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.

Several years ago, I wrote a column that tried to put the true meaning of Christmas into perspective. I thought I would reprint this article, in the hope that its message is still as strong as ever today.

Most of us are very familiar with the 1960's cartoon, "A Charlie Brown Christmas", which continues to delight people of all ages to this day.

The story revolves around Charlie Brown's search for the true meaning of Christmas in a world that has commercialized the holiday almost beyond...

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U.S. Representative Mark Souders' Statement

Saddam Hussein's capture will hopefully reduce the tragic loss of life of our soldiers working to build the peace in Iraq. I am deeply thankful for our brave men and women in uniform whose sacrifice; hard work and patience made this happen. While coalition troops ended Saddam's brutal regime in April, the tyrant's elusiveness compelled some former Baathists to wage a guerrilla war against a Free Iraq.

Despite constant criticism, George Bush stayed...

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Greetings! ‑I hope you're enjoying this great holiday season! ‑The snow that comes at this time of the year helps make this a great season. However, sometimes the snow can make it a bit hard to get around. ‑Don't forget that after a major snowfall the Street Department first plows off the major traffic "arterials" such as Bluffton Road, Ardmore, Lower Huntington Road and Engle Road. ‑Then the snowplows move into residential areas. In recent years we've made a major effort to purchase new snow...

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I recently had the honor of accepting an award from the Center for Digital Government, a technology based national research and advisory institute. The City of Fort Wayne placed first in the Center's Digital Cities Survey. The survey honors governments that utilize information technology to streamline operations and deliver quality services to citizens. Last year, Fort Wayne placed third in the survey; in 2001 the City tied for tenth. This year's first place showing is proof that the City...

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Each year as the holiday season is upon us, the Wayne Township staff is fortunate to see the many wonderful efforts of this great community intermingled amongst the hardships being endured by those in need. All year we work with those citizens struggling with job layoffs, plant closings, lack of support payments, disabilities, and other emergency conditions. Families, as well as this office and other organizations, dedicate themselves to putting lives back together and normalizing things as...

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I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends. Around Thanksgiving there was some good news regarding a project important to the Southside and to the entire community.

The owner of Southtown Mall chose not to fight the city's condemnation efforts in court. This opens the door for the much-needed rejuvenation of Southtown Mall to move forward. I suspect that the current mall ownership saw the recent city election results as a mandate for the city to proceed with its...

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