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Cheers & jeers

JEERS to The Journal Gazette, which labeled John Travolta a “loser” March 8 for mispronouncing Idina Menzel’s name at the Oscars, even though he publicly apologized the next day. Ironically, this “loser” label was placed next to an item that seems to give a pat on the back to the New York Times for correcting itself for misspelling a surname in an article – 160 years ago. Apparently, print journalists are allowed to make mistakes but famous actors are not. Let it go!

C.J. CORD Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the nice couple who stopped and helped me after I fell on the ice. They helped me to my car so I would not fall again. Thank you very much for everything you did for me.


CHEERS to the kind, generous person who paid for our breakfast at Rich’s Café. Their generosity was such a wonderful act of kindness and was greatly appreciated.

KATHLEEN MOELLERING and KAREN MARONEY and staff and residents of Lutheran Life Village Fort Wayne

JEERS to Fort Wayne Community Schools board member Lisa Olinger for voting against extending the school day an hour due to missed snow days. Is she a devil’s advocate or simply obstinate and uncooperative?


CHEERS to the anonymous donor of $600 to the “Steps for Isla” benefit dinner at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in February. Many other donations from the community were made as well.

MICHELLE KIDD Preschool director

CHEERS to the people who helped to get us through the winter: the postman and Tom Kirk, who put The Journal Gazette at the door every morning; and especially to Alex W., who showed up after each snowfall with the snow blower to clean the sidewalks and driveway out of the kindness of this heart. Seniors do appreciate the help!


CHEERS to the person who wanted to remain anonymous who paid for all of our dinners at the Eagles #248 after our Korean War Veterans Indiana Chapter One board meeting. All of our veterans appreciate any act of kindness shown to them.

MARY ANNA ROEMKE Publicity director Korean War Veterans Association Indiana Chapter One

CHEERS to our wonderful neighbor. Mike Vaughn has plowed out our drive as well as some of our neighbors’.


CHEERS to the mail delivery lady, who never missed a day during our brutal winter weather; and to the Journal Gazette paper delivery gentleman who puts the paper at my doorway early every morning so I can reach it easily. I am blessed in so many ways.


CHEERS to our wonderful neighbor, Chris Dove, who has been very faithful about clearing the snow from our driveway this winter. We are very blessed to have him watching out for us.