reported its second death due to COVID-19 and six additional cases Tuesday. We've been working on compiling demographic information on all our positive cases. We will update demographics weekly and post to our website at allencountyhealth.com/covid-19
















2020, April 16 - Governors in seven US Midwest states said they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in their regions. The governors for Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky have formed a partnership to work together on restarting the economies in their states, they said in a statement. (Reuters, 4/17/20)

2020, April 16

April 16, 2020 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

FREE COVID-19 testing at Ivy Tech Community College Coliseum campus, 3800 N Anthony Blvd., is still going on from 9a-6p through Friday. Be sure to get tested if you are a symptomatic:

> First responder

> Healthcare worker

> Essential personnel (Executive Order 20-18)


> A healthcare worker, first responder or essential worker with a symptomatic person in your household

> A symptomatic person who is also considered high-risk due to age (65+), weight (a BMI>40), or underlying health conditions (chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, heart disease with complications, immunocompromised, diabetes, renal failure or liver disease)

Bring your Indiana-issued driver's license or ID AND proof of employment if you're essential personnel.





2020, April 23 - long time The News-Sentinel newspaper stopped publication. See our Newspaper page and News-Sentinel section.

2020, May 29

May 29, 2022 post by The History Center on Facebook:

In late May 2020, Fort Wayne witnessed the most contentious demonstrations of civil unrest to unfold in its downtown, and one of the largest such protests ever to occur anywhere in the city. The civil unrest was sparked by the murder of Black Minneapolis resident George Floyd by White police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25, 2020, which reignited movements against racial injustices and sparked waves of civil unrest throughout the world. In Fort Wayne, the protests began in earnest the evening of Friday, May 29, 2020 when hundreds of protesters occupied the intersection of Clinton Street and Main Street. After this contentious first encounter, protesters were dispersed by law enforcement through the use of less-lethal crowd control measures. Heavy attention was given to the reported 50 windows that were broken throughout downtown establishments later that night. Beginning that weekend and continuing for the next several weeks, thousands of protesters from the community met daily on the Courthouse Green to protest the murder of George Floyd and ongoing racial inequalities within the city and beyond. Although matters remained comparatively peaceful in Fort Wayne, at times tensions intensified, which resulted in numerous injuries, dozens of arrests, and multiple civil suits. An early draft of the historical interpretation dubbed these events “the Battle for Fort Wayne” referencing not only the physical, but also the social and cultural contentions for our community’s understanding of the unfolding strife. #sociallyhistory

2020, August 3

August 3, 2020 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

We need the whole community’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Whether you’re the mayor of a city or a middle school student, mask up to protect everyone around you!  #maskuphoosiers  #inthistogether  #maskupallencounty




2020, September 23

September 23, 2020 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

Governor Eric Holcomb announced today that Indiana will move to Stage 5 of the Back on Track plan Sept. 26-Oct. 17 and the Executive Order requiring face coverings will be extended. Indiana Department of Health commissioner Dr. Box reminded us, "This is not a return to life as we knew it..."

We still need to take all the precautions we know work to slow the spread of COVID-19. So stay home when you are sick. Wash your hands. Keep social distancing outside your home. And, last but not least, do like the cool folks in our PSA do and #MaskUpHoosiers

We need the whole community’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19. Whether you’re the mayor of a city or a middle school

2020, October 30 - On October 30, 2020 a special ceremony was held at the Fort Wayne, Indiana's Visitors Center to commemorate the installation of a 1928 concrete Lincoln Highway marker, and a new Lincoln Highway Control Station there. Check out this video of the event: https://acpl.viebit.com/player.php?hash=Gp7lFYH30X19#. Copied from a December 16, 2020 post by Russell Stephen Rein on Lincoln Highway on Facebook. The Lincoln Highway opened September 10, 1913 and was celebrated October 31, 1913 in Fort Wayne newspapers and dedicated June 22, 1915 in Fort Wayne. See our Lincoln Highway page.

City View Date Created: December 14, 2020 Creator: Patrick Stelte December 2020. Topic this month: Lincoln Highway historical marker and dedication includes news conference and interview with Creager Smith, Historic Preservation Planner.

2020, November 1 - As part of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association's Control Station Project a donated 1928 concrete Lincoln Highway marker was installed Wednesday at the Visit Fort Wayne headquarters at 927 S. Harrison St. When the original markers and signs were put up in 1928 the Lincoln Highway route in Indiana was changed to mostly use what became US 30. The original route which was State Route 2 became US 33. The two routes diverged on the eastern part of Indiana very close to where this marker was installed. Thanks go to Creager Smith, Bruce Butgereit and Jeff Blair for their work on this project. Copied from a November 1, 2020 post by Russell Stephen Rein on Lincoln Highway on Facebook. See our Lincoln Highway page.

2020, November 6

November 6, 2020 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

As we head into a weekend with some lovely weather, we just want to let everyone know that today we had 344 new COVID-19 cases. We are grateful to all our neighbors who've done the challenging work to try to slow the spread of this virus in Allen County. But we have to ask for just a little more. We hope folks will hold off on get-togethers in the coming weeks if you can't mask up and socially distance. It's just not safe. We are seeing a lot of spread happening at parties, weddings, sleepovers and folks sharing rides and meals. Those times we are with our friends and neighbors, we tend to let our guard down. But the virus hasn't given up, and it's spreading. Please keep wearing your masks around others, washing your hands regularly, and keeping at least 6 feet distance from people outside your household. #newnormal






2020, November 10 - Fort Wayne former 'Jeopardy!' contestants remember Alex Trebek FOX 55 Fort Wayne on YouTube Alex Trebek hosted the popular game show for 37 years. He passed away this past Sunday at 80, after battling cancer. Fans of the show remember him as "Uncle Alex."

2020, November 17

November 17, 2020 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

Today Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Matthew Sutter announced a public health order in effect November 22 at 12a.m. limiting event and gathering sizes and placing some additional restrictions on facilities like restaurants, bars and fitness centers so we can slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We are so far in the red, we have to make some changes so our hospitals and hardworking healthcare workers can continue to provide necessary and life-saving treatment to all patients.






2020, November 18

November 18, 2020 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

As we expected, our county shifted to the state's red category today...or as Dr. Sutter likes to say, "so freaking red you should just stay home." That means effective Nov. 22, any social gathering or event expecting between 26-100 people must be approved by our department and no events of more than 100 people will be permitted; bars, restaurants and fitness centers must operate at 50% capacity; food establishments should also be closed to indoor service between 12-5a.m. And remember, these will remain in effect until the county shifts to a less-restrictive color for two consecutive weeks.

#sofreakingred #stayhome #maskup 












2020, December 9

December 9, 2020 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

Our community has been hit pretty hard the past few weeks with COVID-19 deaths. While symptoms of the virus can be similar, the devastating impact it has had on Allen County, Indiana, the U.S. and much of the world just cannot be compared to the flu.

We have lost 375 of our neighbors, co-workers, friends and loved ones since March to COVID-19. Our county reported 18 flu deaths in 2019 (and the 2018 flu season, which was nastier, saw 55 deaths). COVID-19 is not "just the flu."

While we are experiencing such widespread transmission, please help us curb the spread of this deadly virus by staying home as much as possible, wearing a mask in public, limiting gatherings and keeping a safe distance from people outside your household. Someone's life may depend on it! #NotJustTheFlu #MaskUp #SoRedYouShouldJustStayHome











2020, December 14

December 14, 2020 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

We are so excited to see some of the first frontline workers in healthcare receiving COVID-19 vaccine today. While this is great news, it will still be a while before anything becomes available to the general population. So in the meantime, here is some good advice from the FTC on how to avoid the scammers who may try to take advantage of folks eager to get a shot. 














2020, December 15

December 15, 2020 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

We've gotten quite a few questions about when the COVID-19 vaccine is coming to Allen County and how people can sign up to get the shot. Right now, the first phase is limited to healthcare workers and long-term care residents. Those folks will be contacted through their employer or facility with details. We don't yet have details on the next phases to come. And we don't have a waiting list or a timeline for when those will be. But we promise to let everyone know as soon as we do. In the meantime, here's a helpful video from Indiana Department of Health on what we know so far.Vaccine 101









2021, January 13

January 13, 2021 post by the Allen County Department of Health on Facebook:

We are grateful to be joining the COVID-19 vaccination effort in Allen County starting today.

Karen Figel, our first in the 80+ category to receive her shot this morning, was gracious enough to let us capture the moment. We’ll see her back in 28 days for the second dose, but so glad in the meantime to be taking this important step to get our community closer to the end of the pandemic.

The state just opened the effort to 70+ today. Appointments can be made at ourshot.in.gov or r by calling 211. We understand there are some long wait-times with both right now, so we appreciate everyone’s patience as they are handling a high volume. We are doing our best to address the issues as we learn about them.













2021, October 08 - A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2021 at The White House.gov when U.S. President Joe Biden became the first U.S. President to formally recognize Indigenous Peoples Day.


2022, April 12 - COVID helped make 2021 the deadliest year in U.S. history published April 12, 2022 on pbs.org and 2021 was America’s deadliest year ever: CDC by Reid Wilson published in The Hill via Nexstar Media Wire.

City of Fort Wayne Government photo

2022, April 13 - City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook announced Six electric vehicle charging stations located at Wayne and Berry streets are now operational. Read more: VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS ON WAYNE AND BERRY NOW OPERATIONAL. Similar to a newspaper headline 100 years ago on August 21, 1921 in The Journal Gazette newspaper article Four Gas Filling Stations are Being Erected Here This Summer City Now has Total of Thirteen in Operation With Distribution of About 1,000 Gallons Daily - Public Attitude Has Changed--Considered Asset to Residential Section.

2022, April 13 - Meet a Parkview RN who painted a mural, commemorating his coworkers’ experience during the pandemic by Kara Hackett posted April 13, 2022 on Input Fort Wayne. Walking through Parkview Regional Medical Center to the Parkview Heart Institute, you’ll see a mural of masked doctors and nurses, caregivers praying together in scrubs, vaccinations being distributed, and then coworkers, families, and friends gathering once again. The artist, Jason O’Connell, 51, is an RN at Parkview Heart Institute. From left to right, the mural depicts the likeness of his real-life coworkers and commemorates their heroic work throughout the pandemic, caring for Fort Wayne patients on the frontlines and distributing vaccines. Ultimately, it offers a message of “hope” to the community for better days ahead.“It’s important for me to keep in mind that there’s joy in the world despite the struggles we have,” O’Connell says in a video on Parkview’s website.

2022, May 4 - renovation work started on Foster Park Pavilion 3 with several photos from Historic Foster Park Neighborhood Association on Facebook.

2022, May 6 - Tincaps Call For Help With Fort Wayne Daisies Night posted May 6, 2022 by The Waynedale News Staff on The Waynedale News.com.

CountyLine: County Horse Trails Project posted May 9, 2022 by allencountyinfoon YouTube
The Allen County Commissioners, Three Rivers Horse Trails and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources announce the awarding of a grant to construct a trailhead and equestrian trails in southeast Allen County.

2022, May 9 - The Allen County Commissioners, Three Rivers Horse Trails and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources today announced the awarding of a grant to construct a trailhead and equestrian trails in southeast Allen County. The $250,000 grant awarded by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, along with $62,500 in matching funds from Allen County, will permit the construction of a three-acre trailhead in the 5400 block of Paulding Road with parking for trucks and horse trailers along with convenience facilities. The site will also feature handicapped accessible mounting and trails appropriate for therapeutic riding. Approximately five miles of horse trails will be created around farm fields and through wooded areas at the site encompassing approximately 200 acres total along with equestrian obstacles for the enjoyment of riders and the challenge of their horses. Three Rivers Horse Trails will host events and activities as well as maintain the trailhead and trails upon completion. Construction is expected to begin next spring with completion scheduled in the summer or fall of 2023. Copied from Grant Awarded for County Horse Trail Project May 5, 2022 post on Allen County Government. Three Rivers Horse Trails Inc. on Facebook.

2022, May 9 - TinCaps Jersey Auction to Help Fund Daisies Monument Fort Wayne TinCaps and City of Fort Wayne partner on Fort Wayne Daisies Player Monument. Newsrelease started with: FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Fort Wayne TinCaps, in partnership with the City of Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, are raising funds to renovate and improve the Fort Wayne Daisies monument at the historic site of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) team’s home field, located at Fort Wayne’s Memorial Park. “Fort Wayne has a rich baseball history and the Daisies are front and center as trailblazers for the sport in this city,” said Michael Limmer, TinCaps Vice President of Marketing. “While Memorial Park has long had a marker to designate it as the former home field of the Fort Wayne Daisies, we felt each individual Daisies player deserved to be recognized as well. This new monument will highlight each of the 144 former players and managers associated with the Daisies during the team’s existence from 1945 through 1954.” The enhanced monument was designed and created as a partnership with the City of Fort Wayne’s Parks and Recreation Department. Memorial Park is located approximately two miles east of Parkview Field, where the TinCaps play.

2022, May 11 - the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Facebook with player photos posted: On our Fort Wayne Daisies Throwback Night on May 21st, we will be hosting 5 women that played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League! Be sure to come out to meet these women & hear their stories! Katie Horstman, Isabel Alvarez, Dolly Vanderlip Ozburn, Mary Moore, and Jeneane Descombs Lesko.

2022, May 12 - the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Facebookposted: We are currently selling these Fort Wayne Daisies Throwback shirts in The Orchard Team Store! $2 from each shirt sold will go towards our Daisies Monument Fundraiser! More details: TinCaps Jersey Auction to Help Fund Daisies Monument Fort Wayne TinCaps and City of Fort Wayne partner on Fort Wayne Daisies Player Monument.

2022, May 14 - the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Facebook posted: Our Fort Wayne Daisies throwback jerseys have arrived! Want to take one home? You can bid now at TinCapsJersey.com! Auction closes Sunday, May 22nd at 9:00pm.

2022, May 23 - New York city removes their last pay phone. The first public coin-operated phone was installed in a Hartford, Connecticut, bank in 1889 and pay phones are still available in Fort Wayne such as at the Citilink transfer station downtown shown in a photo in the article: Hanging up on a cultural relic by the Editorial Board published May 28, 2022 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

NYC's last public pay phone removed from streets posted May 23, 2022 by Eyewitness News ABC7NYon YouTube
On Monday, the last public pay phone, still featuring the classic Bell System logo, was unplugged from the

The city of Fort Wayne population in 2021 was estimated at 264,169 when Fort Wayne grew by 0.8%, making it the 203rd fastest growing city out of the 797 nationwide with populations of 50,000 or more. Copied from City sees 0.8% population growth Expert cautions against seeing trend in small number by Maya Wilkins published May 28, 2022 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

2022, May 30 - on the Jeopardy television show: Fort Wayne is home to the grave of this legendary orchard planter posted by Wesley's TV on Facebook. See Johnny Appleseed. Posted as Tonight on Jeopardy on Reddit.

2022, June 13 - a derecho thunderstorm with 98 mph winds hit the Fort Wayne North East Indiana area around 10 pm downing powerlines and around 83,000 customers lost power with Indiana Michigan Power (41,000), NIPSCO (32,000), and Northeastern REMC (10,000) who were sharing information on Facebook.

  On June 14, 2022 Cinematographer and Freelance Videographer Bryce Fritzel of Fritzel Media posted a photo showing 4 bolts of lightning from the June 13, 2022 derecho on Facebook. He also posted a video June 15, 2022, both were shared by local meterologist Meteorologist Liz Braden with a comment on Facebook showing the photo on the right. The video is shown here.

2022, June 13 - Derecho June 13th, 2022 at National Weather Service NOAA weather.gov Northern Indiana Overview states: Three rounds of severe storms that began the afternoon of June 13th and continued into the overnight hours led to a significant swath of straight line wind damage. At the Fort Wayne Airport, a wind gust of 98 mph from the severe storm was recorded. This led to significant damage in the Fort Wayne area. This was the strongest wind gust ever recorded at the Fort Wayne International Airport (previous record was 91 mph June 30th, 2012). Other wind measurements ranged from 50 to 75 mph, thanks to an extremely favorable environment for severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center has declared this event meets the criteria for a derecho. Hail up to golf ball sized and nuisance flooding were also reported. As of 2 am 6/14/22, no tornadoes were reported/confirmed. Posted June 15, 2022 by US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook. See highest recorded wind speeds at PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA 1056 AM EDT TUE JUN 14 2022 ...HIGHEST WIND REPORTS... on weather.gov.

2022, June 14 - Indiana Michigan Power posted June 14, 2022 on Facebook: Crews are working across northeast Indiana and southwest Michigan this morning to restore power to nearly 40,000 customers who lost service as a result of the powerful storm that carried winds up to 98 mph overnight. This morning, we are marshalling additional resources to help with restoration. More than 100 restoration workers are already in transit to our area, and several hundred more are expected. See the location and status of outages using our outage map at IndianaMichiganPower.com/OutageMap. FWCS, Fort Wayne Community Schoolson Facebook reported 5 southwest area schools were closed due to power outages. Facebook post stated Pontiac and Waynedale branches of Allen County Public Library. List of roads closed in City: Numerous traffic signals out across Fort Wayne Traffic signals out in Fort Wayne Traffic signals out in Fort Wayne(City of Fort Wayne) by Jazlynn Bebout published June 14, 2022 on ABC WPTA21.com TV station.

2022, June 14 - Facebook video shown above by Northeastern REMC states: We've mentioned how transmission lines are down that feed into our NREMC substations. Here is an example of what we mean. This is a look at the AEP transmission lines along SR 14 (intersection of Scott Road and 14) in Allen County. These poles are the reason 3,000+ of our members in SW Allen County are without power.


2022, June 15 - Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook posted June 15, 2022 Today more than 1,200 line workers, forestry experts, assessors, contractors, support crews and mutual assistance personnel will work to restore power to our customers impacted by Monday night’s severe winds. In addition, drones and specialized equipment will be utilized to help restoration efforts. Power outages are currently impacting approximately 22,500 customers – the majority in the hard-hit southwest Fort Wayne and Waynedale areas. Hindering restoration efforts in this area are several large trees blocking roads and significant damage to power poles and power lines. In the Fort Wayne area alone, damage assessors have discovered nearly 100 broken or damaged poles and nearly 190 spans of downed wires so far.

2022, June 15 - shown above: VIDEO⚡️— Check out this really neat lightning video from Monday night’s storms from local videographer Bryce Fritzel. shared June 15, 2022 by Meteorologist Liz Braden  on Facebook. On June 14, 2022 Cinematographer and Freelance Videographer Bryce Fritzel posted a photo showing 4 bolts of lightning from this storm on Facebook also posted above.

2022, June 23 - on the 50th anniversary of Title IX - the Indiana Historical Bureau on Facebook posted: Though some may have questioned the need for Title IX or worried about the impact it would have on sports programs for boys and men, records of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) in the decades preceding its passage highlight the disparities girls and women faced in athletics and, thus, the importance of the legislation. According to excerpts of IHSAA board meeting minutes, by 1927, "the board went on record as being opposed to inter-state tourneys and sectional, regional, and state basketball tourneys for girls." Girls could play in intramural games within the school, but higher competition was generally frowned upon if not outright denied. IHSAA records from 1955 reiterate some of these sentiments, noting "They [IHSAA] do not recommend a highly organized interschool athletic program for girls, but do encourage a Girls' Playday Program." Further, rules governing these "Playdays" included one noting that girls could only play basketball between November 1st and the date in which the boys' school team was eliminated from tournament play. Read more about the IHSAA's rules governing girls and women in sport in Indiana prior to Title IX with these documents from the Indiana State Library Rare Books and Manuscripts collections.

2022, June 26 - Indiana Michigan Power in reference to the June 13, 2022 derecho posted on Facebook: Last week more than 1,200 individuals worked around the clock, using the Memorial Coliseum and Clyde Theatre as staging sites. Our team repaired or replaced more than 350 poles, 65 transformers and 700 spans of downed wires. Join us in thanking them for their tireless work, and commitment to our community! Thank YOU for your patience as we restored power to more than 41,000 customers after last week’s powerful storm. We are so grateful for the support we received from community members and businesses.

2022, July 15 - dedication of the Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket sculpture at 2826 S. Calhoun Street by local Artist Sayaka Ganz.

2022, September 14 - Fort Wayne is in the clue on the television show Jeopardy asking: The first fuel pump in the U.S.was installed in Fort Wayne in 1885; it supplied this oil used mainly for lamps. Shown September 14, 2022 as: “What is KEROSENE???” Kudos to Fort Wayne for making tonight’s episode of @Jeopardy ! Here’s the history from @WIRED: https://wired.com/2008/09/sept-5-1885-pay-at-the-pump/ #fortwayne #history by the Indiana Chamber on Twitter.Also shown in a September 14, 2022 post on True Fort Wayne Indiana History on Facebook. Found as Did you see this on Jeopardy last Wednesday? on Reddit. See Sylvanus Freelove Bowser. A September 14, 2022 post by Mitch Harper showing the Indiana Chamber post on Instagram was shared with a screenshot and another post September 14, 2022 on True Fort Wayne Indiana History on Facebook.

Centers of Population
Mean Center of Population
for the United States: 1790 to 2020

 2022, September 21 - The 2020 CenterOfPopulation is 11.8 miles from the 2010 center and 885.9 miles from the 1790 center. Ahead of tomorrow's celebration in Hartville, Missouri, explore national centers of population since 1790, including relative population shifts by decade, and more. Centers of Population. From a September 21, 2022 post by the United States Census Bureau on Facebook.

2022, September 26 - PBS Fort Wayne premiered the two-hour documentary The Forgotten: A History of the State Developmental Institutions in Fort Wayne showing the long history of the Indiana School for Feeble Minded Youth since it opened in Fort Wayne in 1890.

2022, September 29 - Good news! If you missed the broadcast premiere of our latest documentary, "The Forgotten: A History of the State Developmental Institutions in Fort Wayne," you can now stream it here: https://to.pbs.org/3COkyoH

2022, October 07 - A Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, 2022 at The White House.gov. U.S. President Joe Biden second Indigenous Peoples Day proclamation.


Final Sunday edtion Journal Gazette
final Sunday edition The Journal Gazette January 22, 2023

2023, January 20 - The Journal Gazette newspaper announces the final Sunday newspaper will be Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Journal Gazette to debut Weekend Edition The Journal Gazette posted Jan 20, 2023 stating: The Journal Gazette will be moving the content of its larger Sunday newspaper to Saturdays, effective Jan. 28. Read more about The Journal Gazette.

2023, January 25 -Many locations averaged between 4 and 6 inches of snow, with the heaviest snow falling from late morning through mid afternoon. Some meso banding occurred in a few locations that allowed for locally higher amounts, approaching 7 to 9 inches. The map represents reports received through our various data sources. A table of specific amounts can also be found under the Storm Reports tab of this story. From January 25, 2023 Winter Storm at Northern Indiana at Weather.gov.

January 26, 2023 post by US National Weather Service Northern Indianaon Facebook:

It was a snowy day at the Fort Wayne International Airport yesterday! In fact, for January 25th, FWA set a new record daily maximum snowfall! A total of 6.2" of snow fell yesterday! This breaks the old record of 5.4" which was set back in 1978, during the start of the Blizzard of '78!




















2023, March 6

March 6, 2023 post by The History Center on Facebook:

Thanks to the Journal Gazette for highlighting The History Center and other historical organizations in our collection of COVID-19 related artifacts.



Local, state historical organizations continue adding to pandemic collections Corey McMaken | The Journal Gazette newspaper March 4, 2023.







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