THIS DAY IN HISTORY: February 28 in photos

1936 - Ice jammed the St. Joseph River on Feb. 28, 1936, threatening the structure of the Paper Mill Bridge. The old iron bridge was limited to one lane of traffic, and the approach from the west includes a sharp dogleg in Washington Center Road. A new bridge was built to replace this one, connecting Washington Center and St. Joe Center roads and straightening out the traffic hazard. The new bridge was officially opened to traffic Dec. 4, 1963.
1994 - Christopher Penix takes a nap at the new Butler Community Day Care Center, Inc. Friday afternoon. A group of volunteers started the day care center for the residents of Butler.
1994 - Roberta Patton, a fourth grader at Butler Elementary School, finishes her homework in the hallway. The SDI announcement is projected to increase enrollment in the Butler School system.
1995 - Tom Schneider and Shannon Aeschliman dance at the Homestead dance marathon.
1995 - Instead of putting some cereal in a bowl with milk, put it in these Macadamia Stuffed Mushrooms which contain crushed Special K.
1996 - Congregation members from Rev. Jordan's Church protest the treatment of one of their members who ahd some problems picking up her dry cleaning at the business last week.
1996 - Greg and Marianne Moser overlook their 25 x 50 ft. swimming pool in their house, complete with a waterslide coming down from the master bedroom balcony. Their 15,000 sq. ft. house in Jay County is one of a kind.
1997 - New drama minister Thom Hofrichter is putting on the nostalgic family drama "Conversations With My Father" at First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne.
1997 - South Side High School boys basketball players Anthony Macon, left, and Cameron Stephens motion for their teammates to join them after being presented with the IHSAA secional championship trophy at Memorial Coliseum.
1999 - Registered nurse Ron Sheets gives a patient medication on the second floor of Parkview Hospital. Sheets worked as a finance manager for a car dealership before deciding to go to nursing school in his 40s. There is a national and local shortage of qualified male nurses.
2000 - Sherry R. Fowlkes, an Inspector for the City of Fort Wayne Weights and Measures Department, demonstrates how she checks a gas pump to make sure it is dispensing the proper amount of fuel at the Marathon Gas Station at 1721 E. Tillman Road.
2000 - Fort Wayne Police officer Michael Griffith searches a shoplifting suspect before taking him to jail, Monday night.
2001 - IPFW sophomore volleyball player Rhyen Staley places a steam vacum cleaner on the shelves of the stockroom at the Target store on Stellhorn at Maplecrest.
2002 - Firefighter Todd Prindle shows off the sirloin tip roasts he has been cooking for the evening meal at Fire Station 1 Thursday.
2003 - The Komets' goalie Pokie Reddick came off the injured reserve Friday night and stopped this shot by Rockford's Jeff Antonovich during the second period.
2003 - Vickie Follis had her son Sgt. Jason P. Burns, 22 kiss this Marine Corps pendant before he shipped out for Kuwait. She vowed to wear it until his safe return.
2005 - Park Center retiree Larry Curtis, left, returned Monday to fill out his paperwork to be a volunteer with Park Center Volunteer Services Coordinator Anne Shirmeyer.
2006 - Ducks take off from the marsh on Engle Road near the Smith Road intersection at sunset Monday evening.
2006 - Fort Wayne Newspapers groundbreaking ceremony for the new presses with Mayor Graham Richard speaking.
2008 - Concordia High School's Choir Director, Tim LaCroix, rehearses with his A Cappella Choir Thursday. The choir will go on tour from March 4 to 9 preforming in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
2011 - Mike Dale helps his son Jesse dale,5, with his skates Monday at Headwaters Park. Monday was the last day of the season and also a free day for the ice skating rink. Dale says he and Jesse usually come on Wednesday which was the kids skate for free day during the regular season.
2014 - Aydra Anthony, 4 1/2, of Columbia City, loves to play with her doll babies and to dance. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It took months for her parents, Jim and Abbey Anthony, to get a correct diagnosis for their daughter. Indiana has only six pediatric rheumatologists, all of them at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Two of them travel to Fort Wayne to see patients such as Aydra every three months.
2015 - Chris Annis, of Spokane, Wash., right, defends the goal along with Larry McGuaghy, of Birmingham, Ala., during a demonstration of goalball Thursday morning at Turnstone. The men can’t see the ball, but bells inside it allow them to track it with their hearing.
2017 - This building at 800 Glasgow Ave. was once the Wayne Home Equipment factory, but the city plans to buy the property for $272,500 and raze the structure to make room for the entrance shaft into the $200 million tunnel that, when complete in 2021, is expected to reduce the discharge of untreated sewage into the rivers by 90 percent.

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