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Columns

  • COLUMN: Plan now for upcoming visit by St. Nicholas

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I was chided last year for not reminding readers about the approach of St. Nicholas Day until the day before his visit. Not so this year. St. Nicholas is coming Dec. 6, so there is well more than a week to make plans to take part in a great pre-Christmas tradition. Just don’t forget to put out your shoe the evening before the big day.

  • COLUMN: Pence earns high marks in study

    By STEPHEN KING
    Guest Columnist

    The Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C., libertarian policy think tank, recently released its “2014 Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors.” The results are positive for Indiana.

  • COLUMN: Conversation elicits fond memories of Boy Scout bungles

    By JIM ADKINS
    Guest Columnist

    Talking with friends the other day about the Boy Scouts brought back a stream of fond memories. I was in scouting for eight years; Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers, from 8 to 16, some of the best years of my life. I lived for the camping trips and couldn’t get enough of swimming, canoeing, fishing and all aspects of the outdoor life.

  • COLUMN: At core, ‘Fury’ a miserable story about horrors of war

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Reviewer

  • Protect yourself from the flu

    By DR. GUY SHRAKE
    Guest Columnist

    Indiana’s flu season has arrived. Flu – influenza, formally – is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. About 5 to 20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu each year, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

    The flu costs the United States more than $87 billion annually and is responsible for the loss of about 17 million workdays and substantial classroom time each flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • A history of Veterans Day

    By DONNA MASON
    Guest Columnist

    The definition of armistice is the cessation of hostilities. The most significant armistice to all Americans was signed at 5 a.m. Nov. 11, 1918, ending World War I after four years of conflict.

    This armistice was an order for all firing to cease and the laying down of all arms. All over the world there were many demonstrations, blowing of whistles and impromptu parades. Many businesses closed their doors as the world rejoiced for the ending of “the war to end all wars.”

  • COLUMN: Heritage of the Marching Marksmen continues

    By LUKE THOMAS
    Guest Columnist

    Three-time Indiana State School Music Association state finalist; 16-time ISSMA state finalist across two different classes; Bands of America Terra Haute Class A champion; Bands of America Grand Nationals finalist, with a fifth-place finish. The Tell City Marching Marksmen continued their heritage with a great conclusion to the 2014 season.

  • COLUMN: Happy 200th birthday!

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Congratulations, Perry County on 200 great years. The News’ Monday edition prints Saturday mornings so this is written before most of the weekend celebration of Perry County’s bicentennial gets underway. As of Friday morning, a 200-mile relay race was underway and preparations were being made for Saturday’s celebration at the Schergens Center.

    I hope Saturday afternoon’s crowd was large. Keep an eye on Thursday’s edition for coverage.

  • COLUMN: One year later, family still grateful to rescue workers, community

    By DARLA, CHRIS, LAUREN, SARAH AND REED GOFFINET
    Guest Column

    As we approach the one-year anniversary of Sarah’s wreck, we want to publicly thank the dozens of rescue workers and police officers who helped save Sarah’s life on Nov. 1, 2013.

    Sarah was involved in a head-on collision with a flatbed tow truck near the Evanston turnoff as she was coming home from college that evening.

  • COLUMN: GOP had hand in controversies

    By BRIAN GRAY
    Guest Columnist

    I read with great interest Dan Harding’s letter in the Oct. 20 issue. I feel some of his assertions about voting Republican because of what President Obama has done must be  countered.

    On Obamacare, did Mr. Harding ever think about calling it the Affordable Care Act since when that name is used people aren’t as opposed to it? Do you think we could have carried on as we were over the last two decades with health-insurance premiums going up the way they were? Something had to be done.