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.

Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll and I recently announced that the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Park System with a free, community party in Headwaters Park East on Tuesday, July 28 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Our world-class park system makes us unique and it's one of the reasons why the quality of life in Fort Wayne continues to impress everyone. I'm looking forward to celebrating the 110th anniversary with numerous events that our...

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This year Memorial Day comes as early in the month as it can, on Monday, May the 25th. The United States has been observing that holiday on the last Monday of May since 1971 when the "Uniform Monday Holiday Act" made several national holidays land on Mondays to give workers a three-day weekend. Before that Memorial Day came on May 30th.

I learned from the Veteran's Administration website that Memorial Day or Decoration Day, an official day to remember those who died while in the service...

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The Indiana General Assembly has officially adjourned "sine die," signaling the conclusion of the 2015 legislative session.

From the outset, I joined with other state leaders in calling for this to be an education session. Indiana's school kids are the future of our state and it is imperative that we fund their needs. We must also provide our teachers with the necessary resources to help our students reach their full potential both inside and outside of the classroom.

Lawmakers worked...

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I recently announced positive progress is being made in the City of Fort Wayne's riverfront development efforts, including the first grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

At a news conference on April 23, community leaders joined me to provide a status report on the initial steps being taken to enhance the City's riverfront. At the same time, Jane Gerardot, chairperson of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, announced an initial grant...

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As I write this it is May 1, 2015, and the Public Library is holding "A Day In Allen County" when everyone is invited to take pictures anywhere in the county and send them in. "We want to capture what is going on throughout the entire community, so pictures can be of people at work, children at play, sporting events, weather and blooming flowers, homes and buildings, traffic scenes, hikers and bikers and people just hanging out." The library will keep these pictures on file, as they have done...

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Ryan Keuneke

Publisher's Note: In the interest of public education of local politics and to encourage voting, The Waynedale News offered all of the candidates in the upcoming primary election the opportunity to share their biography and goals for the office that they are running for. This came with the stipulations that they were not allowed to degrade other candidates or current policy, and they were required a minimum advertising budget for The Waynedale News area. Staying true to our non-bias news and...

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