Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

Dear Cindy,

Thanks so much for the great Chanukah article. You did a great service for the community in featuring it on the front page. Your support in this endeavor is very appreciated and helps to make our goal of equality and understanding more achievable.

Seasons greetings to you and yours,

Jeff Gubitz, Executive Director

Ft. Wayne Jewish Federation



This was written two weeks after the September 11th terrorist attack. We're the proud Grandparents of the author...


Oooooooohhh I just have to tell you where I've been; Lord knows I have enough people telling me where to go. OK, I've been to the Ponderosa for Sunday dinner and I can't say that I was overly impressed with their service, or their food, but I can say our waiter was such a dear. He made me/us feel right at home. He fetched and carried for us with such a pleasant cute little smile and he was there if we needed anything at all. He got us extra napkins when we had to clean up Wayne and kept our...


"But the angel said to him: 'Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John... And he will go on before the Lord....'"
—Luke 1:13, 17a

"But the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.'"
—Luke 1:30-31

"But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a...


It Happened On New Year's Day


With New Year's Day approaching this gives us a chance to think about what happened in the United States on this day.

1781 Congress issues 191 million dollars in paper currency, (Continentals). Later the expression would surface, "Not worth a Continental."

1808 The law prohibiting the African slave trade goes into effect.

1815 The Battle of New Orleans starts. The War of 1812 was over but Andrew Jackson didn't know this.

1818 The American Journal of Science...


It seems to me that crime has increased in our lovely normally serene little town of Waynedale, Indiana. Robbery is up, vandalism is up, and people around me are asking me what to do about it. I tell anyone who asks, to join the NRA, purchase a firearm, learn how to use it safely, and then practice with it at a shooting range at least once a month.

The next question is usually, "What kind of firearm?" I tell them, "You don't have to be an expert marksman with a shotgun but get what you feel...



A couple of weeks ago I indicated to someone that if I could, I'd enlist today and help my country track down those responsible for killing thousands of innocent people in New York City and Washington, D.C. But I'm over 50 now and the Armed Forces say I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 35 to join the Army. They've got the whole thing backwards. Instead of sending 18-year-olds off to the fight, they ought to take us old guys.

In fact, you shouldn't even...


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