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People and places

Giving back

NIPSCO’s holiday giving campaign donated more than $125,000 and hundreds of items for agencies in northern Indiana, including Auburn Shop with a Cop program, which received $1,700.

Ehlerding’s River City Harley-Davidson in New Haven donated $5,457 to the Men of War Charitable Programs, which helps veterans and supports veteran causes.

Frontier Communications employees collected household and comfort items for Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House at Lutheran Hospital Campus on West Jefferson Boulevard. The items are for families of children undergoing treatment at Fort Wayne hospitals.

•The Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s Student Nurse Organization is collecting flip flops for men at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, food for AIDS Task Force, hygiene items for Charis House and booties for March of Dimes. To donate, call 480-4275 or email In addition, the School of Applied Science and Engineering Technology adopted a family through the Allen County Christmas Bureau and collected needed items for the family.


Big Brothers Big Sisters awarded Sue Shilts the first Diane Humphrey Award for her commitment and contribution to youth in the community.