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Letters

  • LETTER: Everyone’s help appreciated at Shubael Little Village

    We write to thank the News for the excellent article on Shubael Village. The volunteers at the Shubael worked to present a setting where people can view Perry County as it was in 1850. We are open several times a year and we entertain hundreds of school-age citizens each year. Any and all help for the village is appreciated.

    Unfortunately, three people who helped in the last year were omitted. Dave Celvey and Gary Hubert helped with carpentry work and David VanWinkle donated guttering for the new mercantile building.

    Thanks again.

  • LETTER: Everyone was moving during Zumbathon

    We hosted a Zumbathon Feb. 8 to benefit the Marching Marksmen of Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Thanks to the support of our community, the event was a huge success! I would like to thank the following businesses for donating for our drawings: Domestic Goddess, Celebrations, Hair Razors, R and A Sports, Sarah Chinn-Longaberger, Kelly Perryman and EverBody’s Fun and Fitness.

  • Catholic Charities in temporary new home

     

    In early January, the building that houses Catholic Charities suffered extensive damage due to water pipes bursting from the extreme cold that we experienced in our area.

    The resulting damage was severe enough that Catholic Charities had to temporarily relocate.

    Fortunately for us, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. had some office space that was not currently being utilized and agreed to let Catholic Charities move in for a few months.

  • Perry Central School filled with special folks

     

    Perry County folks keep telling me that they enjoy reading my letters to the editor, so I’ll try to write when my time permits. I am very busy with my music concerts.

    After reading your interesting account of 1937 flood, my heart really went out to those fine folks in Perry County who had to endure that catastrophic disaster. God bless them.

    I am so happy that the late Edgar Etienne, then superintendent of the Perry Central schools, hired me to teach at Perry Central in the spring of 1965.

  • Company employees sometimes not as smart as 7-year-olds in simple arithmetic

     

    Before going to my mailbox every day, I take a pain pill to avoid an anxiety attack.

    Two major companies in particular hire people who cannot add, subtract or use any modern convenience that will do it for them.

    One bill this month was $30 more than it should have been. The other was $25 more than it should have been.

  • One Polar Bear Club dip was enough

    Another apple has dropped at City Hall and 2014 is rolling in with a fresh start for everyone. It’s another chance to somehow get it right this time.

    Like most folks, I reflect upon the past during the new year, often not knowing whether to laugh or cry. In fact, one of the most outlandish foibles of my misspent youth took place on New Year’s Day.

  • Please support music-in-schools bill

    I ask your support of legislation being considered in the Indiana General Assembly that would require each school corporation to include music courses in its curriculum. Each corporation would also be required to include music ensembles in course offerings for seventh through 12th grades.

    In addition to its value for its own sake, music instruction helps children improve their recall and retention of verbal information, advances math achievement, boosts language-arts skills and increases average SAT scores.  

  • Our community filled with ‘Holiday Helpers’

    The United Way of Perry County would like to thank all the members of our community who helped make Christmas brighter for over 560 children through the Holiday Helpers United Christmas Assistance program. It was truly a community wide effort.

  • Donations support breast-cancer fight

    During October 2013, many businesses on Main Street in Tell City collected money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    The idea of collecting money to benefit breast-cancer patients was proposed by Skinsations. Several businesses collected money during the entire month of October. Some businesses used the money to purchase an assortment of wigs and hats, while others collected the money so wigs, hats and other items could be purchased for local cancer and chemotherapy patients. What an awesome act of kindness!

  • Thanks for making Silvesternacht a success

    On behalf of the members of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, we would like to extend our thanks to the numerous partners who assisted us in the second annual Silversternacht celebration on New Year’s Eve.

    This year’s event resulted in even larger crowds who were able to take part in the memorable activities of the evening thanks to the cooperative spirit from local businesses, organizations and school corporations.