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Columns

  • County faces feral-cat problem

    JERMIE FARMER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Like many cities, towns and communities around the country, Perry County is experiencing an explosion in the stray and feral cat population. 

    The dramatic increase in such numbers are understandable when you consider a single breeding pair will raise two litters per year and can have as many as 420,000 offspring in their lifetime.

    That is why immediate measures are required at this time in an effort to control and curtail this ever-increasing population. 

  • Grief support a priceless service

    Grieving is a process that everyone goes through at some point in their life. Betty and Jeff Jones experienced the tragic loss of their daughter, Jennifer, Jan. 16, 2003, just 12 days before her 21st birthday. A car accident took her life and the Jones’ lives have never been the same.

  • Mary Busam, former News reporter, will be missed

    In 34 years at The News I have worked with many reporters, editors and publishers. Some have stayed a few years and some less than six months. There have been only two that I worked with more than 15 years, and one of them died recently.

    Mary Busam was with the News when I came here in 1978 and she stayed until retiring in 1994.

    Having worked near her that long – for a while our desks faced each other with no wall and virtually no space between them — I have a lot of memories of her.

  • 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.

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  • 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