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Editorials

  • Take time to observe the spirit of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the upcoming long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.

  • Our View: Let’s get safer routes so more can ride bicycles to work

    This Thursday, May 14, is National Ride Your Bicycle to Work Day. We know several people who work in Tell City who occasionally ride their bikes to work, including three who work at the Perry County News – with one of them living more than six miles from the office.

    The advantages of riding a bicycle to work instead of driving include getting more exercise, saving money on gasoline, reducing wear and tear on cars – for which short trips are hardest, and reducing pollution.

  • Plan to help ‘stamp’ out hunger Saturday

    This Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers and partnering organizations will sponsor the 23rd-annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

    We’re proud that in Perry County, the Tell City post office will again be among offices in more than 10,000 U.S. cities taking part.

    This means our city and rural letter carriers will not only deliver our U.S. mail and packages Saturday, but they will also pick up donations of nonperishable goods we’ve (hopefully) left at our mailboxes.

  • Perry County’s pride: A strong local hospital, great schools

    Quality of life is a phrase most of our readers have read several times in regards to our community. Quality of life refers to how we perceive our community and how likely we are to be happy living or working here – or how likely we are to make Perry County a new home.

  • Poehlein – Foster

    Kelly Marie Poehlein and Thomas Clinton Foster, both of Princeton, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Vic and Leona Poehlein of Tell City.

    The future groom is the son of Peggy Foster and Rick Edwards of Plainville.

    The wedding ceremony is planned for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the Tabernacle at Santa Claus Camp and Conference Center in Santa Claus. A reception will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    Miss Poehlein attended Tell City High School and is a homemaker.

  • Students are worth the investment

    The recovering economy is starting to make life easier for recent college graduates. A study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce recently found a surge of job opportunities for Hoosiers fresh out of academia.

  • RFRA’s quick passage shows state government needs more balance

    When the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate was dedicated in Boston last month, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, great-nephew of the man the institute is named for, made some interesting comments about the way Congress works.

  • Our View: City council should tread lightly on RV owners

    Is it OK for campers, boats, motor coaches and trailers to be parked on Tell City’s streets? Should they be allowed to be parked there year-round or would seasonal restrictions help ease concerns that those vehicles and trailers parked in residential areas are eyesores, clutter up neighborhoods and perhaps even lower property values?

    The Tell City Common Council could move in one of several different directions this year as they sift through the comments made last Monday during a meeting dominated by discussion on proposed parking regulations on RVs, trailers, etc.

  • Perry County has role in ensuring equality for all

    Local gatherings of the public and Perry County’s state legislators used to be sleepy affairs, with discussions that usually centered on economic development, education and road funding. Those are, without doubt, important issues but most often there was very little disagreement or debate.

    Times and issues have changed.

  • Let’s really ‘fix’ Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    Editor’s Note: This editorial appeared in Wednesday’s Kokomo Tribune.

     

    On Tuesday, Gov. Pence called on the Indiana Legislature to “fix” the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which since its passage has brought intense ire upon the state.

    His fix? Amending the law to clarify it “does not give anyone a license to discriminate;” to make clear the law is not a legal defense for denying services to anyone.