I was raised in the small town of South Whitley just 25 miles west of Fort Wayne and moved to Fort Wayne almost 25 years ago. I now live in the historic West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
I am retired and love gardening, crafts of all kinds, working on my home, and collecting books for my small library.
I have loved politics for decades and have a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D.
Category Archives: Rivers
In a reversal of disastrous Bush Administration policies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning an aggressive review of permit requests which would allow mining companies to blow the tops off mountains in West Virgina and Kentucky. Mountain top removal … Continue reading
River front development in Fort Wayne, for the most part, is a phantom dream, and we should accept this fact. Our City – and anyone who knows me understands that I love this City and where I live – sits … Continue reading
Tuesday night’s City Council chambers became the scene of the classic Not in My Backyard (NIMBY) nonsense that tends to surround the location of many group homes and shelters. While many genuflect and pay homage to helping others through shelters … Continue reading
Quite some time ago, I wrote about Thieme Drive and the St. Marys River, both of which are within a few dozen feet of my front door. In July 2003, we experienced what was labeled a “100-year” flood event with … Continue reading
Randolph County commissioners have made a decision to impose a moratorium on CAFOs. Recall that originally the county planning commission had voted to allow 75% of Randolph County agricultural land to be open to the construction of CAFOs. The ordinance … Continue reading
We have had quite a bit of rain in the last week – either in the form of light snow, rain, or ice. Since I live right across from the St. Marys River, and I flooded in July 2003, June … Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing today in Gary on its objections to a proposed state permit on the amount of pollution U.S. Steel can discharge into Lake Michigan. The EPA blocked the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination … Continue reading
Randolph and Jay Counties have led the state’s expansion in adding swine last year to the area. Randolph County received permits to add 126,866 animals and Jay County received permits to add 47,800 animals. That trend is continuing based on … Continue reading
Even though dozens of residents oppose the proposed ordinance, Randolph County commissioners do not care. The County Commissioners are on the way to adopting an ordinance proposed by the Area Planning Commission that would create a new intensive agricultural district … Continue reading
SAVE THE VALLEY V. EPA – FEDERAL COURT SLAMS IDEM FOR IGNORING THE CLEAN WATER ACT AND THE IMPACT OF CAFOs
Those who support CAFOs argue that Indiana and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) have been good stewards of CFO and CAFO management, yet the federal district court for the southern district of Indiana has found otherwise. The case … Continue reading