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To attend
Class basketball town meeting: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road
U.S. Senate Primary Debate: 7 p.m. Wednesday, WANE-TV channel 15, WFWA-TV PBS channel 39 and on WBOI Radio 89.1 FM and WBNI Radio 94.1 FM.
Zoning ordinance webinar: 7 p.m. Wednesday,
Kyle Fillman of Norwell takes part in semistate action in Huntington last month. Hearings around the state will gauge interest in a return to a single-class tournament.
The week ahead

Public gets a shot at class basketball

The first of 11 statewide meetings to hear feedback on Indiana’s class basketball system tips off Tuesday at Northrop High School.

Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, proposed legislation in the last session of the General Assembly requiring a return to a single-class basketball tournament but pulled the bill to allow the Indiana High School Athletic Association to solicit public input on the proposal.

IHSAA officials, who favor the multiclass system, are hopeful that the meetings will draw students, not just older Hoosiers who are nostalgic for the single-class tournament.

“I’ve not heard one individual talk about the students – it’s always about the adults,” IHSAA Commissioner Bobby Cox told The Journal Gazette in January. “We’re forgetting about the kids. We do this for the student-athlete; we do this for kids to play games.”

Northeast Indiana schools have won 14 state basketball titles since the multiclass system was established in 1998.

Senate debate

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and his challenger in the GOP primary election, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, will have a debate on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

The hourlong event, sponsored by the Indiana Debate Commission, will be broadcast locally at 7 p.m. Phil Bremen, a retired TV broadcaster who teaches at Ball State University, will moderate.

The debate commission is allowing Hoosier voters to submit questions on Facebook or at the commission’s website at

Zoning ordinance

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Joint Permit Oversight Committee is holding a webinar on Wednesday to gather public opinion about potential changes to city and county zoning ordinances.

Residents are invited to use the online forum to share their thoughts on local zoning ordinances as well as the ongoing project to improve the land use and development permit process.

Developers have long complained the process is too cumbersome, difficult to understand and often gets in the way of getting projects completed rather than encouraging development activity.

The committee is working to make the process more efficient.

To register for the webinar visit