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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, March 04, 2018 1:00 am


Concordia grad top new triathlete

Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne native Alissa (McKaig) Doehla was named Rookie of the Year by USA Triathlon, the association announced Feb. 28.

Doehla, a 2004 Concordia graduate who currently trains in Tryon, North Carolina, was a recipient of the 2017 Jesse Thomas Scholarship for first-year professional triathletes. She recorded four consecutive podium finishes in IRONMAN 70.3 races in 2017.

“When I started my triathlon journey two years ago, I never anticipated winning this award,” Doehla said in a release. “This will motivate me as I continue to strive for faster.”

Doehla was a cross country and track state champion in high school and won NAIA national titles while competing at Indiana Tech.

Salamonie lunch to cover Ouabache

The next Salamonie Senior lunch is noon Monday at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. This month's program is “Ouabache: Then and Now, an overview of Ouabache State Park,” presented by Shelly Reed. The main dish of lasagna will be provided and guests should bring a side dish to share, a beverage and their own table service. A $1 donation will be accepted and reservations can be made by calling 468-2127.

ACRES Land Trust seeking interns

ACRES Land Trust is hiring three summer land management interns with expert mentors in protecting, acquiring, researching and managing working land and natural areas, according to a release. The internships are paid with support from the Olive B. Cole Foundation.

Preference will be given to DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben County residents and to students seeking a natural resource-based degree.

A complete job post is available at