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Letters

  • Fulton benefit sponsors, thank you

    We would like to thank the following businesses for their donations for Barbara Fulton’s benefit (held March 15):

  • Generational cell-phone-use views off base

    Dear Mr. Bethel, regarding your April 10 editorial about cell phones and other devices ... allow me a few words.

    I don’t have at my fingertips any scientific studies of the breakdown of uses of the new devices by age, gender, or ethnic background. Apparently you do not either. If you did have such studies, you would have been wise to share. It would have added weight to your argument.

  • Cheers to ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’ cast

    Editor’s Note: Letters to the editor normally run on Monday’s Page 4 but we don’t often run photos with them. The letter below thanking students and volunteers for their work on the Tell City High School Drama Club production of “Parents Just Don’t Understand” warrants an exception. It was written by teacher Joyce Stath but her sentiments have been echoed many times over. Congratulations, students, on a job well done.

     

  • School yard sale a hit

    Tell City Jr. Sr. High School Renaissance, would like to thank the community for its support and contributions to our annual yard Sale. We had great help from businesses and local members of the community with donating items for us to put into this year’s yard sale.

  • Scouts say ‘Support our city parks’

    Tell City is lucky to have several parks, Zoercher-Bettinger Park, Dennis Kress Park, Hagedorn Park, Sunset Park, Roy Fenn Park, Joe Schaeffer Park, Kiwanis Park and the Greenway Trail. These parks are an important part of our community, offering safe places to play and to get exercise.

  • Thanks for making Boy Scouts’ fish fry a success

    The St. Paul Boy Scouts Troop 192 would like to gratefully thank all those who supported their recent fish  fry  at the parish hall. The attendance was overwhelming. And thanks, too, to those who bought a ticket but were unable to come.

    This event could not have gone off as well as it did without the adult volunteers who gave their time in preparation, brought in desserts and in serving the food.

    The proceeds will help a lot with expenses for this summer’s camp. Thanks again.

     

  • Other city 4-way stops need attention

    I just read the article in the Feb. 23 issue of the News concerning traffic at Humboldt and Main streets. I understand the mayor’s dilemma. I live in the 200 block of 14th Street near the intersection of 14th and Washington streets. This intersection is a school bus stop and also one block away from a busy city park.

    We receive a lot of traffic off of Indiana 66 and the area is near Papa John’s and Long John Silvers. It is also an area high in traffic accidents.

  • City council and pet discussion

    With all due respect to our esteemed city council, the council is barking up the wrong tree.  The problem with pet ownership is not numbers, but quality of care and supervision. 

    Yes, the homeowner who has 45 cats/dogs is clearly wrong, but it is just as clear, this is a rare situation. The main problem the county/city faces is that of dogs running loose, unsupervised and harassing people, as well as being in danger of being hit by a car.

  • Wanted: Legislative action on townships

    A recent story about charges being filed against a township trustee in Henry County for stealing taxpayer funds between 2013 and 2015 is unfortunately not surprising. It is yet another arrest in a long series of criminal incidents involving township employees that have occurred around the state.

    The Indiana Chamber first communicated on the topic of local government reform and ongoing abuses by township officials nearly 20 years ago. The fact that we still must do so today is depressing and unforgivable.

  • Know your humane society

    First of all, we are not the animal shelter, but rather, a totally separate organization which sometimes works with the shelter on projects that have a common purpose. We receive no money from the county, state or any city. We are funded through our membership fees, only $5 per year, special events such as yard sales and through donations from generous individuals like you.

    We do not board animals and do not have animals for adoption. We do maintain a shelter which is used for short term care of animals in emergency situations.