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  • Gump Road closure rescheduled
    The closure of Gump Road between Dunton and Coldwater roads to install a storm sewer has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, the Allen County Highway Department has announced.
  • Allen judges withdraw budget appeal
    Allen Superior Court has withdrawn its budget appeal for 2015, accepting a $5.54 million budget unchanged from this year, Chief Judge Wendy Davis said today.
  • With county funds short, group cancels request for more
    The presiding judge at the Allen County Juvenile Center has withdrawn an appeal for $96,000 for next year's county budget after finding out last week there is no general fund money left for appeals.
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Grants

The Journal Gazette Foundation Board recently awarded grants to the following agencies:

United Way of Allen County: $18,750, the fourth-quarter payment of the 2012 pledge of $75,000; a pledge of $75,000 was also approved for 2013.

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne: $2,500, the fourth-quarter payment of the 2012 pledge of $10,000; a pledge of $10,000 was also approved for 2013.

HSPA Foundation: $1,000 to assist in the general operations of the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation

Fort Wayne Zoological Society: $25,000, the second payment of a four-year pledge of $100,000 to support the capital campaign of the New Australian Adventure

Vera Bradley Foundation: $5,000 for the 2013 Vera Bradley Foundation fundraising efforts to support breast cancer research

Indiana University School of Journalism: $10,000 to fund two scholarships, one undergraduate and one graduate fellowship for journalism majors who reside within the Journal Gazette circulation area

Audiences Unlimited: $3,500 to provide transportation assistance for the elderly to attend various fine-arts programs in the area

Euell A. Wilson: $5,000 to assist in the operations of this central-city youth program

Embassy Theatre Foundation: $250,000 for the $10 million “Vision of the Embassy” building program; grant will be paid in five $50,000 installments beginning this year

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