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Columns

  • COLUMN: Stories I’d like to write

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Someone asked me not long ago about what stories I’d like to write if I had the time. I clicked off a few ideas but I’ve thought about the question since then.

    The list has grown longer and I’ll mention a few here in hopes readers can help contact me with feature stories. Most of these are outdoors related, a sign, perhaps, that I wish I could be outside more. If you or someone you know participates in any of these activities, call me at 547-3424 or drop me an e-mail at editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • COLUMN: Proposed transparency measure is ripe for abuse

    By THOMAS SCHATZ, Guest Columnist

    The lowest qualified bid by the most competent contestant traditionally wins the government contract. Unfortunately, the “change” gang now wants to fiddle with this decades-old, generally reliable formula.

  • COLUMN: Texting, driving and scraping

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The offense took place before the July 1 new law making texting and driving a crime. However, the self-inflicted message to me was clear: It’s dangerous to do much of anything behind the wheel other than driving.

  • COLUMN: Why prescribed burning on forest works

    Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Jeremy Kolaks, an engine operator with the Hoosier National Forest.

  • COLUMN: Why I like Perry County

    By TOM KRUEGER, GUEST COLUMNIST

    Editor’s Note: This is one of a regular series of guest columns about Perry County submitted by residents who moved to the community or who returned here after living away for several years.
    To share your story, contact Editor Vince Luecke at 547-3424 or send him an e-mail at editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • COLUMN: Stabbed in the front by friends

    BY Vince Luecke, Editor

    I’ve been a little stressed lately, for a lot of reasons. Some of the causes were beyond my control, but the way I’ve handled the situations and the stress they’ve caused me was in my control. It still is.
    So, let this column serve as a public confession of sorts. I’ve done a lousy job recently of dealing with challenging times, including circumstances when I’ve felt mistreated or had my feelings hurt.

  • It’s almost 4-H fair time

    Renate Jobst, Purdue Extension, GUEST COLUMNIST

    It’s almost fair time, and you know what that means. It’s time to see Perry County kids at their very best.
    It’s a time for members to highlight some of what they have learned during their 4-H year. Hundreds of youth from across Perry County and surrounding areas will exhibit projects. It’s a great time to see kids show off their talents and see kids who make a difference in their community.

  • 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.