You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.


  • Smith Road section to close for day
    A section of Smith Road will be closed Thursday to install a new water line, the city of Fort Wayne said today.
  • Hadley Road closure extended
    Hadley Road will remain closed to through traffic through Friday between Bass and Illinois roads, the city of Fort Wayne said today.
  • State improving in educating kids
    Indiana has made strides in educating its children, though many of them remain in the grips of poverty.

Getting bigger and stronger

Swikar Patel | The Journal Gazette
Shahim Modarressi plays with his 14-month-old son, Arden, Wednesday morning at the March of Dimes office, where team captains for the organization’s annual March for Babies fundraising walks met and gathered supplies. Arden was born prematurely, weighing just 15 ounces, and spent 104 days in a neonatal intensive care unit. The walks begin in April.