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Cheers & jeers

CHEERS to Boy Scout Troop 33, ACE Recycling, and the Southwest Allen County community for dropping off more than 45,000 pounds of electronics during their recycling event June 15 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. More than 225 tons of electronics were kept out of landfills in the four hours donations were accepted.

KIM HODSON Troop 33 committee member

CHEERS To the man who was mowing his lawn who called police to come and check on me on June 20. I had the awful experience of having a medical emergency while driving. In my confused state, I ended up on Princeton Avenue. I was a missing person for more than 90 minutes. I never had a chance to get names of the kind man, the police officer and the paramedics who came to my aid.


CHEERS to the Fort Wayne Derby Girls for another great season. These ladies work so hard and give back to the community. They are such great people.


CHEERS to Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter volunteers Jana Powell and Laura Storie for organizing The Longest Day event on June 21 at Sarah Jane’s Yarn Shoppe in Fort Wayne. The shop owners, Linda Yovan, Sally Rang and Lori Miller, embraced this idea and ensured its success. Also, thanks to so many facilities, restaurants and companies for their generous in-kind donations. This combined effort raised more than $1,000. From 6 a.m. until 9:15 p.m., more than 80 knitters participated to raise awareness and funds for care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

ANN HATHAWAY Northern Indiana director Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter

CHEERS to the nice young man who paid for our evening meal June 17 at the Burger King at Scott and Illinois Road. We thanked him often and sincerely at the time, but he obviously didn’t want it to be a big deal. It wasn’t the amount of the total bill that was an issue, but his quiet demeanor that was very impressive. His generosity will be forwarded in kind.

M.A. FOELBER Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the TinCaps staff and management for hosting the League for the Blind & Disabled at the June 22 Tin Caps game at Parkview Field. It was an historic event as it was the first time in the history of the park that an interpreter was featured on the big screen and in the stands for the game and the National Anthem. We know how much this was appreciated by the deaf community.

DAVID A. NELSON President/CEO League for the Blind & Disabled

CHEERS to all the members of the 122nd Fighter Wing, and anyone else responsible for the Heritage Airpark near Baer Field. It is an excellent tribute to all who have served our country, and our community. It is an asset to the city and a must-see for all.

CHEERS to the men and women of the Fort Wayne Street Department for the excellent patching of our local streets – smooth with no speed bumps. Thanks also for keeping us safe in the wintertime. I appreciate what you do because I used to do it myself.

JEERS to the city of Fort Wayne for reducing benefits for these same employees, along with others. There’s enough money in the budget to light up a local bridge like a Ferris wheel, but not enough so that employees can keep what they have earned.