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.


  • Many factors influence our changing climate
    Many scientists subscribe to the global warming theory (now called “climate change”), but science is not determined by consensus but by facts.
  • Take full advantage of preventive screenings
    The pink of breast cancer awareness month has faded away, but that doesn't mean we should become complacent about the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer – or any other cancer, for that matter.
  • Violence victims deserve a holiday
    After observing another Veterans Day go by, I was happy to see how this holiday has positively progressed over time. A lot of TV commercials had messages honoring our vets.

Cheers & Jeers

CHEERS to the kind, generous person who paid for my and my wife’s lunch at the Liberty Diner on June 6. This was quite a surprise and much appreciated.


Fort Wayne

CHEERS to the far-left JG for publishing a story about Robert J. Dowlut, NRA general counsel and architect of the NRA’s liberal gun campaign. The article proves again that progressive decisions by our courts can provide positive outcomes for its most disadvantaged and foreign-born citizens. And that, my friends, is no 50-year mystery.


Fort Wayne

CHEERS to 100+ Women Who Care Ft. Wayne and Parkview Hospital for the $23,300 gift to The Carriage House – another example of the incredible generosity of the Fort Wayne community!

Also CHEERS to Angela Fraser, one of the fantastic educators at Croninger Elementary School, who worked all summer with my son to make sure he was ready for third grade. Our community is so lucky to have teachers like Ms. Fraser!


Executive director, The Carriage House

CHEERS to the lady in the pale green car in front of me who paid for my breakfast about 9:30 a.m. July 18 at McDonald’s on Washington Center Road. It was a nice start to my morning and it will be paid forward.

JEERS to Glenbrook mall for not letting people watch the Three Rivers Festival fireworks from the parking lot. We have parked there for every show for the past six years. Many other people do the same thing. In all this time, there has never been any problems. This year, much to our surprise, we were told we could not park there, that it was private property. If it is private property, maybe we better stop parking on it during the day to shop in all the stores in their shopping center.



CHEERS to Frank Gray for his fascinating columns in the Journal Gazette each week, and particularly for the one on the B-17. I still have a copy of the outstanding writing covering the visit of Louie Zamperini to Grace College in Winona Lake in September 2011.


Winona Lake

CHEERS to the Chestnut Hills Golf Club staff, especially golf professional Gary Gant and his wife, Joanne, for the fantastic Men’s City Golf Tournament they put on last week. I can safely say the tournament surpassed all our expectations as the course and the hospitality displayed by all at Chestnut Hills made this a very memorable three days of golf and camaraderie.


Fort Wayne

JEERS to the Indiana BMV. A friend broke his leg and went to the BMV for a temporary disability parking placard. He was given one with a “no expiration” tag instead of a temporary one. He or anyone else can now use it forever. How many have they handed out that are now being used unlawfully? I now know why it’s impossible to find an open handicap parking space.



CHEERS to Don Hall’s Gas House and boat captain Matt Jones for providing the boat ride I always hoped would be available in Fort Wayne.

I scheduled a group luncheon at the Gas House that included one of their pontoon boat rides on the river. Jones’ historical narration for the ride was unbelievable. The history of Fort Wayne on the rivers is something everyone, especially Fort Wayne natives, should hear and know. Boat rides on our rivers would definitely promote our city and its history.


New Haven