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Columns

  • It’s time to put kids and families first

    By CHRIS COYLE
    Guest Columnist

    Back in 2006, I worked with education activists and state representatives like the Rev. Phil Hoy to promote a policy called The Kids and Families First Act. It reformed several antiquated education policies and provided a way to fund the improvements without raising taxes on Working Hoosiers.

  • The Ostrich Race

    By JIM ADKINS
    Guest Columnist

    We attended our first ostrich race today. Yeah, you read that right, ostrich race. Before I unwrap this story, let me say this; it wasn’t something that we originally planned to do. It wasn’t something that we even wanted to do. The experience came to us unexpectedly, like so many of life’s pleasures, while we were doing something else.

  • Why is sex hard to talk about?

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not a parent but I get asked on occasion for advice by parents. When that happens, I work hard to change the subject because I think it’s often hard for this nonparent to give advice to someone about their kids.

  • ‘Guardians’ funniest superhero group, may be weirdest

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Movie Reviewer

    And you thought “Thor” was the weirdest part of the Marvel movie franchise. As superhero movies have branched out beyond Earth in recent years with the “Thor” and “The Avengers” films, I wondered how far mainstream audiences would go with Marvel into deep sci-fi territory.

  • It’s my favorite week

    By Vince Luecke, Editor

    Schweizer Fest Week is here. I can honestly say it’s my favorite week of the year, so I’m excited. For me, the festival is a lot like some holidays. There is lots of extra work, so much in fact that finding time to enjoy the actual festivities can be a challenge.

  • Grab your running shoes

    By Katie Weyer

    As Tell City prepares itself for another week of Schweizer Fest, the list of activities and events to attend and participate in can be quite overwhelming. We are lucky to live in a community that honors its heritage yearly, and by doing so, offers us so many ways to celebrate throughout the week.

    Events that have quickly grown to become some of the largest of the Schweizer Fest sporting events are the road runs.

  • Perry County develops geniuses

    By Jamie Guillaume

    Editor’s note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with the News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Jamie Guillaume.

  • Court ruling concerns big corporations vs. healthy lives

    By TY GUILLAUME
    Guest Columnist

    A recent editorial by the News highlighted the June 30 Supreme Court ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and its co-litigant, Conestoga Wood. I thank the News for bringing this national item to our local attention and for providing a forum for debate. I have some points of discussion on this topic.

  • COLUMN: Working for you during summer

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Every year, after the legislative session is wrapped up, my colleagues and I continue working during the summer months by serving on summer study committees.

  • COLUMN - Crayon counting and other memories

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Our coverage this year of United Way’s Stuff the Bus brought back memories for me of school supplies and the first day of school. It’s funny how those images, perhaps seared into brain cells by excitement, apprehension and dread, are so easily recalled each year as we witness others doing what we did so many years ago. This column about school supplies was first written a decade ago and may stir your own back-to-school days memories.