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Letters

  • Thank you, Boy Scout Troop 192 and Pack 192 for thinking of our troops

    I wanted to publicly thank Troop 192 and Pack 192 and the community that supported their effort to send left over Halloween candy to the military stationed overseas.

    My son, Jonathan, has been deployed overseas for four months and was pleasantly surprised to receive a huge amount of candy from the Boy Scouts and Pack 192. Thank you to Janet Damin who organized and mailed the boxes of candy. It is heartwarming to know the community helped make this kind gesture happen.

  • Let’s put new logo on a Perry County flag

    I first read about our county’s flag in “The Living History of Perry County,” by James   Mosby.

    According to him, the Perry County flag was dedicated on Nov. 1,  1989, 175 years after the county was formed. In his book, there is a picture of it flying at the old courthouse in Cannelton.

  • Holiday Helpers had many supporters

    The United Way of Perry County would like to thank all the members of our community who helped make Christmas brighter for over 580 children through the Holiday Helpers United Christmas Assistance program.  It was truly a community wide effort.

  • Daughters of Isabella thanks merchants

    The Daughters of Isabella would like to thank the following merchants and businesses for their support in donating prizes for our raffle.

  • Way to go, William Tell students

    The volunteers at the Perry County Council of Agencies’ Food Pantry and clothing bank would like to say thank you to William Tell Elementary School students, teachers and staff for their recent Thanksgiving fund drive.

    The number of items collected exceeded previous years and was very generous. We are so grateful to everyone and Kara Braunecker for organizing the drive.

     

    Georgann Gogel

    Coordinator

  • Eliminate sales tax on residential water bills

    Editor’s Note: This open letter by Larry Kleeman was addressed to Gov. Elect Eric Holcomb, Sen. Erin Houchin and Rep. Lloyd Arnold.

     

    Dear Gov. Elect Holcomb, Sen. Houchin and Rep. Arnold:

     

    I know you are concerned, as am I, about hard working Hoosiers and families living on fixed incomes being able to maintain a decent standard of living when faced with increased costs of living.

  • Proud of Commodore sportsmanship

    This handicapped military veteran, also known as Cowboy Tex and Super Commodore, enjoyed another Perry Central basketball game recently. Thanks to my cousins who provided the transportation.

    My favorite part of the game is when the losers congratulate the winners – friendly competition. It’s just good sportsmanship.

    Also, thanks to the Perry County businesses for sponsoring Perry Central games on the radio station.

    Go Commodores.

     

    Charles L. Schnell

    Jasper

  • Don’t get cheated this holiday season

    It’s the busiest time of the year for most of us. While retailers enjoy the extra business and we enjoy the holidays with family and friends, it’s also a time that can bring out the worst in scammers and con artists. In particular, all consumers should keep their guard up about scams involving their utility services.

    Here’s what typically happens: A consumer (often a small business) will receive a call from someone claiming to work for his or her utility.

  • Horse Rescue South says thanks

    Horse Rescue South would like to say a very special thank you to all of the businesses,  companies and people who have supported us recently.

    Thank you to Mike and Becky Thorn, Todd Dauby, Arron Van Winkle and Terry and Sue Rogers for all the hay they donated.

  • Removing the sales tax from utility bills would save Hoosiers money

    I recently read the “Arnold Account,” Keeping Hoosier homes warm this winter, and would like to offer the following comments:

    The community action agencies, organizations referenced, serving Spencer, Perry and Crawford Counties are Lincoln Hills Development Corp. (812-547-3435) and serving Dubois, Warrick and Pike, Tri-Cap (812-482-2233).

    These local, nonprofit agencies do a great job, serving hundreds of individuals every year.

    The funds are Federal funds passing through the state agency to these local organizations.