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Editorials

  • City groups protecting look of downtown

    The meeting went quickly and there was no official action taken so the last meeting of the Tell City Technical Advisory Committee didn’t generate a story. However, we were happy to hear some of the comments made by committee members about the need to support development while ensuring new construction and renovation in the city are compatible with the surrounding areas.

  • Silvesternacht sure to become a Tell City tradition

    Congratulations to Tell City on a successful second Silvesternacht. Some of our staff were among the crowd that packed City Hall Park Tuesday night for the New Year’s Eve festivities.

    We echo the comments of many who voiced their appreciation that night for an opportunity to gather – as families and a community – to celebrate the arrival of 2014.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Tips on buying tech toys for children

    TEMPE, ARIZ. – Kids typically make it perfectly clear to parents what they want for holiday presents when it come to technology. What’s less clear is what is appropriate for different age groups.

    Arizona State University T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics Assistant Research Professor Mary Anne Duggan and Sanford School Graduate Research Associate Crystal Bryce offer guidelines on what’s appropriate to buy according to where children are in their developmental spectrum.

  • Ho hum holidays?

    TEMPE, ARIZ. - Tis the season to be jolly.
    That’s a tall order for some people during the holidays who may envision a time filled with too much to do, interactions with unpleasant family members and a season focused on things rather than experiences.  

    Arizona State University Associate Professor and family therapist Larry Dumka offers insight into making the most of the season by focusing on things that really matter to you and those you love.

    1. Ask yourself what you value about the holidays and clarify what is most meaningful to you.

  • Increased global grain production means lower prices for U.S. growers

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Increased global grain production and lower domestic demand for corn for ethanol means crop producers should prepare now for lower grain prices in 2014, says an expert from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  • Santa Claus wants to talk

    Vince Luecke
    Editor

    It’s a good thing Santa generally makes his visits at night. A lot of us would be in trouble if the old man came knocking while we were awake – and brought hard questions instead of a bag filled with gifts.

    I’d be rather poorly prepared to find Santa at my door, with those all-knowing nods of the chin and probing eyes. I’d probably pretend not to be home and ignore the knocks and jingle bells.

  • Community should rally to keep Ivy Tech in Tell City

    We frequently boast the achievements of many of our community members in these pages. One student makes the spring dean’s list at Ivy Tech, another is on the president’s list and yet another graduates. Each is a human stretching toward his or her potential and a tribute to the value our community places on growth.

    For many people, going to college isn’t much more than a continuation of high school. For some, however, it’s a struggle that can be overcome with the help of available, affordable classes.

  • Perry County needs young-professionals group

    BY Vince Luecke
    Editor

    A new young-professionals group in Spencer County could provide a good model for a similar organization in Perry County.

    Young Professionals will work toward the goal of promoting leadership skills, advancing business and community development and fostering community involvement.

    They’ll also learn from one another, network and have plenty of fun.

    All of us, regardless of our age, will benefit from the group’s work and we hope lots of people take part.

  • Gay-marriage ban will place state on wrong path

    Indiana’s General Assembly seems likely to consider a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage next year, despite a growing number of Hoosiers opposed to the idea.

    Those who think the ban is a bad idea for the state include Indiana University and major employers such as Eli Lilly and Cummins, as well as the Indy Chamber of Commerce. The chamber agrees with what a growing number of companies are saying: intolerance is bad for business.