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The Journal Gazette

Friday, October 06, 2017 1:00 am


Fort Wayne/Allen County

Annual Tire Amnesty Day slated for Saturday

The Allen County Solid Waste Management District's annual Tire Amnesty Day will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Citilink building, 801 Leesburg Road. This event is only open to Allen County residents.

Car, truck and bike tires are accepted with a limit of 12 tires per resident. All tires must be de-rimmed and dry with no debris. Tractor or semi tires over 53 inches and tires from businesses are not accepted.

Fees are $1 for the first four tires, $2 per tire for five to eight tires and $10 per tire for nine to 12 tires. Participants can print and fill out the registration form ahead of time at Forms will also be available at the event.

Tires collected will be recycled into usable products such as garden hoses, rubberized asphalt and playground cover. In 2016, over 1,600 tires were collected during the one-day event. Neighborhood associations must register prior to the event. For additional information, contact the district at 449-7878 or go to

Shoaff Park fishing event postponed until Oct. 21

A public family fishing event scheduled for Saturday at Shoaff Park has been rescheduled due to warmer temperatures in the forecast.

The event is now scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 21 after concerns over how above-normal temperatures this weekend – expected to be near 80 degrees – could affect rainbow trout. The trout require water temperatures under 70 degrees to survive.

The DNR has postponed the stocking of 200 rainbow trout at the park to Oct. 21.

Participants in the family fishing event must register on site on arrival. Anglers age 18 and older must have an Indiana fishing license and trout stamp. Those younger than 18 can fish without a license or stamp.

Unlike previous events, there will not be a largest-fish contest.

County neighborhoods plan meeting for Oct. 24

The Allen County Neighborhoods Association quarterly meeting will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Omni Room in the Garden Level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St.

Local attorneys Robert Eherenman and Joshua C. Neal will discuss legal issues that neighborhood associations face and answer questions from the audience.

Free parking is available in the public parking area in front of Citizens Square and at meters around the building. Use the main entrance on the Berry Street side of the building.

The Allen County Neighborhoods Association helps organizations in both incorporated and unincorporated areas of the county access services and share common concerns.

Shepherd's House group plans open house Saturday

Friends of The Shepherd's House, which is raising money to support the rehabilitation facility, will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Shepherd's House, 519 Tennessee Ave., is a faith-based shelter for homeless military veterans. Friends of The Shepherd's House is trying to raise about $500,000 for the 40-bed shelter.

IPFW Alumni Association changes group name

The IPFW Alumni Association will now be known as the Mastodon Alumni Association. The new name was announced Thursday at the 19th annual Mastodon Roast at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center.

The Mastodon Alumni Association is open to anyone who has taken classes on the IPFW campus, regardless of whether their degree is from Indiana University or Purdue University. The primary focus is to serve and enrich the Fort Wayne campus and the region.


State environmental group to host workshop on CAFOs

The Hoosier Environmental Council, in partnership with Save Maumee and the Sierra Club-Hoosier Chapter, will host a free public workshop for residents concerned about the effects of factory farms, also known as concentrated animal feeding operations.

The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in the South Whitley Public Library, Community Room A, 201 E. Front St. in South Whitley.

– Journal Gazette