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  • Briefs
    Fort Wayne/Allen CountyCounty Night Out Thursday in GrabillThe first of three County Night Out events will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Grabill Park, 13131 Indiana St., Grabill.
  • SACS shows1% growth inenrollment
     The Southwest Allen County Schools district saw another predictable enrollment increase this year, adding steam to a decade-long trend upward, according to preliminary figures released Tuesday.
  • Hicksville hospital cuts formal ties to Lutheran
    Citing a need for total independence, an Ohio hospital has ended its 11-year formal affiliation with Lutheran Health Network.But it was a friendly breakup, officials said.
Volunteers take advantage of another sunny day Tuesday to help clean up Krug Park, off Charlotte Avenue, as part of the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. The local initiative was set up by Mayor Tom Henry, the Parks and Recreation Department, CANI's AmeriCorps and Fort Wayne's Volunteer Center.

5 things of interest to area readers - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cathie Rowand - The Journal Gazette
A mother colobus monkey holds her female baby, one of two born a couple of months ago at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Visitors to the zoo will be able to see the newborns when the zoo opens for the season April 26.

A look at some things Fort Wayne area readers will want to know.


Grab your umbrella. 70% percent chance of rain with a high in the mid-50s.

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  • Wednesday is food day in the JG Living Section. Check out 'The Dish' and 'Cook's Corner'. Click here for stories.
  • Adams Central elementary school teacher wins big playing lottery. Click here for story.
  • The 34th annual Focus on Heath Fair begins next week. Click here to read story and see one-day clinics schedule.
  • Man sought in Wells Fargo bank robbery. Click here for story.
  • FCC rule won't end local TV deal. Click here for story.


  • Project to widen Lafayette Center Road from GM plant to Roanoke announced. Click here for story.
  • Boger Road is closed between Campbell and Markel roads from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
5. FYI

  • Looking for something to do? Click here to check out Today's Best Bets.
  • Some, official and non-official, days & holidays celebrated today are National Walking Day, Reconciliation Day, National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day and National Ferret Day.