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.

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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The neighborhoods of Fort Wayne were truly in the spotlight last week, as the City hosted the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC). More than 350 neighborhood activists and government leaders from throughout the Midwest gathered in the Summit City to share ideas on how to encourage and sustain community development.

What better place to have such an event than right here in Fort Wayne! Because of the unique nature of this conference, we were able to showcase our City in a way most...

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Last month, the Salvation Army asked us to join them in enrolling eligible Medicare recipients (seniors and the disabled) into the prescription drug saving card programs. On Thursday, October 17th between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, my staff will be at the Salvation Army (2901 N. Clinton St.) to help applicants complete the forms, make photocopies of the necessary documents, and mailing them to the pharmaceutical companies. This sign-up event is open to everyone who may be eligible: Must be...

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The widening of Interstate 69 in the Fort Wayne area has suddenly become the source of much interest as the project heads toward its beginning point sometime in the Spring of next year. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) recently held a public hearing at Homestead High School to inform the people of Aboite Township about the project, including the disruption that will be caused by the rebuilding of the Aboite Center Rd. bridge over I-69. The bridge must be reconstructed to...

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