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.

Good News!! The most recent crime statistics are out for the City of Fort Wayne. Total crimes are down 2.5% for the 1st 5 months of 2004 compared to a similar period last year. This is a significant development, especially considering the sluggish national and area economy! There continues to be a significant problem with larceny involving thefts from vehicles, gasoline "driveoffs", thefts from garages and backyards, etc. Be sure to secure any and all personal belongings to prevent your...

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Dear Waynedale News Readers,

 

I want to take this time to share with you updated information about the progress of the demolition work ongoing at Southtown Mall. A contract with a demolition contractor will be signed after the bond anticipation note (BAN) has been issued. A contractor has been tentatively selected, subject to satisfactory discussion about timelines and other variables. The tentative contractor stated that they will complete demolition of the future Menard's area within 140...

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The essential function of the Wayne Township Trustee's office is to provide emergency assistance for those in need. Networking with other agencies and sharing program information greatly expands opportunities for these citizens and helps to maximize community resources. Indiana's "Hoosier Rx" is financed by Tobacco Settlement funds and covers most prescription drugs as well as insulin.

Eligibility requires that you be 65 or older and not have any prescription drug coverage through an...

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1982 File Photo courtesy of Fort Wayne Journal Gazette President Reagan helping kids sandbag in Fort Wayne during the flood of ‘82.  He gave residents a ‘pep talk’ convincing them that they would get past this.

As of this writing, which is Monday, June 7th, the country is in the midst of a retrospective look at the life and times of former President Ronald Reagan. He had, of course, disappeared from public view for the last decade as a result of his contracting Alzheimer's disease. Somehow, he managed to live with the disease for ten years, but as with everyone else who contracts this cruel illness, he had long since lost the ability to recognize his friends and family, including his life's companion...

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I've received quite a few calls recently regarding disturbances in the Lakewood Park area near Gio's on Bluffton Road. There have been problems with noise, cars damaging private property, trash on private property, etc. Except for occurrences on Gio's property such as noisy patrons on Gio's parking lot, etc., it's often very difficult to determine whether the problems reported to me and the police department are or are not related to that business. With those thoughts in mind I've talked not...

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Dear Waynedale News Readers,

 

The time has come to take a serious look at traffic improvements for Time Corners. This is one of the oldest shopping centers in our community and the growth of residents on the western edge of Fort Wayne and the surrounding subdivisions has severely strained the roadways that were designed for much lower traffic volumes. With the Ardmore Road extension nearing completion, the time is now right for Time Corners.

The City Engineer's Office will hold a public...

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