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Columns

  • COLUMN: Leaving a little for others

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Editor’s note: This column first appeared in October 2002.

    Thriftiness is still looked upon as an admirable trait by most of us, a virtuous golden mean between the excesses of being wasteful on one hand and miserly on the other.

  • 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.

  • GUEST COLUMN: Scared to death

     

    JIM ADKINS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Back when I was in my 20s, I liked to hunt. Oh, I wasn’t much into big game like Teddy Roosevelt or Ernest Hemingway on safari. No, I was more like Elmer Fudd trying to outwit Bugs Bunny. I especially liked to get out after a good snow and traipse about. There is something about the pristine freshness of a new snowfall that I’ve always found alluring.

  • Explore final weeks of autumn

     

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • COLUMNS: Internships: Not just for college

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ
    Guest Columnist

    A familiar workforce strategy is now being offered to high-school students while addressing a need in the labor market.

    Internships are not just for college students anymore. In Noblesville, high-school Principal Jeff Bryant said one-third of last year’s senior class earned school credit with internships during the school day.

    “We’re changing the idea that we’re just graduating students,” Bryant declared.

  • COLUMN: ‘Cowboy Tex’ on a roll at 84

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’ve yet to meet Charles Schnell in person but I regularly get letters from the man who has double personas, “Cowboy Tex” and “Super Commodore.” A recent note shared news of the Jasper man and retired Perry Central teacher marking 70 years in music.

    Schnell, who recently marked his 84th birthday, said he is producing his first music compact disc with 11 of the 94 songs he has composed since 2002.

  • COLUMN: Democrats stand by women in multitude of fights

    By DALE GROVES
    Guest Columnist

    I don’t normally respond to letters in the Perry County News, but two recent issues in our community need to be addressed.

    The first is in regard to a sign I placed for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There has been some confusion and misunderstanding surrounding this sign. I created the sign to show support for women’s issues, including breast cancer awareness.

  • COLUMN: A great place to call home

    By MARK WAHL
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is sharing stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away.

    As I read the Perry County News, I notice the letters written by community members who have moved into the area. The letters are interesting and heartfelt. Then it clicked that I should write a letter that would encapsulate the move my family made from Santa Claus to Tell City.

  • COLUMN: Playing kids and graveyard laughter

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not the one to go around telling ghost stories, even if Halloween is coming, but I’m pretty sure I overheard the laughter of departed souls Sunday.

  • COLUMN: The yearly battle against the dropped pear insect gang

    By TOM TURPIN
    Guest Columnist

    One of the rites of fall in my backyard orchard is the dropping of the fruit from the old pear tree. My Bartlett pear seems to provide a bumper crop of fruit each year. And each year I can’t seem to figure out when it is time to harvest the pears so that they don’t end up on the ground.

    Over the years, I have come to believe that the pear tree harbors an evil streak. That tree seems to know when I am out of town for a day or two and takes the opportunity to drop its fruit en masse.