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Fort Wayne/ Allen County

New Haven to spray pesticide

New Haven city crews will spray pesticide in a half-mile radius around Elk Grove Court in Valley Creek subdivision on Wednesday at 7 p.m., weather permitting. West Nile virus was found in mosquitoes in those areas.

Spraying will be postponed if the temperature is less than 55 degrees, wind speeds exceed 10 mph or it is raining.

Residents of New Haven who have questions about the spraying or want to request no spraying in front of their home should call Dave Jones at 748-7056.

Although the pesticide is diluted, residents are urged to remain indoors, bring pets inside and close windows and doors while spraying is in progress, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department said.

Residents are encouraged to prevent mosquito bites by wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants and by using insect repellent.

For information or to sign up for mosquito-spraying notifications, go to

Harrison College fills 2 positions

Harrison College, a private sector college serving more than 4,000 students worldwide, announced Monday that Kynan Simison will assume the role of campus president for Harrison College’s Fort Wayne campus. Since 2010, Simison has been regional director of enrollment for Harrison College and The Chef’s Academy-Indianapolis. She has more than eight years of leadership experience at Harrison College, a news release said.

“Her commitment to improving higher education opportunities in the Fort Wayne area coupled with her understanding of the legacy of our school will be an asset as Harrison College continues to provide quality education and career opportunities to our students,” Duane Schmitz, senior vice president of operations at Harrison College, said in a statement.

Harrison College also announced Luke Knoke as the dean of academic affairs at the local campus. Knoke has more than 15 years of academic and operations experience within education, both public and private and including online.

– Journal Gazette