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  • Historic Warbird Project Takes to the Air

    AUBURN, Indiana-There are lots of ways to put it…’Patience is a virtue’, ‘All things come to he who waits’. For a while now we’ve been following Phil Allison’s progress restoring a vintage Stearman biplane at Auburn’s DeKalb County Airport. Eight years after he hauled it home in pieces in a horse trailer, Phil’s project is complete.

  • Historic Records Reveal Dark Days in Fort Wayne

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana--Deep in the archives of the Fort Wayne History Center is clear evidence of how easily neighbor can turn on neighbor. This is the Fort Wayne Alien Register compiled during World War One…once America declared war on Germany in 1917 all German non-citizens were required to register with the government.

  • Wabash County Fights the Battle on the Home Front

    WABASH, Indiana--While American soldiers battled Germany and Japan overseas another battle raged here at home, the battle on the home front fought not with guns and bombs, but rubber drives and metal drives, victory gardens and war bond campaigns…as critical to victory in the war as the desperate struggles on distant battlefields.

  • The Smallest of Our Library's Big Attractions

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana-We all know there are thousands…millions of stories to be found at our fabulous Allen County Public Library. What some might not know is just how very odd some of those stories can be. The library has an assortment of miniature books, these are on Abraham Lincoln

  • Doctor Freud is in the House

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana--He’s with us to this day, in words and phrases like psychoanalysis, egotist, dream therapy, anal retentive and Freudian slip. In addition to widening our vocabulary Sigmund Freud widened our understanding of ourselves and how our minds work and through the end of December, a very significant part of the good doctor will be with us here in Fort Wayne.

  • Ancient Log Home Reborn as Teacher

    LIGONIER, Indiana -Stones Trace just south of Ligonier is a great spot, site of the historic stones tavern built along an Indian trail in 1839. The site too of a collection of historic buildings that tell the story of the men and women who built this country. And come next spring, there will be an addition to that collection of structures that have so much to teach us.

  • Exhibit Finds Beauty in the Mundane

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana--Realist art, artworks that look like real people, places and things is being celebrated at the Fort Wayne Art Museum’s Realism Biennial Exhibition. Not long ago abstract art was all the rage and paintings like this frowned upon but no longer. This is art that celebrates and elevates everyday life.

  • Halloween Display a Family Affair

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)-Halloween isn’t usually a huge decorating event, but don’t tell Kevin Morse. The Morse property on Fort Wayne’s Dalewood Drive is arguably the most lavish display of Halloweenieness you’ll run across in this town. But it all began miles away, at Kevin’s parent’s Illinois home thirty years ago when his folks started churning out tombstones.

  • A Taste of the Islands in Monroe, Indiana

    MONROE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)-Monroe Indiana has a lot for a small town, a big Agra business, and Zurcher is a huge regional tire distributor. And Monroe has something unexpected here in the midwest..a taste of the Hawaiian islands.

  • The Tuskegee Airmen and Angola, Indiana

    ANGOLA, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--Of all the legends that grew out of World War Two one of the most compelling surrounds the Tuskegee Airmen, a squadron of black fighter pilots who battled their own government for the right to fight, then took their fight to the skies over Nazi Germany. And to a man every one of these African American heroes was trained to fly and fight by this man, an aviation pioneer born and raised in Angola Indiana.