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Columns

  • Tying ISP pay to inflation

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator

    Guest Columnist

     

    In Indiana, we are blessed with one of the finest statewide police forces in the nation. Our Indiana State Police officers take pride in protecting Hoosier lives and property, and we are proud of them.

    Police officers are our hometown heroes in communities across the state, and they deserve recognition for putting their lives on the line every single day. Our finest take an oath to protect our families, and in turn, we must make sure they can support theirs.

  • Unsolved Mysteries: Ira Hayes

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Another anniversary is happening this month; the taking of the Japanese island of Iwo Jima in the Second World War.

  • Skunks on the move, looking for moon-lit love

    Jeneen Wiche
    Weekend Gardener

  • The power of commitment

    GARY GREUBEL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series on work ethics. It was written by Gary Greubel of Waupaca Foundry.

     

    As the New Year arrives, it is common practice for everyone to establish commitments to improve themselves, their place of employment, or provide service to their community to enrich the lives of those around them.

  • Prayers and candles

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    Friday is the feast of St. Blaise, and I suspect a good many Perry Countians either had their throats blessed at church this past weekend or will this weekend.

    I plan to attend church, so hopefully I am among the faithful lining up to have a pair of candles placed under my double chin while a priest offered a simple prayer.

  • Once again, violence is never the answer

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer

     

    Violent actions cannot be tolerated, even when they occur against those who invoke ideas of hate. A video floating around social media sites shows well-known alt-right personality Richard Spencer being struck in the face with a dissenter’s fist during a video interview with a member of the press. As it turns out, this was the second time that day he was punched in the face, though there are only photos of that instance.

  • Be kind to your colon

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com           

    There’s a long list of things we aren’t supposed to talk about in polite conversation. I like to think this column has been more-or-less polite for most of its existence, but there have been some exceptions.

  • Memories of a Main Street beacon

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    Hallmarking a new beginning, with memories for many in Tell City, social media was abuzz in recent weeks to express both sadness and understating as a presumed demolition began on an old storefront along the 500 Black of Main Street. And as information now indicates not a razing but a rehab of the structure which is taking place just a stones throw from the News office, it causes pause for me thinking about the countless hours I spent there.

  • Can the media hold politicians accountable?

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    If you watched Donald Trump’s recent press conference, you may have overlooked a telling and worrisome moment. A CNN reporter tried to ask the president-elect about the extent of his ties to Russian officials. “No! Not you. No! Your organization is terrible,” responded Mr. Trump, and moved on to the next question.

  • Don’t forget what’s in the root cellar

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Perhaps this can be a reminder of the payoff of “putting up” the garden in spring, summer and fall: we have extended our homegrown eating pleasure into the winter months with some basic preservation methods.

    If you froze, dried, canned or otherwise preserved fresh fruits and vegetables in 2016, do not forget about them (or horde them for some unreasonable amount of time.)