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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:00 am


Fort Wayne/Allen County

High water seen on county roads

Several Allen County roads have high water over them, the county highway department said Friday.

The roads are not closed at this time, but drivers should use caution and avoid driving through high water, the county said.

The roads to watch out for:

• Paulding Road from Morgan to State Line roads

• Morgan Road from Paulding to Rorick roads

• Maumee Center Road from Gustin Road to Indiana 101

• Gustin Road from Maumee Center to Woodburn roads

• Moore Road from Dawkins to Morgan roads

• Irving Road from Ricker Road to Indiana 37

• Slusher Road from Sampson Road to Indiana 101

• Gar Creek Road from Roussey to Sampson roads

• Webster Road from Edgerton to Harper roads

Amani kicks off capital campaign

Amani Family Services is kicking off its capital campaign to support the purchase and remodeling of a new office with a public event from 4 to 5 p.m. May 30 at 2456 Lake Ave.

The event will include tours of Amani's current building, a short presentation discussing the campaign and light refreshments.

“The purpose of our capital campaign is to provide a welcoming space for the immigrants and refugees who have chosen Fort Wayne as their home,” said Irene Paxia, executive director for Amani Family Services. “Amani has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and our current space cannot accommodate all the programming and services we provide.”

Amani will be moving to 5104 N. Clinton St. in a building donated by Parkview Health. Amani is raising $272,000 that will be used to renovate the building, which will be dedicated to immigrants and refugees of all backgrounds.

To RSVP, call Amanda Neumann at 260-484-1414, ext. 51, or email To make a contribution to the capital campaign, go to

Flashboards work to lower river level

Water levels on the St. Joseph River north of the St. Joseph Dam will be lowered this weekend in order to install flashboards at the dam.

City Utilities installs the flashboards each spring to increase the amount of water held behind the dam.

Lowering of the river level will begin at midnight Saturday to allow the dam's spillway to dry so workers can walk on the spillway to install the flashboards. Weather permitting, the installation will occur Monday, and river levels are expected to return to normal by Thursday.


Bluffton wellness crowdfunding set

Bluffton residents will soon have access to a new wellness program if a recently launched crowdfunding campaign reaches its fundraising goal of $30,000 by July 1.

The CreatINg Places campaign for the project is led by the Bluffton Parks Department and sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

If the campaign reaches its goal, the Rock Steady Boxing Gym and Wellness Center project will receive a matching grant of $30,000 from IHCDA's CreatINg Places program.

For more information, email or call 260-824-6069 and ask for Laurie.

– Journal Gazette