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Waynedale Politial Commentaries

What are your Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana politicians working on for you? Local, regional and state wide politics can be found here written by your elected officials.

COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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The West Nile Virus continues to be a public health problem in our community at this time. I feel that the Allen County Health Department has been very proactive in doing everything possible to control this epidemic. It is still important to wear protective clothing such as long sleeves, etc. and to wear mosquito repellent during outside activities—especially during the evening hours when mosquito activity is at it's peak. There's been quite a bit of discussion in the media about mosquito...

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MAYOR GRAHAM RICHARD

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On October 3-5, 2002, the City of Fort Wayne will be hosting the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC). RNNC is a collaboration of neighborhood leaders providing guidance and education through seminars, workshops and trade show.

The conference will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center and nearly 500 delegates from 19 communities in our region will attend workshops and presentations on the following subjects that revolve around the theme "Revitalizing Neighborhoods and...

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THE VOICE OF THE TOWNSHIP

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Fall is here and winter is quickly approaching, which means we are preparing for the heating season. This time of year is typically very busy for us here at Wayne Township. We are proud to be sponsoring our third annual Community Partnership Summit on October 24th, which is a gathering of all of the social service agencies and benevolent organizations that assist people with their utility bills. The Summit offers an opportunity for these agencies to share information about their funding...

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

 

This article will focus upon two subjects: the first, a source of pride that I am sure is shared by most of us; the second, a pet peeve of mine that I hope is shared by others.

First, the issue of pride. This week, the Allen County Courthouse is being rededicated after a major renovation that has spanned a number of years and no small amount of frustration. What we have, in the end, is an historic treasure of national significance, a courthouse that may...

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FROM THE DESK OF SENATOR DAVID LONG

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By the time you read this article, September 11th will have come and gone (I am writing this on September 6th). God willing, the day will have been peaceful and without incident. Hopefully, we will all take the time to reflect on what has happened during the past year, where we and the world stand today, and what is to come.

I am disturbed by the dialogue surrounding the issue of how to deal with Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi threat to the stability of the Middle East. In our nation, there is...

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COUNCILMAN’S CORNER

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In my last column I wrote about recent problems with criminal activity in the neighborhoods north and south of Sandpoint Road between Ardmore Ave. and Bluffton Rd. The most common crimes are thefts from cars as well as thefts from yards, homes, and other private property. The Ft. Wayne Police Department's Southwest Division under the guidance of Deputy Chief Doug Lucker has definitely stepped up patrols in that area in an effort to prevent crime or at least to arrest criminals as soon as...

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