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.

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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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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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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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

 

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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