by Phyllis Pond
Before our country’s independence in 1776, settlers escaping religious persecution and tyrannical rule came to the New World. They were the first pioneers to make up the very fabric of the United States. Since our country’s inception, brave men and women, spanning every generation in American history, have stepped up and defended our inalienable rights. To honor those who served in the most recent conflicts, a special organization has been created as a means to show appreciation to veterans for their service and sacrifices for our country.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:31
by Bobby Cox
Recently a newspaper article has been written about a change in the by-laws of the Indiana High School Athletic Association which speaks directly to attempted undue influence exerted upon students below the level of grade nine and their parents. While I appreciate the attention this initial coverage has brought to this topic, its flavor is tainted with inaccuracies that need to be addressed.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:37
THE POND REPORT
by State Representative Phyllis Pond
There is a program offered by the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs which offers the opportunity for veterans to get their high school diplomas. Some of our fellow Hoosier veterans have dropped out of high school in order to serve and protect our country during such tumultuous times in our nation’s history. Their devotion to our country and nobleness, at a such young age, deserves the highest recognition.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:13
by Marci Jefferson
FORT WAYNE - Winter break may be over but winter is just setting in over Northwest Allen County, and kids are hoping for many weekends of snow-filled fun. We’ve already had more snow than last year, and the sunshine won’t return for several more months. Remember to instruct your kids to heed a few winter safety precautions until then.
You know to walk carefully over icy pavement, but many Northwest neighborhoods boast drainage or decorative ponds that are now frozen. Kids need to know to keep away because sometimes they’re only partially frozen, and many are quite deep. Most neighborhood associations prohibit ice skating for good reason, so follow the rules. Familiarize yourself with lifesaving devices installed at some ponds in case of emergency.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 January 2013 14:16
by Mark Underwood
The holidays are a festive time of year, but many people feel too stressed to enjoy the season. They may have too many deadlines, too much shopping to do, or they are juggling too many holiday-related things and not getting enough sleep.
Holidays are a special time of year, but we often place enormous burdens on ourselves by trying to get things “just right.” After all, the holidays come around only once a year. Unfortunately, many people feel this way: “Don’t tell me that worry isn’t good for you. I know better. The things I worry about don’t happen.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 14:22