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.

It’s hard to think of a profession that has a greater impact on our future than teaching. Indiana has a long tradition of excellent classroom instruction, and our part of the state is no exception.

Earlier this year, Jean Russell, who teaches at Haverhill Elementary School within Southwest Allen County Schools, was named the Indiana Teacher of the Year. I commend Jean for her hard work and tremendous passion for teaching. With her 25 years of teaching experience and numerous prior awards and...

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On Saturday, December 12, the Wayne Township Trustee Office will be holding its Fourth Annual Holiday Celebration from Noon to 4pm. We are having it this time at the newly remodeled McMillen Center at 3901 Abbott Street. In years past we enjoyed the party in Waynedale at the Roller Dome South, but as they have closed this past year we are now looking forward to our big bash at McMillen.

This year’s celebration at the McMillen Center will feature fun activities like bounce houses, mascots from...

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City of Fort Wayne leaders and organizers and sponsors of this past spring’s Dragon Boat Races/Riverpalooza event recently presented a check for $10,000 to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

We’re honored to be able to assist Cancer Services in their efforts to make a meaningful difference for individuals and families in our community. Fort Wayne is fortunate to have organizations like Cancer Services who work each day to improve the quality of life for those experiencing...

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Because of Indiana’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and strong budget reserves, Hoosier employers will be relieved of a burdensome tax on hiring next year.

During the height of the Great Recession, most states across the nation relied on millions of dollars in federal loans to pay unemployment benefits to citizens who had lost their jobs­­. Indiana was no exception.

Facing a flood of unemployment claims, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) needed $2.2 billion in...

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Each morning as I walk through our lobby greeting clients, I see a wide range of emotions. Some people are showing the stress of the hard circumstances that have brought them to our office. Others, who have been rolling with the punches for awhile, carry a tougher exterior. But just as often I will be taken aback as I talk with someone whose voice and demeanor tell me that, despite hard times, this person is glad to be alive. They have a softness and a quiet cheerfulness that seems contrary to...

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Traffic light/signal improvements
You may have noticed new traffic signals with black backgrounds popping up in Fort Wayne as 3,000 traffic signal heads at 320 intersections in Fort Wayne, New Haven and other parts of Allen County will have the new look, which makes the lights easier to see during a sunny day.

The new LED lighting fixtures are replacing existing LEDs that are at the end of their lifespan. The lights are the new safety standard from the Federal Highway Administration...

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