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.

On Friday September 6, 2002, together with Circle of Faith, Hot 107.9, WAJI 95.1 and News Channel 15, I announced the official observances in celebration of our democracy and in tribute to those whose lives were lost on September 11, 2001.

I welcome this opportunity for our community to come together to honor the memory of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack on our country. We also remember the values of tolerance, understanding and unity as we look forward together. It is our...

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In 1992, the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program was created by the State of Indiana, and Fort Wayne was selected to be a pilot city for a support site. At that time, the Wayne Township Trustee Office was chosen to be its host agency, and our duties included overseeing the financial matters and providing professional guidance when needed.

What began as a citywide program flourished into a regional one, now encompassing eight counties in northeastern Indiana. It has grown so much that, like...

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This will be a short article this week.

 

I read with genuine delight recently that the Allen County Commissioners are planning to televise their meetings. My hat goes off to Commissioners Marla Irving, Linda Bloom, and Ed Rousseau. The more access our government provides to our citizens, the more informed our citizenry becomes, and therefore, the better their government serves them.

Having been a City Councilman for eight years, I am totally familiar with having your meetings aired on TV...

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On August 14, 2002, Fort Wayne had the honor of receiving a visit from Governor Frank O'Bannon. The purpose for his stop in Fort Wayne was to announce a federal grant that will help extend a portion of the Rivergreenway. The grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation and administered by the Indiana Department of Transportation, will provide $275,250 that will be used to construct a portion of the Rivergreenway that will connect Swinney Park to Rockhill Park.

"These projects make...

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I would like to take this time to thank Pastor Gary Miller, Betty Rekeweg and the entire Health and Caring Ministries team of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church for the chance to work together on our second prescription drug savings card sign-up. Mount Calvary provided the volunteers and their wonderful new facility, which helped us provide a valuable service to the people in this community who need and deserve it most. I commend them for their enthusiastic outreach efforts. I had a chance to...

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Fort Wayne's Neighborhood Code Enforcement office has a big job—-and a tough job. That office receives thousands of calls every year from disgruntled citizens who are fed up with the dilapidated property next door or down the street. NCE deals with the small percentage of property owners who consciously or unconsciously decide that it's right for them to allow their business or home to fall into disrepair or for trash to collect on their property. A few of those individuals can't really...

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