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Letters

  • LETTER: A little history on the Stars and Stripes

    I gave a flag report at our last Harry G. Myers Cannelton Legion Auxiliary 142 meeting. They asked me to send it in to the News. The ladies thought people would enjoy the history and search for more information.

    So here it goes.

    Old Glory, our flag, has had many faces. Everyone knows of Betsy Ross’ flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes. There were no instructions for making the flag, the John Trumbull flag. John Trumbull was a Revolutionary Soldier and aide to George Washington. He placed one bigger star inside a circle of twelve stars.

  • LETTER - Many made Moose Summer Fest a big hit

    Our annual Summer Fest picnic, chicken and pork-chop dinner sales this year were again successes for our lodge. Thanks to the patrons of Tell City and the surrounding areas for their huge support. Special thanks goes out to our fireworks sponsors. We could not have pulled it off without your help. Thank you all so much.

  • Thank you, River Sweep volunteers, other supporters

    The 2014 Ohio River Sweep has come and gone.

    Now we would like to thank everyone who participated – the volunteers and, the following donors of food, money and supplies: Chicago’s Pizza; Subway; Noble’s IGA; Coca-Cola Bottling Co; Papa John’s Pizza, Fifth Third Bank, German American Bank, Tell City High School, Southwire, Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Leaders should explain annexation reasons, benefits

    The Citizens Against Annexation filed a lawsuit July 8 contesting the city of Tell City’s 1,776-acre annexation ordinance. The proposed annexation boundaries begin south of the Patio Steak House at Sycamore Road, extend eastward to new 237; continue north to the entrance of Waupaca Foundry and west along the Ohio River while carving out for exclusion the subdivisions of Barkhamstead and Jonick Acres.

  • ‘Boys’ assemble functional government in three days

    From June 16 through June 21, I had the once-in-lifetime opportunity to attend Hoosier Boys State at Trine University in Angola, Ind., and had the chance to further my education about how our state government works.

    What did I learn that week? Unlike the fear of our “older” generations, our future is not damned. We “boys” were able to put together a functional government in three days.

  • Thanks to all Schweizer Fest supporters

    Schweizer Fest Inc. was organized to manage the organization and implementation of the annual Tell City community celebration. The annual festival has grown since its founding in 1958 into a successful event that attracts individuals – both former natives as well as those passing through – to the community. As the 2014 Schweizer Fest approaches, the organization would like to point out that participating with any of the activities helps to support numerous groups and organizations in our community.

  • Merry Christmas in July from Santa Claus

    In a town that keeps the spirit of Christmas alive and well 365 days a year, the holidays in Santa Claus offer an extraordinary time for reflection. My memories of Christmas are centered on traditions, those we cherish in our families, and those we hold dear as a town.

  • Organizers pulled off great Troy reunion

    A big thank you to the Troy High School Class of 1954 and the homecoming committee for organizing the Troy School Homecoming held June 21. It was so rewarding to be reunited with many of my classmates, some of whom I have not seen for over 50 years. The program was well planned and organized and enjoyed by all. I look forward to the next homecoming in 2019.

    Thanks again for a most memorable day and all your hard work.

    DOTTIE (LITTLE) DOWRICK
    Gainseville, Mo.

  • Attorney general has duty to represent state in same-sex marriage lawsuit appeal

    Recent federal court actions that first struck down Indiana’s statute limiting marriage to the traditional definition and then stayed that order pending appeal, have left many in our state in legal limbo.

    As the attorney who represents state government and defends its laws, I know this difficult case stirs many people’s deeply held beliefs that touch their lives in very personal ways.

  • Congressman Bucshon’s troubling voting record and the need for bipartisanship

    The 113th Congress is, by and large, the least productive Congress in modern history. While millions of Americans struggle to pay their bills, many of the 435 members of Congress who claim to represent the people are making $174,000 a year to essentially do nothing. Unfortunately for the people of Indiana’s 8th District, Congressman Larry Bucshon fits this mold to perfection.