2020-2029 Timeline for Allen County, Indiana

2020 - 2021 - 2022 - 2023


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

2020, January 20

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

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

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

2020, March 16

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

2020, March 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)


> 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 newspaper stopped publication. See our Newspaper page and News-Sentinel section.

2020, May 29

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

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

2020, August 3

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

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

2020, September 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2020, November 6

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

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






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

2020, November 17

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

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

2020, November 18

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

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

#sofreakingred #stayhome #maskup 

2020, December 9

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

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

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

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

2020, December 14

December 14, 2020 post by 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.


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, 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 14

December 14, 2021 post by Parkview Health on Facebook:

**An important update about our ongoing response to COVID-19**

Despite the region’s near-record high hospitalizations for COVID-19, Parkview Health is maintaining services and access to care for the community. As the largest provider of critical care for northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, we have implemented numerous processes to maintain operations for both COVID-19 patients and those with other care needs. Additionally, the health system has increased available hospital beds and staff to accommodate the increased demand.

Capacity is continually monitored and managed by health system leaders, and all Parkview hospitals continue to accept patients and ambulances. As a regional health system, Parkview is able to flex capacity between hospitals or units. Overall capacity can fluctuate hourly based on admissions, discharges and transfers, as well as available staff to support patient needs.

The best source of information for overall COVID-19 hospital admissions and intensive care unit (ICU) availability is the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) dashboard for District 3, as this data is representative of all hospitals throughout the region. As of Dec. 12, the most recent date for which IDOH dashboard data is available, Parkview was caring for 250 of the district’s 342 confirmed COVID-19 hospital inpatients.

“Even with near record-high COVID-19 patient volumes, we remain committed to doing everything we can to meet the needs of our community,” said Jeffrey Boord, MD, MPH, chief quality and safety officer. “Our teams constantly assess capacity and operational flow. With rapidly rising COVID-19 activity, we are continuously adding beds and staff to care for more patients than we’ve ever seen in our hospitals before.”

“We need the community to know that delaying care, whether for COVID-19 or for other needs, is not safe and often leads to increased severity of symptoms. However, it’s critical that we slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the impact this surge is having on area resources, especially our valued co-workers.”

*Increased capacity*

To meet the critical care needs of the region, more than 240 patient beds have been added at Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC) and Parkview Hospital Randallia since the start of the pandemic. PRMC has also recently increased its ICU capacity by converting its specially designed rooms to care for higher acuity patients.

One hundred twenty-five beds were added to expand COVID-19 capacity at both hospitals. Additionally, the PRMC South Tower, an expansion that began prior to the pandemic, created 96 more beds at the hospital. Parkview Hospital Randallia also added 20 beds through renovation in June of 2021.

To accommodate the extra beds and increased care needs, Parkview has hired more than 600 traveling nurses, providers and other clinical staff.

*Monoclonal antibodies*

To help prevent hospitalizations, Parkview has provided more than 14,000 monoclonal antibody infusions, mostly in our emergency departments, since the treatment became available in late 2020. Monoclonal antibodies are given to COVID-19 patients with certain risk factors to help prevent hospitalization or death.

“While it’s impossible to know exactly how many patients would have been hospitalized without receiving monoclonal antibody treatments, many patients feel that monoclonal antibodies have led to their recovery,” said Sara Brown, MD, associate chief medical officer, PRMC. “In the last year, we’ve set up additional space near eight of Parkview’s emergency departments, improving efficiency and making more infusions possible for patients who are referred for treatment.”


Even with monoclonal antibody treatments available, vaccines remain the most effective way to reduce the risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19. As of today, approximately 83% of Parkview patients hospitalized for COVID-19 are unvaccinated.

“The large majority of hospitalizations and deaths are among the unvaccinated,” Dr. Boord said. “We urge everyone to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and receive their booster dose as well. Vaccines help protect not only individuals, but also our entire community. Together, we can help slow the spread of this virus and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations or deaths.”

The Parkview Health COVID-19 vaccine clinic, currently located at 3718 New Vision Drive, Building C, Fort Wayne, offers first, second and booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Booster shots are now recommended for anyone age 16 and older. To make an appointment, visit ourshot.in.gov or call 260-266-0778 or toll free, 1-877-651-0748. Walk-ins are also welcome.


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.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

2023, March 6

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

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


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

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.

April 4,2 2023 post by 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 1

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.


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.


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 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 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.


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:


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

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