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.

Some of us have been fortunate not to have experienced the death of a close family member or friend in our lives. Many more of us, however, have known the pain and sorrow associated with the loss of a parent, sibling, child, or friend.

My father passed away in May 2001. Though he lived in California, I was able to visit with him twice within a four-week span. A week after the last visit, he passed away. The fact that I took the time to see him despite an extremely busy schedule is something...

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As you have probably heard, the local US Post Office recently sent a letter to many postal customers asking that mailboxes be moved from the front of homes to the sidewalk. One of the ZIP codes affected by this request is the 46809 area which includes much of the "Waynedale News" reading public. It is my understanding that this measure is designed to protect our hard-working postal workers who haul thousands of pounds of mail up and down steps every week. As I understand it, moving mailboxes...

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The arrival of autumn means many things, cooler weather, fall festivals and Halloween haunted houses, just to name a few. But the most prominent feature of this season is the changing of the leaves.

However, there is a price to pay for those beautiful fall colors: raking, bagging and collecting leaves. Fortunately, the City of Fort Wayne is here to help. The Street Department will run its leaf pick-up program through December 20.

Leaves will be collected in the Waynedale area the weeks of...

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Once again, for the third year in a row, we are hosting the Veterans Stand Down and Healthy Cities Health Fair. It will be held on Friday, November 1, between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM, at the Wayne Township Trustee Office located at 320 E. Superior Street. Healthy Cities provides a variety of health screenings and immunizations to adults who are uninsured or underinsured. In addition to these health services, homeless and near homeless veterans can receive warm clothing, blankets, and meet social...

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With the November elections a mere two weeks away, it seemed appropriate to turn this column's attention to a race that affects the entire Waynedale and western Fort Wayne area. I am talking about the race for Wayne Township Trustee. This contest features the incumbent, Republican Matt Schomburg, against the challenger, Democrat Bob Kennedy. I admittedly don't know Mr. Kennedy very well, but I do know Mr. Schomburg, and the job he has done the past four years, so I thought I'd talk about that...

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Earlier this month a very successful event occurred in Fort Wayne. Several hundred community activists including many from your city participated in the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference. There were many sessions where neighborhood leaders had the opportunity to share ideas and experiences. There was also plenty of time for the attendees to visit many sites around Fort Wayne such as the Coliseum, Grand Wayne Center, our libraries, and our great parks. I attended some of the events...

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