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Columns

  • COLUMN: A great place to call home

    By MARK WAHL
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is sharing stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away.

    As I read the Perry County News, I notice the letters written by community members who have moved into the area. The letters are interesting and heartfelt. Then it clicked that I should write a letter that would encapsulate the move my family made from Santa Claus to Tell City.

  • COLUMN: Playing kids and graveyard laughter

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not the one to go around telling ghost stories, even if Halloween is coming, but I’m pretty sure I overheard the laughter of departed souls Sunday.

  • COLUMN: The yearly battle against the dropped pear insect gang

    By TOM TURPIN
    Guest Columnist

    One of the rites of fall in my backyard orchard is the dropping of the fruit from the old pear tree. My Bartlett pear seems to provide a bumper crop of fruit each year. And each year I can’t seem to figure out when it is time to harvest the pears so that they don’t end up on the ground.

    Over the years, I have come to believe that the pear tree harbors an evil streak. That tree seems to know when I am out of town for a day or two and takes the opportunity to drop its fruit en masse.

  • COLUMN: Enjoying fall activities in our community

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    State Representative

    The autumn season is upon us, and we live in the best community to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

    With festivals taking place all around our district that celebrate southern Indiana’s heritage and history, we have so much to look forward to this fall.

  • COLUMN: Propane preparedness tips

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 State Senator

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an emergency declaration for our region regarding a shortage of liquefied petroleum gases, better known as LPG or propane.

  • COLUMN: It’s time to plan your time capsule contributions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Perry County’s bicentennial celebration is only a month away and contributions are needed for a time-capsule that will be sealed shortly after the event.

    The News is gathering items on behalf of the county’s bicentennial committee and while a few items have been contributed, there is PLENTY of space left. Our partners in the project are Mulzer Crushed Stone and Huber Funeral Home.

  • COLUMN: School bus safety tips

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    Guest Columnist

    Even though the school year is well under way, it is always important to remind our children about school bus safety. As a father of four boys and a licensed school bus driver who helps drive students to field trips and athletic events, I think about this topic often. I recently came across tips for school bus safety from the Indiana State Police, and I thought that I would share some with you this week.

  • COLUMN: The man trying to keep Cannelton Schools alive

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Alva Sibbitt and I had breakfast a couple of weeks ago. We talked about a lot of things over the course of an hour. The focus was on his work as Cannelton City Schools superintendent.

  • Focusing on farmers

    By STATE REP. LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74

    Agriculture is such a large aspect of Indiana’s communities, history and economy, so each year the General Assembly addresses issues that are brought forth by farmers and those in the industry from across the state.

    I was proud this year to support various efforts dealing with agriculture ranging from the release of animal veterinary records to agricultural seed testing.

  • Community owes Officer Micah Jackson a big thank you

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Lots of people volunteer their time to worthwhile causes, but I can’t think of anyone I know who has devoted more of his time than Micah Jackson has to the Cannelton Police Department.

    Jackson has worked as a police reserve patrolman there for close to a decade and has given literally thousands of hours to the city and its residents. He’s also been a proud supporter of law enforcement across the county.