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Columns

  • Be kind to your colon

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com           

    There’s a long list of things we aren’t supposed to talk about in polite conversation. I like to think this column has been more-or-less polite for most of its existence, but there have been some exceptions.

  • Memories of a Main Street beacon

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    Hallmarking a new beginning, with memories for many in Tell City, social media was abuzz in recent weeks to express both sadness and understating as a presumed demolition began on an old storefront along the 500 Black of Main Street. And as information now indicates not a razing but a rehab of the structure which is taking place just a stones throw from the News office, it causes pause for me thinking about the countless hours I spent there.

  • Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families

    Guest Column by Frank Clemente and Ron Pollack

     

    Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America’s growing economic inequality.

  • Can the media hold politicians accountable?

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    If you watched Donald Trump’s recent press conference, you may have overlooked a telling and worrisome moment. A CNN reporter tried to ask the president-elect about the extent of his ties to Russian officials. “No! Not you. No! Your organization is terrible,” responded Mr. Trump, and moved on to the next question.

  • Don’t forget what’s in the root cellar

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Perhaps this can be a reminder of the payoff of “putting up” the garden in spring, summer and fall: we have extended our homegrown eating pleasure into the winter months with some basic preservation methods.

    If you froze, dried, canned or otherwise preserved fresh fruits and vegetables in 2016, do not forget about them (or horde them for some unreasonable amount of time.)

  • Trump’s unsettled start reflective in Lincoln’s rocky rise

    Dick Hedrick

    By the Side of the Road

     

    I doubt that anyone would dispute the fact that the election of Donald Trump as our 45th president has been a wildly contentious and in many ways a unique episode in the life of our nation. It has certainly been the most offbeat and bizarre electoral contest in my 53 years as a voting member of society. However, a reading of history oftentimes helps put today’s chaotic nature of things in perspective.

  • Specialty seed catalogs deliver quality

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping. I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals.  I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns, providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well. 

  • Deflecting blame: you, your father and your grandfather’s game

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer

     

    Generational categorization, otherwise known as a stereotype, seems to be gaining a foothold in national discourse. Millennials (the ages 18-34 group to which I belong) are consistently under attack on social media and in person for being “special snowflakes,” and for receiving participation trophies.

  • Is it spring yet?

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I received my first garden catalog in the mail. Can winter’s end be far off? I know we’re still in the middle of winter with weeks of cold and potential snow.

    Either the holidays or the cold has left me sleepy. Maybe the lack of sunlight is to blame for my missing energy.

    I’m not like this the rest of the year. I could fault old age or what seems to be a sense of constant exhaustion. But I blame winter.

  • Winter gardening restores in many ways

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    There is something about working in the garden on a sunny winter day:  it clears debris from both the perennial bed and the gardener’s head. There is clarity to the winter landscape that is quite different than any other season. 

    On a clear day, the sky is a true blue, you can see all the birds flitting about the leafless trees.