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Columns

  • COLUMN: Attorney general has duty to raise Indiana’s case in Supreme Court

    GREG ZOELLER
    GUEST COLUMNIST

  • COLUMN: How do you do it, Santa?

    Santa Claus
    General Delivery
    North Pole

    Dear Santa:
    As Christmas approaches, I hope all is well with you and Mrs. C. Sorry I didn’t get to talk with you at the many parades you’ve taken part in over the past couple of weeks. I don’t see how you do it … getting to as many places as you do. I suppose magic reindeer are a big help.

  • COLUMN: Why you should subscribe to this newspaper

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It’s not often that I can deliver a column into every home in Perry County. Today’s sample edition of the Perry County News does just that so what better opportunity to talk about the newspaper you’re holding and why you should become a subscriber?

  • COLUMN: A black panther and dynamite

    By FRANK SANDAGE
    Guest Columnist

    I want to add a bit of lore to Editor Vince Luecke’s Oct. 29 column on mountain lions and panthers.

    My dad, Frank Sandage Sr., (1907-1994) drove a school bus for the Anderson Township Schools from 1951 to 1966 until the new Perry Central School Corp. was organized.

    In early 1960 or 1961 Dad was returning from his early-morning run. This was before the new Indiana 37 was built.

  • COLUMN: In search of the perfect springerle

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m on vacation this week and of the long list of things I need to do, baking Christmas sweets is well up on my to-do list.

    Though I have a physique of a healthy eater, I’m no baker and the only cookies I’ve made as of late have come from two cubes of dough purchased from my school-age nieces and nephews. The cookies were OK but nowhere near as good as Mom’s made-from-scratch treats.

  • COLUMN: Threats to the family meal

    By DON COURSEY
    Guest Columnist

    Federal regulators recently roiled America’s farmers with the release of new rules for financial instruments. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, one of the agencies charged with implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, officially announced the new requirements and said they would take effect by year’s end.

    What does Dodd-Frank, passed in response to the 2008 economic crisis and aimed at reforming a vast swathe of the financial sector, have to do with farmers?

  • COLUMN: Get your old shoes out

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for St. Nicholas’ visit Wednesday night. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate inside the next morning.

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets. Someone who must not know me very well also deposited a small lump of coal. I got a kick out of that.

  • COLUMN: Looking over the fiscal cliff

    By LARRY DeBOER
    Guest Columnist

    Economics is not an experimental science. We can’t say to Congress, “Honorable ladies and gentlemen, please drastically raise taxes and cut spending all at once so we can measure the effects on the economy of changes in the federal government’s budget.” This is not what elected officials do.

    Except that’s just what is scheduled to happen come Jan. 1.

  • COLUMN: Keep marijuana illegal

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Election Day wins by proponents of legalized marijuana have generated quite the buzz – sorry for the pun – in the past couple of weeks, as well as debate among several friends.

  • COLUMN: Elected officials’ ideas fine

    By EDDY HUFF
    Guest Columnist

    This is in opposition to the article in the News that was written by guest  columnist Don Swaney.

    My first question is to Vince Luecke, the editor: Why would you as editor have such an uninformed person writing an article for your paper?