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Letters

  • LETTER: Perry County and the War of 1812

    This month we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Remembering our ancestors who long ago had the courage and determination to fight for a cause they believed in: The United States of America. One might think the War of 1812 had little impact on our country because it is often overlooked for its significance in our history. But, in our area, in Perry County, they would be wrong.

  • LETTER: A few ideas for Tell City leaders to ponder

    I’ve got a few ideas that I would like to share with those who are interested.

    I think a pet parade would be a good idea within our annual Christmas parade in Tell City. Those wishing to participate could arrive with their dogs on leashes and take up the space of say, two floats. At the rear of the pet parade, dogs available for adoption from the animal shelter could be walked. This would allow those who wish to show off their pets to do so, and the shelter could possibly adopt out animals that would otherwise be euthanized; win-win.

  • LETTER: Women’s guild at EUCC grateful for help

    Sincere appreciation from the Women’s Guild of Evangelical United Church of Christ goes out to all who made our “Nacho Average” Mother-Daughter event on May 7 a success.

    Thanks to the men of our church and to Jose Flores, Chandler Lacy, Bryce Lain and Alex Ramsey, who took charge of the kitchen and dining-room duties. Also, we are especially thankful for the following merchants who made generous door-prize donations. Please thank them for their support as you shop at these businesses:

  • LETTER: Horse rescue group needs your support

    The board and committee of Indiana Horse Rescue South would like to thank Stella Nies for use of her land in Tobinsport, Mark Ramsey and Stuart Hibbs for the paperwork to get our 501(C)3 status and bookkeeping, William Tell and Perry Central schools, local Girl Scouts, Jeanette Ward and Leann Gehlhausen for personal donations to purchase two round pens.

  • LETTER: News’ bicycle-safety editorial appreciated

    I appreciated the “Our View” article, “Be Mindful of Bicyclists” in the June 4 Perry County News.

    I am an avid cyclist and have been for the past three decades. My hobby began during my college years at Indiana University. I log between 1,500 and 2,000 miles annually on the roadways in Perry County and neighboring Kentucky. My typical two-hour outings cover from 25-30 miles each several days a week.

  • LETTER: Central area of county no place for a landfill

    On Wednesday, June 20, the commissioners of this county will vote on the rezoning of 200 acres in the Gatchel area from conservation to heavy industrial. This area is intended to become Waupaca’s new landfill and the home to the foundry’s waste and dust.

  • LETTER: Businesses supported Marksmen baseball

    On behalf of the Tell City Marksmen High School baseball coaches, players and parents, I would like to thank the following businesses for their support of Marksmen baseball: Aleris, Jasper Engines, Subway, Wendy’, McDonald’s, Arby’s, Pappa John’s Pizza, Chicago Pizza, Coke Company, Save-A-Lot Food Stores, The Post, Snyder Constructions and Wal-Mart. Along with parental support and the above names businesses a snack lunch was provided to every player for each away baseball game; a total of 410 sack lunches.

  • LETTER: Weekend food backpack ministry closes successful year; its supporters were many

    As the 2011-12 school year ended, so did the Weekend Food Backpack Program. St. Paul Ministry of Charity committee believes that the year has been very successful in terms of fulfilling our mission to reach out to those in our community needing support.

    During the year, 120 students from the three county school systems took home 3,396 bags of food in their backpacks to help meet their food needs over the weekend when school breakfasts and lunches were not available.

  • LETTER: St. Jude participants deserve big thanks

    I want to give a job well done by the staff and students at Cannelton Myers Grade School for their efforts and results in raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    This is a charity my family contributes to each month because they don’t charge the families of children facing life threatening illnesses. When a family gets devastating news that their child could die from the diagnosed disease it is nice to have a place to turn to that offers state of the art treatment and to find out they don't charge for the treatment.

  • LETTER: Library’s Oathout congratulated on promotion

    On Perry County Chess Club’s 36th anniversary, we gratefully acknowledge and thank Mr. Larry Oathout for his compassion, kindness, courtesy and professional service.

    Larry is a uniquely multifaceted community resource.