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Letters to the editor

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 8:40 am

Media dropped ball in not going to Dallas

The local media in Fort Wayne fumbled the ball on one of the biggest sporting events in Fort Wayne history.

Neither paper, nor any TV outlet, went to Dallas to cover the Lester Patrick Award that was awarded to Fort Wayne legend Bob Chase. The Patrick Award is one of the most prestigious awards in all of sports, not just hockey. It is a safe bet that no one from Fort Wayne or the state of Indiana will be awarded this honor in the foreseeable future.

While I will not belittle the efforts of any sports writer at The News-Sentinel, it seems that the coverage of Saint Francis football sells any papers, and if I never read another word about the never-ending reports about Notre Dame football, it will be too soon.

This man, Bob Chase, has been recognized by the whole of North America for helping to spread the word about hockey, and his kind words during those broadcasts about Fort Wayne and its hockey community have brought honor and recognition to this area for 50 years.

Shame on The News-Sentinel and the rest of Fort Wayne media for this poor effort concerning coverage of this award.

Mike Stuckey,

Komets fan since 1966

Get out the local vote

As elected officials in the city of Fort Wayne, we want to encourage you to exercise your right to vote in the upcoming national and state election on Nov. 6.

Statistics show it’s likely that less than half of Fort Wayne residents will vote. You may believe that your vote doesn’t count or you may feel disengaged by the political process.

It’s important to know that decisions that are made at the national and state levels have a direct impact on our local community. Regardless of your political affiliation, federal and state laws and policies on funding, transportation and mandates, to name a few, are felt in Fort Wayne and can influence our quality of life and business climate.

Your participation in our democracy is essential. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you as we work together to make Fort Wayne a growing and vibrant community. We look forward to seeing you at the polls on Nov. 6.

Mayor Tom Henry,

City Clerk Sandra E. Kennedy,

City Councilman Marty Bender,

City Councilman Dr. John Crawford, City Councilman John H. Shoaff, City Councilman Tom Smith, City Councilman Russ Jehl, City Councilman Thomas F. Didier, City Councilman Mitch Harper, City Councilman Geoff Paddock, City Councilman Glynn A. Hines