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FWCS Picks New Superintendent, A Former North Side Teacher, EACS Principal

The Fort Wayne Community Schools board voted Tuesday afternoon to bring one of the district’s own back to Fort Wayne, approving a three-year contract for Mark Daniel, who will become the district’s next superintendent.

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Arts and Culture

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Dine-in At The Club Room Back On Track And Served With Love

Now that Stage 2 of the Governor's Back on Track Indiana plan is in effect, retail businesses are scurrying to meet new standards and retrain employees, and some local restaurants have already modified their operations and opened their doors.

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How Do You Celebrate Graduates In 2020? Here's How These High Schools Are Doing It

Many parents and students have voiced concerns about celebrations for high school seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools across the state are each taking a unique approach to celebrate their graduates.

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Colin Madden

WBOI Presents: Roots With Shanel Turner At CreativeMornings

For our show this week, we are listening to a presentation from Shanel Turner. She spoke on the topic of Roots at CreativeMornings’ monthly breakfast on January 10 at Wunderkammer Company.

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The Indiana State Department of Health reported 18 additional confirmed deaths Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 1,850. The state announced more than 32,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 230,000 Hoosiers tested.

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Many parents and students have voiced concerns about celebrations for high school seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools across the state are each taking a unique approach to celebrate their graduates.

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Small businesses are still struggling despite federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) is advocating for a bill he helped create that would provide additional help to small business owners financially hit by the pandemic.

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The Fort Wayne Community Schools board voted Tuesday afternoon to bring one of the district’s own back to Fort Wayne, approving a three-year contract for Mark Daniel, who will become the district’s next superintendent.

Manchester University

In an effort to help incoming students weather the financial uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Manchester University in North Manchester is offering four years of free tuition to incoming freshmen for Fall 2020.  

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Another Noble County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, according to the Indiana Department of Health.

 

This brings the county’s total of deaths to 21. There have been 189 positive tests in Noble County, and 1,139 tested.

 

In Allen County, there are now 1,303 positive cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus. Sixty-six residents have died, as of Monday afternoon.

 

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Indiana saw a reduction in daily traffic volume of as much as 57 percent during the “Stay-At-Home” period.

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While doctors and nurses are risking their lives working with COVID-19 patients in hospitals, some are risking theirs working in stores and making deliveries. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Rebecca Thiele has been talking with other essential workers whose stories need to be told. 

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Indiana’s unemployment rate for April skyrocketed to almost 17 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday. That is, by far, the highest level of unemployment ever recorded in the state.

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Child care is an essential service for many families, and some providers have been forced to close by the pandemic while others worry about what future demand will look like as businesses begin reopening their doors.

A study from 2018 says Indiana loses out on about $1.1 billion of economic activity a year due to a lack of child care. And Early Learning Indiana CEO Maureen Weber says the COVID-19 pandemic could be catastrophic for that number without enough support. 

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