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Columns

  • COLUMN: Hoosier teens need summer jobs

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ
    Indiana Youth Institute

    While the nation’s job market is slowly warming up, the summer months might not be so hot for teen employment.

    The last 12 months saw the country’s unemployment rate drop from 9 percent to 8.3 percent, while Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent.

  • COLUMN: My vision for 7th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    As a kid, I remember two distinct smells emanating from Tell City’s downtown. The first was the smell of wood and lacquer from Tell City Chair Co. The second was at Tell City Feed and Grain, where the odor of grain and soybean mill wafted over the area.

  • COLUMN: Ag economy more diverse

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Agriculture has a bright future in Perry County and southern Indiana and it’s not just corn and soybeans that will help drive profits on farms big and small.

    An afternoon drive proved that truth for me Thursday, perhaps helped by the early spring all of us have been enjoying for weeks.

  • COLUMN: Learn more about Red Cross

    NIKKI HAWKINS
    Guest Columnist

    My name is Nikki Hawkins and I am a new member of the Red Cross team. I’m so excited to be a part of such an wonderful organization. Llynn Enmen, who has been a fantastic representative of the Red Cross for years, and I have had multiple discussions over the disaster preparedness in Perry County and we have decided that the best thing to do is to bring everyone together to have a discussion about where we want to go and how we are going to get there.

  • COLUMN: Things we carry with us

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It’s been a long time since I peeked in a woman’s purse though I suspect women carry a plethora of things in their handbags. It’s the same with men’s wallets. In fact we all carry things with us, in our purses, wallets, glove boxes – who keeps gloves in glove boxes any more? – pants pockets and backpacks.

  • COLUMN: Synthetic drugs: real danger

    APRIL FINNEY
    GUEST COLUMNIST

  • COLUMN: Needed fast, a hat stylist

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

  • COLUMN: Battling a smelly problem

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I live in the country so skunks aren’t a big problem for me. I see them as roadkill or sometimes catch their unmistakable odor on my hill in New Boston or on the farm.

    Several Tell City residents, however, have had real problems with skunks recently, part of an apparent population boom in the mammals.

  • COLUMN: Help shape our city’s future

    By BARBARA EWING, Mayor of Tell City

    Greetings from the Tell City mayor’s office. Coach Paul Bryant once said, “No coach has ever won a game by what he knows, it’s what his players know that counts.”

    Within our community, I believe, as mayor, we have the people, the skills, the resources and the materials to create a positive change in Tell City! It is for this reason that Tell City is reaching out to its citizens and all citizens of Perry County for help in developing a comprehensive plan for the Tell City community.

  • COLUMN: And the surveys say ...

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Surveys conducted as part of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness Program turned up some interesting data about the challenges facing our community – as well as many of its strengths. A public presentation of findings by five committees was conducted Feb. 21 and we’ll share the details of the findings in a story soon.