Letters

Thomas Essex: Community father, a man among men

Thomas Essex: Community father, a man among men

| October 23, 2017

Some men do great things; great men do everyday things that become wonderful and respected by the City of Fort Wayne and the State of Indiana. Mr. Thomas Essex Jr. is such a man. He graciously works hard each day to help solve problems of individuals, families and businesses. He is well-known in Allen County. […]

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Past time to address women’s pay gap

Past time to address women’s pay gap

| October 12, 2017

It is unfortunate that in the year 2017 we are still discussing equal pay for women, but, yet, here we are. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) just released its latest study, which breaks down the gender pay gap not only by state but also by congressional district. Indiana and the 3rd Congressional District (Fort […]

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From the mouths of babes

From the mouths of babes

| October 10, 2017

I was reminded that wisdom flows from the mouths of babes while watching the video gone viral of nine year old Briana pleading with women at an Indianapolis abortion center. A snippet from that that video follows. Brianna pleaded, I am a nine year old, and the voice of your baby right now. “Don’t kill […]

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Observe Fire Prevention Week

Observe Fire Prevention Week

| October 9, 2017

Oct. 8 starts Fire Prevention Week, a national event to raise awareness of fire safety. This year, I’d like to thank local apartment property managers who are helping reduce the number of fires in Allen County by making their properties smoke-free. In addition to the health benefits, there are many other reasons to go smoke-free. […]

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A troubled police department

A troubled police department

| April 26, 2017

Editor’s note: Frost Illustrated rarely publishes letters to the editor that do not indicate a source. But, given the public interest in the issue of police reform and police/community relations, we have made an exception here. We recently received this letter via a guarded email account that asks some interesting questions about local police recruitment […]

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Renewable energy poised for growth as solar bill moves forward

Renewable energy poised for growth as solar bill moves forward

| April 20, 2017

Now that committees in both the Indiana House and Senate have had a chance to hold public hearings on proposed changes to Indiana’s renewable energy policies, the Indiana Energy Association of investor-owned utilities will support the legislation – even though it has changed substantially from what was first introduced. Many of the criticisms about this […]

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The conclusion of the fall election of 2016

The conclusion of the fall election of 2016

| April 12, 2017

The presidential campaign of 2016 displayed and equal distribution of wealth party versus a party that is fascinated by such things as Corvette collections. Voters are poorly read because of the influence of sports and the television. Our minds are becoming incapable of discerning differences—so personalities, rather than issues, dominate. We accept candidates who are […]

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Utter disrespect for southeast Fort Wayne

Utter disrespect for southeast Fort Wayne

| April 4, 2017

The McMillen Foundation defends their decision to demolish the Bowser Pump buildings by stating that they looked for developers over the past 10 years and that the buildings were not worth saving. The buildings would be rated outstanding, according to Indiana Landmarks standards. There was never any real attempt to find a developer. The efforts […]

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Metro Youth Sports no longer at Paul Harding

Metro Youth Sports no longer at Paul Harding

| March 7, 2017

Metro Youth Sports football program will not use Paul Harding’s football field for the year 2017.  Hopefully, EACS system will provide a place where our children can get in action and have fun in their community in after school programs in the near future.  We need drum majors and advocates who can communicate to organization […]

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Utility fairness for Hoosier customers

Utility fairness for Hoosier customers

| March 2, 2017

By State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Buck Creek) This session, I’ve authored a measure to encourage renewable energy generation while bringing more fairness and market sensibility to the way privately owned solar panels and wind turbines are subsidized by other customers. Let me first say that I support renewable energy and authored the original legislation to […]

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