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Columns

  • Is Congress OK with being weak?

    Lee H. Hamilton

    Center on Congress

     

    Not many people outside of Capitol Hill paid attention last month when the congressional leadership released next year’s legislative schedule. Its headline feature is a strikingly long summer recess: half of July and all of August, along with a few spotty weeks of work before the November election. In all, the House will be in session for less than one-third of the year, and the Senate only a bit longer.

  • No more summers off

    ERIC HARRIS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    This is the second of three columns about my decision to quit teaching. Part one was mainly about my reasons regarding the opinions of educators and state policy regarding education. Part two is about my decision to go from teaching to factory work.

    Part three will be about my experience at Cannelton and general thoughts on teaching practices. I’ll try my best and fail to keep these articles focused.

  • African violets offer long-lasting winter bloom

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I have always managed to do well with African violets. I generally keep them in bloom year round. Many complain that after the first flush of blooms fades, the only thing left is a year’s worth of fuzzy foliage.

    Well, with a little attention you can keep your African violet cycling in and out of bloom all year. The key is to create a favorable growing environment.

  • Remembering canine Cito

    STEVE BRUCKEN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    First, I want to say congratulations to officer Shadwick on becoming TCPD’s K-9 handler. He is about to enter a stage of his career that will take him to a different and exciting phase of law enforcement.

  • Renegades ... till the shooting starts

    DON EPPLE

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    For my folks, raising nine kids on the farm was an uninterrupted joust with poverty, leaving more bills to pay than hogs to sell. While I never heard Dad brag on pork prices, hogs would mature and be of some value, however paltry.

    In the spring when pigs were weaned, they were moved to a partially wooded lot to be “fattened out” and contained by an electric fence … of sorts.

  • Members of Congress need to spend more time on Capitol Hill

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    When Paul Ryan became House Speaker a few weeks ago, he made it clear that he has no intention of spending too much time in Washington. His wife and children are in Wisconsin, he pointed out, and he plans to commute. “I just work here,” he told CNN, “I don’t live here.”

  • Why I’m leaving public education

    ERIC HARRIS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    This is the first of three columns about my decision to quit teaching. Part one is mainly about my reasons regarding the opinions of educators and state policy regarding education. Part two will be about my decision to go from teaching to factory work. Part three will be about my experience at Cannelton and general thoughts on teaching practices.

    I’ll try my best (and fail) to keep these articles focused.

  • Still time to help United Way

    MALLORY GEE

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    My name is Mallory Gee and I am co-chairperson of the 2015 United Way of Perry County annual fundraising drive along with Andy Hollinden.

    We just wanted to take some time to thank everyone in the community for not only your hard work, but your support as well.

    To be part of a community like Perry County, is such an honor. One desire we all share at United Way, is growing our community and making it a better place for our children and future generations to live in.

  • Leave your shoes out for St. Nick

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

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

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets.

  • Sisters of St. Benedict to welcome Christkindlmarkt guests

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand have announced their Monastery Event Hall is an official Christkindlmarkt site for 2015. Nearly 40 vendors will have their hand-made creations and foods on display and St. Ferdinand Knights of Columbus will serve food. Christkindlmarkt is Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All times are Eastern.