On July 4, an unpatriotic act occurred. The American flag at the Prairie Grove Cemetery on Old Trail Road was stolen from the flagpole. American Legion Post 241 has already replaced it. I would like to commend the thief’s for leaving the POW-MIA flag on the pole. It is outrageous that someone
The history and timeline for Philo’s Fusion story was taken from Mrs. Farnsworth’s book, Distant Vision, and I used her story because during our interview in the summer of 1993, the clarity of her mind and humble honesty was beyond question. That meeting was arranged by one of Philo’s
State Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Garton (R-Columbus) announced the appointment of State Senator David Long (R-Fort Wayne) to the Government Efficiency and Financing Study Commission.
The General Assembly formed the commission during the 2004 session with a bill authored by Long. The commission
The Fort Wayne City Council has recently begun discussions about how to deal with the makeup of Council districts in the face of the pending Aboite annexation. They are right to deal with the issue now. With the annexation, the Fourth District, represented by Dr. Tom Hayhurst, would absorb the entire
If you decide to leave your job, you’ll have many issues to consider and some financial decisions to make. One of the most important questions you’ll need to ask yourself is this: What should you do with your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan?
Fortunately, you have several
Plans Underway for Veteran’s Stand Down & Healthy Cities Health Fair
Wayne Township is proud to announce that the 14th annual Healthy Cities Health Fair & 8th Annual Veteran’s Stand Down will once again be held at our main office located at 320 East Superior Street. This event
Recently there’s been quite a bit of controversy regarding the route of the Three Rivers Festival Parade. After the parade route was changed over 500 residents of the West Central Neighborhood Association signed a petition asking the TRF Board to resume routing the festival parade down W. Wayne
The First of Five
During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”
Surely, this was some kind of joke. I had
Roanoke Baptist Church, two and one-half years after a devastating fire which destroyed their facilities, has purchased the Lafayette Central School at Exit 1, I-469, for a permanent home. They plan to add a large new auditorium onto the school in the not-too-distant future. Plans are to move the
What is your number?
A man approaches God and says, “God, when you look at me what is the number?” God replies, “The number is 20,279,520.” The man goes away stunned. Ten years later he returns and says, “God, look at me and tell me the number.” God replies,
The new word is… mondegreen, and it means garbling something you hear in such a way as to change it into something else that seems to make sense. If you’re an odd word collector like me, this one is fun.
“Mondegreen” comes from the garbling of an English ballad some years ago.
Where are the old TV & Radio broadcasters of yesterday?
Bob Sievers, Mr. WOWO, has been retired from radio since 1987, and living with his lovely wife (Harriet) and their pet dog Mae Me.
I ran into Dick DeFay the other day at Dollar General, in Gateway Shopping Center, off of Goshen Road. He’s
One of my favorite Bible passages is Proverbs 3:5-6.‑ I thought about that passage, and others as well, when I was at St. Joe Hospital recently to visit a very dear friend who was about to undergo surgery.‑ I was having flashbacks to the time when I was there as a young boy, recovering from surgery
St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative to host Hoosier Riverwatch volunteer stream monitoring workshop July 30 in Auburn
The old song calls for us to go “down by the riverside,” and this year more Hoosiers will be heeding that message. Hoosier Riverwatch, a DNR/Purdue University sponsored
This week’s “Here’s To Your Health,” is a continuation of Step Seven taken from Bill Wilson’s book, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.” True, most of us thought good character was desirable, but obviously good
WIZARDS OFFICIAL SCORERS, WHAT A PAIR
You are watching a Wizard’s baseball game and the scoreboard flashes E-6. Who made that decision? It certainly wasn’t made by the shortstop.
Two Mikes, Mike Jewell and Mike Maahs make all scoring determinations at the Wizards games. An official scorer
At sporting events, during the playing of the National Anthem, Old Geezers hold their caps over their hearts and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and believe in them. Old Geezers remember World War I, the Depression, World War II, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They
The Old Days
I think that I have become an old fuddy-duddy, as my mother used to say. I don’t know when the change occurred, but it seems like I was young, and before I knew it, I had turned the corner. I wouldn’t have noticed it but things keep happening that I see as incorrect. Remember
The $1,653,000 expansion of the Waynedale Branch Library is ahead of schedule reported Michael Clegg, Branch Operations Manager. Once the expansion is complete, there will be access from the front and the rear of the building. There will be expanded parking facilities and the building will increase
One of the best summertime pleasures is the annual family reunion. There is nothing as heart-warming as getting together with kinfolk and friends who have their roots in the same common soil. Many of us grew up together and share the memories of long-ago people and places.
This time of year the pink
Dr. Walker comes to Brooklyn Medical Associates after his completion of residency with the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. He is a 2001 graduate from Indiana University School of Medicine. His Bachelor of Science was completed at Manchester College.
Dr. Walker was born in Fort Wayne and grew
Thirteen-year-old Kalene Powell will again represent Northern Indiana in the sixty-seventh running of the All-American Soap Box Derby. The race is scheduled to start at 10:00am at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, July 31. She won one of the coveted seven positions in the Super Stock Rally
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Hello again, everyone,
So much has happened since I last wrote. I’ve had some especially interesting cultural experiences over the past few weeks. Here’s what I’ve been up to….
I changed my plans while in Zanzibar. It was very rainy on a couple of the days I’d planned