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.

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What does it mean to be a good neighbor?


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East Allen County sets the standard for strategic planning


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What's happening with Headwaters Junction?


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How is northeast Indiana developing world-class talent?


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Creating a safe space to learn about immigration


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What does eco-friendly riverfront development look like?


Feature StoryFort Wayne's trails see more than 60,000 visitors a month during the summer.

How trails are connecting communities


NewsDevelopment is underway at Bottle Works Lofts.

Bottle Works Lofts builds on Southeast momentum


NewsDesign Week Fort Wayne is an annual celebration of design.

A sneak peek at Design Week


Feature StoryPique: Fort Wayne Arts & Culture is a semi-annual magazine.

Art magazine shares Fort Wayne talent


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Organizations join forces to address systemic problems


Feature Story"Genesis" by Nathaniel Pierce in downtown Decatur.

How a Sculpture Tour is transforming Decatur


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Turning struggling students into lifelong learners


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What to expect at TEDxFortWayne


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Sharing a taste of northeast Indiana


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Investing in near-downtown neighborhoods


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The big reason for tiny houses


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Soda business sweetens downtown Huntington