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.

An Andi Boggs Novel #1
by Amanda Flower Zonderkidz
978-0-310-73701-8, HB
224 pages
Andora "Andi" Boggs isn't the only Andora Boggs in Killdeer, Ohio.

After their parents' sudden deaths, twelve-year-old Andi and her older sister Bethany arrive in Killdeer to live with their zany aunt in a house that has belonged to the Boggs family for decades. Andi is cleaning the attic with her new friend, Colin Carter, when they discover an old trunk labeled "Andora." Andi and Colin dig...

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If your bucket has a hole in it, get a new one.

Thomas Jefferson
April 13th is Thomas Jefferson's birthday.
The following is a quote by John F. Kennedy.
"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

Father Jeff
Father Jeff is quite a guy,
I really like his Mass.
His entire parish also does,
Because it's pretty fast.
(Sorry Lord I really didn't want you...

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On March 8, we observe International Women's Day, a celebration of women's economic, political and social achievements. Yet women everywhere still face challenges — and here in the United States, one of their biggest challenges may be to gain the resources they need to enjoy a comfortable retirement. So, if you're a woman, what steps should you take to make progress toward this goal?

Your first move should be to recognize some of the potential barriers to attaining your financial freedom...

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A long time ago (2004-2007), the CW aired a show that combined the hard-boiled detective of film noir classics and the teen drama that drew viewers to its primetime lineup. It was Nancy Drew meets Dick Tracy. The result was Veronica Mars, a gone-too-soon cult classic built on sharp dialogue, a fierce heroine, and a supporting cast of unique characters to love or love to hate. Last year, series creator Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell, the actress behind the titular character, launched a Kickstarter...

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Do cuckoo clocks drive you cuckoo or nuts?

Occasionally, I read about people who take a year or so off to find themselves. Hmmm, I wonder where they lost themselves. I never lost myself. Maybe it's because I'm pretty good at finding myself...even when I'm not lost.

Blue Laws
Indiana is the only state where you can't buy carryout beer, wine, or booze on Sunday. These laws, (blue laws), were started by the Puritans in the 1600s, who wanted to make sure everyone attended church on...

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Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security? The answer probably depends on how old you are — but whatever your age, you'll want to consider the best way of incorporating Social Security benefits into your retirement income strategy.

Of course, if you have several decades to go until you retire, you might be wondering if Social Security will even be there for you at all. The basic issue is that the Social Security system is experiencing a sharply declining worker-to-beneficiary...

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