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Columns

  • Ousting Assad a NATO duty

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perrycountynews.com

     

    At the front, it’s unfathomable to imagine a leader in modern times deploying toxic gases, even amid a civil war. Many news sources point out that the tide was turning toward Assad’s favor in Syria and the tactic was meant simply to instill terror.

    What he did is reprehensible. And with that in mind, the strikes by American Forces can be applauded, especially for people who couldn’t protect themselves.

    However, that is where accolades cease.

  • Syrian strike an abandonment of policy BRIAN D. GRAY

     

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    I see it already, Republicans going after former President Barack Obama to be the blame for this past week’s gas attack on Syrian civilians by Syrian president Assad.

  • Phone snub, an offence made by all ages

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    The hackneyed idea that younger people are always on their phones and don’t engage in as much in-person communication as previous generations is not accurate and the blame within the complaints is foolishly misrepresentative of the population as a whole.

  • Trump’s order may fall short on EPA rollback

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist

     

    With the stroke of a pen last week, President Donald J. Trump undid all of the progress his predecessor had made in fighting climate change.

    Or did he?

    Rolling back the clock on environmental regulations was certainly the president’s intent.

    “I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulations,” Trump said during a signing ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Plant symbolism often religious

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Plants have long been associated with symbolism. When the masses needed to be influenced, it was more effective using plants and flowers to explain the mysteries of the world because most people were illiterate. You may not have been able to read the words but you certainly could have related to the lessons taught by using flowers as symbols.

    Christians were very good at this when explaining Christ’s life.

  • Packages delivered by the air: one step further from science fiction

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    Potentially uplifting the customer’s online shopping experience, or a catastrophic letdown? We see both sides as Amazon steadily makes strides toward improving its proposed Amazon Prime Air delivery system, in which drones would deliver packages weighing less than 5 pounds to customers within 30 minutes or less.

  • Weather lore of old

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    I was in freshman German class at Heritage Hills High School and on one Saturday morning in a 1980s hog lot, I practiced my toddler language on a couple of old German farmers.

    I was learning that their German dialect, passed on from the mid-1880s hadn’t kept up with the modern German I was studying in school. The pronunciation was especially different. One farmer grabbed his suspenders and frowned in disappointment as a I counted to 20 in German.

  • WBC, sound off

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    March Madness or just plain maddening? No, It’s not the NCAA basketball tourney that’s got me writhing. Baseball season is upon us, too. But in the anticipation of the crack of the bat, the gear up seems like such a let down.

  • The power of positive attitude

    Eric Kehl

    Guest Columnist

     

    Editor’s Note: This article is one in an occasional series of columns on work ethics. It was written by Eric Kehl of German American.

     

    Whether you are a student studying for your education, a volunteer working to support your community or an employee in the workforce, your attitude towards your task at hand means absolutely everything. 

    Nowhere is your positive attitude more appreciated by others than when you are at work.

  • Why the need to be mean?

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Social media is a great thing but in too many instances it has a dark side: a coarsening of the public discourse. Simply put, people who regularly talk to one another, even strangers, politely when face to face, aren’t as civil to one another when communicating electronically.