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Posted on Fri. Feb. 22, 2013 - 12:01 am EDT

Briefs: Zoo opening set; kestrel program; 1913 flood stories wanted

Remembering the Great Flood

This March marks the 100th anniversary of the Flood of 1913, which swamped Fort Wayne and much of the Midwest, leaving hundreds dead nationally and massive damage.

Do you have any stories, photos or artifacts relating to a family member who was affected by the flood or came to the aid of others impacted by it?

Share your story by sending it to us in 200 words or fewer, along with any photos, by March 1 to, with Flood of 1913 submissions in the subject line. You also can mail your story to The News-Sentinel, C/O Sheryl Krieg, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Include your name and phone number so we can verify the information. By sending photos, you give us permission to archive them for future use.

For any questions, call 461-8290.

Theater airs adapted ‘Wait’ quiz show

A stage version of the Peabody Award-winning quiz show “Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! — Live” will air at 8 p.m. May 2 at Coldwater Crossing, 211 W. Washington Center Road.

Broadcast from New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, “Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! — Live” will feature all the fun and games of NPR's popular radio show — adapted for the stage and broadcast live on the big screen. Host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell will lead this special event, accompanied by panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett as they play the quiz in front of a live audience.

Tickets for “Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! — Live” are available now at participating theater box offices and online at! wait-wait-dont-tell-me-live/ buy.

Zoo opens April 20

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd., announced it will open for the 2013 season on April 20. Admission rates are $13.50 for adults, $10.50 for seniors ages 60 and older, $8.50 for ages 2-14 and free for ages 1 and under and zoo society members.

Festival looks for participants

Huntington's Heritage Days festival needs participants for the bed race, which will take place at 6 p.m. June 22 in front of Huntington North High School. Entry deadline is June 14. Entry forms are available at Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, 305 Warren St., or online at

Kestrel presentation

Jeff Canada, Indiana Audubon Society Conservation Committee Chair, will present a program about the kestrel, America's smallest falcon, and the American Kestrel Partnership 2-3 p.m. March 3 at Limberlost State Historic Site's visitor center in Geneva. Participants will have the opportunity to see a live kestrel. The free program is sponsored by the Stockbridge Audubon Society and the Limberlost State Historic Site. Donations will be accepted, and refreshments will be served.

— News-Sentinel staff reports

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