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CHEERS to the kind person(s) who bought the dinner my sister and I had enjoyed on Christmas Eve at Texas Roadhouse. What a delightful surprise to be waiting for our bill to then find out that some generous soul had already paid for it. We intend to pay it forward.


CHEERS to Allen County and Whitley County for partnering to resurface West County Line Road from U.S. 24 to Bass Road. Several areas on this road were very bumpy and dangerous.


CHEERS to all of the newspaper staff who reported to work to ensure that newspapers were printed and distributed. A special shout out to our wonderful carrier, James Sandman, for doing such a great job in these horrible conditions, plus for always being conscientious about his delivery schedule. I love to start my morning with a cup of coffee and reading the newspaper.


CHEERS to Brain Balance for serving as a collection site for donations to U.S. troops; to all members of the Fort Wayne community and surrounding areas who generously donated items; and to Gander Mountain for again supporting the collection drive for the troops and their many customers who donated to the cause.

ALISON R. MANSFIELD Founder, Operation U.S. Troop Support, Inc. Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the angels in my neighborhood. They cleaned the snow off my driveway and sidewalks. Thank you, angels, whoever you are.


CHEERS to the three exceptionally kind men who helped to free my car from the snow. I don’t know their names, but they were on Berkley Avenue, Maysville Road and Repton Drive. Words can’t express my gratitude.

M.J. COX Fort Wayne

CHEERS to all our neighbors. We moved to Ludwig Park Addition last April. I broke my back and leg falling in November. Our neighbors across from us have cleaned up my leaves this fall and shoveled my driveway while I’m still recovering. What a blessing it is to be in a neighborhood that really care about one another.


CHEERS to my friend “Stew” Grotrian for coming to my rescue. I was stranded in my home for three days and the snow in my driveway was four inches or more. It was frozen from the cold. I just had thumb surgery and was unable to remove the snow. Stew called and said he was coming over to clean out my driveway. Three hours later in 10-below-zero temperatures, he cleared my drive.

RON D. HOLLE New Haven

CHEERS to a wonderful couple who on New Year’s paid our tab at Triangle Park restaurant. We just conversed and chatted, not knowing them. What a wonderful gift.