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Columns

  • COLUMN: ‘Green Lantern’ goofy, childish but still entertaining

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    The comic-book-movie train speeds on with by far the strangest comic creation to hit the screen this summer, “Green Lantern.”

    Weird isn’t always good, but the odd elements of “Green Lantern” make the film stand out a bit, even if the film does get too goofy at times because of it. Overall, despite its flaws, “Green Lantern” still ends up being an entertaining movie.

  • COLUMN: Take advantage of free summer lunch program

    MARGARET BUTLER, Guest Columnist

    Free lunch? Its true! Many seem unaware that the summer lunch program in Tell City is for everyone. That is, everyone age 18 and younger may come and eat free lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ on Tenth Street.

  • COLUMN: The value of teaching respect

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I don’t have children, but I’m around nephews and nieces who for the most part are polite and considerate young people. That’s a credit to their parents.

    As we all know, civility among children and adults isn’t as universal as it once was. We have road rage, salty language that would leave a pirate red-faced and people of all ages who lack patience, compassion and general regard for others.

  • COLUMN: Answer easy to ‘Why here?’

    By KASSI HENNING HARPENAU, Guest Columnist

    When people ask me, “Why Perry County?” the answer is easy, because it’s my home!

    I have lived in Perry County since I was 3 years old and I loved every minute of growing up here. I have fond memories of playing softball games, wading in Windy Creek, picnicking at the local parks, going for bike rides around town, swimming at JFK Pool, Girl Scout camp at Camp Koch, and many more!

  • COLUMN: Richard Antrim - Hoosier Hero

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

  • COLUMN: Children could pursue own adventures in ‘Super 8’ era

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

  • COLUMN: New book details Civil War impact

    FRANK SANDAGE, Guest Columnist

    My new book “Civil War Soldiers of Perry County” will be released to the public July 4.

    The book has the names, addresses, ranks, times of service and many other details not published before in the county. Our recent Memorial Day services honored 136 men who died in the service between 1900 and 2010. My book will give the names of 900 men and 183 who perished in the struggle to save the Union and to free slaves.

    It is my pleasure to present a few facts about our American Civil War.

  • COLUMN: Chapel open house Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    After two years of labor, a family chapel coming ever closer to completion will see a dedication of sorts Saturday. Let this column serve as your invitation to attend an open house that afternoon.

    Alas, all of the small details won’t be done, but I’ll be working hard these final days to get the project as close to finished as possible.

  • COLUMN: Hoosier graduations

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ, Guest Columnist

    Indiana’s rising high-school graduation rate, which increased from 76 percent in 2006 to 85 percent in 2010, is tempered by the fact that some students are not making the grade.

    Two communities with the best improvement are Richmond and Mishawaka. In both school districts, the high-school graduation rate increased from 52 percent to 78 percent during that five-year period.

  • COLUMN: Democrats took on radical agenda

    PATRICK BAUER, Guest Columnist

    Now that the dust has settled from the tumultuous 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly, we can begin to assess the damage inflicted upon thousands of Hoosiers by one-party rule.