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(Editor’s note: Public health concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic forced most festivals to cancel plans for 2020. Fort Wayne’s signature celebration — the Three Rivers Festival — begrudgingly skipped its first celebration since 1969. As vaccinations expand and precautions become sta…

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ANGOLA — Angola wants to make sure it has enough money to continue to help local businesses that have been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, so the Angola Common Council held a public hearing on Feb. 15 about applying for another round of grant funding from Indiana’s Office of Co…

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KENDALLVILLE — Noble County’s state legislators, Sen. Sue Glick and Rep. David Abbott, fielded questions Feb. 20 at a legislative forum in the Community Learning Center’s auditorium. East Noble’s social studies AP class, taught by Andy Bell, sponsored the forum in partnership with the CLC an…

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ALBION — The Albion Redevelopment Commission on Feb. 10 voted to table a decision on whether it should make an offer on a 22.19-acre plot of farm land which is inside the industrial park by the railroad tracks.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and lenders are taking more strides to improve the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) so that small businesses can access much needed PPP funds to persevere through the pandemic, recover, and build back better. The SBA is working to in…

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LAGRANGE — Last spring, when the coronavirus pandemic started to sweep over the Midwest, it looked like the local economy was in for a pretty rough ride as Indiana started limiting the businesses that could stay open and mandating stay-at-home orders for most Hoosiers.

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This morning’s (Feb. 5’s) jobs report reveals that the pace of job gains has slowed sharply in recent months as the pandemic continues to weigh on job creation, especially in face-to-face services. Strong relief is urgently and quickly needed to control the virus, get vaccine shots in arms, …

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At the Feb. 2 Fort Wayne City Council meeting, members passed a resolution that requested that state legislators who represent the Fort Wayne area will allow the city’s legislative body to appoint a representative to the Allen County-Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board (CIB).

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ANGOLA — A proposed Indiana law that would somewhat mirror in spirit a federal rule change last year by the Trump administration would strip protection of Indiana’s wetlands, something that has environmentalists upset and has attracted the attention of northeast Indiana officials.

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When the Electric Works deal dissolved last summer, Fort Wayne car dealer Tom Kelley commissioned a study to gauge what the economic loss would be if planned anchor tenant Do it Best decided to move its headquarters to another community more accommodating to its growth needs. That would have…

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on Jan. 28 announced a new strategic alignment that will create a tool to bolster the state’s business attraction and expansion efforts. The Indiana Office of Career Connections and Talent (CCT) will integrate with the Indiana Economic Development Corporat…

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STATEHOUSE — A bill authored by State Sen. Mark Messmer, R-Jasper, that would provide liability protections to Indiana businesses, organizations and individuals in coronavirus-related lawsuits passed the Senate on Jan. 28 by a vote of 40 to 8.