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Columns

  • Money down the drain

    JACK JOYCE
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Good heavens, George ,you’re drinking Jimmy’s coffee? It helps you think? It would help me think, too. I would think that I didn’t want anymore of Jimmy’s coffee. And what the heck are you doing with all of these napkins? It looks like you are calculating the national debt.

    Yes, I can guess what you are doing. That amount, $42.74, looks extremely familiar.

  • Ferry mystery solved

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    A contractor not following the correct specifications for an interpretive panel under construction at Lincoln Ferry Park had to remove the structure this spring. It will be rebuilt later this year.

    Thus ends the mystery of the concrete and frame structure that was built in front of the park, located just across the Anderson River in Spencer County along Indiana 66. In a column last week, I wrote about the project and its sudden disappearance.

  • What was being built at Lincoln Ferry Park?

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    It’s not that uncommon to get stumped on a story but true mysteries are pretty rare for me. After a couple of weeks of asking questions, I still don’t know what was being built at the Lincoln Ferry Park near Troy and was subsequently disassembled. Perhaps someone knows what was being constructed and the individual or group behind it.

  • City taxes don’t deliver much

    MARY HEARST
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    A lot is being said about the proposed and adopted annexation by the city officials, and I felt compelled to share my experiences of late as to what has happened to me.

  • Congratulating the Class of 2014

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    I recently read through the 2014 graduation supplements in our local papers, and I was so impressed with how involved and driven this year’s graduating class was. I want to congratulate the seniors in our community and their families for achieving this milestone.

    My message to them is that education is something no one can take away from you; it is something you will have for the rest of your life.

  • COLUMN: County must tackle animal control

    By JAMES CARTER
    Guest Columnist

    This letter is being written as part of a series to inform the general public about existing problems in Perry County dealing with animals. Being involved with the Humane Society, I have done extensive research and found there are no easy solutions.

    What I have found is that in other areas of Indiana people found innovative ways to approach domestic-animal problems and have prevented the problems from getting out of hand.

  • COLUMN: Squirrel hunters are great hosts

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Thanks to the Southern Indiana Squirrel Hunters for allowing me to attend an April 5 event at their club near Bristow.

    The Original Mountain Cur Breeders Association held its spring classic at the club and hunters and dogs from several states attended. I had hoped to publish photos of winners but most of the participants were out of town and the job of tracking down names didn’t get completed. There are photos of the event at www. perrycountynews. com.

  • Protecting wilderness areas is vital

    RICHARD YOUNG
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Indiana’s natural lands hold numerous benefits. The wilderness is more than an empty prairie or sparse forest. It provides a place for recreation, food supply, environmental gains and economic benefits for local communities.

    The wilderness is important to Hoosiers as watersheds provide clean drinking water; the land filters the air we breathe, is home to countless animals, and is a place for rest and relaxation in the form of camping, hunting, fishing, and water sports.

  • COLUMN: A lucky catch

    By JIM ADKINS
    Guest Columnist

    When I was in high school, I was like most boys back then. I spent as much time as possible outdoors running, swimming and exploring the woods and creeks and lakes in this part of the world. Every few months my Boy Scout troop went on a camping trip and to me, that was as good as it got.

  • COLUMN: Bonus-hour suggestions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I try to get up extra early at least a couple of days a week, especially during summer. If you haven’t done that lately, this is the time of the year to set the alarm a couple of hours early, even if just once a week. You’ll be taking advantage of all the extra sunlight Mother Nature blesses us with to get more done.