Personalities

Frank Casagrande, photography by Neal Bruns

Frank Casagrande

March 13, 2017

Back in 1978, Frank Casagrande sat inside an empty O’Sullivan’s Italian-Irish Pub on its first night in business. Today, it’s one of the places to be on St. Patrick’s Day. Find out how rugby and race cars have shaped one of the city’s best-known restaurant owners.

Phyllis Hermann, photography by Theresa Thompson

Because of a speech

February 22, 2017

The most ordinary beginning grew into Phyllis Hermann’s career that has helped so many through the most difficult times.

Kim Bowman, photography by Neal Bruns

Kim Bowman

February 13, 2017

Kim Bowman is in at the earliest levels of all the new development in Fort Wayne and Allen County, but she’s not the most recognized member of her family in town. Find out why as she plays 20 Questions.

Jill McDevitt, photography by Neal Bruns

Jill McDevitt

January 16, 2017

The new job as executive director of ARCH is familiar and fine for Jill McDevitt, and you’ll find out what she wishes was different as she plays 20 Questions.

From left: Alan Peterson, MD; August Tomusk, MD; Joseph Ladowski, MD; William Deschner, MD, and Michael Schatzlein, MD, all Tomusk Foundation founders, were photographed with Anthony DeRiso, MD, their Indiana Ohio Heart, Lutheran Medical Group, colleague about 1993. photo courtesy of Lutheran Medical Group

A heritage of altruism

December 27, 2016

An inspirational coworker and friend is remembered with a foundation that continues the work and the story of Dr. August Tomusk.

Quinton Dixie, photography by Neal Bruns

Quinton Dixie

December 20, 2016

Quinton Dixie came home for family and career and has been deeply involved in Fort Wayne ever since. Find out why he, nevertheless, is a glass-half-empty guy as he plays 20 Questions.

David Bennett, photography by Neal Bruns

David Bennett

November 14, 2016

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and its executive director, David Bennett, are in the thick of things in this growing and changing city. Find out why — and why he likes email so much — as he plays 20 Questions.

Curt Witcher, photography by Neal Bruns

Curt Witcher

October 17, 2016

Neither awards nor vacations are as important to the Allen County Public Library’s Curt Witcher as the Genealogy Center he leads, and people’s stories are most important of all. Learn how he does have fun, though, as he plays 20 Questions.

Linda Higi, photography by Theresa Thompson

Linda Higi’s not stopping

October 7, 2016

Linda Higi was just going to help them get started, but she finds herself leading the way now as Catalpa Street opens to teach longtime drug and alcohol addicts a better way to live.

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