The Journal Gazette
 
 
Thursday, January 14, 2021 1:00 am

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Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne/Allen County

Housing Authority chief gets award

George Guy, executive director of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority, is one of several people to receive a statewide award as part of the 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration, which will take place today. Guy received the Civil Rights Champion Award.

The award is presented to an Indiana resident whose work highlights the social justice and advocacy efforts King led.

The celebration, which is hosted by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission, will be online at noon. Register at eventbrite.com.

Other award winners are Tamika Catchings, vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the Indiana Fever, Freedom Award; Robin E. Winston, Winston/Terrell Group in Indianapolis, Chairman's Award; and Shirley Weatherly, community activist in Anderson, Trailblazer Award.

Fort Wayne trails get record usage

Trail use in Fort Wayne reached an all-time high in 2020, city officials said Wednesday. 

Data from 14 infrared trail counters that track usage shows 663,426 travelers along various parts of the trail system last year. It's a 17% increase from the previous all-time high in 2016 and a 45% increase from 2019. 

As winter progresses, the city is reminding residents to be careful, particularly after snow and ice events. This can adversely affect bridges and boardwalks. If snow depth reaches 3 or more inches, the city will remove snow on heavily traveled sections of the trail network, especially near schools, parks and popular destinations. 

– Journal Gazette


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