The board of the Dunkirk High School Alumni Association has has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s alumni banquet.

The banquet had been scheduled for May 16. 


Adams Memorial Hospital will be offering an diabetes prevention program starting April 30.  The program is specifically designed for people that have pre-diabetes or for those that believe they are at risk for diabetes or have a high A1C (5.7-6.4%).

The class series consists of multiple one-hour sessions starting on Thursday, April 30, at the Adams Memorial Hospital Strickler Cancer Institute in the Strickler Library.  

The Strickler Cancer Institute is the building adjacent to Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur. Two session times are being offered, a day session from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or an evening session from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

To register or get more information, contact Lisa McAfee, RN, at (260) 724-2145, extension 11107.  Participants must be 18 years old or older. 

Interns sought

Rep. Jim Banks (R-3rd District) is accepting applicants for the summer and fall internship programs in his Fort Wayne office.

His office has full-time and part-time internship opportunities available. College students or recent college graduates are preferred. 

These internships are designed to give students an inside view of how a congressional office functions on a day-to-day basis. This program is a great opportunity for students seeking a deeper understanding of the various branches of government and how they interact.

These positions will also allow students to work with congressional staff to support daily office functions. 

Interns will interact with constituents, answer phones, and perform administrative work such as filing, emailing, researching federal regulations and legislation, and word processing. All work is performed in an office environment and requires interaction with staff members and the public.

While priority is given to residents of Indiana’s Third District, all applicants will be considered.

Students interested in an internship should send a resume, writing sample, and cover letter to:


Kindergarten roundup will begin at the end of this month.

The annual pre-registration for prospective kindergarten students for next school year will begin March 31 at Bloomfield Elementary School.

 Redkey and Westlawn elementary schools will have kindergarten roundup April 1, with East Elementary School to follow April 2. 

Doors will open at 8:45 a.m. on all three days.

Students must be at least 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 in order to be eligible. to attend kindergarten next fall. For more information, phone (260) 726-9341. 

To speak

Donnie Foster, author of “Face Down” and an inspirational speaker, will be featured at a “Take Back Our Community” event at The Rock in conjunction with the Portland Police Department on May 2.

Foster, a former drug dealer and enforcer who served time in San Quentin, Folsom, Corcoran and Pelican Bay prisons in California, will speak at 6 p.m.

From 4 to 6 p.m., the Portland Police Department will be serving free chili and hot dogs in the church’s parking lot at 1605 N. Meridian St., Portland.

There will be a bounce house, live music, informational booths and the Jay County Sheriff’s Office’s train ride for kids.

For more information or to become involved in the event, contact Portland police chief Nathan Springer at  (260) 726-7161.

No March

Saturday Night at the Village at Swiss Village Retirement Community has been canceled for Saturday, March 14, and the rest of March.

Events are expected to resume on Saturday, April 11.

To speak

Wayne Township Trustee Jim Brewster will be the featured speaker at a March 24 meeting of the Mississinewa Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Jay County Historical Museum at the end of East Main Street, Portland.