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Chad Ryan The Journal Gazette
Ken Millikan, wearing white hat, rallies the hundreds of people about to jump into the St. Joseph River during the annual Polar Bears Club New Year's Day swim at the boat launch near Johnny Appleseed Park.

5 stories of interest to Fort Wayne area readers – Thursday, Jan. 2

Here are a few of the local stories that will be talked about today.

1. TAKING THE (POLAR) PLUNGE

New Year dip a reality check for the bravest of brave souls

2. SHOOTINGS ALREADY SCAR NEW YEAR

Separate incidents leave 3 wounded, 1 dead

3. A GOOD BEAD DEED

Girl sells jewelry to help Ugandan women

4. I RESOLVE TO SHED MY UNNECESSARY ITEMS, MAYBE

Frank Gray vows to get rid of his accumulated junk

5. CITY'S FIRST BABY OF 2014 MAKES ENTRANCE AT 12:45

Madelynne Rose Baumgardner is Fort Wayne's first recorded baby born in 2014.

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