Waynedale Business

If you're like most investors, 2001 has been a year you'd just as soon forget. Even before the tragedy in September, the stock market had been slumping - and it's been volatile ever since. As a result, you may be considering selling some stocks at a loss this year to improve your tax situation.

Your investment losses are tax deductible - to a point. You can use your losses to offset any capital gains you may have achieved, plus $3,000 of income. This capability can prove quite useful to you...

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Joseph W. Walburn, Certified Public Accountant, announces the opening of his firm, Walburn Financial Management, Inc. in Constitution Hill Office Park, 6349 Constitution Drive, Fort Wayne.

Joseph was born and raised in Fort Wayne and is a graduate of South Side High School and Indiana University School of Business. Joe worked four years for a respected, local C.P.A. firm before starting his own.

A traditional accounting and auditing firm, Walburn Financial Management, Inc. provides clients...

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Plans have been finalized for a NEW HOUSING PARTNERSHIP with Community Connections a Division of Pathways of Huntington, Indiana a non-profit CHOTA joining Ideal Suburban Homes, Inc. a development company from Decatur, with Wells Fargo Bank, Rural Development of the USDA and the Indiana Finance Authority and Ideal Realty to bring affordable homes to the surrounding areas. Through the partnership Community Connections recognizing the great need for start-up housing in rural communities will...

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New Owners of The Waynedale Bakery (l to r) Christine Miller, Hal and Fran Clinger learning baking secrets from Bonnie Harris.

Bonnie Harris of the Waynedale Bakery recently announced that she has sold her business to the Clinger family. Bonnie, who purchased the Waynedale business four years ago says she will be taking some "Bonnie Time". She plans to do a bit of traveling and work on the landscaping around her new home. Bonnie and her husband, Bob, made many improvements to the bakery over the last years, including adding a lunch counter for those interested in a wholesome, delicious lunch in a short amount of...

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Now that holidays are over, the lucky ones among us will soon be headed to their winter homes. If you're one of these "snowbirds," consider yourself fortunate. But before you go, you need to take care of a few things, apart from packing your golf clubs and sunscreen. Specifically, you'll want to ensure that your financial situation is in good shape while you're gone.

Here are a few tips for helping you do just that:

• Open a checking account. Trying to pay for something with an out-of-town...

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Allen County Commissioner Linda K. Bloom began a yearlong term as President of the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002. Bloom is the only woman ever to hold the position, having also served as President during 1998. Commissioner Ed Rousseau led the Board during 2001. As President, Bloom will lead the board in its weekly legislative sessions and serve as its spokeswoman.

Commissioner Marla Irving will serve as Vice President and Commissioner Rousseau will serve as secretary....

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