2020-2029 Timeline for Allen County, Indiana

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2020

2020, January 2

January 2, 2020 post by Do You Remember? on Facebook:

Last Call for Phone Booths.. [ See our Telephone Booth section ]
https://doyouremember.com/26167/last-call-phone-booth

2020, January 8

January 8, 2020 post by Riverfront Fort Wayne on Facebook:

Fort Wayne made the list for Chicago Tribune's 10 Best Midwest Getaways in 2020! Info: Best of the Midwest: 10 places to go in 2020

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 17

March 17, 2020 post by WANE 15  on Facebook:

Need a break? Watch a Fort Wayne resident win $$$ on Wheel of Fortune

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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 27

March 27, 2020 post by Mayor Tom Henry on Facebook:

Right now, Allen County has 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Unfortunately, the number continues to climb, but we can slow it down. Please practice social distancing. Stay home unless you need to go out for an essential reason. ‬

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)

OR

> 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 16

April 16, 2020 post by Parkview Health on Facebook:

Two Parkview physicians discuss an unfortunate side effect of the coronavirus pandemic – patients are waiting too long to get treatment for other concerning issues. Remember, we're still here. Please, don't wait. Parkview providers urge: “Don’t wait to seek care”Last Modified: April 16, 2020.

In-home deaths increase in state Some might be hesitant to visit ER amid virus April 16, 2020, Nkik Kelly at The Journal Gazette newspaper now at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

2020, April 23 - long time The News-Sentinel newspaperstopped 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, May 30

Black Lives Matter - George Floyd Protest - Fort Wayne, Indiana - May 30, 2020 May 17, 2024 The Ethnohistorian on YouTube.
FORT WAYNE Black Lives Matter - George Floyd Protest - Fort Wayne, Indiana - May 30, 2020

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 5

November 5, 2020 post by Fox Island County Park on Facebook:

This curious coyote was filmed 11-05-20 in an area with a lot of deer and small animal traffic. Time and temp can be seen at the bottom screen. [ See oue Fox Island County Park section ]

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 7

December 7, 2020 post by the City of Fort Wayne Government  on Facebook:

City receives grant to install 27 electric vehicle charging stations

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 13

December 13, 2020 four pages of obituaries in The Journal Gazette

Sunday, December 13, 2020 nearly four pages of obituaries in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

December 13, 2020 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:
Funeral homes finding balance COVID-19 limits sizes of visitations in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

2020, December 14

December 14, 2020 post by Parkview Health on Facebook:

Reed Steffen, patient care technician, PRMC, received the first COVID vaccine at 12:09 p.m. The vaccine was administered by Maryam Noureldin, PharmD.

In a blessing shared by Patrick Riecke, our director of Chaplaincy, he prayed:

"Today is a historic day. Today, our weary healthcare industry rolls up our sleeves. We wipe our brow. We steady our gaze, looking this virus dead in the face. A virus that has taken many things from us. A virus that has taken many people from us.

May the vaccines administered today walk in the footsteps of other vaccines which, in the face of other world-altering viruses, have stemmed the maddening tide.

May we lose just one less life.

We cannot get back the lives of those already deceased. But God, we plead with you to bring this pandemic to an end.

Bring the sickness to an end.

Bring the death to an end.

Bring the fear and anxiety to an end. A thrill of hope. The weary world rejoices.

May we dare to hope, today.

May our weary hearts rejoice.

Amen." 

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. 

6 Parkview employees get vaccine Rosa Salter Rodriguez Dec 14, 2020 on The Journal Gazette newspaper.

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

2020, December 21 - In historic times, Fort Wayne’s History Center is evolving to preserve cultural memory Kara Hackett with reporting by Joshua Schipper, February 12, 2021 on Input Fort Wayne.

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2021

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, February 10

February 10, 2021 post by Parkview Health on Facebook:

On December 14, 2020, after weeks of careful planning and anticipation, a small group of six frontline co-workers from various departments received Indiana’s first COVID-19 vaccines at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation. Now, more than a month into the rollout of this protective measure, we reflect on the logistics of setting up a clinic of this size, and talk to those who were honored to be in the initial group of vaccine recipients.

2021, February 13

February 23, 2021 post by Parkview Health on Facebook:

Today, co-workers at the vaccine clinic received yummy “Vaccine Me” cookies created by Cakes by Laurie in Auburn. The treats were courtesy of the Parkview Foundation's Frontline Worker Care Fund, made possible by the generosity of the First Source Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021, September 10

September 10, 2021 post by Parkview Health on Facebook:

Over the last several weeks, Parkview Health has seen a significant increase in hospitalizations, as well as patient volumes at clinics across the region, due to increasing COVID-19 activity. Approximately 90% of COVID-positive hospitalizations at Parkview are unvaccinated patients.

Emergency Departments and walk-in clinics are experiencing longer-than-normal wait times. Similar to statewide trends, approximately one in five Parkview Emergency Department patients is COVID-positive.

Unvaccinated Hoosiers make up the vast majority of COVID-19 cases, including hospitalizations, statewide and at Parkview Health hospitals. Vaccines are proven to be safe and effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. All individuals age 12 and older can get a free vaccine – visit ourshot.in.gov for a list of vaccination sites.

In anticipation of the authorization of COVID-19 booster vaccines, Parkview Health is currently in the process of re-establishing the Mirro Center for Research and Innovation as a mass vaccination location for the community. More information and details about hours of operation will be shared in the future.

To reduce the spread of the virus and its impact on the well-being of the region, area residents are strongly encouraged to follow guidance from the CDC. This includes wearing a face covering in indoor public settings, practicing social distancing and getting vaccinated for COVID-19.

Amidst a nationwide shortage of healthcare workers, staffing is a critical resource and will limit capacity at all levels of care. Therefore, proper utilization of healthcare resources is key to maintaining operations.

If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19 or believe you have been exposed, contact your healthcare provider to determine appropriate next steps. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a free online Coronavirus Self-Checker Tool, which can help assess your individual situation and determine if you should be tested and/or seek care. Parkview also offers several options for virtual care, including a virtual walk-in clinic and scheduled virtual appointments with a provider via MyChart.

Parkview appreciates the community’s help in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing the strain on healthcare resources in our region.

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.

2021, December 13

December 13, 2021 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

American Electric Power is proud to be a founding member of the National Electric Highway Coalition. The coalition is committed to providing electric vehicle (EV) fast charging ports that will allow the public to drive EVs with confidence along major U.S. travel corridors by the end of 2023.

2021, December 29

December 29, 2021 post by Internet Archive on Facebook:

IN JUST 3 DAYS: For the first time in history, every sound recording published from the invention of records through 1922 joins the US public domain.

Including this one: Fanny Brice singing "Second Hand Rose."

One of some 400,000 sound recordings entering the #PublicDomain on January 1!

2021, December 30

December 30, 2021 post by the U.S. Census Bureau on Facebook:

As we prepare to ring in the #NewYear, the Census Bureau projects the United States population will be 332,403,650 on Jan. 1, 2022.

For more on population estimates from our Population Clock and population projections for 227 countries and areas from our International Database, check out our new #AmericaCounts story.

Happy New Year 2022! U.S. Population Estimated at 332,403,650 on Jan. 1, 2022

2022

2022, February 2

February 2, 2022 post by Parkview Health on Facebook:

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to more individuals, we continue to get questions regarding the process. Dr. Michelle Collins-Austin, PPG – Family Medicine, walks us through the vaccination, from check in to observation.

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, April 14 - Indiana state poem on Jeopardy television show.

April 14, 2022 post by Arthur Franklin Mapes, Poet on Facebook:

Tonight on “Jeopardy!” I know this one!

See more on Arthur Franklin Mapes and the official state poem.

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 12

May 12, 2022 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

HISTORY JOURNAL The bronze sculpture of David N. Foster at Swinney Park was dedicated 100 years ago this week. The statue, designed by Chicago sculptor Frederick Hibbard, was unveiled to a crowd of several thousand people on May 14, 1922. Read more: https://www.journalgazette.net/.../may-14-1922-dedication...

(The Journal Gazette's headline from May 15, 1922, is inset with this photo taken Monday. Some letters are obscured because of damage to the page before it was put on microfilm decades ago.)

#fortwayne #indiana #parks #swinneypark #tbt #throwbackthursday #history | Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

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 9:00 pm.

2022, May 19

May 19, 2022 post by on the Indiana Archives and Records Administration Facebook:

Genealogists rejoice!

Naturalization records that have never been published online are now available on FamilySearch! Adams, Allen, and Blackford Counties have recently been added online and other county naturalizations will be added throughout the year.

Records can be quickly located when using FamilySearch and the Research Indiana Indexes together. 

Head to our website for search tips: https://rb.gy/wkpy8w

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.

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

Crews have restored power to nearly 3,000 customers after last night’s severe storms caused widespread outages....

Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

June 14, 2022 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

Crews have restored power to nearly 3,000 customers after last night’s severe storms caused widespread outages. Approximately 37,800 customers are without power as of 11 a.m., down from a peak of 40,700.

About 450 I&M personnel and contractors are working across northeast Indiana and southwest Michigan, with an additional 450 mutual assistance personnel on the way to help get the lights – and the air conditioning – back on for our customers and communities.

Winds up to 98 mph – the wind speed of a category 2 hurricane – caused many trees and limbs to fall, breaking utility poles, damaging equipment and taking down power lines. Crews have found more than 60 broken or damaged poles as they continue to assess the widespread damage. The number of fallen trees is also hampering restoration efforts, as in some places crews must clear trees from roads just to access equipment to begin repairs.

See the location and status of outages using our outage map at IndianaMichiganPower.com/OutageMap.

We have updates on the list of schools. The below are currently closed due to power outages: Maplewood Elementary Waynedale Elementary Indian Village Elementary Kekionga Middle School Miami Middle School

Posted by Fort Wayne Community Schools on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 post by Fort Wayne Community Schools on Facebook:

We have updates on the list of schools. The below are currently closed due to power outages:
Maplewood Elementary
Waynedale Elementary
Indian Village Elementary
Kekionga Middle School
Miami Middle School 

2022, June 14

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.

Posted by Northeastern REMC on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 post by Northeastern REMC on Facebook:

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 - 107° HeatIndex PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA 1235 AM EDT WED JUN 15 2022 ...MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX REPORTS FOR JUNE 14TH... on weather.gov.

2022, June 15

Today more than 1,200 line workers, forestry experts, assessors, contractors, support crews and mutual assistance...

Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

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

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VIDEO⚡️— Check out this really neat lightning video from Monday night’s storms from local videographer Bryce Fritzel.

Posted by Meteorologist Liz Braden on Wednesday, June 15, 2022

June 15, 2022 post by Meteorologist Liz Braden  on Facebook

VIDEO⚡️— Check out this really neat lightning video from Monday night’s storms from local videographer Bryce Fritzel. .

Some lightning strike from last night's storm captured from the sky.

Posted by Bryce Fritzel on Tuesday, June 14, 2022

June 14, 2022 post by Cinematographer and Freelance Videographer Bryce Fritzel on Facebook:

Some lightning strike from last night's storm captured from the sky.

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 11

July 11, 2022 post by on the U.S. Census Bureau Facebook:

Today is #WorldPopulationDay!

The Census Bureau estimates the world’s population was 7,907,404,549 as of July 11 at 12:01AM ET.

For more population estimates and projections for 227 countries and areas, check out our International Database: International Database (IDB)

#population #CensusData

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.

2022, November 5

How to Fix Daylight Saving Time Once and For All

November 5, 2022 post by PBS Fort Wayne on Facebook:

Do you hate changing your clocks twice a year? Did you ever wonder why the heck we do this? Be Smart explains the history of daylight saving time, look at its effects on our health, and asks whether it's time to get rid of the time change once and for all!

Produced by PBS Digital Studios, a video you're welcome to watch & share. And share with us... how do you feel about this issue?

2022, December 2

December 2, 2022 post by Downtown Fort Wayne on Facebook:

The numbers are in! We had approximately 35,000 people in attendance for Night of Lights! Thank you for joining us for a magical evening.

A big "thank you" to TriCore Logic for their sponsorship!

2022, December 15

Meijer has 3 Fort Wayne locations in 2023

December 15, 2022 post by Meijer on Facebook:

All-Electric Semitruck

We are pleased to be deploying one of the first all-electric semitrucks outside California. Its inaugural delivery will be a 44,000-pound food donation to Gleaners Community Food Bank later today.

December 15, 2022 post by Meijer on Facebook:

Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes, joined by Governor Whitmer and Daimler Truck North America celebrated an exciting day in Detroit. Meijer used one of our new all-electric semitrucks to donate more than 44,000-pounds of food to Gleaners Community Food Bank. Read more here: Meijer First Retailer to Run All-Electric Semitrucks in Cold Weather Environment Retailer's first delivery using Freightliner eCascadia semis is a 44,000-pound+ food donation to Gleaners Community Food Bank

2022, December 31

December 31, 2022 post by the U.S. Census Bureau on Facebook:

Tonight, the nation prepares to ring in the #NewYear!

#ICYMI: We project the United States population will be 334,233,854 on Jan. 1, 2023. This represents an increase of 1,571,393 (0.47%) from New Year’s Day 2022, and 2,784,573 (0.84%) since Census Day (April 1) 2020.

Learn more about our U.S. and world population projections on #AmericaCounts.

➡️ Happy New Year 2023! U.S. Population Estimated at 334,233,854 on Jan. 1, 2023

2023

2023, January 1

January 1, 2023 post by the Internet Archive on Facebook:

Today we welcomed works of art from 1927 into the public domain! Check out the movies, music, periodicals & books that are now free to remix & reuse in our latest blog post 👇

Welcoming 1927 to the Public Domain

2023, January 3

January 3, 2023 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW: Now that 2023 has begun, here are some statistics to recap 2022! Fort Wayne and South Bend both had below normal precipitation totals for the year. Fort Wayne's average temperature was right at average, while South Bend was 1.4 degrees above average. To find out more about the weather in 2022, go to these links: Fort Wayne, IN: Climatological Report (Annual)

January 3, 2023 post by The History Center on Facebook:

On January 3, 1888, exactly 135 years ago today, Marvin C. Stone received the patent for the paper drinking straw. In commemoration of this moment, January 3rd is known as National Drinking Straw Day. Since then, a variety of drinking straws are used. It is believed the Sumerians used the very first drinking straws for drinking beer. The oldest drinking straw known to be in existence was found in a Sumerian tomb dated 3,000 B.C.E. In recent history Fort Wayne has played a prominent role in the production of drinking straws. In response to the growing concern over environmental issues, Paramount Tube (a subsidiary of Precision Products Group, Inc.) began searching for an alternative to plastic drinking straws. The answer was found in Stone’s 1888 patent. Stone’s descendants still owned an original and functioning straw press, which was bought by Precision Products and moved to Fort Wayne. In 2007, they re-introduced paper straws through a new subsidiary, Aardvark Paper Drinking Straws, which was the only manufacturer of paper drinking straws in the country. In 2018, Aardvark Straws was purchased by Hoffmaster Group, Inc., a Wisconsin based company that specializes in premium paper napkins and other disposable dining items. Still based in Fort Wayne, Aardvark continues to produce the majority of the paper drinking straws used in the United States. Celebrate National Drinking Straw Day by enjoying your favorite beverage using a drinking straw! #sociallyhistory

2023, January 13 - Pocket Telephones 1919 newspaper

January 14, 2023 post by OrangeBean on Facebook:

British comic artist WH Haselden’s prediction from the 1920s pretty much nailed it.

[ Page 5, 1919 in the Daily Mirror online The British Newspaper Archive ]

2023, January 20

January 20, 2023 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

The Journal Gazette's larger edition is moving to Saturdays, effective Jan. 28. The features readers have come to expect on Sundays will be part of the Weekend Edition.

The Sunday edition will be published this weekend.

The Journal Gazette will continue local coverage of major breaking news and sports events online seven days a week.

The free story linked here has more information on the change, including details on how to activate a digital subscription, which is included with a daily print subscription.

Questions and concerns can be directed to Fort Wayne Newspapers Customer Service at 461-8519 or jgcustomerservice@fortwayne.com. The JG newsroom, which operates this social media page, does not have access to customer delivery or digital account information 

Journal Gazette to debut Weekend Edition

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 Indiana on 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, February 20

We are old enough to remember celebrating the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington in our elementary...

Posted by National Historical Publications and Records Commission on Monday, February 20, 2023

Monday, February 20, 2023 post by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission on Facebook:

We are old enough to remember celebrating the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington in our elementary school, but of course, Presidents Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February (today). Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, the holiday became popularly known as Presidents Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.

Although we are closed today, celebrating, we just want you to know that 18 U.S. presidents have been documented in complete or in-progress print or online editions supported by the NHPRC, and a few others have had their papers preserved through microfilm collections. In addition, six presidents--Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Nixon--are part of the Presidential Recordings project at the University of Virginia.

Here’s where to find them:

Founders Online -- Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and John Quincy Adams are part of the corpus of 185,000 documents captured here. Bonus: papers of non-presidents Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay.

Their online post has links to online Presidental papers.

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.

2023, March 31 - several tornadoes in northeast Allen County including one that traveled nearly 8 miles started around Bowers Cemetery on Maysville Road traveling towards Harlan.

2023, April 1

Our survey teams have confirmed 3 tornadoes from Friday night! - An EF-1 tornado was confirmed in Royal Center, IN -...

Posted by US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Saturday, April 1, 2023

April 1, 2023 post by US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

Our survey teams have confirmed 3 tornadoes from Friday night!

- An EF-1 tornado was confirmed in Royal Center, IN

- An EF-2 and an EF-0 were confirmed northeast of Fort Wayne, IN

Additional surveys are ongoing and we will have another update tomorrow or Monday.

The photo below is from some of the worst damage found in Allen County, IN near IN-37 and Black Rd.

April 1, 2023 post by NOAA Climate.Gov on Facebook:

What's in a record? When you hear or see news that a region had its hottest or wettest month since records began, you can check the climatological record books yourself to see what that really means.

https://www.climate.gov/.../us-climatological-rankings...

2023, April 2 - Amazon in Fort Wayne

April 2, 2023 post by Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership on Facebook:

Amazon announced it would build the fulfillment center back in April 2021. It employs about 1,000 people. According to Amazon, since 2010, it has created more than 22,000 jobs in Indiana and invested more than $19 billion across the state.

2023, April 2 - 6 confirmed northeast Indiana tornadoes including Tornado - 3 N NEW HAVEN, IN which struck the Bowers Cemetery in St. Joseph Township.

April 2, 2023 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

From the March 31st event, we have a total of 6 confirmed tornadoes - 2 in White County, IN , 1 in Cass County, IN, 2 in Allen County, IN, and 1 in Paulding County, OH. You can read more about each tornado and see photos of the damage at Summary of Severe Weather Friday March 31st, 2023.

8:30 PM ET Update: For those wondering, we had survey teams go out today in Grant/Wells counties in Indiana. We have an additional team lined up to go out tomorrow to Jay County, IN and Allen County, OH. We will share additional updates and add more info to our event webpage sometime tomorrow.

The photo below is from the NWS IWX Survey of the EF-2 tornado in northeast Allen County, IN near Harlan, IN.

We are thinking of those impacted by Friday night's severe weather and tornado outbreak. Not just in our forecast area, but to anyone impacted in the Midwest and Mid-Mississippi Valley. ❤️

2023, April 2 - NWS confirms 2 tornadoes, including an EF-2, in Allen County

NWS confirms 2 tornadoes, including an EF-2, in Allen County April 2, 2023 WANE 15 News on YouTube.
The stronger tornado was on the ground for nearly eight miles.

2023, April 4 - USNWS confirmed an additional 5 tornadoes from March 31st!

April 4, 2023 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

SURVEY UPDATE: We have confirmed an additional 5 tornadoes from March 31st!

- Two EF-0 tornadoes are confirmed in Jay County, IN

- Three EF-0 tornadoes are confirmed in Allen County, OH

All surveys are now complete. More info: https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php...

The photo below shows damage to a property in Portland, IN in Jay County, IN near the intersection of 2220 E and 300 N. Thank you to the Jay County EMA for their help during this survey!

2023, April 4 - Allen County posts sixth straight year of positive domestic migration

April 4, 2023 post by the City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

Allen County records sixth-straight year of positive domestic migration, according to Greater Fort Wayne Inc. report.

Read more: Allen County posts sixth straight year of positive domestic migration

2023, April 5 - Sheriff Department video taken live during the Friday March 31, 2023 tornadoes.

April 5, 2023 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

As two tornadoes touched down in Allen County on Friday, an Allen County Sheriff’s Department officer encountered one of them while on patrol. 

 

Near Cuba, a mile or so south of Harlan, just south of US 37 - The ACSD confirmed the incident happened on Thimler Road just south of Notestine Road, which lines up with the tornado’s path, according to the National Weather Service. Copied from:

WATCH: Allen County police officer encounters Friday’s EF-2 tornado by Clayton McMahan April 5, 2023.

2023, April 6 - Allen County, Indiana formed April 1, 1824. Planning soon to begin for county's 200th anniversary celebration Editorial board | The Journal Gazette

2023, April 11 - groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of The Lofts at Headwaters Park.

April 11, 2023 post by the City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

Today, Mayor Tom Henry, city officials, and developer Barrett & Stokely held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of The Lofts at Headwaters Park.

Read more: CITY HOLDS GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE LOFTS AT HEADWATERS PARK

2023, April 26

April 26, 2023 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

Honor Flight has allowed over 3,000 veterans to travel from Fort Wayne to Washington D.C. so those who have served can visit the memorials built in their honor.

2023, May 1

May 1, 2023 post by the Allen Superior Court @allensuperiorct on Twitter:

History was made today at the Allen County courthouse and at courthouses across #Indiana. May 1, 2023, marks the first day on which news media may photograph and record for broadcast non-confidential court proceedings. #camerasincourt

Judges may allow press to have cameras in trial courts February 15, 2023 News from the Indiana Judicial Branch

2023, May 2

May 2, 2023 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

The Journal Gazette marks 160 years today. Thank you for supporting local journalism! [ See Journal Gazette page ]

To see more from our collection of front pages to mark the occasion, click here: https://on.jg.net/JG160collection

[The collection has 67 historical newspaper front pages starting with the January 14, 1886 St. Mary's Church explosion.

2023, May 8

May 8, 2023 post by Wheel of Fortune on Facebook:

Christian returns to Wheel of Fortune and stuns us — AGAIN

2023, May 8

May 8, 2023 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

A return appearance on Wheel of Fortune tonight for Fort Wayne's own Christian Dixie! Watch the show at 7pm and hear from him tonight on WANE 15 News. Background: https://www.wane.com/.../wheel-of-fortune-win-is.../

See other Wheel of Fortune appearances.

2023, June 3

Some photos from the "Pillars of Hope and Justice" monument installation this past week. Some of these appeared in the...

Posted by Mike Durbin on Saturday, June 3, 2023

Saturday, June 3, 2023 post on Facebook:

Some photos from the "Pillars of Hope and Justice" monument installation this past week. Some of these appeared in the Metro and Perspective sections of today's edition of The Journal Gazette.

The monument commemorates a speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Fort Wayne on June 5, 1963. The pillars incorporate words and phrases from the speech. The monument will be dedicated on Monday, June 5, 2023, the 60th anniversary of the speech. Dr. King’s son will be a speaker at the ceremony.

2023, June 5 - dedication of the Pillars of Hope and Justice, a public art monument commemorating the June 5, 1963, visit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Fort Wayne.

June 5, 2023 post by City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

This evening, Martin Luther King III joined our community to dedicate the Pillars of Hope and Justice, a public art monument commemorating the June 5, 1963, visit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Fort Wayne.

Read more: CITY OF FORT WAYNE OFFICIALLY DEDICATES MLK MONUMENT PILLARS OF HOPE AND JUSTICE

June 5, 2023 post by The History Center on Facebook:

This History Center will participate in tonight’s dedication of Pillars of Hope and Justice. This article in Saturday’s Journal Gazette describes our role in reconstructing the speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in Fort Wayne on June 5, 1963. See the PDF or click on the link below for the article.

City to unveil new monument to MLK

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

In February of 2020, Fort Wayne City Council introduced a resolution requesting the Public Art Commission create a public display that commemorated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to Fort Wayne on June 5, 1963, and the words and message he communicated through his speech in the Scottish Rite Auditorium. Because a complete, fully recorded version of that local address was not known to exist, the Fort Wayne History Center collected, assembled and ordered all documented remarks, as repeated in area newspapers. The reconstruction relied on fractional transcriptions from five distinct sources and represented approximately one-quarter of the content spoken by Dr. King during that historical event. The partially reconstructed speech is shown here and was recited during the 60th Anniversary Celebration by the Reverend Dr. Bill McGill, on the same stage and from the same podium used by Dr. King. A full video of Dr. McGill’s recitation is included in this segment.

Martin Luther King III helps unveil Downtown Fort Wayne monument

June 9, 2023 post by The History Center on Facebook:

Here are two video links from the Monday, June 5, 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Pillars of Hope and Justice” dedication and 60th anniversary celebration. At the 10:45 mark in the first video, Executive Director Todd Pelfrey describes the research and reconstruction of Dr. King’s June 5, 1963 address to the people of Fort Wayne.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celeration

Pillars of Hope and Justice

2023, June 20 - groundbreaking of the first horse trail complex in Allen County.

June 30, 2023 post by Allen County INfo on Facebook:

Yesterday afternoon, Commissioner Rich Beck was joined by representatives from Three Rivers Horse Trails Inc., Fort Wayne Trails, Visit Fort Wayne, City of Fort Wayne Government, and City of New Haven Indiana. All came to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first horse trail complex in Allen County.

Commissioner Beck welcomed guests and discussed the project’s funding sources. The land, already owned by the Allen County Board of Commissioners, requires development that will include close to 10 miles of trails, equestrian obstacles, and a handicap accessible mounting area. A grant of $250,000 from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources was obtained due to the commitment of $62,000 in matching funds from Allen County.

The project required support from the local horse community. Three Rivers Horse Trails Board President, Lynn Sroufe, shared that one of the top activities enjoyed by horse owners is trail riding. “Currently, you have to leave the county or even the state to find an appropriate and safe space to ride. It costs money to hook up your trailer and travel.” Sroufe and others worked to open a horse trail complex 18 years ago but ran into obstacles. “Our current board is made of a variety of equestrian enthusiasts with different skill sets and talents. Their push to make this happen was the catalyst.”

Kristen Guthrie, VP of Marketing and Communications at Visit Fort Wayne, shared that they never want to hear that residents must travel out of the community to enjoy a hobby or an amenity and noted that this new attraction will not only be greatly enjoyed by riders in Allen County, but will draw visitors from around the region.

Dawn Ritchie, Greenways Manager of City of Fort Wayne echoed the economic impact of the project. “Mayor Tom Henry and his Administration are supportive of Allen County government’s efforts to construct horse trails in our community. This is an important quality of life amenity that will be attractive to many local residents and visitors,” she said. “By working together, we’re going to make a lasting and meaningful difference for horse enthusiasts. This collaborative effort also helps position our area as a leader in recreational activities to enhance the well-being of the public and provide opportunities for possible economic development opportunities in the future.”

Development of the site is underway with trails scheduled to open late fall 2023.

 

Horse trail expected to fill need for equestrians James D. Wolf Jr.July 1, 2023 The Journal Gazette newspaper.

 

Many comments to July 5, 2023 discussion about horseback rides in 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s in Fort Wayne area on Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne Private Facebook Group. Current Franke Park, coliseum, Centlivre race track/apartments, McMillen Park, Swinney Park, and Shoaff Park.

2023, July 10

July 10, 2023 post by Indiana Capital Chronicle on Facebook:

Long-awaited state archives building to turn dirt soon.

A new state archives building is coming to downtown Indianapolis — finally Plans for a new state archives have been in the works since 2015.

2023, July 11

July 11, 2023 post by the Indiana Archives and Records Administration on Facebook:

ICYMI:

The Budget Agency officially approved the funding for the new State Archives building!

Read about it here: A new state archives building is coming to downtown Indianapolis — finally Plans for a new state archives have been in the works since 2015.

We are excited for things to get started next month!

#Archives #Indianapolis #NewBuilding #IndianaArchives

2023, August 7

August 7, 2023 post by Wheel of Fortune on Facebook:

Winning once wasn't enough for Christian 😉

See other Wheel of Fortune appearances.

2023, August 15

August 15, 2023 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

Tuesday was a cool August day that broke a record in Fort Wayne. It was also our first August day with highs in the 60s in quite some time. The good news is we’ll see warmer temperatures return on Wednesday. You can read up on the statistics of this fall-like day we experienced by visiting the article below. #15Fury

August 15th record lowest high temperature set  

August 15, 2023 post by Indiana Archives and Records Administration on Facebook:

It was a beautiful day for our groundbreaking ceremony. [for a new Indiana State Archives buidling]

Thank you to everyone who helped make this project a reality!

#Archives #Holcomb #Ratio #StateGovernment #Indianapolis

2023, August 16

August 16, 2023 post by Mayor Tom Henry on Facebook:

Thrilled to join Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and city leaders to officially open the new Fort Wayne Amazon Robotics fulfillment center along U.S. 30. The first of its kind in Indiana, the new center has already created 1,000 jobs.

2023, September 1

September 1, 2023 post by the US National Archives on Facebook:

Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. When considering the accomplishments and contributions of workers throughout history, one category, the child laborer, doesn’t always come to mind.

Child labor was a significant part of the American labor story. For decades, children gave away their childhoods and missed school to be doffers, sardine packers, cigar rollers, newsies, or work in whatever job that could bring in money. While their conditions were not often acknowledged in their lifetimes, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and its prohibition of employment of children in oppressive work is part of their legacy.

To view more photos that document the American labor experience, visit the National Archives online exhibit “The Way We Worked.” Visit our online Ccatalog to see more images from Lewis Hine.

Image: Women Demonstrating against Child Labor, New York City, 1900.

Women Demonstrating against Child Labor, New York City

2023, September 1

September 1, 2023 post by Lincoln Highway Experience on Facebook:

On this day 95 years ago, Boy Scouts across the country permanently marked the Lincoln Highway with concrete posts, placing them into holes dug prior by other troops. At the time, it was noted "this will be one of the most important pieces of service undertaken by the Boy Scouts of America." Some of the iconic posts still remain, almost a hundred years later! The closet post to the museum is located in Youngstown at the intersection of Arnold Palmer Drive and Club Manor Road. The post is located on private property so please be respectful when viewing or taking photos. Picture courtesy of Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames, Iowa. #TBT #BoyScouts #LincolnHighwayMarkers

2023, September 28

September 28, 2023 post by the City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, the City's Public Works Division highlighted Fort Wayne's electric vehicle (EV) charging station efforts and shared plans for the future.

Read more: PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION HIGHLIGHTS EV CHARGING STATION AVAILABILITY AND FUTURE EV PLANS AS PART OF NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK

2023, October 5

October 5, 2023 post by US National Archives on Facebook:

October 10 is Electronic Records Day! For decades, the National Archives has enabled researchers to access federal records developed for use with computer applications.

The Federal Records Act of 1950 offers the legal framework for managing federal records, including their creation, upkeep, and disposition. Since the National Archives started collecting electronic data in the 1970s, these records have become invaluable tools for archive research. The Research Services Electronic Records Division is home to more than 2,000 series of electronic records, totaling more than 800 million unique files and 400 terabytes in size, from more than 100 federal agencies. We also have electronic records from every White House dating back to President Ronald Reagan.

Learn more and watch our video about the National Archives Electronic Records Archives (ERA) System and its role in managing and preserving electronic records of the federal government.
https://www.archives.gov/era

Image: National Archives staff member performing electronic records preservation activities, 2005.
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/184341399

#ElectronicRecordsDay 

2023, October 26

October 26, 2023 post by Hoosier History Live on Facebook:

Oct. 28, 2023 “Indiana state flag: the back story” Author, journalist, and Morgan County resident David Reddick will be Nelson’s studio guest. David will discuss the history of the various Indiana state flags as well as the life and career of Paul Hadley, who designed our current flag. This show airs this Sat. Oct. 28 from noon to one ET at WICR 88.7 fm in Indianapolis. Stream at Indiana state flag: the back story, or download the WICR HD1 app on your phone or computer and stream live from anywhere.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

2023, October 27

October 27, 2023 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

We're doing some digging into snowfall climatology on the overnight shift this morning! In the past 70 years, it has snowed twice on Halloween in Fort Wayne and South Bend. Will we add a third year to this chart? Our forecast currently has highs in the upper 30s next Tuesday, October 31st, with chances for rain/snow showers! ❄️

2023, October 28

Top 5 Highs and Lows on Halloween

October 28, 2023 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

It appears likely that the coldest air of the season is on the way early next week! Our current forecast for Halloween would place in the top 5 coldest Halloweens on record in Fort Wayne and South Bend if it verifies. The record coldest high temperature on Halloween is 35 degrees, set back in 1917.

Forecast for Hallow-eek!

October 28, 2023 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

Sharply colder into next week. Rain Sunday gives way to snow showers Tuesday.

2023, October 30

Halloween Snowfall Stats

October 30, 2023 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

Measurable snow has occurred on about 3% of all Halloweens since records began in the 1890s. This year, snow accumulations are possible...it is also possible that South Bend sets a new record this year! 1-2" of snow possible near Lake Michigan, with totals up to 0.5" elsewhere. Stay tuned for updates. #firstsnow #HalloweenSnow

2023, November 1

November 1, 2023 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

It was a near record cold and snowy Halloween! Both Fort Wayne and South Bend saw their coldest Halloween since 1917! Fort Wayne had a trace of snow, while South Bend had the 2nd snowiest Halloween on record with 1.4”.

2023, November 2

November 2, 2023 post by the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana on Facebook:

🏀 Legendary Indiana Basketball coach Bobby Knight passed away and the internet/social media is buzzing. 🏀 At his best, he was unbeatable, but when he wasn't, he gave people plenty of reasons to dislike him... 🏀 He visited Fort Wayne several times and local media are posting stories. From a genealogy point of view is an interesting video: "September 2000 - Coach Bob Knight on How His Epitaph Should Read" and the recent Findagrave.com policy to keep posting closed for 3 months from the death date! RIP

2023, November 6

November 6, 2023 post by the City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

Cut the ribbon. ✂️

The Pontiac Street Market is officially open! 

Read more: COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE PONTIAC STREET MARKET IN SOUTHEAST FORT WAYNE

2023, November 27

November 23, 2023 post by Downtown Fort Wayne on Facebook:

HolidayFest featuring the Night of Lights, presented by TriCore and Downtown Fort Wayne, broke record attendance numbers on Wednesday, November 22. Over 50,000 people attended the always popular and nostalgic Night of Lights event, celebrating northeast Indiana’s favorite community traditions and kicking off the holiday season in DTFW!

2023, December 6

December 6, 2023 post by Northern Indiana Passenger Rail - NIPRA on Facebook:

City of Fort Wayne/NIPRA Midwest Connect proposal receives FRA Corridor ID funding!

Fort Wayne passenger train project receives $500K in federal funding Clayton McMahan at CBS WANE-TV NewsChannel 15.

2023, December 7

December 7, 2023 post by Visit Fort Wayne on Facebook:

Celebrate a merry and bright holiday season in Fort Wayne! >>

VisitFortWayne.com/Holidays

📸: Photo by John McGauley

December 7, 2023 post by the U.S. Census Bureau on Facebook:

#ICYMI: #Population trends are returning to pre-pandemic norms as the number of annual deaths decreased last year and #migration reverted to patterns not seen since before 2020, according to recently released Vintage 2023 population estimates.

The nation gained more than 1.6 million people this past year, growing by 0.5% to 334,914,895.

#PopulationEstimates #PopEstimates

2023, December 19

December 19, 2023 post by George Washington's Mount Vernon on Facebook:

Though Christmas was celebrated in the late 18th century during George Washington's time, modern visitors to Mount Vernon might be surprised to find so few contemporary holiday decorations in the Mansion.

Throughout Washington’s life, his references to Christmas are few, making it extremely difficult to reconstruct details of his holiday celebrations. 18th-century decorations were also much simpler than those today, taking after the English tradition. That is why we keep Christmas at Mount Vernon quite simple even today.

Learn more about Christmas in the 18th century: Did the Washingtons Decorate for Christmas?

2023, December 23

December 23, 2023 post by A Daily Dose of History on Facebook:

Until the mid-1800’s Christmas was not widely celebrated in the United States. Many Protestants considered Christmas to be pagan and Catholic and, because it isn’t mentioned in the Bible, refused to acknowledge it as a religious holiday. The Puritans in New England went so far as to enact a law making it illegal to celebrate Christmas [ see our 1659 Timeline ]. Christmas didn’t become a national holiday in the United States until 1870.

In Scotland the anti-Christmas sentiment was even stronger and long-lived. John Knox declared that Christmas was an invention of the Catholics and in 1580 he banned the celebration of Christmas (then called Yule) in Scotland. In 1640 the Scottish Parliament officially abolished recognition of the holiday, declaring that “the church within this kingdom is now purged of all superstitious observation of days.” For over 300 years, Christmas was not recognized as a holiday in Scotland.

Christmas became a national holiday in Scotland on December 23, 1958, sixty-five years ago today.

The photo is of the Edinburgh Christmas market.

2023, December 25

December 25, 2023 post by US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

Merry Christmas from all of us at IWX! Here is the Christmas Day climatology for the Fort Wayne and South Bend climate sites. Note that the warmest and coldest high temperatures on Christmas Day happened in back to back years!!

2023, December 27

December 27, 2023 post by the City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

2023 was the year of transformation in Fort Wayne.

Let's take a look back at the progress we've made over the last year.

Read: Continued Transformation of Fort Wayne in 2023

Episode 108: 2023 Year-in-Review Mayor Tom Henry Podcast

2023, December 28

December 28, 2023 post by the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo on Facebook:

Happy 50th Birthday to the Endangered Species Act of 1973! For many different reasons, about 1 million animal species globally are facing extinction, and the Endangered Species Act is just one of the many policies in place to help protect endangered species in the United States. Not only has this act brought hundreds of species back from the brink of extinction, but it has also increased our understanding of the impact humans can have the natural world.

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is home to many endangered species and donates $300,000 annually to various conservation partners worldwide with a portion of all Zoo ticket sales going towards our conservation efforts.

You can make a difference today by donating to the Zoo's Conservation Fund! https://kidszoo.ticketapp.org/portal/product/29

December 28, 2023 post by the U.S. Forest Service on Facebook:

The Endangered Species Act turned 50 this week! National forests and grasslands around the country are home to dozens of species, from frogs and fish to foxes and fishers, listed as endangered or threatened. Learn more at https://www.fs.usda.gov/features/species-peril.

December 28, 2023 post by the U.S. Department of the Interior on Facebook:

For the past 50 years, the Endangered Species Act has been a vital safety net for protecting fish, wildlife and plants. The law has been instrumental in preventing the extinction of numerous imperiled species and safeguarding the environments in which they thrive.

From the peregrine falcon to the island fox, we are thankful for the species this law has helped recover and save. While we have made significant progress in safeguarding species on the verge of extinction, many face challenges to recovery, including habitat loss and climate change.

Over 1,700 species of fish, wildlife and plants are listed as endangered or threatened in the nation. Agencies like the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) work with state, Tribal and local partners to restore endangered species, like the California condor.

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ESA today, we look to the next 50 years and beyond with a renewed commitment to species conservation. It is up to all of us to continue the success of the ESA so future generations may experience the natural heritage we all cherish.

Photos by USFWS and NPS

December 28, 2023 post by the U.S. Census Bureau on Facebook:

As we wrap up 2023, we project the U.S. #population will be 335,893,238 on New Year’s Day, an annual increase of 1,759,535 or 0.53%.

The projected #WorldPopulation on Jan. 1, 2024 is 8,019,876,189, up 75,162,541 (0.95%) from New Year’s Day 2023.

Explore more #CensusData on U.S. and world population growth: Happy New Year 2024!

#AmericaCounts #NewYearsDay #NewYears2024 #PopProjections #PopulationProjections

December 28, 2023 post by The Waynedale News on Facebook:

County Organized 200 Years Ago:

On December 17, 1823, Allen County was organized by an act of the Indiana General Assembly. The new county was to be named in honor of Colonel John Allen, an attorney and Kentucky state senator who was killed in the War of 1812. . .

Historic Details: County Organized 200 Years Ago

2024

2024, January 1

January 1, 2024 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

Several notable weather events occurred in our area in 2023. This includes the February ice storm, the March 31-April 1 tornado outbreak that was the largest in over 7 years, and several severe weather events at the end of July. What weather event stands out to you from 2023?

[ See March 31, 2023 tornado damage at the Bowers Cemetery ]

2023 had 5 inches less precipitation with 18 inches less snow than normal

January 1, 2024 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

2023 will be remembered for being much warmer than normal (especially during the winter) and for a notable lack of snowfall. Temperatures ranged from the single digits to the low 90s throughout the year. Fort Wayne and South Bend both saw a top 10 least snowiest year on record.

January 1, 2024 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

2023 was a top 5 warmest year on record in Fort Wayne and South Bend! Summer was slightly cooler than normal in Fort Wayne and near normal in South Bend; all other months of the year were well above normal. December, January, and February were an astonishing 7-10 degrees above normal!

January 1, 2024 post by The Public Domain Review on Facebook:

Happy Public Domain Day 2024!⁠ ⁠

For anyone vaguely tuned in to the machinations of copyright law, this Public Domain Day (the day at the start of each year on which works enter the public domain) is an extra delightful one, for it finally sees the appearance of a certain mouse. That's right... Mickey is free! At least the particular iteration of Mickey that first graced our screens in Disney's 1928 film Steamboat Willie. And, at least in the United States, which sees works from 1928 enter the public domain today.⁠

More on Mickey's freedom in our special blogpost, as well as our highlights from the other new entrants to the hallowed zone that is the public domain: Happy Public Domain Day 2024!

January 1, 2023 post by WFFT FOX 55 on Facebook:

It may be frigid outside, but that won't stop some Fort Wayne residents from taking a dip in the St. Joseph's River.

Photo: Aaron Makin

Fort Wayne residents brave the Polar Plunge 

January 1, 2023 video post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

Area residents took to the water to ring in 2024 with the New Year's Day Polar Plunge 🥶

Check out the story here: Fort Wayne takes on New Year’s Day with a polar plunge

2024, January 2

January 2, 2023 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

The Polar Plunge Club’s annual New Year’s Day celebration brought new and veteran plungers into the St. Joseph River on Monday.

Polar Plunge Club starts new year in Fort Wayne St. Joseph River Madelyn Kidd January 1, 2023 The Journal Gazette newspaper.

 

[ Goes back to at least 1939 from the January 1, 1954 photo of the Polar Bear Club linking to their newspaper article showing the Polar Bear Club's 39th annual New Year's Day dip in the St. Joseph River near the Tennessee Avenue Bridge from Looking Back: Polar Bear Club's 1978 New Year's Day swim in The Journal Gazette newspaper. ]

January 2, 2024 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

We have just experienced one of the warmest and least snowy Decembers in Fort Wayne's history. We also saw drought conditions persist across the area. Take a look at the statistics and preview what's to come in January by clicking below. #15Fury

2nd warmest December brings little snowfall

January 2, 2024 post by the US National Weather Service Northern Indiana on Facebook:

Good morning! December 2023 was the 2nd warmest December on record in Fort Wayne and South Bend! 🔥 In addition, snowfall was notably lacking throughout the month at both climate sites thanks to the presence of a strong El Niño that is ongoing. #december2023

January 1, 2023 post by Parkview Health on Facebook:

It’s a boy! Join us in welcoming the first baby born at one of Parkview’s Allen County hospitals in 2024. His name is currently undecided.

Born: Jan. 1, 10:10 a.m.
Weight: 7 lbs., 14 oz.
Length: 21 in.

Congratulations on your precious new arrival! 🩵

2024 Lutheran Health first babies

January 3, 2024 post by Lutheran Health Network on Facebook:

The Birthplaces of Lutheran Health Network are happy to announce the first babies of the New Year, born Monday, Jan. 1, 2024. The first baby born in Allen County - baby boy Rory - arrived at Dupont Hospital. Baby girl Olivia entered the world at Lutheran Hospital , followed by baby girl Bailey at Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital. Baby girl Elizabeth (not pictured) was warmly welcomed at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

January 5, 2024 post by the Indiana Department of Transportation: Northeast on Facebook:

Before this weekend's weather arrives, here's a reminder about what roads INDOT is responsible for taking care of! We also are not responsible for the Indiana Toll Road.

See where our trucks are at 511in.org or the TrafficWise app.

January 9, 2024 post by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security on Facebook:

Winter storms can be unpredictable and dangerous, especially regarding travel. Before you head out on the road, check your county's travel advisory map (The photo does not represent current travel status) to see if any advisories, warnings, or watches are in effect. Stay up-to-date and stay safe! You can find the latest info at on.in.gov/travel-status

2024, January 16 - Valspar building fire. January 16, 2024 photos from Spring 2023 posted on True Fort Wayne Indiana History on Facebook. Fire damages former paint factory in Fort Wayne Devan Filchak January 17, 2024 on The Journal Gazette newspaper.

January 16, 2024 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

WATCH NOW: Firefighters are battling the flames that have reignited after Monday's 7-hour blaze at an abandoned paint factory.

Fire breaks out twice at abandoned Fort Wayne building

 

January 16, 2024 post by Emily Dwire WANE 15 on Facebook:

Downtown Fire That massive cloud of smoke downtown is from a stubborn fire at an old paint factory on Jacobs Ave. north of downtown. Fire crews have been at the scene for nearly 12 hours now. Just drove by and could see flames shooting from the building.

January 16, 2024 post by Alex Null - 21Alive on Facebook:

If you were driving to or from downtown Fort Wayne Tuesday morning, it would have been hard to miss this:

STORY: FWFD battling large fire at former paint factory

January 17, 2024 post by WFFT FOX 55 on Facebook:

Owner and Vice President of Hanning and Bean Enterprises, Bill Bean says he's battled the squatting issue for far too long.

Owner responds to former paint factory burning down

"We've caught probably hundreds of people inside the building in the past and sometimes we've had whole tent cities set up literally overnight because we check the building on a regular basis," said Bean.

Arch Executive Director, Connie Haas Zuber says a local investment LLC, like Hanning and Bean, is the best chance the property could've had at being restored.

"It is very, very hard to protect a property like this from squatters coming in and damaging it. It's really sad that investment in this company, in this building, got wasted because they could've had a really cool historic preservation project," said Zuber.

"It's a shame because we had looked at several different redevelopment opportunities for it. We've spent hundreds of thousands of dollars cleaning the building out," said Bean.

January 19, 2024 post by Mayor Tom Henry on Facebook:

My statement on the new Google data center coming to Fort Wayne.

This is a major win for our community

2024, January 25

January 25, 2024 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

HISTORY JOURNAL ▸ This year, Allen County celebrates its bicentennial April 1. Fort Wayne, which was founded Oct. 22, 1794, is marking 230 years. Other notable anniversaries in 2024 include the first TinCaps game at Parkview Field, the first Three Rivers Festival and the dedication of several parks.

Historical anniversaries of note in Fort Wayne in 2024

2024, February 2 - Groundhog Day

February 2, 2024 post by NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information on Facebook:

☀️ Happy Groundhog Day! It’s that time of year again where we wonder: To winter or not to winter? Since we can’t control spring like Persephone, we’ll tune in to a furry little “forecaster” named Punxsutawney Phil. While his accuracy rate has fallen to 30% over the past decade, you can always count on him to look cute and grumpy at the same time.

This year, he didn’t see his shadow, which means an early spring! Whether you’re rejoicing that your cardigan can get more outings or celebrating that those pale noodles called your legs might finally see some sun—we’re just happy to hop back into bed. Learn more about Phil’s past predictions here: http://bit.ly/GroundhogsAndClimate #PunxsutawneyPhil

2024, February 6

February 6, 2024 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

JEOPARDY! Huntington native and Fort Wayne resident Jesse Matheny returns to Jeopardy! this Friday night for Champions Wildcard.

Read our preview: Fort Wayne man returns to Jeopardy! this week for Champions Wildcard tournament

See February 20, 2024

2024, February 9, 2024

February 9, 2024 post by Jeopardy! on Facebook:

You just reached the final chapter of tonight's game. Here's your clue! :

2024, February 11

Carroll High School graduate Drue Tranquill is a Super Bowl champion! With KC's win, Tranquill joins Fort Wayne natives like Rod Woodson, Trai Essex, Bernard Pollard, and Ben Skowronek with a Super Bowl ring.

Posted by WANE 15 on Sunday, February 11, 2024

February 11, 2024 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

Carroll High School graduate Drue Tranquill is a Super Bowl champion! With KC's win, Tranquill joins Fort Wayne natives like Rod Woodson, Trai Essex, Bernard Pollard, and Ben Skowronek with a Super Bowl ring.

2024, February 19

Appliances Through the Years: The Stove

Watch stoves change across 100 years! Still curious? Explore a 1921 stove diagram that shows some of the features available at the time! https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-buffalo-times-features-of-a-stove-in/116670368/

Posted by Newspapers.com on Monday, February 12, 2024

February 12, 2024 post by Newspapers.com on Facebook:

Appliances through the years

Watch stoves change across 100 years!

Still curious? Explore a 1921 stove diagram that shows some of the features available at the time!

Features of a stove in 1921

2024, February 20

On Tuesday, Fort Wayne resident and Huntington native Jesse Matheny won his second straight game of Jeopardy! to advance...

Posted by WANE 15 on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

On Tuesday, Fort Wayne resident and Huntington native Jesse Matheny won his second straight game of Jeopardy! to advance to the show's Champions Wildcard tournament finals.

Matheny will compete both Wednesday and Thursday as part of the 2-day finals round where the player with the highest combined total will be the winner.

Fort Wayne man advances to Jeopardy! Champions Wildcard finals with victory

2024, February 26

Recently, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. My full statement.

Posted by Mayor Tom Henry on Monday, February 26, 2024

Monday, February 26, 2024 post by Mayor Tom Henry on Facebook:

Recently, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer.

My full statement. See Mayor Tom Henry page.

2024, March 25

On Monday, April 1, join us for the Allen County Bicentennial Opening Ceremony at the Rousseau Centre! April 1 is Allen...

Posted by Allen County Bicentennial on Monday, March 25, 2024

Monday, March 25, 2024 post by Allen County Bicentennial on Facebook:

On Monday, April 1, join us for the Allen County Bicentennial Opening Ceremony at the Rousseau Centre!

April 1 is Allen County's official 200th birthday — the perfect day to kick off the celebrations happening throughout 2024.

Keynote Speakers:
—Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch
—Therese Brown, Allen County Commissioner 
—Todd Pelfrey, The History Center
—Tom Harris, Allen County Councilman and Bicentennial Executive Board Chair

Hear a musical performance by Heartland Sings, and enjoy Cookie Cottage cookies and refreshments.

Find event details at: Opening Ceremony

See our 1824-2024 Allen County Bicentennial page.

2024, March 28

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share that Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry passed away peacefully this evening, Thursday, March 28, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

Posted by City of Fort Wayne Government on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024 8:54 PM post by the City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share that Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry passed away peacefully this evening, Thursday, March 28, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

Statement regarding Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry from the Henry Family.

Posted by City of Fort Wayne Government on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024 4:00 PM post by City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

Statement regarding Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry from the Henry Family.

See Mayor Tom Henry page.

INDOT has announced locations for the first round of EV fast charging stations selected through Charging the Crossroads,...

Posted by Indiana Department of Transportation on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024 post by Indiana Department of Transportation on Facebook:

INDOT has announced locations for the first round of EV fast charging stations selected through Charging the Crossroads, INDOT’s plan to expand Indiana’s statewide EV charging network along interstates and highways as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. 🔌

⚡️🚗 Learn more here: First electric vehicle infrastructure awards announced for INDOT’s Charging the Crossroads program.

2024, March 29

Karl Bandemer Sworn In: bit.ly/BandemerFW Bandemer’s leadership and expertise have been instrumental in Fort Wayne’s...

Posted by Downtown Fort Wayne on Friday, March 29, 2024

Friday, March 29, 2024 post by Downtown Fort Wayne on Facebook:

Karl Bandemer Sworn In: Karl Bandemer today sworn in as acting mayor of the City of Fort Wayne

Bandemer’s leadership and expertise have been instrumental in Fort Wayne’s success over the past decade as he has played a key role in several major projects throughout the community that have positioned Fort Wayne as a point of destination to live, work, and play.

See our Mayor Tom Henry page.

2024, April 1

Today marks the official Allen County Bicentennial! 🎉 Join us for the Bicentennial Opening Ceremony at the Rousseau...

Posted by Allen County Bicentennial on Monday, April 1, 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024 post by Allen County Bicentennial on Facebook:

Today marks the official Allen County Bicentennial! 🎉

Join us for the Bicentennial Opening Ceremony at the Rousseau Centre at 10am — to celebrate the day and kick off the festivities coming up this year.

We have a great lineup of speakers, music from Heartland Sings, and refreshments from Cookie Cottage!

See our 1824-2024 Allen County Bicentennial page for more.

2024, April 8 - see Total Solar Eclipse page.

2024, April 18 - Who is electing Fort Wayne's new mayor anyway? Kara Hackett, April 18, 2024, 89.1 WBOI Northeast Indiana Public Radio. In 1972, Indiana voters approved a constitutional amendment, allowing the General Assembly to set the method for filling office vacancies, which led to caucuses (like Fort Wayne's), where precinct chairs choose successors to fill vacant offices within 30 days. Niki Kelly: Time to reconsider how state handles early legislative departures., September 29, 2023, Indiana Capital Chronicle. Indiana’s original Constitution gave the governor the ability to call for a special election to fill state legislative vacancies. Then in 1972, Hoosier voters approved a constitutional amendment [ The Indiana Filling Vacancies in the General Assembly, Amendment 5 ] that allowed the General Assembly to set the method for filling vacancies. And that ultimately led to the caucuses, in which precinct members from a district choose a successor to fill an unexpired term within 30 days.

2024, April 23

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 post by the City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

Mayor Sharon Tucker swearing in ceremony.

WATCH: Sharon Tucker sworn in as Fort Wayne’s 37th mayor   21AliveNews.com

WATCH: Sharon Tucker sworn in as mayor of Fort Wayne CBS WANE-TV NewsChannel 15.

 

See the Mayor Sharon Tucker page.

For the Swifties singing “like who uses typewriters anyway?”…. Hemingway for one! Also Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jack...

Posted by Smithsonian Libraries and Archives on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 post by the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives on Facebook:

For the Swifties singing “like who uses typewriters anyway?”…. Hemingway for one! Also Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jack Kerouac, David Sedaris, Sylvia Plath, George Orwell, J.D. Salinger, Margaret Atwood, John Steinback, and Virginia Woolf. [ Swifties refers to the fans of the hugely popular singer Taylor Swift ]

For many writers, the typewriter transcended mere functionality evolving into a talisman imbued with profound significance for their craft – a companion in the solitary journey of creation.

Typewriters through the years:
1. Hammond Typewriter Company, New York, New York, 1884-1927 from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian collection
2. The Printable Oliver, 646692. The Oliver Standard Visible Writer No. 9, 1916 from the Smithsonian American History Museum collection
3. Hermes Baby Rocket Typewriter, 1966 from the Smithsonian American History Museum collection
4. Typewriter Exhibit, Arts and Industries Building. (1948)
5. Advertisement of “everybody’s Typewriter” from The Oölogist for the student of birds, their nests and eggs. (1889-1890)

#TorturedPoetsDepartment #LiteraryLegends #TypewriterMagic #VintageWriting #InkandKeys #TypewriterLove

 

It turns out that there is a lot of myth and misinformation surrounding the development of QWERTY, but these various...

Posted by Smithsonian Magazine on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 post by the Smithsonian Magazine on Facebook:

It turns out that there is a lot of myth and misinformation surrounding the development of QWERTY, but these various theories all seem to agree that the QWERTY layout was developed along with, and inextricably linked to, early typewriters.

Fact of Fiction? The Legend of the QWERTY Keyboard What came first: the typist or the keyboard? The answer may surprise you Jimmy Stamp May 3, 2013

2024, April 26

  1. Today, Mayor Sharon Tucker welcomed Governor Eric Holcomb, Senator Todd Young, and community leaders to announce Google'...

    Posted by City of Fort Wayne Government on Friday, April 26, 2024

    Friday, April 26, 2024 post by City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

    Today, Mayor Sharon Tucker welcomed Governor Eric Holcomb, Senator Todd Young, and community leaders to announce Google's $2 billion investment in a new data center in Fort Wayne.

    Read: GOOGLE ANNOUNCES $2 BILLION DATA CENTER IN FORT WAYNE

  2. Google data center in Fort Wayne groundbreaking.

    Posted by Fort Wayne Business Weekly on Friday, April 26, 2024

    Friday, April 26, 2024 post by Fort Wayne Business Weekly on Facebook:

    Google data center in Fort Wayne groundbreaking LIVE

  3. Earlier today, we celebrated a monumental milestone for Fort Wayne and Allen County with the groundbreaking of the new...

    Posted by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. on Friday, April 26, 2024

    Friday, April 26, 2024 post by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. on Facebook:

    Earlier today, we celebrated a monumental milestone for Fort Wayne and Allen County with the groundbreaking of the new Google Data Center on Paulding Road! The project, expected to be a $2B investment for Google, will include local investment in our communities and economy.

    This achievement marks a significant step forward in the development of southeast Fort Wayne and showcases the strength of collaboration with Google and our partners at the City of Fort Wayne, City of New Haven, Allen County, AEP-Indiana Michigan Power, Fort Wayne City Utilities, and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

    We're thrilled about the opportunities this brings to our community.

  4. Google plans to invest $2 billion in its Fort Wayne data center, officials announced today.

    Posted by The Journal Gazette on Friday, April 26, 2024

    Friday, April 26, 2024 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

    The first phase of Fort Wayne’s data center has been estimated at $850 million, Thomas Trent, the developer’s attorney, told local officials in January. Trent also estimated then that the investment could total $4 billion by the time the project is completed.

    Google officials hosted Friday’s announcement at the data center’s future location on Adams Center Road. They were joined by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, U.S. Sen. Todd Young and Mayor Sharon Tucker, among other stakeholders.

    The tech giant also announced a skilled trade career development program with Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne and a collaboration with Indiana Michigan Power to add clean energy to the local grid.

    ...

    Google officials said they expect to create 200 jobs locally.

    ...

    “In 10, 20 or 50 years, future generations will look back on this day as one of the wisest decisions made in the sphere of innovation,” Holcomb said. “We’ve long been known as the crossroads of America, but we’re increasingly being known as an oasis for the data that will drive the future of the planet.”

    Google announces $2 billion investment in Fort Wayne data center Maya Williams The Journal Gazette newspaper

  5. Before Google’s detailed its $2 billion investment on Friday, Frijia spoke to WANE 15 more broadly about the process of economic development.

    Posted by WANE 15 on Friday, April 26, 2024

    Friday, April 26, 2024 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

    Before Google’s detailed its $2 billion investment on Friday, Frijia spoke to WANE 15 more broadly about the process of economic development.

    NEI: Google could lead to even more investments Dirk Rowley

  6. BREAKING: The project, which was originally announced last October, is expected to create about 200 jobs over the next several years.

    Posted by Inside INdiana Business on Friday, April 26, 2024

    Friday, April 26, 2024 post by Inside INdiana Business on Facebook:

    BREAKING: The project, which was originally announced last October, is expected to create about 200 jobs over the next several years.

    Google data center investment in Fort Wayne grows to $2 billion

2024, April 29

Today city officials, in partnership with Downtown Fort Wayne, announced its first Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas...

Posted by Input Fort Wayne on Monday, April 29, 2024

Monday, April 29, 2024 post by Input Fort Wayne on Facebook:

Today city officials, in partnership with Downtown Fort Wayne, announced its first Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas (DORA) would open up on May 5 in downtown Fort Wayne.

Within a designated outdoor refreshment area or DORA, patrons will be able to order alcoholic beverages from participating vendors and take their drinks with them in designated to-go cups as they stroll downtown.

We have the ten points you need to know about DORAs here: 10 things to know about Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas (DORAs) in Fort Wayne

2024, May 25

The nine area Water Playgrounds will open for the season on Saturday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m. Hope you can join the fun! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3KeHO2c

Posted by Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Saturday, May 25, 2024 post by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation on Facebook:

The nine area Water Playgrounds will open for the season on Saturday, May 25 at 9:00 a.m. Hope you can join the fun! Learn more: Splash Pads

Love a long weekend? Now on view in the US National Archives Rotunda as part of our Featured Document Display, the...

Posted by Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Saturday, May 25, 2024 post by the Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan on Facebook:

Love a long weekend? Now on view in the US National Archives

Rotunda as part of our Featured Document Display, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act! Signed by President Johnson in 1968, this law created uniform days for nine federal holidays.

Featured Document Display: Memorial Day: Honoring the Fallen

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Cream document with black text, red lines, and ink signatures.

Congress passed Public Law 90-363 in 1968. Known as the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, it established uniform days for nine federal holidays. When it took effect on January 1, 1971, the act designated the last Monday in May as Memorial Day, replacing the traditional date of May 30.

Public Law 90-363: An Act to Provide for Uniform Annual Observances of Certain Legal Public Holidays on Mondays, and for Other Purposes, June 28, 1968. National Archives, General Records of the U.S. Government
View in National Archives Catalog

2024, May 27 - Memorial Day

Today we celebrate Memorial Day. Before we called it Memorial Day, it was known as Decoration Day. Picture here are...

Posted by Indiana Historical Society on Monday, May 27, 2024

Monday, May 27, 2024 post by the Indiana Historical Society on Facebook:

Today we celebrate Memorial Day. Before we called it Memorial Day, it was known as Decoration Day. Picture here are veterans honoring fallen soldiers on Decoration Day in 1903. In 2024, we would like to take a moment to honor all who have sacrificed while fighting for our country.

On this Memorial Day, we remember and honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. 🇺🇸

Posted by City of Fort Wayne Government on Monday, May 27, 2024

Monday, May 27, 2024 post by the City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

On this Memorial Day, we remember and honor those who gave their lives in service to our country. 🇺🇸

Very very proud of post 241 for the presentation at the Waynedale Memorial Day Parade

Posted by American Legion Post 241 on Monday, May 27, 2024

Monday, May 27, 2024 post by the American Legion Post 241 on Facebook:

Very very proud of post 241 for the presentation at the Waynedale Memorial Day Parade

Thank you to all the 55+ organizations participating in yesterday's Memorial Dat Parade along Parnell Avenue and later...

Posted by Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 post by the Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations on Facebook:

Thank you to all the 55+ organizations participating in yesterday's Memorial Dat Parade along Parnell Avenue and later in the closing ceremony inside the Veterans Memorial Plaza at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

This year was particular as we unveiled two plaques to honor our 10 Fort Wayne Veterans who sacrificed during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Iraq. We had the honor to have three of the Gold Star Families present. (see pictures of the plaques)  

Thank you, Tony Walker ( a four seasons linebacker to the Indianapolis Colts) and the Summer City quarter for playing and singing the national anthem.

Thanks to our volunteer team and support from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum we could not have made this happen yearly without you.

Thanks from your Commander.

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Thank you to all our comrades from the VFW Jim Eby Post 857 for participating in the Memorial Day Parade 2024 in Fort...

Posted by VFW Jim Eby Post 857 Organization on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 post by the VFW Jim Eby Post 857 Organization on Facebook:

Thank you to all our comrades from the VFW Jim Eby Post 857 for participating in the Memorial Day Parade 2024 in Fort Wayne, IN, along Parnell Ave and finishing at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice
Thank you
Commander  

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Today I covered Fort Wayne's Memorial Day parade as it passed along Parnell Avenue. Here's a little of what I saw out there.

Posted by Mike Durbin on Monday, May 27, 2024

Monday, May 27, 2024 post by Mike Durbin on Facebook:

Today I covered Fort Wayne's Memorial Day parade as it passed along Parnell Avenue. Here's a little of what I saw out there.

2024, June 10

June 10, 2024 Tweet by Riverfront Fort Wayne:

Today is the official day of the Dragon Boat Festival, which historically takes place on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month of the Chinese calendar.

Join us for Fort Wayne's own Dragon Boat celebration, on August 2 and 3 at Promenade Park. More Info: Dragon Boat Races.

2024, June 13

A bp oil and gas company subsidiary hosted a morning ribbon cutting at a Fort Wayne renewable energy operation developed with Republic Services, about a $50 million investment.

Posted by The Journal Gazette on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Thursday, June 13, 2024 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

A bp oil and gas company subsidiary hosted a morning ribbon cutting at a Fort Wayne renewable energy operation developed with Republic Services, about a $50 million investment.

BP's Archaea Energy, Republic Services celebrate $50 million renewable energy plant in Fort Wayne

The plant represents a partnership between BP’s Archaea Energy and Republic Services, which provides recycling, hazardous waste and related services. The Fort Wayne plant at 6354 Yohne Road is the first of 40 projects planned nationwide through the joint venture, the news release said.

The Fort Wayne plant will have eight full-time employees. Landfill gas, a natural byproduct of the decomposition of waste in landfills, is a form of greenhouse gas. The new operation will use technology to convert the landfill gas into renewable natural gas, also known as RNG. The use of it can promote cleaner air and more sustainable energy compared to traditional fossil fuels, the companies said.

The local plant – the largest Archaea Modular Design in Indiana – will be able to process up to 6,400 standard cubic feet of landfill gas per minute. That’s enough energy to heat more than 25,000 homes annually, according to the EPA Landfill Gas Energy Benefits calculator, the companies said in their new release.

2024, June 14

Today is Flag Day, a day that celebrates the birthday of the United States Flag. In honor of the day, here are some fun facts about our flag! #ICC #Indiana #CountyCommissioners #FlagDay

Posted by Indiana County Commissioners - ICC on Friday, June 14, 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024 post by the Indiana County Commissioners - ICC on Facebook:

Today is Flag Day, a day that celebrates the birthday of the United States Flag. In honor of the day, here are some fun facts about our flag!

Ever wondered what Fort Wayne's connection to outer space is?

Posted by Input Fort Wayne on Friday, June 14, 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024 post by Input Fort Wayne on Facebook:

Ever wondered what Fort Wayne's connection to outer space is?

How the aerospace industry built a market and a legacy in Fort Wayne

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