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.

At the time of this writing the Three Rivers' Festival is underway and appears to be a great success. There have been many varied activities with considerable emphasis on events appealing to kids. Earlier this week there was an unfortunate incident involving a handgun at the TRF midway. The police investigation is currently in progress. I was happy to see what appeared to be a good turnout at later festival events despite the shooting episode. I'm a firm believer that we can't allow criminal...

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The revitalization of Southtown Mall is under way. Menards recently broke ground on its more than 225,000 square foot store at Southtown Centre. The new store is expected to open in March 2006. The Menards groundbreaking sends a message that Southtown Centre is a reality and will be an excellent retail location. We appreciate Menards' commitment to our community. Hundreds of jobs will be created, and the Southtown area will once again be an outstanding asset.

New site infrastructure...

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A Township for All Seasons...A Summer of Service

 

With Community Service projects benefiting the citizens of this great area all throughout the year, the Wayne Township Trustee's Office has truly become a township for all seasons. During the fall, the Veteran's Standown and Healthy Cities Health Fair provide health screenings, food, and clothing to local residents. During the winter months, the Wayne Township Trustee's Office "coat give-away" provides an alternative for those clients who do...

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The City of Fort Wayne has hired Brent Johnson to oversee the development, design and building of the Regional Police and Fire Training Academy at Southtown Centre.

"We are pleased to have Brent lead the effort in building a world class public safety training center," said Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard. "Brent's extensive military experience will be a great asset to our community."

Most recently, Johnson was the director of the school of human resources and administration for the United...

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Rather than answering questions about public concerns on video gaming machines in Allen County, information provided by the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission provides greater evidence that recent crackdowns are designed primarily to protect Indiana's gaming industry, according to State Representative Ben GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne).

In response to a Freedom of Information request filed by GiaQuinta, officials with the commission sent the lawmaker an anonymous letter complaining about the...

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I'm sure you've heard quite a bit about the recent City Council debate regarding whether to purchase bins for residential trash pickup in Fort Wayne. After a fair amount of discussion City Council voted 9-0 for the city to switch trash pickup from the current system to a semi-automated system using bins. The benefits of these containers include portability, as well as, less trash on the streets and in the alleys than with the current system. Citizens will be able to request either a 96 gallon...

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