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Perez: LED lights could save city money

"I'm by no means an expert in lighting or electricity, but when I see an opportunity to benefit the city in terms of cost savings, I'm going to jump all over it," Perez said. Perez said LED lighting uses 85 percent less energy than halogen or incandescent lights, although he didn't mention how much

PARSONS SUN - 2017-10-18 06:07:00

Commission gives nod to sports field plan

The commissioners approved the agreement during a regular meeting on Monday evening. The agreement outlines the first phase of a project that will be funded by a $250,000 donation from the Shaun Hill Foundation and in-kind work and land from the city that will nearly match that amount. Hill is a Par

PARSONS SUN - 2017-10-17 06:05:00

Two people die in head-on crash on U.S. 169 in Nowata County

The drivers of two vehicles died Monday night in Nowata County in a head-on collision on U.S. 169. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported that Barbara A. Stewart, 37, of Nowata, and Matthew A. Ray, 41, of Chanute, Kansas, were killed. Emergency responders were sent about 9:20 p.m. to U.S. 169 near Cou

TULSA WORLD - 2017-10-17 10:45:00

Trustees learn about quiz bowl teams success

Members of the Academic Challenge Team at Fort Scott Community College reported on the teams recent success to the FSCC Board of Trustees on Monday. Harold Hicks, advisor for the collegiate quiz bowl team and FSCC language arts instructor as well as three student members of the team were present to

FORT SCOTT TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 05:00:00

Oktoberfest celebration cut short by storm

Thunderstorms failed to dampen the Oktoberfest spirit in downtown Chanute Saturday. Chanute Regional Development Authority Director Matt Godinez said the results provided more motivation for next year, despite rain and lightning that came in halfway through the event. "The crowd was a blast to work

CHANUTE TRIBUNE - 2017-10-17 01:07:00

Oklahoma Oil and Gas Drilling Intents and Completions

Creek: Les Gibson; Warhorse No. 2 Well; C NE/4 SE/4 NW/4 of 02-14N-09E; TD 3197'. Canadian: Cimarex Energy Co.; Cana SWD No. 3-3 Well; NE/4 NW/4 SE/4 SW/4 of 03-14N-10W; TD 7571'. Dewey: Carrera Energy LLC; Bar None No. 1-1H Well; S/2 SE/4 SE/4 SE/4 (SL) of 01-17N-16W; 4570 MCFPD, 67 BOPD TD 16,557'

TULSA WORLD - 2017-10-17 05:00:00

Chanute man dies in Oklahoma crash

A Chanute man died in a head-on double-fatality collision in Oklahoma Monday evening. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Matthew A Ray, 41, Chanute, was southbound on US-169 in Nowata County, Okla., in a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. Ray's vehicle crossed the center line and struck a

CHANUTE TRIBUNE - 2017-10-18 00:47:00

Woman reports armed robbery in Fort Wayne apartment

An officer responded at 3:24 p.m. and met the woman in her apartment's leasing office, in the 2100 block of Eden Street, according to a police report. The woman appeared shaken and was crying. She told the officer the following, according to the report: About 10 minutes beforehand she was in her apa

NEWS-SENTINEL - 2017-10-17 07:00:00

Fort Wayne Metals to create hundreds of jobs with expansion

Fort Wayne Metals plans to invest $51 million and create as many as 337 new jobs over the next five years to keep up with growing demand for its products. Greater Fort Wayne Inc. announced today that the medical wire company announced it would build a two-story, 40,000 square-foot addition to its co

FWBUSINESS.COM - 2017-10-18 16:58:00

Restaurant Notes extra: Arby's says 'Hello, deer' in Fort Wayne, nationwide to venison sandwich lovers

The thick-cut Arby's venison steak will be topped with crunchy onions. (Courtesy of Arby's) Those hunting deer won't need to look any further than Arby's this weekend. The downtown Fort Wayne location is advertising that Arby's will sell venison sandwiches Saturday. Arby's rolled out the venison st

NEWS-SENTINEL - 2017-10-17 07:00:00

Ty Pennington will come to Fort Wayne SHE Expo as headliner

Ty Pennington, star of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Trading Spaces," will be the headlining celebration Oct. 21 at the SHE expo at Memorial Coliseum. (Courtesy photo) When Ty Pennington shows up at the SHE Expo later this month, expect a rapid-fire ramble through a deep file of his life's e

NEWS-SENTINEL - 2017-10-18 07:00:00

Three downtown Fort Wayne alleys will become works of art

Three downtown alleys will be getting artistic makeovers thanks to a project designed to improve Fort Wayne's "walkability." The first sites to be beautified under the "Art This Way Alley Activation Program" include an exterior wall of the Midtowne Crossing condominiums at 112 W. Washington Blvd., t

NEWS-SENTINEL - 2017-10-17 07:00:00

KEVIN LEININGER: Mayor, council should be cheek-to-cheek in Fort Wayne's annual budget dance

City Councilmen Jason Arp, left, and John Crawford have proposed cuts to the city's 2018 budget but Arp wants council to be more involved from the start. You probably don't like to read budget stories any more than I like to write them. That many numbers are almost as perplexing as they are boring.

NEWS-SENTINEL - 2017-10-17 07:00:00

The five tallest buildings in Fort Wayne

No. 4. Allen County Courthouse, 238 feet. Built in 1902. Listed to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Later recognized as a National Historic Landmark in 2003. No. 3. Lincoln Bank Tower, 312 feet. Built in 1930. At completion, was the tallest building in Indiana No. 2: PNC Center, 33

NEWS-SENTINEL - 2017-10-17 07:00:00

Proposed playground equipment for Botanical Conservatory showcase later would reappear in Fort Wayne's Johnny Appleseed Park

This is a front view of the fairy tale-themed playground equipment the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department hopes to first have installed in the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory's "Fairy Tales" exhibit Jan. 13-April 8, and then have it removed and installed in Johnny Appleseed Park.

NEWS-SENTINEL - 2017-10-17 07:00:00

Mitch Daniels talks political discourse in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Former Indiana Governor and current Purdue President Mitch Daniels was on hand for and announcement for a new Abraham Lincoln center in Fort Wayne. He was the featured speaker at the annual Rolland Lecture Series. The lecture typically focuses on Lincoln himself, but, befor

WANE-TV - 2017-10-18 03:44:09

Rolland family foundation gives $1 million toward creation of Lincoln research center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne

A gift of $1 million from the foundation of the late Ian Rolland, pictured here, and his wife, Mimi, will go toward creation of the Rolland Center for Lincoln Research, which will be established at the downtown Allen County Public Library. (Courtesy photo) While the top executive at what is now Linc

NEWS-SENTINEL - 2017-10-17 07:00:00

Bluffton-based Pretzels Inc. celebrates Plymouth plant opening

Bluffton-based Pretzels Inc. scheduled is celebrating the addition of a plant in Plymouth that will to its production capabilities. The salty snack maker purchased a 45,000-square-foot facility about a year ago at 2910 Commerce St. to replace production capacity lost when a June 2016 fire destroyed

FWBUSINESS.COM - 2017-10-17 14:33:00

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. You should check out the speech he delivered, in May, at MarketWatch.com. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pu

FROST ILLUSTRATED - 2017-10-17 14:58:15

Supreme court drops securities fraud case with accord near

The U.S. Supreme Court dropped a scheduled securities-fraud clash that involves the Indiana Public Retirement System after the two sides told the justices they are near a settlement. The high court was scheduled to hear arguments Nov. 6 in a case stemming from a New York City contract fraud and Leid

FWBUSINESS.COM - 2017-10-17 17:19:00