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  • Steuben County to Honor Namesake

    ANGOLA, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--Angola Indiana, the Steuben County seat, boasts many tributes to its historical past; the fabulous Civil War monument capped by Lady Columbia and the county courthouse modeled after Boston’s famous Faneuil Hall. But nowhere is there a monument to this great county’s namesake, Frederic Wilhelm Augustus, Baron von Steuben, a German immigrant who would become one of the great heroes of the American Revolution.

  • Vintage War Bird Near Completion

    AUBURN, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)-The last time we stopped by Phil Allison’s shop in Auburn he was rebuilding the wings of a vintage Stearman biplane he was restoring, the stripped carcass of which sat patiently at a hanger at DeKalb County Airport. What a difference a couple of years can make.

  • 'Trench Art'; Art Objects Made in the Battlefield

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)-- Sailors make scrimshaw, prisoners prison art…soldiers make trench art, and a convoy of it has just pulled into the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. “Trench art’s typically soldier made art,” says exhibit curator Brian Williams, “typified by usually brass and artillery pieces that have been constructed into functional objects by a soldier.”

  • New Book Recounts Fort Wayne's Proud Aviation History

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--The next time you face the hassle of air travel through Fort Wayne International Airport keep in mind the part this airport played in the history of this town, and this country.

  • James Bond, Sherlock Holmes Come to Fort Wayne

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--James Bond is an indelible footnote in western pop cultural but he’s not alone. It seems just about every year James Bond or Sherlock Holmes appears in a new movie and for good reason; they’re great characters that lend themselves to exciting yarns.

  • Milestone Achievement for Fort Wayne Landmark

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--Few Fort Wayne landmarks enjoy the stature or longevity of St. Paul’s Lutheran church, celebrating this year its 175th anniversary.

  • There are Ghosts in Dekalb County

    AUBURN, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)-William Lock and the late DeKalb County historian John Martin Smith spent three years investigating the county’s ghost towns, they uncovered 48 of them. and made a movie, aptly titled ‘Ghost Towns of DeKalb County Indiana’,

  • City's Oldest Hardware Store Still Going Strong

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--If you had to pick the best year to live in Fort Wayne Indiana 1886 wouldn’t be far off the mark; industry was booming, incomes were climbing, and just about anything your heart might desire, you could buy in local stores. It’s also the year Stellhorn hardware opened its doors on Fairfield Avenue and while all those other stores are long gone, Stellhorn Hardware is still around, Fort Wayne’s oldest hardware store.

  • Hoosier Author's Home to Get a Facelift

    GENEVA, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--Gene Stratton-Porter’s Sylvan Lake home is a beautiful spot but it was the legendary author and naturalist’s second choice. Her first was this, her home in Geneva Indiana, where she lived from 1895 to 1912 before moving to Sylvan Lake.

  • He's Part Realtor, Part Historian

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--You may not know the face but you certainly know the name, it is everywhere to be seen. Al Zacher has been dean of commercial real estate in northeast Indiana for decades but he’s also a respected author, his book published 15 years ago analyzing presidential second terms…got lots of media, and other attention.