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Columns

  • COLUMN: One in six Hoosiers face hunger

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    The General Assembly is fighting back against Hoosier hunger. Currently one in six Hoosiers are food insecure, meaning there are over a million people in Indiana who do not know where their next meal will come from. This is far too many people who don’t have stability for a basic necessity. We can do more to help.

  • COLUMN: Daydreams and the Etch A Sketch

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The man who invented the Etch A Sketch died last month. I never knew André Cassagnes’ name until I heard it on a radio news program last Monday, but he’s been living in my head all week. He died in his native France at the age of 86.

    Cassagnes invented the drawing toy that became the Etch A Sketch in the 1950s and I don’t know of many people who haven’t had their hands on one of the flat red boxes with two white knobs.

  • COLUMN: Legislators stand up to cancer

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Last week started in unique fashion as the House accepted the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge against cancer. Legislators and staff were asked to wear sneakers to show support for the Suits and Sneakers challenge, a cause that promotes awareness of living a healthy lifestyle.

  • COLUMN: Our caring community

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    We live in a caring community. That was evident Jan. 26 as a I left the Perry County 4-H fairgrounds carrying a pair of to-go chicken dinners. That day’s benefit for Zach Taylor drew hundreds of people to raise money for a young man and volunteer firefighter who is battling cancer.

  • Maintaining the priority

    By Bobby Cox

  • COLUMN: Psychological-physiological reactions to colors

    By FRANK SANDAGE
    Guest Columnist

    Editor Vince Luecke’s Jan. 14 column concerning the winter blahs didn’t give much importance to the power of colors, especially orange and the winter blahs. That is where I can add something from Dr. Marx Luscher, a Swiss research psychiatrists’ color test, which I have used in teaching counseling psychology classes and with prison inmates.

  • COLUMN: Our governor’s call to action

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    The third week of session was defined by Gov. Pence’s first State of the State address. He touched on many things that have and will impact Indiana, what we have achieved and what we still have to do.

    As I said last week, Indiana is entering a new era of leadership under Gov. Pence and Lt. Gov. Ellspermann, and Tuesday night we were given a clearer picture of their administration’s priorities.

  • COLUMN: Enjoyment factor most important in my list of top-10 movies of 2012

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Reviewer

  • COLUMN: Musings of a septuagenarian

    DICK HEDRICK
    By the Side of the Road

    Having newly joined the ranks of the septuagenarian crowd, I’m reminded of an oft-repeated phrase of a remarkable teacher from my long-ago days at Brescia College.

  • COLUMN: Forest offers winter adventures

    By CHRIS ZIMMER
    Guest Columnist

    Happy New Year from your Hoosier National Forest, Indiana’s National Treasure. As we welcome the New Year, consider the many fun things to do in the Hoosier National Forest in winter.