The Journal Gazette
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:00 am


Fort Wayne/Allen County

Batters and Bidders fundraiser set

The 10th annual Batters and Bidders, the largest annual fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, will be at Parkview Field during the Fort Wayne TinCaps-Peoria Chiefs game Thursday. Event doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a 7:05 p.m. game time. Last year's fundraiser drew over 500 attendees. 

The event includes food, drinks, the game, fireworks and an auction with 175 items presented in 120 packages. For the first time the auction will be open to the general public, who can access the items online directly at or through the club's website home page at

Dupont's final paving begins today

Beginning today, road crews will begin work on the final paving of Dupont Road between Lima and Coldwater roads. 

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with occasional closures as equipment shifts from one side to the other.

Additionally, traffic signals at several intersections will be set to a red flash and should be treated as a stop sign for all vehicles. Additional stop signs will be placed at Radbourne Drive, LaCabreah Lane, and Dupont Crossings. Motorists will experience delays and are encouraged to avoid the area and use alternative east and west roads such as Carroll and Wallen roads.

The entire project is set for completion this fall. Up to 25,000 vehicles use this stretch of Dupont Road each day. 


Kendallville airport gets grant

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $150,000 infrastructure grant to the Kendallville Municipal Airport. Mike Jansen, president of the Kendallville Board of Aviation Commissioners, said Thursday the grant will help finance the construction of a $1.1 million jet aircraft hangar that will house three planes. Last year, the airport received an FAA infrastructure grant for $759,826 for the hangar project.

The latest grant was among $477 million in FAA infrastructure grants awarded to 264 airports in 44 states. Indiana airports awarded grants include those in Elkhart, which will receive $150,000 for perimeter fencing, and Marion, which will receive $750,000 for the construction of a taxiway. 

– The Journal Gazette

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