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Columns

  • COLUMN: Protecting crime victims’ rights

    BY KELLI WILGUS, Guest Columnist

    Every 60 seconds, 10 Americans will be harmed by violent crime. That’s one victim every six seconds. And violent crime can strike anyone. Some victims recover quickly, but others suffer for years – or even a lifetime – from the physical, psychological and financial impact of crime. All victims should receive the help they need.

  • COLUMN: The rural charm of Perry County

    IRV RUEGER, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    My wife, Susan, and I always wanted to raise our children in the country, so in about 1975 we started looking for land within a federal forest.

  • COLUMN: A lenten message of peace

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    The autumn and winter of 1944 was a time of some of the bloodiest battles in human history as the allies fought Nazi Germany in France and Belgium. Oftentimes during the battles, German and American lines would be so close that they would actually cross each other.

    American units would be behind German lines and the Germans would be intertwined next to U.S. Army outfits.

  • COLUMN: Springtime adventures

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Spring may not be fully here, but spring break has come and gone and a few of my friends have already complained of spring fever. I’ve had friends head to the Smoky Mountains and South Carolina over the past week. A lot of us don’t have the time for that big of a spring fling, but here are a few ideas for an upcoming sunny afternoon, or if you’re really lucky, a day off.

    Hit the Road

  • COLUMN: Perry County’s warm embrace is priceless

    DAVID LYNCH, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of articles from Perry County residents who have either moved here, chosen to remain here or who have returned after living elsewhere. Columns are sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a branch of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • COLUMN: ‘Sucker Punch:’ No substance, no problem

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

  • Bills need Hoosiers’ input

    The state Senate continues to move forward with legislative business while the House of Representatives is still at an impasse.
    As the House Democrats’ protest over anti-worker and anti-public-school legislation continues to stall House legislative action due to their absence, rallies at the Statehouse draw hundreds of workers and teachers to voice their opposition to those measures.

  • It’s been a fun ride, but so long, soda

    VINCE LUECKE, Editor

  • COLUMN: Proud to call Perry County home

    By MARY ROBERSON, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    Bill Bower said, “Perry County is a great place to raise a family,” as he picked up his family from Lake County in far northern Indiana and moved us to beautiful Perry County.

  • COLUMN: Daffodils have stories to share

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I was driving past a rural cemetery last week and noticed clumps of daffodils around the fence surrounding the gravestones and even next to some graves. It was an old cemetery – the stones were worn and gray – but were well maintained. The grass around the stones was beginning to green and a weeping willow tree nearby, close to a pond, was already taking leaf in a shade of delicate green.