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Fort Wayne/ Allen County

JG Allen County Spelling Bee today

Sixty-five spellers from Allen County schools will compete today in the 60th Annual Journal Gazette Allen County Spelling Bee presented by Touchstone Energy in partnership with Barrett & McNagny LLP.

The spelling bee begins at 9 a.m. in the Auer Auditorium of IPFW’s Rhinehart Music Center.

Apartments project gets national honor

The Courtyard of Fort Wayne apartments for foster youth in transition to adulthood has been awarded the Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award by the National Community Development Association.

The award recognizes exemplary uses of Community Development Block grants and other federal funding.

The $7.2 million Courtyard apartment complex will house young adults ages 18 to 25 who were former foster children.

The 47,000-square-foot building will be constructed on the site of the former Duemling Clinic, 2828 Fairfield Ave., and will feature 36 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The project is expected to be completed in June.