You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.


  • Claim of Iraq WMDs is a bipartisan blame game
    Will the Journal Gazette letter-writing political hacks ever tire of blaming George W. Bush for all of Iraq’s problems; e.g., Tim Tiernon’s letter in the July 17 issue. Tiernon apparently has a short memory.
  • Intelligence, instinct beat diversity in firefighting
    Is Fire Chief Eric Lahey a firefighter or a social engineer? I think he should be fired. There is no other way to deal with someone who is as blinded by race as he obviously is.
  • Among Hoosier politicians, ambition tops common sense
    We used to be rather proud of Indiana and its hardworking, common-sense people. Maybe not so much anymore.There are those among us who want to rewrite our nation’s Constitution.

Cheers & jeers

JEERS to the person responsible for cutting more than four pages out of a beautiful library book at the Dupont Branch called “Shabby Chic.” I recently returned a craft magazine containing the same mutilation, nearly 10 pages ripped out. How can anyone treat our great library system like this? Wouldn’t you be angry if someone treated your property this way?


CHEERS for the awesome mail delivery staff we have in Monroeville, and to Barb Howard for delivering our Journal Gazette every day (as well as for throwing Mom’s paper by the door this winter).


CHEERS to Edith Kenna for her piece, “State’s shameful neglect of its greatest in need” (March 10). As a longtime advocate for the underserved and uninsured, Kenna is with Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan. It is shameful that our governor and politicians do not value the health of all our citizens.


CHEERS to Jeremy and Angie Lewis, my next-door neighbors, for cleaning off my sidewalk and driveway. This act of kindness was greatly appreciated. Also, CHEERS to firefighter Rick Dolson and his crew for cleaning off my sidewalk and driveway in the last snowfall. God bless station No. 1 “B” shift. I will never forget.

HERB EDWARDS Fort Wayne Retired firefighter

CHEERS to our wonderful neighbor, John Phillips, for clearing the snow from our driveway this winter. We appreciate all you have done for us.

DON and PAT PAPPERT Fort Wayne

CHEERS to Mike Davis for being a fine gentleman and a class act. Davis, of the North Side Redskins basketball team, gets my nod as displaying the qualities of a good sport. Basketball can be very competitive, but Davis showed his kindness and good sportsmanship in their home game against Carroll recently.

It was a great game to see!

North Side ran into foul trouble and also had an injured player sidelined. Carroll showed a lot of strength hanging with North Side.

Near the end of the game, a Carroll player was hurt and on the court for several minutes. When he was finally able to make it to the dressing room, Davis went over to him, shook his hand and said something (encouraging, I’m sure) to the player.

When the game is over and soon forgotten, certain memories stand out.