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Columns

  • COLUMN: School lunches made at home can be tasty and nutritious

    By BRENDA HAGEDORN
    Purdue Extension

    Even though schools provide nutritious hot meals daily for students, you may have a child who prefers to take their lunch from home. Planning and packing a lunch several times a week can become tedious and often the temptation is to pack anything convenient.

    The lunch you pack for your child should be safe, nutritious and something he or she will eat.

  • COLUMN: Things to look forward to

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Now that Schweizer fest has come and gone – and what a successful celebration it was – Perry Countians will turn their attention toward late-summer and fall activities. There are plenty of fun events coming up, old favorites as well as one-time celebrations.

    Shooting Matches

  • 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.