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  • A Lakeside home now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Courtesy: City of Fort Wayne

  • Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette Firiefighter keeps an eye on the backside of the Waybe Street fire in downtown Warren. Multiple fire departments battled a structure fire in downtown Warren in southern Huntington County Friday morning. The fire was in a building located at 214 N. Wayne Street. Crews were sent to the scene at around 7:30 a.m. Wayne Street was still completely closed to traffic in the area as of Monday afternoon.

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Weekly scorecard

Winners

Lakeside Historic District: Part of the Northside Neighborhood, the 400-home district has become part of the National Historic Register, the city announced Wednesday. Most of the homes were built between 1890 and 1940. 

Purdue, IU: The state's flagship universities finish 15th and 33rd, respectively, on Kiplinger's Best College Values ranking of 100 public universities, which measures academic quality and affordability. 

The Lilly Foundation: Grants totaling $80 million to 11 human-services agencies that serve people with disabilities and vulnerable children were announced Monday by the Indianapolis foun-dation. The grants include $10 mil-lion to The Villages of Indiana, which promotes foster care, adoption and affordable child care.

Warren: Volunteer firefighters from three counties spent a day quelling a fire that broke out in an old building in the small Huntington County town's downtown. To repay costs incurred by the fire companies, Warren residents have organized a benefit concert Jan. 21.

Tossups

'Welcome to Area 51?': A job posting on a private defense contractor's site appears to be seeking a flight attendant for a top-secret airline that conducts flights from Las Vegas, Nevada, to various government sites, reportedly including the famously off-limits Area 51, according to USA Today. The posting lists routine job duties but adds, “Must qualify for and maintain a top secret government security clearance.”

Losers

Mail customers: A brood of aggressive wild turkeys hinders mail delivery in Rocky River, Ohio – a Cleveland suburb along Lake Erie. Mayor Pam Bobst said the turkeys have blocked delivery to about 25 to 30 homes for the past three weeks.

Nikesh Patel: Florida man who admitted committing $179 million in investment fraud was arrested last weekend at an airport near Orlando as he tried to board a charter plane to Ecuador. Patel, who faces at least 27 years in prison, was out on bond pending a sentencing hearing last Tuesday in Chicago. 

Milestones

Jerry Van Dyke: A star of the popular ABC-TV show “Coach” and of NBC's perenially maligned “My Mother the Car,” he spent his career in the shadow of his mega-comedian brother, Dick Van Dyke. Jerry, 86, died last week at his ranch in Arkansas.

Australia: Temperatures reach life-threatening levels of 117 degrees in Sydney and elsewhere. Brush fires raged near Melbourne and asphalt was melting on highways.

Ray Thomas: His flute solo on “Nights in White Satin” was a defining moment in modern pop music. A founding member of the Moody Blues, Thomas died last week at 76 in Surrey, England.

Quotable

“What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” – Oprah Winfrey, accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, at the Golden Globes Sunday

“Are we really asking ourselves whether a political neophyte, billionaire, media savvy TV star can become president? America answered that already. I don't know how much she knows about foreign policy or some domestic policy issues. But, hell, it's not like she'd be running against Churchill. She'd be running against Trump.” – Republican strategist and political commentator Ana Navarro, on Winfrey's prospects if she were to run