CHEERS to a very special person(s) who purchased my dinner at Liberty Diner between 4:30 and 5 p.m. on Sept. 17. It was such a lovely surprise and made my day.
EDNA KRIDER Fort Wayne
JEERS to the man in the black Lincoln SUV at the Johnny Appleseed Festival (Sept. 21) who flipped off my neighbor and me as well as our four kids (6, 5, 3 and 2 years old). The festival was great, as always, but our kids were tired and ready to go. We had waited more than 30 minutes in the parking lot when this black SUV tried to push its way into line. I had already let several other cars pull out ahead of me, and our kids were getting loud. As I pulled forward and stopped in front of this man, he gave us the rude and uncalled-for gesture. As I moved forward, he pulled out in front of the car behind me, almost smashed the back of my car and ignored the honks and yells he received from the cars he cut off. JEERS to his wife sitting beside him for letting her husband be so disrespectful.
GWEN PURSLEY Columbia City
CHEERS to Animal Control employee Jodi Baird. Rodney Labitzke, a resident at Glenbrook Rehab and Skilled Nursing, needed an emergency home for his beloved cat, Max. Baird has gone out of her way to help with finding a foster home and also brings Max in for visits. As Labitzke said: There are still special people out there.
GREGG FULLER and staff Glenbrook Rehab and Skilled Nursing
JEERS to the Bishop Dwenger football team, which ran to the end zone to taunt the La Salle student section while the La Salle team was waiting at midfield to shake hands after their Sept. 20 game. The game was great, in spite of the downpours. As a La Salle alum, it was a heartbreaking loss in overtime.
I understand emotions run high, and its not uncommon for fans to get rowdy, but to permit (encourage?) such behavior in a Catholic high school team is truly inappropriate.
In a situation that could have turned messy, the La Salle squad patiently waited and conducted themselves like true sportsmen.
Still proud to be a Lancer!
BILL ROCKLIN Cincinnati
CHEERS to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungrys annual banquet and bow shoot on Aug 25 at Izaak Walton in Huntertown. Because of the support from the community, sponsors and silent auction items supplied by generous donors, we were able to raise more than $17,000. That is enough money to provide more than 60,000 meals to area families. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is a local nonprofit organization that works with farmers, hunters and butcher shops throughout Indiana to provide nutritious protein to families who otherwise would not be able to purchase it. Farmers and hunters donate livestock and deer to participating butcher shops throughout the state. The butchers then process the meat for a small fee, which Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pays.
JILL DEVINE Auburn
CHEERS to the police officer I saw changing a tire for a senior citizen on the corner of Lake Avenue and Coliseum Boulevard at 10:45 a.m. on Sept. 23. Im proud my tax dollars are paying his salary.
STEVE SMELTZER Fort Wayne