Allen County news briefs: Events, results and more


Maumee cannon

is March topic

The legend of the brass cannon found in the Maumee River will be the March program for the Woodburn Historical Society.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Woodburn Branch Library, 4701 State Road 101 N.

Dick Loney, of Fort Wayne, will present the program. Loney served in the Army Special Forces — the Green Berets.

Cornerstone serving

fish and chicken

Cornerstone Youth Center will host its seventh annual fish and chicken strips dinner from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 24. The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for youth 6 to 10 and free for children 5 and younger. Cornerstone Youth Center is at 19819 Monroeville Road in Monroeville.

Burns Catering &Fish Fry will provide the fish and chicken. All meals will include a baked potato, applesauce or coleslaw, dessert, roll and butter and beverage. Drive-thru and carryout are available for adult meals only, but drive-thru meals will feature coleslaw rather than a choice between coleslaw and applesauce. Drive-thru meals will also include two cookies and choice of all fish, all chicken or half fish and half chicken.

Cornerstone needs volunteers to help bread fish, direct parking, clean tables, etc. People able to assist that evening should call Volunteer Coordinator Kevin House at (260) 623-3972, ext. 182.

Woodburn dinner

is all-you-can-eat

Woodburn Lutheran School will host its annual spring fish and chicken strips dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. Friday, March 24. The cost is $11 for ages 11 and older, $6 for ages 4 to 10, and free to ages 3 and younger. Carry-outs are available. The school is at 4502 State Road 101 North, Woodburn.

For more information, call (260) 632-5493.

Drama at Pathway

set at Last Supper

Pathway Christian Church will host the drama “One of You Will Betray Me” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26. The drama lasts about one hour. Pathway is at 12732 Spencerville Road, Harlan. A free-will offering will be accepted.

In 1970, a group from Simpson United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne began presenting a drama based on the Last Supper. This drama has been presented every Lenten season since 1970, up to six times a year in northern Indiana, western Ohio and southern Michigan.

The drama is based on a 1954 work by a North Carolina pastor, the Rev. Ernest K. Emurian. Each of the disciples tells something about their life with Jesus.

A drama spokesman said offerings defray expenses, with any extra money donated to the needy. For more information on the group, or the full schedule, visit //

Other dates on the local schedule are:

March 19, Common Ground, 6555 N. Piqua Road, Decatur. 7 p.m.

April 2, Covenant UMC, 10001 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, 7 p.m.

April 9, Southwinds COC, 3410 Dicke Road, Fort Wayne, 7 p.m.

April 14, St. Joe COC, 115 Jefferson St., St. Joe, 7 p.m.

Sacred elements

available all day

Harlan United Methodist Church will observe Maundy Thursday by offering the elements at worshippers’ convenience, from 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Maundy Thursday, April 13. Also known in Christian faiths as Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus’ final meal with his disciples, a biblical event that has become known as the Last Supper.

Harlan United Methodist Church is at 16434 State Road 37, Harlan.

The Rev. Robert Klopping, pastor, will bless the elements at 6 p.m. Individual cups and blessed bread will be available in the sanctuary. Klopping said the convenience is intended to accommodate the varied schedules of worshippers. Klopping said he had favorable response to a similar program at his former church in Evansville.

Klopping also will lead a brief service at about 9 a.m.

4-H Clubs frying up

fish and tenderloin

Allen County 4-H Clubs Inc. will hold a fish and tenderloin fry, carnival and silent auction fundraiser on Saturday, March 25. The event will take place at the IPFW Alumni Center, 1528 E. California Road, across from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. The dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. or until sold out.

The meal includes all-you-can-eat fried fish or breaded tenderloin, baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce, roll, assorted desserts and a beverage. Meal prices at the door are $10 per adult, $7 for children ages 6-12, and free to children age 5 and younger. All carry-out meals are $10. Reduced price advance tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and are available at the Purdue Extension – Allen County Office, 4001 Crescent Ave. on the IPFW campus in Fort Wayne.

A carnival with games staffed by 4-H club members will be available from 4-7 pm. Tickets for the games cost 50 cents each or unlimited play wristbands cost $7. Silent auction bidding will be open from 4-6:45 pm.

Proceeds from this event go to Allen County 4-H youth programs.

IPFW to host jobs

and internship fair

IPFW will host its annual Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, March 23, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Walb Classic Ballroom, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. The Industry Fair is free and open to IPFW students, alumni and the public. Students who attend will receive lunch and a free gift, while supplies last.

More than 50 companies in the industries of business, leadership, government and nonprofit will be on campus to recruit for more than 1,000 open positions. Attendees should arrive early and park in Parking Garage 3 (marked P3 on the campus map) on the north side of campus, near the St. Joe Road entrance.

The free IPFW Career Fair Plus App features the full list of employers, company overviews, open positions, and an interactive floor plan. The app is available for download on any Android or Apple device. The final list of employers will be available soon on the university’s Career Services website.

Employers wishing to reserve a table at the event should contact IPFW Career Services at (260) 481-0689, or email

‘Memories of Mom’

is just for daughters

Visiting Nurse has invited the public to attend Memories of Mom on Saturday, May 6, at The Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center, 5920 Homestead Road, on the Visiting Nurse campus in southwest Fort Wayne.

This daylong retreat is offered at no charge to any daughter who has experienced the loss of her mother and is a day for daughters to reflect, remember and reminisce about their mothers. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. and ending by 4 p.m. The program will feature presentations on grief, the mother-daughter relationship and healing through music with Visiting Nurse’s music therapist Emily Paar.

Lunch will be served, and there will be time to focus on self-care. Seating is limited. Register by May 3, by calling (260) 461-3261.

Heritage FFA gets

Brodbeck donation

Heritage High School’s FFA chapter received a $500 donation from Brodbeck Seeds. The chapter plans to use the donation to offset costs for leadership conferences and to help educate children in Adams and Allen counties about agriculture.

Heritage FFA adviser Chris Hall explained that each year the chapter hosts 1,500 kindergarten students at a farm in Hoagland for an agricultural tour. “We see the kindergarten tours as a ‘Farm to Fork’ event. The kids come from area schools and the FFA students teach them about agriculture in order to show them early on where their food comes from,” Hall said.

The donation stems from a drawing at the Brodbeck Seeds booth during the 2017 Fort Wayne Farm Show. Drawing winner Randy Schlaundroff selected Heritage FFA to receive the donation.

Schlaundroff and Brodbeck Seeds representative Dan Meyer were at Heritage to help present the donation. Hall and fellow adviser Mike Shirey and several FFA members were on hand.

Club says thanks to

ski event backers

The Fort Wayne Ski Club thanked several local businesses for their support of the Toucan Snow Adventure IX, which the club sponsored.

Club President Michael Ehle thanked Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning, Rogers Electric, Sunny 103.9, Lima Road Dentistry, Haller &Colvin Attorneys at Law, Fort Wayne TinCaps, 96.3 WXKE and the Ski Pole.

“With the help of these businesses and 53 skiers and snowboarders, we raised $1,404 for Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, and 119 pounds of food for St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen,” Ehle said in a statement.

The Toucan Snow Adventure was held Feb. 11 at Timber Ridge Resort in Kalamazoo, Mich.

4-H archery class

May 4 to June 17

Allen County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will host an archery class open to all youth in grades 4-12.

The first meeting will be Thursday, May 4, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., at the Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne. All other meetings will be Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon at the Allen County Fairgrounds, on Carroll Road. Those dates are May 6, 13 and 20, and June 3, 10 and 17.

The cost of the program is $40 per child which includes state and county enrollment fees, and archery project fee. All equipment is provided. This series will teach safe handling of archery equipment, proper care of equipment, shooting techniques and ethics of good shooters. Instructors are certified through the Indiana 4-H Shooting Sports Program of Purdue University and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

The class is limited to the first 30 participants who have registered and paid. A minimum number is required to hold the class. Required registration with payment is due April 20. For registration information or any additional questions, contact Barb Thuma, Extension educator 4-H Youth, Allen County Extension Office, at (260) 481-6826. Materials also are available at