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2008-07-17 12:00:49

By The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 17--The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre recently announced the winners of its Anthony Awards for performances during the community theater's 2007-2008 season. Winners are: --Outstanding Dance Performance Female: Leah Heet, "Once Upon a Mattress" Male: Morgan Stillman, "Beauty and the Beast" and "Once Upon a Mattress" --Outstanding Juvenile Performance Duncan Smith, "Beauty and the Beast" --Outstanding Performance in an Ensemble Role...

2008-07-16 12:01:05

By Deb Todd, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 16--"In the beginning God created..." (Genesis 1:1a) With these five words, the first book of the Bible establishes God's divine creativity. Local artist and teacher Jessie Smith says, "God is first and foremost an artist. ... He created." Smith, along with Korban Miller and Stephanie Longbrake, will staff M.A.D. Camp, a weeklong adventure in the fine arts for children in grades 2-6. It will take place Monday-July 25 at Blackhawk...

2008-07-14 12:00:20

By Kelly Metz, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 14--Last winter, then-9-year-old Kelleeanne Jackson nearly drowned. Six months later, she danced outside the home where she lives with her mother and sisters in Fort Wayne. She loves dogs -- especially Chihuahuas -- and she thanks her older sister for saving her life. On Jan. 6, Kelleeanne, her then-10-year-old sister Madalynn and their brother Matthew, 8, were racing in the indoor pool at the Jorgenson Family YMCA on Aboite...

2008-07-11 15:00:00

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 11--New housing has been a haven of help, hope and improved health for Cheri Finton, a Fort Wayne woman with multiple health problems including osteoporosis. Wellington House, an eight-unit efficiency apartment complex and a hybrid of independent living, home care and assisted living, opened in early June at 1232 Maumee Ave. near downtown Fort Wayne. Although just 53 years old, Finton landed in a nursing home rehabilitation...

2008-07-11 15:00:00

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 11--As supporters of a real estate developer strove to demonstrate the company's nature-loving motives, opponents of a vast subdivision proposed for northern Allen County found themselves arguing that failing septic systems aren't as great a threat as claimed. The Allen County Plan Commission on Thursday conducted a second public hearing on the Canyon Cliffs subdivision that would be built at Coldwater and Chapman roads along Cedar...

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Jennifer L. Boen, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 10--Nurses at Parkview North Hospital's new $5 million medical/surgical unit are letting their voices, not their fingers or feet, do the walking. If a patient needs help and presses the bedside call button, nurses and unit assistants are immediately notified through a wireless communication system, one of several new technologies and features in the unit, which opened June 16 and has 28 private beds. That's nine more than...

2008-07-09 12:00:44

By Kelly Metz, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 9--Six people who spoke at a public hearing Tuesday night urged Indiana Michigan Power to consider renewable energy before raising rates by up to 20 percent. "There isn't much incentive for people to use renewable energy," said Gary Washington, owner of the Solar Trade Group, which provides solar power as renewable energy in Indiana and Ohio. "And I already have 62 interested customers. Even though it costs a lot in the beginning,...

2008-07-08 18:00:39

By Lisa Esquivel Long, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 8--Nearly 5,600 Indiana & Michigan Power customers were still without power at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday hours after a storm with high winds came through the Fort Wayne area. Tornado sirens went off throughout the county around 1:30 p.m. during the storm's high winds. Problems reported: *The largest number of power outages is in the Trier-Wallen-Walden roads area, said Suzanne Moorman Rowe, I&M spokeswoman, soon after the...

2008-07-05 12:00:17

By Bob Caylor, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 5--Five years after it began, a program for training federally certified aircraft mechanics in Fort Wayne has reached an important milestone: Students will be able to finish their associate degrees here instead of somewhere else. For mechanically talented students, maintaining and repairing aircraft can be an alluring job prospect. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual earnings of aircraft mechanics in...

2008-07-02 12:01:01

By Ashley Smith, The News-Sentinel, Fort Wayne, Ind. Jul. 2--A federal pilot program may provide local Title I schools with the means to improve test scores more effectively, local officials say. The schools will have more options available to them to raise ISTEP+ scores if they fail to show "Adequate Yearly Progress" (AYP) as required by federal law. Title I schools receive more federal taxpayer money to help at-risk students because they have a large percentage of students from...