Kara Hackett

Kara is a Fort Wayne native, passionate about her hometown and its ongoing revival. She graduated from Taylor University with a degree in Professional Writing and did journalism internships in New York City and Indianapolis before moving back to northeast Indiana.
Around town, she got her start at The Journal Gazette, writing stories to highlight local change-makers and conversation starters. Since then, she has continued writing for the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, The Huffington Post, and the alt-weekly Pique: Fort Wayne Art & Culture.
Today, she is Managing Editor of Input Fort Wayne, a proud South Side homeowner, and a board member for the nonprofit organization Creative Women of the World. Writing about interesting people and ideas is her greatest pleasure.
Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @karahackett.

NewsBreydon practices reading at the Fort Wayne Center for Learning.

Turning struggling students into lifelong learners

NewsTEDxFortWayne is back after a three-year hiatus.

What to expect at TEDxFortWayne

Feature StoryCrossroads Kombucha is made in Fort Wayne.

Sharing a taste of northeast Indiana

Feature StoryThe NUG helped turn Franklin School into Franklin Park last fall.

Investing in near-downtown neighborhoods

Feature StoryResidents can renovate existing tiny houses like this one at 1126 Lexington Ave.

The big reason for tiny houses

Feature StoryAntiqology takes its soda on wheels to regional events and festivals.

Soda business sweetens downtown Huntington

Feature StoryMaddie Miller of Artlink presents at a FWWAC "Art Share."

Creative outlets advance gender equity

Feature StoryResident Diana Talor shops at the 3 Rivers Food Co-op at 1612 Sherman Blvd.

Growing interest in a local food network

Feature StoryThe Auburn City Steakhouse will offer casual, high-end dining.

New Auburn steakhouse is full of regional flavor

NewsNonprofit boards are responsible for hiring new executive directors for their organizations.

New generations signal changing times for Allen County nonprofits

NewsTammy Toscos

Regional studies advance preventive healthcare

Feature StoryDemonstrators take to the streets of downtown Fort Wayne as part of the Women's March.

The 'pink wave' is rising in northeast Indiana

Feature StoryCollective State showcases a variety of local art media and styles.

Growing Fort Wayne's creative community from the inside out

NewsThe Castle apartment building is one of two century-old structures slated for demolition..

The struggle to preserve the 07's integrity

NewsColorful homes at 1009-1013 W Jefferson Blvd. on the Historic West Central tour.

Historic tours show city from a fresh perspective

Feature StoryRick Kinney bought and raised funding to restore the Clyde Theatre in Fort Wayne.

Historic theatre renovations create a sense of 'place'

Feature StoryMayor SuzAnne Handshoe, right, with students from one of her Junior Achievement classes.

Kendallville's first female mayor shares her story

NewsThe String Shift quartet performing on Feb. 9 includes Tim and Colleen Tan on violin, Derek Reeves on viola, and Ed Stevens on cello.

Curious about virtual reality? Attend this concert

Feature StoryJodi Leamon lives and works in downtown Fort Wayne.

Downtown lifestyle leads to less waste

Feature StoryFresh produce at the McCormick Place Farm Market.

HEALing food deserts with fresh produce