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Cathie Rowand - The Journal Gazette
Renee Bentz paints a mural of Cedar Creek in between receptionist duties at Metea County Park Nature Center on Monday. Bentz decided to paint the mural in honor of Pocky, a female spiney softshell turtle who lived at the nature center and has since died. Her portrait is painted just below where Bentz is painting a redhorse sucker fish. Bentz hopes to complete the mural by spring.

5 stories of interest to Fort Wayne area readers – Tuesday, Feb. 25

Michelle Davies - The Journal Gazette
Jefferson Boulevard is reduced to two lanes as crews work to repair the rough pavement.

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

1. YOU MAY NEED TO FIND A NEW ROUTE TO WORK

Repairs close 2 east lanes of Jefferson into the city

2. TEST MAY SNIFF OUT HEART PROBLEMS

Checking calcium levels can identify potential risks

3. IMPRESS BIKING FRIENDS

Frank Gray explains how a pricey electric assist bicycle is an option to riding a moped.

4. FARM SUPPLIER MOVING INTO FORMER KROGER STORE

Rural King Supply will occupy U.S. 24 W building.

5. FWCS adds hour to make up for snow days

FWCS adding an hour to each school day for five weeks.

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