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Columns

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Entertaining ‘Django’ one of year’s best

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Review

    Quentin Tarantino has become a somewhat controversial figure in cinema. There are the Tarantino devotees, who have been on board since they first saw “Reservoir Dogs” and enjoy every single thing he does. I can nearly be classified as part of this group.

    Then there are the people that have been less than impressed with everything he has done since “Pulp Fiction.”

  • COLUMN: Remember that bleak Jan. 22

    By ROBERT MORRISON
    Guest Columnist

    I vividly remember January 22, 1973. Richard Nixon had just been inaugurated for a second term. That thought depressed me. Lyndon Johnson, a virtual exile in Texas, died of a heart attack. And the news of a breakthrough in negotiations to end the Vietnam War commanded attention. It seemed we might get our POWs back.

  • COLUMN: Guns, school safety and strong emotions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    We’re always happy when editorials on this page generate letters to the editor, even when it’s a mistake of ours that gets people putting pen to paper.

    Last week’s editorial advocating tighter restrictions on assault-style firearms generated quite the buzz. That’s good. Our editorial contained an error in saying school shootings were carried out with automatic weapons. Instead, they were done with semiautomatic weapons. There is a difference.