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Columns

  • COLUMN: Comedies slow, forced, like life

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Review

  • COLUMN: Make road run part of Schweizer Fest

    By KATIE CHINN
    Guest Columnist

    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. An event that has quickly grown to be one of the largest of the Schweizer Fest sporting events is the road run.

  • COLUMN: Indiana’s big bank account

    By LARRY DeBOER
    Purdue University

    July is state budget closeout month in Indiana and the Indiana Budget Agency gave us the news. The state has a lot of money in the bank.

  • COLUMN: It’s often a two-class world

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I saw a friend of mine in a new vehicle last week, a sport-utility vehicle made by a luxury car brand that lists for more than $50,000. That’s a lot of money for a set of wheels.

    Personally, I prefer a used car. My old Buick isn’t much to look at and garners a new nick or scrape every few months, but still gets me from point to point on time.

  • COLUMN: 'Rises’ provides fitting end to Dark Knight trilogy

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Reviewer

  • COLUMN: Leaders know how to compromise

    DR. GENE RESS
    Guest Columnist

    I am apolitical. I have never cast a straight ballot. I do not happen to believe all those running as a rooster or a donkey or an elephant or a whatever are all of the best choices, especially locally. Yet I consider Dean Boerste and Tom McCart very good friends of mine.

  • COLUMN: Bingo: Like life and death

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Forrest Gump’s mother compared life to a box of chocolates. “You never know what you’re gonna get,” she concluded, likely from experience.

    After a recent church picnic, I have a different analogy. Life is a lot like a game of bingo. You never know when the number you’re looking for  – or not looking for  – is going to be called.

  • COLUMN: A smattering of tidbits

    DICK HEDRICK
    By the Side of the Road

    A couple of years ago, I picked up a book titled “Secret Lives of Great Authors,” by Robert Schnakenberg. It had a certain appeal, much like the National Inquirer, which is in the business of publishing quirky and outlandish tidbits about famous people.

  • COLUMN: Helping shape young minds

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    I had a very rewarding experience a few weeks ago.

    I was asked to judge the photography projects of 4-H’ers in the third through fifth grades during the annual Perry County 4-H Fair. I readily accepted the challenge and was very excited – albeit a little nervous – when I showed up to the fairgrounds July 8.

  • COLUMN: Adjusting to the smoking ban

    By STEVE DAVISSON
    District 73 State Representative

    Several new Indiana went into effect July 1 regarding public health. This was a popular topic of discussion this past legislative session, and it’s important for everyone to be aware of the changes Indiana is making.

    Among the list of public health legislation that was passed this session, the Indiana General Assembly approved a statewide smoking ban.