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Columns

  • Why United Way is important to our community

    MALLORY GEE

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    This community deserves a huge round of applause for last year’s United Way fundraising results. Because of your donations last year, we were able to raise $120,000 for the United Way of Perry County.

    As a second year campaign co-chair, I want to thank all our donors for their generous contributions. Let us make 2016 even greater!

  • Democracy’s Primer: Our two-party system

    Editor’s note: A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.This article was written by Scott L. Barnhart.

     

     

    How did we end up with a Two-Party System?

  • Democracy’s Primer: Our two-party system

    Editor’s note: A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.This article was written by Scott L. Barnhart.

     

     

    How did we end up with a Two-Party System?

  • Trunk Flare Should be Evident at Planting

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Hands down, this is the best time of the year for me. The weather has a subtlety about it, with extremes thrown in here and there as a reminder that Mother Nature will do as she pleases.  I am tired from the summer but reinvigorated when the light changes and the blue sky becomes clearer. I can think about gardening again with a smile on my face. 

  • Honoring those we loved

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I once heard an interesting story about how one local church pastor, on the occasion of All Souls Day Nov. 2, invited parishioners to gather in the church cemetery for a blessing of graves.

    Each person was asked to stand by a grave and a few minutes later, with people standing by the graves of relatives, friends and perhaps complete strangers, parishioners remembered the dead.

  • Applying for financial aid easier now

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Representative

     

    Indiana is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the country. The financial burden of paying for a degree, however, oftentimes puts families in a tough place. Fortunately, there are various forms of financial aid to help offset costs.

  • Weekend delivers fine time to explore Perry County

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    Personally, I love traveling this time of the year. I’m too  busy to travel very far. Give me a trip to Rome and Magnet any day. I made an evening trip Tuesday evening, stopping first at the Shuabel Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point.

    The village open house is this weekend and it includes the 2 p.m. Saturday dedication of the Millstone School. See Page 1B for the details. It should be a great event.

  • Retaining our best teachers

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Working to keep high-quality teachers in Indiana is something folks on both sides of the aisle can agree on. Our schools depend on Indiana’s colleges and universities to maintain a pipeline of outstanding teachers.

    Earlier this year the Indiana House of Representatives passed legislation, which received nearly unanimous bipartisan support, that created a program to keep more teaching graduates right here in the Hoosier State.

  • Why the Electoral College?

    Randall T. Shepard

    Guest Columnist

     

    Editor’s note: A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.

     

  • New Boston bachelors

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    My apologies to Garrison Keillor of “Prairie Home Companion” fame, who has commented for decades on the ups and downs of Norwegian bachelor farmers. This column is about New Boston bachelor farmers, who no doubt have much in common with their upper Plains brethren. The New Boston chapter is a semi-happy band of brothers of whom I’m proud to count myself a member.