On November 13, 2017, the Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Partnership Committee welcomed Thomas Enders to Indianapolis. Mr. Enders, a firefighter from Cologne’s Feuerwache 9, is the latest firefighter to participate in the exchange between the two cities.
On Friday, October 6th, the Indiana German Heritage Society, the Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Partnership Committee and the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office dedicated a state historical marker examining the demise of German-language newspapers during WWI. The marker is located at 41 S. Delaware St. The Täglicher Telegraph und Tribüne published near here before it was forced to close in 1918.