Allen County news briefs


Midwinter barn sale has German food and drink

Park Edelweiss at 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Fort Wayne, will be the setting for a two-day, midwinter barn sale sponsored by Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. The public is welcome to shop the 2-story sale at the barn, to make tax-deductible donations, and to buy German food and drink.

Spaces are available for rent. Contact Patti Knox at (260) 444-3634 to reserve a spot.

Safe Sitter class enrolls for April 5

Lutheran Children’s Hospital has announced the 2017 calendar of Safe Sitter Essentials classes. Sitters hone safety skills and child care basics. The first class is scheduled for April 5, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne.

Students must be at least 11 to participate. To register, contact Lisa Pearson, RN, at (260) 435-2699, or by email at More details are available online at

Winter art show at Crestwoods

Crestwoods Gallery will celebrate its 5-year anniversary with “A Winter Wonderland of Art” artist reception from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.

The public is invited to meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and help Crestwoods celebrate. About 20 artists working in all mediums contributed to the winter exhibit.

Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery is at 314 N. Main St., Roanoke. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., or by appointment. Call (260) 672-2080.

Bishop Luers plans

Winter Homecoming

Bishop Luers High School will host Winter Homecoming on Friday, Feb. 17. The junior varsity boys play basketball at 6:15 p.m. The varsity game is at 7:30 p.m. The Class of 1966 will be recognized at about 8:30 p.m. during halftime of the varsity boys game.

Casa dinners will be available from 4:30-7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Dinner orders are requested in advance. The adult dinner includes a choice of spaghetti and meatball or lasagna with meat sauce, salad, bread and cheesecake. Cost is $8 for reserved dinners. The children’s menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, bread and cheesecake. Cost is $4 for children 10 and under. Contact Judi Mathieson at or call (260) 415-4387 or Kathy Skelly at (260) 456-1261, ext. 3142. Casa dinners are available at the door while supplies last at $10 for adults and $6 for children, ages 10 and under.

Bishop Luers High School is at 333 E. Paulding Road, Fort Wayne.

Luers registers next freshmen

Bishop Luers High School is accepting freshman applications through the website at

The online application process is found through the Admissions page. Enrollment began Feb. 6 and will continue until spots are filled.

Questions should be directed to Jenny Andorfer at (260) 456-1261, ext. 3139.

Home &Garden Show in season

The Fort Wayne Home &Garden Show will celebrate its 44th year in 2017, with hours March 2-5 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 62 or older, and free to those under 14. Coliseum parking is $5.

Get details at

The show draws more than 650 exhibitors each year, with specialties in contemporary home and garden products and services. Home and garden experts also present seminars.

USF reaches out to Saint Joseph’s students

The University of Saint Francis is one of several area colleges and universities reaching out to help those affected by the recently announced suspension of operations at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer.

USF is offering assistance through two special transfer awards designed for Saint Joseph’s College students. These funds will be granted over and above the university’s existing transfer awards: SJC Transition Award, up to $9,500 per year; and SJC Housing Award, $1,000 per year.

Award details and how the SJC Core credits transfer to USF is available at Students and families looking for more information can visit, email or call (260) 399-7700, ext. 8000.

Program helps veterans become job-ready

Operation: Job Ready Veterans will conduct a free four-day seminar Feb. 20-23 at the WorkOne Northeast career center in Allen County to assist military veterans in transitioning to the civilian workforce.

The sessions, which are also open to eligible spouses of veterans, members of the Indiana National Guard or Reserve, spouses of Guard or Reserve members and military caregivers, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Lunch will be provided.

To register, call Manny Gonzalez at the Allen County WorkOne Northeast career center in Fort Wayne at (260) 446-3970; email him at; or visit the center at 201 E. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne.