Daniels gets a bonus for learning his job
In a day when Hoosier families struggle to make ends meet and the per capita income in Indiana is $24,497, the trustees of the publicly funded Purdue University gave Mitch Daniels a bonus of more than $58,000 for six months work learning the job he was hired to perform. More than double the annual income of most Hoosiers. Shameful!
We, the hard-working, tax-paying citizens, many of whom never receive a bonus for years of work mastering a job, should demand the resignation of Daniels and the entire board. If they had any sense of decency, they would have hung their heads in shame and resigned already.
KEVIN R. BOYD Fort Wayne
All veterans deserve military memorial
We were recently honored to be invited to a personal memorial for Jerry Chlebus, a Marine veteran. The memorial was on the north side of Witmer Lake on July 20.
Chlebus had passed away April 6, and his wishes for a military funeral were not honored.
Some of his neighbors thought that Chlebus, as a veteran, deserved a memorial – not just a memorial, but a military one.
The honor guard consisted of members of the VFW Post 2749 of Kendallville and the American Legion Post 381 of Rome City. They came on a hot Saturday afternoon to properly honor Chlebus for his service to his country.
Many men and women like this often take their time to honor veterans. They are members of American Legions and VFWs all over Indiana and the United States. They believe that if you served your country by being in the military, you deserve a proper memorial when you die.
Do you know anyone else who does this for our veterans? Do you do this for our veterans? Does your post have any honor guard? There are some posts that cannot do it for one reason or another. There are many posts that do this on a regular basis, not just for their members but for any veteran.
Please consider supporting these posts or maybe joining them to help in this cause.
TOM and MARLENE KELLEHER Waterloo Post 178 Garrett
Byron staff grateful for community’s kindnesses
Byron Health Center would like to thank the Fort Wayne Newspapers Three Rivers Festival staff as they were quick to accommodate our special requests for both the parade and the bed race. We would also like to thank I-69 Trailer Center for their donation of a trailer for our float in the parade. The trailer afforded us the ability to create a float that communicated our theme: Memories Made Here for 47 Years with great ease. We appreciate all that festival staff and the I-69 Trailer Center did to make our residents and staffs experiences at the festival joyful.
We would like to thank The Hagerman Group for donating landscape bricks and building materials used to complete the Byron Health Center Family Fire Pit at Friendship Corner. We would also like to thank Upstate Metal Recycling for donating a piece of piping which serves as the fire pits inner wall. The fire pit was created using a portion of the old water tower next to the Allen County Fairgrounds off Carroll Road; the tower was taken down last October. Byron residents and staff will enjoy many evenings around the family fire pit at Friendship Corner.
JOHN DREBENSTEDT Byron Health Center