Youth News

Matt Konow - Child Anxiety

Executive Director of Cross Connections Counseling, Matt Konow, encourages parents to recognize that anxiety in children as well as in adults is a natural biological response to stress.…

Matthew Reed - Operation Christmas Child

Matthew Reed, Great Lakes Regional Director of Operation Christmas Child, along with some OCC staff and volunteers made a trip to Ukraine this past April to deliver 1600 shoeboxes filled with…

Adrianne Kartholl - Healthy packed lunches and snacks for kids - back to school

As parents and children prepare for the start of a new school year, there are a lot of things to consider. Adrianne Kartholl, Clinical Nutrition Specialist at Parkview Health doesn't want…

Connie Kerrigan - Suicide Prevention

Connie Kerrigan, Director of Outreach at Parkview Behavioral Health discusses signs and causes that might trigger thoughts of suicide. Suicide is on the rise in the U.S. In order to combat…

Tahni Cullen - Josiah’s Fire

Life was full for Tahni Cullen and her husband as they enjoyed life with their first born son, Josiah. It wasn't until Josiah turned 2, that their lives seemed hopeless when Josiah was…

Judge Charles Pratt - Great Kids 29th Annual Conference on Youth

The Honorable Judge Charles Pratt of the Allen County Superior Court shares about the "Great Kids 29th Annual Conference on Youth", to be held at the Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Oct. 4…

Courtney Bowlds - The Crossing Banquet

The Crossing Campus Administrator, Courtney Bowlds, shares with us about The Crossing School and fundraiser banquet. The Crossing is a full-day program consisting of half-day academic credit…

Connie McCabe - 2018 Illumination Festival

Illumination Festival Director, Connie McCabe shares information about the 12th annual Illumination Festival to be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 15. Activities…

Pat Williams - ‘Coach Wooden’s Forgotten Team”

UCLA's legendary basketball coach, John Wooden was known for his success as a coach at UCLA and his faith; however, not many people were aware of how he impacted the lives of 12-13 year olds…

Melisa McCann - Renaissance Pointe YMCA Summer Celebration

Melisa McCann, Community Outreach Director of the Renaissance Pointe YMCA encourages the community to come to Renaissance Pointe YMCA on Saturday, Aug. 25 from anytime from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00…

Madeline Katzel - Matilda Jane and Joanna Gaines

Matilda Jane, a local business that specializes in a fun, whimsical, and colorful clothing line for women and girls recently announced their collaboration with Fixer Upper designer, Joanna…

Trinity Communications Fall Concert Series

STAR 88.3 is once again pleased to be a co-sponsor of the Fall Concert Series with Trinity Communications. Some of your favorite STAR 88.3 artists are coming to the area which include…

Sam Hardy - Re-Grand Opening of the Treasure House

The Treasure House, part of The Rescue Mission Ministry, has been closed the past 2 weeks to do an operational reset on it's thrift store and donation center.  Sam Hardy, Vice President of…

Ric Runestad - College Budget

Being prepared for the financial costs of college is key to being a wise financial steward. Ric Runestad, President & CEO of Runestad Financial Services, Leo, IN. gives important tips on how…

Fendi Onobun - Transition: One Kid’s Bank Shot to the NFL

Former NFL player and now author, Fendi Onobun, shares his story in his recently published book, "Transition: One Kid's Bank Shot to the NFL." Fendi has written his memoir in honor and thanks…

Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore: “Growing Friendships: A Kids Guide to Making and Keeping Friends”

Psychologist and Author, Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore is excited to share tips from her recently published book, "Growing Friendships: A Kids Guide to Making and Keeping Friends." Dr.…

Jack Kosakowski - Junior Achievement

CEO of Junior Achievement, Jack Kosakowski, talks about the mission of Junior Achievement (JA) and the importance of community involvement. The mission of Junior Achievement is to inspire and…

Jordan Feliz - STAR Stage 2018

Christian singer and songwriter, Jordan Feliz will be part of the line up for STAR Stage 2018 held at Headwaters Park on Sunday, July 15. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at…

Christiana Danielle - STAR Stage 2018

Christiana Danielle, top 10 on the 14th season of "The Voice", will be performing at STAR Stage in conjunction with Three Rivers Festival. Christiana Danielle will be joining Addison Agen,…

Eldon Solomon - The Journey Home

Executive Director of The Journey Home, Winchester, IN., Eldon Solomon, shares about the mission of The Journey Home which is a transitional home for homeless vets. The goal of The Journey…

Kari Jobe - The Garden Tour

Singer and Songwriter, Kari Jobe, will be performing with her husband, Cody Carnes, at the Embassy Theater, Ft. Wayne on Sunday, October 29. Kari has named her tour, "The Garden Tour", in…

Courtney Bowlds - The Crossing’s Unmasked Banquet

The Crossing School of Business and Entrepreneurship will be hosting their annual banquet titled, "Unmasked - Discovering Your True Identity", on Monday, October 16 at the Mirro Center…

David Dean - Laugh All Night, Greenville, Ohio

Comedian David Dean will be bringing his show, "Laugh All Night", to Greenville, Ohio on Sunday, October 15. This free event will take place at Memorial Hall in Greenville. The show begins at…

Addison Agen - The Voice

Fort Wayne native, Addison Agen, is currently a contestant on NBC's reality singing show, The Voice. Addison, a 16 year old Junior at Concordia Lutheran High School, shares about her faith,…

Tracy Butler - Indiana Youth Institute Forum: “Teaching Kids to Succeed by Thinking Big”

On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Tracy Butler of the Indiana Youth Institute will be speaking at a free forum/luncheon on "Teaching Kids to Succeed by Thinking Big". This forum, held at Beeson Clubhouse…