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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, June 09, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Carroll grad in 'Alcatraz' triathlon

Journal Gazette

Paul Wolf Jr., who graduated from Carroll in 1983, participates in triathlons and today will be in the “Escape from Alcatraz” that attracts athletes from all 50 states and over 40 countries.

This triathlon will features a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shores of the St. Francis Yacht Club, a grueling 18-mile bike ride, and a demanding 8-mile run through the trails of the Golden Gate Recreational Area.

Wolf, 55, who participated in football, basketball and track at Carroll, also attended IPFW and studied management information systems. After graduation, Wolf started his career at IBM. Wolf married his wife, Caren, in 1990 and had three sons. In 1997, he moved to Southlake, Texas.

Wolf has competed all over the U.S., including Sprint Triathlons up to Ironman Triathlons. He was featured in March 2019's Men's Health Magazine as a part of the Playtri Team.

He and his family will run in the Father's Day 5K by Associated Churches in Fort Wayne on June 15th.

DNR survey

The Department of Natural Resources' Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology is conducting an online survey to gather public input regarding upcoming projects and initiatives. Feedback from constituents helps ensure that DHPA's preservation programs, commitment of staff resources, and expenditure of federal funds are responsive to the needs of communities all across Indiana. Access the survey online at dnr.IN.gov/historic/10147.htm. Those without internet access can connect to the survey at any public library, or they can request that a paper copy be mailed to them by calling Steve Kennedy at 317-232-6981. Completed survey forms must be returned by June 30.

Salamonie lunch

Fly to the Salamonie senior luncheon July 1 to learn about hummingbirds. Shelly Reed, Upper Wabash Interpretive Services naturalist, will present a hummingbird program called “Things That Make You Go 'Hmmm'” at the Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center. The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon. Hoagies will be provided. Guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. A $1 donation will be accepted. Reservations may be made by calling 260-468-2127.