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Columns

  • Honoring a fallen hero

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A man in the Netherlands is trying to locate relatives of a Troy man killed in World War II. With today’s issue of News going to every household, I hope someone will soon be sending an overseas email.

    I may have mentioned Nowy van Hedel’s request in a column some time ago, but the 30-year-old Dutch man recently sent another email explaining what he has learned about Clifford M. Mills, and the battle in which he and more than 8,000 other U.S. men were killed.

  • Road runs calling your name

    KATIE WEYER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    If you have been through downtown Tell City the past few days, I am sure you have noticed the town readying itself for our annual Schweizer Fest celebration.

    I hope you have started to make a list of things that you would like for yourself and your family to experience these next few days.

  • Perry County had big role in state’s early coal history

    Andrea Neal

    Guest Columnist

     

    Coal is to Indiana what oil is to Texas. Since the mid 1800s, it’s been the fuel that powers the Hoosier economy. 

    “We get 85 percent of our energy from coal,” explained Indiana Coal Council President Bruce Stevens. “That’s huge because Indiana is the No. 1 manufacturing state in the nation.”    

  • Increased funding for community corrections

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    As your state senator, one of my goals is to make sure our communities stay safe. During the 2015 legislative session, the General Assembly prioritized funding for community corrections programs that emphasize rehabilitation for low-level offenders.

  • Wilt caused by more than heat in vegetable patch

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The garden is languishing this year but, ironically, there is one perennial problem that doesn’t seem to be bothering my squash and zucchini: the squash-vine borer.

    The early summer rains stunted my yellow squash; my Romanesco zucchini ‘Gadzukes’ is really the only variety producing and there seem to be no signs of wilt on the horizon.

  • Goofy “Ant-Man” stands out from the Marvel pack

    Eric Harris

    Movie Review

     

  • Where the presidency is headed

     

    LEE HAMILTON

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying. The presidency inherited by whoever wins next November will be substantially changed from the position his or her predecessors occupied a few decades ago.

  • Trouble shooting tomato problems

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Everyone is talking about what a terrible season it has been for vegetable farming. My garden is growing weeds while the onions rot and the tomatoes languish on the vine.  The rain has made for soggy ground that starves annual plants of oxygen. 

  • Let’s celebrate our schools

    SEAN RISSE

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Which school is better? I am often asked this question from friends and family. I suppose many get caught up in the rivalry and others see my connections with both school districts. 

  • Long-gone Adyeville chapel had rich history

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I made mention a couple of months ago of local historian Tony Collignon’s desire to find out more about a late-1800s Catholic chapel in the Adyeville area that went by the name of St. Jude Thaddeus. Tony had the dates of when he thought the chapel was open and he had shared emails with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, but he had no substantive information on the chapel. He did not have to wait long for an answer.