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Letters

  • LETTER: A right to protest and respond

    A reply to Brett Sander letter in the April 16th edition of the Perry County News: For the sake of relative brevity, I will try to hit some of the facts and highlights and not deal too much with opinions and accusations.

    The Caravan

  • Immigration, language and economy

    Overheard, recently, at an area restaurant: woman tells girl at register that she and her party have a reservation; girl exchanges a few words with owner who then asks woman – in clear English – if she could have five minutes; yes, the first woman snaps, but I don’t speak Spanish and would appreciate it if you wouldn’t in my presence.

    I was appalled at this woman’s expression of linguistic and cultural prejudice.

  • Legislators’ work not quite done

    BRIAN BOSMA

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    President Dwight Eisenhower once said that farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from a cornfield.  That quote leapt to mind when I read recent articles featuring sharp criticism of this year’s General Assembly. In defense of all 150 members of the legislature, I felt the record had to be set straight.

  • Wake up and speak up for our health

    On Thursday evening, March 22, the Dale Zoning Board  voted 4-3 to push through a decision to rezone the newly acquired 512 acres they recently annexed in to Dale as Industrial.

    They had a choice between industrial or commercial. I applaud the courage of the three zoning board members who voted against this. The acreage is presently zoned agriculture and since the town of Dale does not have a classification for agriculture, the property must be zoned either commercial or industrial.

  • Thanks for supporting Legion egg hunt

    Cannelton American Legion Unit 142 would like to thank the following for their generous donations to our annual Easter Egg hunt.

    Thanks to Subway, Papa John’s, Iron Gate, Hauenstein’s, Roland’s Jewelry, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Chicago Pizza, and the Barge Inn. We would also like to thank all of our volunteers who helped with the hunt and Richard Saalman for acting as our Easter Bunny.

    He and other area beekeepers are happy to come and collect them. Bees are a sign of new life for bees but hives frequently become overcrowded.

  • This spring, be kind to swarming bees

    It seems that spring is here again. The trees are budding and the flowers are starting to bloom. The honeybees are becoming active. We see them in the yard working on soft maple blooms and elm trees.  They are carrying the pollen back into the hives to raise young brood for the year.

    Soon the hives will become overcrowded with bees and they will start to swarm. This is nature’s way of creating more colonies of bees.

  • Just a reminder, Derby is still here

    I am writing to you to share a personal concern and to forewarn others in case they may possibly also be sharing this experience I am concerned about. So here goes:

    About 20 years ago, I thought I moved from New Boston in Spencer county to Derby in Perry County. I thought I built a house on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River. I thought I built some boat storage buildings, built a boat ramp, visited our local store and tavern, watched our neighbors construct and rent cabins, thereby receiving a host of visitors.

  • Alzheimer’s fight needs bold support

    It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease. Too often,  Alzheimer’s is treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a disease that someone in the U.S. develops every 66 seconds.  

    And with two-thirds of its annual costs being borne by Medicare and Medicaid, it is one that demands more attention from our government.

  • Perry Central’s Ransom positively impacted the lives of countless students

    With the recently announced retirement of Perry Central Athletic Director Bob Ransom, let us pause to recognize his decades of work and devotion to our schools and community.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions about Riverview Energy project

    Dear Fellow Citizens:

     

    Since our letter to the editor last October, more information has come out about this project which was previously such a secret. Of course, the Lincolnland Economic Development Corp. and Riverview Energy Corp. (the company heading this project) have provided a glowing and idealistic picture of how wonderful this project will be for Dale and the entire area. Also, there is an impression that everyone is just thrilled about it.

    Some questions and concerns come to mind. You may have the same or different ones.