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Columns

  • In making yard, garden decisions, mulch matters

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials. But which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • (Mis)Adventures in lawn mowing can be memorable

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    OK, so we were mowing a lawn in a rural part of Tell City on April 4. We hadn’t worked this yard before, so its variables were new to us. We usually walk a new yard before we mow it, but this one was about four acres, so we skipped that part figuring that it would take too long. I was about five minutes into it, mowing along a tree line when the unexpected happened.

  • Perry County’s Rome is my kind of town

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I was sorry to hear of the death of Eva Rose Miller of Rome. She passed away March 31, at the age of 81.

  • Keeping our veterans employed

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    One of the most rewarding parts of being the state representative for District 74 is seeing results from our work in the Indiana General Assembly. This week, I was pleased to see our efforts to better serve Hoosier veterans are continuing to pay off.

  • Patching potholes ... on our roads and in life

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I travel Indiana 545 daily from my home in New Boston to Tell City and, some days and weekends, to Rockport. The highway is not in bad condition but it has a growing number of potholes. I hope the Indiana Department of Transportation comes along this spring and patches the worst of them.

  • Honoring the legacy of Indiana’s first governor

    Microchipping is included in the adoption fee. The shelter no longer offers microchipping as a stand-alone service.

     

    Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    In addition to passing legislation to lead Indiana forward, it is a privilege to be able to honor the accomplishments and impact of some of Indiana’s greatest leaders.

  • Morel mushroom season arrives

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    With warmer weather this March, reports of morel mushroom finds are coming in early this year. Hopefully, it will be a good morel hunting season.

    One Indiana hunter posted on the internet that he already found more black morels than he had all of last year, and called the 2015 season “pitiful”. In a few Midwest locations, hunters had limited success last spring, but in most areas, it was a poor year.

  • Proud to call Perry County home

    TINA ZIEGELGRUBER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: The Quality of Life Committee, sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp., continues to partner with the News to present the stories of people who have chosen to live in Perry County.

     

    I am a life-long resident of Perry County, except for the years that I lived away during college. During my teenage and early adult years, I was not 100 percent sure that I wanted to come back to Perry County upon graduation.

  • A role model for us all

    REV. J.T. HILLS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    My favorite comic strip growing up was Calvin and Hobbes, the story of a 6-year-old boy and his best friend, a stuffed tiger. 

    There’s an early Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strip in which Hobbes asks, “How come we play war and not peace?” Calvin, dressed in a military helmet and holding a dart gun, responds after a moment, “Too few role models.”

  • Be a green consumer around house and garden

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    What can we do to impact the environment less? Be a green consumer. Walk or ride a bike, when you can; reuse things and if you can’t at least recycle them. Buy less stuff that you don’t need? All are easily done, really. But what about in our gardens, as we struggle to keep things beautiful during the growing season?