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ANGOLA — When officials with the Indiana Sheriff’s Association gathered Jan. 13, one of the topics on their Zoom legislative conference was handgun permit fee reimbursements — or the lack thereof.

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In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Fort Wayne residents have the opportunity to provide input on which phrases from King’s speech in Fort Wayne on June 5, 1963, resonate most with them. Their votes will support the development of Pillars of Hope and Justice monument honoring the 6…

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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Jan. 13 issued the 6-3 decision to block OSHA’s COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard, meaning the case now goes for review to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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As if the city of Fort Wayne’s problems with Red River Waste Solutions aren’t bad enough, now the rapid spread of COVID-19 is making them worse. The city sent out a news release Jan. 11 that said 32% of Red River’s drivers are out sick.

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ALBION — An official vote won’t come until February, but following a public hearing Jan. 3, the Noble County Council seemed inclined to go with a wheel tax proposal that would give the county the most bang for government grant bucks.

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The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is providing an update on the department’s 2021 capital improvement projects and programs. Over 100 projects were completed in 2021 and the city of Fort Wayne invested approximately $3 million in Parks and Recreation Department improvements this year.

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Mayor Tom Henry announced Dec. 22 that, with the leadership and help from the city of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services, $50,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding will now go toward efforts to again help provide overnight accommodations for individual…

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GARRETT — The Judith A. Morrill Recreation Center is one of several agencies that received grants from the Indiana Department of Education, announced Dec. 27.

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WATERLOO — The Waterloo Town Council on Dec. 21 approved a tax abatement resolution for Nucor Building Systems in a continuation of its Dec. 14 session at the Historic Depot.

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East Central Fire/EMS Protection Territory will begin serving residents of Adams, Milan, Maumee and Jefferson townships, with improved overall coverage for fire and EMS services, on Jan. 1. The new territory is a merger of the Woodburn and New Haven fire departments with emphasis on improved…