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Columns

  • USDA to help feed hungry children this summer

    MICHAEL DORA

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As we near the end of another winter, many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought for some parents is: “How will I feed my children?”

  • Commonsense financial reform for banks

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senate

     

    The Senate is on the verge of doing something very helpful to small businesses and Hoosier families this month: overcoming the overwhelming partisan gridlock of Washington to pass a bipartisan package to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on small financial institutions and expand protections for consumers, servicemembers, and veterans.

  • ‘Black Panther’ is one of Marvel’s best

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic

    Marvel comic book movies can be exhausting. It seems like each one only exists to set up the next movie. They’re all well-made, entertaining films and are even unique, but you always get the feeling that you’re watching a preview for the next, bigger movie.

  • Help and responsibility

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    President Donald Trump has proposed shaking up one of our nation’s most important and expensive public safety net programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known and still commonly called “food stamps.”

    I think generating new ideas about how to help people who need help with less money is a good thing.

    SNAP serves millions of people in the U.S., including a good number of people in Perry County.

  • New generation demands gun reform

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist

     

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Emma Gonzalez revved up the crowd at a rally just days after a teenager’s reign of terror.

  • Collective approach needed to combat social issues impacting children

    Tami SIlverman

    Indiana Youth  Institute

     

    Urgent, complex challenges affect children across Indiana, including high infant mortality rates, persistent achievement gaps, and the soaring impact of parental opioid use. There are successful prevention and intervention programs throughout the state, many of which engage government, philanthropic and corporate partners. A growing body of evidence shows the key to lasting improvements will be the proliferation of prolonged cross-sector partnerships. 

  • On the silver screen: a 2018 Oscars preview

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic

     

  • Gardeners, it’s potato planting time

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes. I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern.  I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • Some pipers carry bad news

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A friend of mine was quite the vision to see on Fat Tuesday, with a red, green and gold checkered suit to go with her naturally red hair. She wore a black top hat and had Mardi Gras beads swinging around her neck.  I told her she looked like the Pied Piper.

    Who? she asked.

  • Seed starting basics for spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait!

    I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season.  Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.