General News

Church Offers Bike Repairs

This recent Friday morning is slow for Heart of the City's Operation Bicycle, a program Brown started that provides free bike repairs to economically struggling and homeless people. It even…

Fort Wayne Girl Scout Awarded For Saving Mom’s Life

One day in May 2016, Morgan was home with her mother, Katie Bracht, when Katie Bracht became unresponsive. A diabetic, Katie Bracht’s blood sugar level had become dangerously low. Morgan, a…

Officers, Citizens Recognized For Deeds

Several awards went to officers and citizens saving lives. There were tales of kindness, bravery and valor at the annual awards ceremony that honored about 50 police officers and 10 private…

TinCap Proud of ‘Momma’s Boy’ Label

Unknown in pregnancy, she had gestational diabetes, which led to G.K.'s size at birth, and doctors had to break his right shoulder to safely deliver him, then free his neck of the…

Tourism’s Role Wins Praise at City Luncheon

The luncheon was part of a statewide celebration of National Tourism and Travel Week, which is recognized by both national and state travel and tourism organizations. “It's a great time to…

New Program Works to Improve Kids’ Lives

Whether the needs to be met involve education, medical or mental treatment or help with nutrition and housing, “I think what we're seeing is that Allen County has the resources, but we are…

Greenville Woman Finds Hope in Recovery

There IS hope for those fighting addiction in our community! Groups like the Union City Chapter of A Better Life - Brianna's Hope are providing resources and friendship, and it's made a…

Richmond 10-Year-Old Helps Others with Diabetes

Avery is a 10-year-old in Richmond who was diagnosed a year ago with Type 1 Diabetes. She has learned a lot in the last year about overcoming the challenges of this disease and wants to help…

STAR Spotlight

HEARING OUR IMPACT! The September 2017 STAR Spotlight Newsletter is out now!  Check out upcoming events. Look back at some highlights from the STAR Music Stage and other community…

Grant Boosts County’s Efforts for it’s Children

Fort Wayne's evolving downtown skyline and riverfront are deservedly catching lots of attention. Not so noticeable but more important is development of the community's next generation. The…

Greenville Prom-Goers Can Win A Car

Greenville's After Prom party has a great incentive for students to attend - they can win a car! Thanks so much to SVG Chevrolet for once again helping our kids stay safe on prom night! 

4th Graders Celebrate Arbor Day

All the 4th grade students at Mississinawa Valley got an education on trees and a Blue Spruce seedling to take home and plant for Arbor Day last week. How cool! Thanks to Ansonia Lumber…

Golf Event Has Raised $400K to Fight Parkinson’s

A golfer in Richmond was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease eight years ago. He has made lemonade from that lemon! He created an annual golf charity event that has raised $400,000 to fight…

Clear Creek Park Gets Special Playground

Five Earlham College seniors took a class project and turned it into a labor of love. They are creating a park in Richmond for kids with special needs. Equipment will be friendly to physical…

Arcanum Holds First Heroin Awareness Town Hall Meeting

Another town in our community is addressing addiction. Another church is getting involved. It's great to see our community joining together to help solve this problem!  Here's the story:

Poultry Days Gives Back

The Versailles Poultry Days Festival is coming up in June! This festival has given over $700,000 back to the community over the last 10 years, owns and maintains a public park, holds an…

Notes from Naomi

Hey, happy May!  It's going to be a fun month!  Lots of great chances to win concert tickets and more... Here are some details: May 4th is the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer.  I will be…

Verbatim: IPFW to be called Purdue University Fort Wayne

"During the Purdue Board of Trustees meeting earlier today, the trustees approved a resolution to designate 'Purdue University Fort Wayne' as the new name for the campus that will arise from…

Sergeant Mitchell McKinney-The Blue Bucket Brigade

We Are the Majority March in Greenville

Students took a stand against drugs this week as about 200 students, parents and teachers marched down Broadway. Darke County We Are The Majority is making a difference!  Here's the story:

Coalition Educates Community

The Coalition for a Healthy Darke County is a group of community leaders who are doing wonderful things for our community! They are working hard to educate our students and parents on the…

First Clover Confidence Event a Success

Current and former Darke County Junior Fair queens spent the evening with 31 young ladies, teaching them about etiquette, confidence, body image, and how to empower each other. The message of…

Kidney Recipient Thriving 5 Years Later

Five years ago, a Facebook post saved a life! Then professor, now dean at IU East, Jerry Wilde, needed a kidney. A former student created a Facebook page looking for a donor, and they found…

Group Raises $133K to Fight Cancer in Darke County

Seven years ago, a group of friends raised $5,000 for a friend battling cancer and the Cancer Association of Darke County. Every year, the event has grown. The group has raised about $133,000…

BBB Torch Award recipients named; ceremony April 27

We are happy to see some of our local businesses and friends recognized by the Better Business Bureau! The 2017 A+ Accredited Businesses of Integrity honorees are Fred Toenges Shoes &…