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.

President Bush has repeatedly expressed his interest in helping seniors with the high costs of prescription drugs. I, too, have a deep concern for people who are elderly or disabled and cannot afford their medications. Recently, several pharmaceutical companies have taken a step in the right direction to help these citizens get the medicine they need. Two pharmaceutical companies are selling their brands of drugs at a flat-fee, and seven pharmaceutical companies have joined together to offer...

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As many who read this column are aware, there are many businesses in the "Waynedale News" area that are very important to local residents. In fact, one of the many appealing qualities of living in this area in addition to the low crime rate and the generally nice folks is the possibility of doing any necessary grocery shopping or dry cleaning or gassing up the family car or truck after traveling no more than 3 or 4 blocks. A prime example of this convenience is a popular local business, Scott's...

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Pawster Park

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has a new amenity planned for the southwest quadrant of the city. A portion of Foster Park West will be set aside for a dog park. The new pet-friendly area will be located by the softball diamond off of Winchester Road.

Pawster Park will be a fenced-in area that will allow responsible dog owners an opportunity to let their dogs run off a leash legally. City Council has already approved an amendment to the City ordinance that governs...

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As many of you know, the Governor has called for a Special Session of the State Legislature, to begin on Tuesday, May 14th. Indiana's constitution, under Article 4, Section 9, allows the Governor, and only he, to call a Special Session if, in the Governor's opinion, the public welfare shall require it. By law (IC 2-2.1-1-4) the length of the Special Session may not exceed 40 days. That means that this Session cannot last longer than June 22nd. However, the Governor can simply keep calling us...

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As I regularly note at this time of the year an important holiday isn't too far off. Memorial Day is an important opportunity to say "Thank You" to all of our U.S. war veterans who sacrificed so we would have the opportunity to live in a free country. I'm convinced that without the efforts of our servicemen and women we would be living in a vastly different world without our present freedoms. I'm also convinced that we will be challenged in the future....perhaps not by Nazi or Communist...

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When I started as Trustee in 1999, I developed a mission statement for the Township, with the help of my supervisory staff. The full version can be found on any of our literature, as well as the website, but for the purposes of this article, I'd like to just quote the last part of it: "...the Trustee's office is dedicated to forming strong working relationships with community resources that share its advocacy of providing the knowledge, the means, and above all else, the commitment of...

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