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The Journal Gazette

Friday, May 19, 2017 1:00 am


Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne/Allen County

MS seminar to be at IPFW

Individuals, families and caregivers who are affected by multiple sclerosis are encouraged to attend a free MS education meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Classic Ballroom, Room 126, of Walb Student Union on the campus of IPFW.

The event is sponsored by the Anna Yoder MS Fund at Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne, which supports MS research, education and outreach services for the nearly 7,000 people in northeast Indiana living with multiple sclerosis.

The evening includes three presenters: Dr. Ajay Gupta, Fort Wayne neurologist, MS specialist and IU School of Medicine adjunct faculty member; Dr. Jimmy Yen, lead MS researcher at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne; and Tina Acosta, Turnstone's director of program outreach. 

Bridge work set to start on US 24

Bridge maintenance on U.S. 24 at Gar Creek and at North Webster Road east of New Haven is scheduled to begin next week, weather permitting.

The work will require closing North Webster Road for three days in early June, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

Drivers can expect shoulder closures on U.S. 24 over Gar Creek, between Bruick and North Webster roads, on or after Monday. In early June, the highway will be reduced to one lane in each direction for the bridge deck overlay.

Also in early June, North Webster Road will be closed over U.S. 24 between Shadyview Lane and Slusher Road. The road will be closed for three days to complete the bridge deck overlay.

Banks' staff to be in Woodburn

A staff member for Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, will be in Woodburn on Tuesday to meet with local residents and help people experi­encing problems with federal agencies.

The staff member will be available from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Woodburn City Hall, 22735 Main St.

Jury Pool slated to open May 27

New Haven's Jury Pool will be open for the season May 27. Regular pool hours are 12:30 to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Call the park office at 749-2212 or Jury Pool at 245-0152 for questions.

Coffee with a Cop returns Saturday

Officers from the Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police and Allen County Sheriff's departments, Indiana Conservation Officers and Indiana State Excise Police will host Coffee with a Cop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Barr Street Market, near Barr and Berry streets.

The event allows officers and residents to come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.

Paddlers needed to be steersmen

Paddlers are needed next week for dragon boat steersman training.

Openings are available Wednesday and Thursday at various times beginning at 5 p.m. Paddlers may participate in more than one session, but it is recommended the sessions aren't consecutive.

Participants must be at least 16, be in good health and sign a waiver. Experience is preferred but not required.

To sign up, go to  or contact Chuck Reddinger at 427-6009 or Provide name, phone number and email address.


Post offices set Passport Day 

The Postal Service will be hosting Passport Day throughout the state Saturday, including post offices in Auburn, Columbia City, Syracuse, New Haven and the main post office in Fort Wayne.

Passports are required if traveling to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean or Bermuda anytime soon.

Call the individual post offices for hours of operation. Passport fees are $135 total for adults (16 and older) with a separate payment of $25 to the Postal Service for its processing fee, and $110 paid to the Department of State for the passport application fee.

For those younger than 16, the total cost is $105, which includes a $25 processing fee to the Postal Service and $80 to the State Department. The Postal Service also offers a passport photo service for $15.

The application must be paid by cash or check. Credit or debit cards, as well as cash or checks, can be used to cover the cost of photos and acceptance fees.

– Journal Gazette