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Letters

  • LETTER: Good education valuable, private or public

    This is in response to the Perry County News’ June 3 editorial, “We should fear government ‘help’ for education.”

    A large part of the editorial addresses school closings in Chicago and the reasons for the closings. One possible reason given was the addition of 50,000 charter school seats during a decade when schools lost 30,000 students. I am not sure whether there is an implication that the school student loss was the charter schools’ gain.

  • LETTER: New jobs vital to community’s health

    As the business agent for Boilermakers Local 374 here in southern Indiana, I represent approximately 500 men and women. These people don’t just work here, but they live here as well.

    My job as their representative isn’t merely to make sure they are being treated fairly on the job, to make sure they are being paid correctly according to the contract and to make sure their work conditions are safe.

    My job is to also find them jobs. Not just jobs for now, but also possible jobs for the future.

  • LETTER: Supporters helped Stepping Stones students

    The staff of Stepping Stones Preschool would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to the following businesses and individuals who helped make our 2012-2013 school year a success, your support is essential to our program.

    First we want to thank Father Brian Esarey, Janet and the St. Augustine Parish for sharing their space with us.

    Thank you to McDonald’s, Subway, Sonic and Arby’s for providing meal certificates for our Families Reading with Redgie reading incentive program.

  • LETTER: North Perry Head Start had successful year

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start would like to thank the following people and organizations for their continued support during this school year.

  • LETTER: Thank you to all who supported bike-athon

    The Cannelton Teachers Association wishes to thank everyone who helped and supported our annual bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, held April 27.

    This year’s ride was a great success, raising over $4,600 for the hospital. That is the third highest amount in its 36 years. We know that this would not have been possible without the help and support of many businesses, organizations and individuals.

  • LETTER: Traffic speeds too high on Lorainne Road

    I’ve talked to the county attorney twice and he sent an e-mail to the county garage about my request for speed bumps in front of our home on Lorainne Road. We live on a one-lane, crooked, dead-end road, where the speed limit was 30 miles per hour.

    When I talked to county garage employee Steve Howell, he informed me they couldn’t do speed bumps because it may tear up someone’s car. I voiced my concerns of wrecks and excessive speed and that we had small kids in the area and his answer was, “We better keep our kids out of the road.”

  • LETTER: Thanks for making Dogwood Fest a success

    The Rome Community Center and the Rome Methodist Church want to thank so many people for the wonderful day we had here during the Dogwood Festival in April. Even though the weather was gloomy and misty, people were kind enough to wait in a long line to eat our meal.

    We apologize for running out of food, but it is truly very difficult to estimate the correct amount needed, even though we’ve been doing this for many years.

  • LETTER: Foundation congratulates 2013 graduates, offers you ways of supporting schools

    This time of year is very exciting for graduating seniors and their families. The Perry County Community Foundation share in their excitement as they change chapters in their lives and begin new paths.

  • LETTER: William Tell triathlon another big success

    The fifth William Tell Elementary Triathlon was held Saturday, May 11. This event was offered free to any William Tell Elementary student in first through sixth grades.

    This year’s triathlon had 133 student participants and numerous family members who also ran or biked with students.

    All participating students were given a free T-shirt, fruit, water bottle, sack lunch and pool party.

  • LETTER: Alzheimer’s law will help police, patients

    As an advocate for the more than 120,000 Indiana residents who are struggling with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, and the estimated 328,000 family members and friends who help care for them, I want to thank the Indiana legislature – particularly Rep. Bill Friend, R-Macy, and Gov. Mike Pence – for their efforts to enact a new law requiring police officers to be trained in how to interact with people who have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.