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Columns

  • Lawmakers gear up for budget session

    Mark Messmer

    Guest Columnist

     

    On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Indiana General Assembly will meet at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2017 legislative session.

    This meeting is also known as “Organization Day,” which allows new senators and representatives to meet those returning for another term and is the day legislators are sworn into office.

    As the session gets ready to kick off, it’s important to understand how the General Assembly operates.

  • Save those leaves for composting and mulching

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fell swoop! We rake and pile and they jump.

    I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. At the, farm raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Make animal control a priority

    JAMES CARTER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    This letter intends to clear up some confusion concerning an article published in the Perry County News Oct. 24 (“Animal control officer needed?”).

  • Fall means turtle soup

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s still the middle of autumn, Halloween is still a few days away and there’s not been a serious frost on the pumpkin. I love this time of the year.

    Even though I spend too much of it stuck indoors, it’s the best season to feel thankful and enjoy the great outdoors without the heat of summer. Thanksgiving comes a couple of weeks late in my mental calendar. Put it in early to mid November, when the harvest is wrapping up.

  • Why United Way is important to our community

    MALLORY GEE

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    This community deserves a huge round of applause for last year’s United Way fundraising results. Because of your donations last year, we were able to raise $120,000 for the United Way of Perry County.

    As a second year campaign co-chair, I want to thank all our donors for their generous contributions. Let us make 2016 even greater!

  • Democracy’s Primer: Our two-party system

    Editor’s note: A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.This article was written by Scott L. Barnhart.

     

     

    How did we end up with a Two-Party System?

  • Democracy’s Primer: Our two-party system

    Editor’s note: A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.This article was written by Scott L. Barnhart.

     

     

    How did we end up with a Two-Party System?

  • Trunk Flare Should be Evident at Planting

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Hands down, this is the best time of the year for me. The weather has a subtlety about it, with extremes thrown in here and there as a reminder that Mother Nature will do as she pleases.  I am tired from the summer but reinvigorated when the light changes and the blue sky becomes clearer. I can think about gardening again with a smile on my face. 

  • Honoring those we loved

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I once heard an interesting story about how one local church pastor, on the occasion of All Souls Day Nov. 2, invited parishioners to gather in the church cemetery for a blessing of graves.

    Each person was asked to stand by a grave and a few minutes later, with people standing by the graves of relatives, friends and perhaps complete strangers, parishioners remembered the dead.

  • Applying for financial aid easier now

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Representative

     

    Indiana is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the country. The financial burden of paying for a degree, however, oftentimes puts families in a tough place. Fortunately, there are various forms of financial aid to help offset costs.