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Letters

  • Elect leaders committed to working people

    This Labor Day, we recognize the millions of people across the country who go to work every day to take care of our families.

    We work to put food on the table, to put ourselves through school, to pay for the dance lessons and the baseball league.

    Our hard work allows our economy to thrive and our work is what makes America great.

    Working people aren’t waiting for an invitation to the table.

    We are driving the debate about the issues that matter to us. We are making sure our voices are heard from coast-to-coast

  • Quilts stitched by volunteers with love

    Tell City Compassionate Quilters is celebrating giving away more than 100 quilts. The quilters began in February 2015 with the desire to give women the opportunity for fellowship and a way to give back to others.

  • National Night Out a big success

    What a success! On Aug. 2, the communities of Perry County enjoyed our first local National Night Out Event, and the event is getting rave reviews.

    On behalf of the local National Night Out Planning Committee, we want to extend a heart-felt thank you for making this event so successful and for the support you have shown local law enforcement.

  • Cal Ripken All-Stars thank sponsors

    The 9/10u Tell City Cal Ripken All Star Baseball Team and coaches would like to thank everyone who purchased fund raising items and the following local businesses and individuals that provided individual donations:

  • Citizen of the Year grateful, humbled

    To Vince Luecke, a very talented writer and photographer, thank you for the special way you presented me to your readers as this year’s Distinguished Citizen. I was so impressed as I read it; you wrote it about just who I am, and your pictures were great.

    To the people in this community, thank you very much for the personal congratulations, the phone calls, the cards and the flowers I received. At times, all of the good words left me speechless to respond, and that’s not ordinary for me.

  • Trump not the first ‘America First’ promoter

    Firstly, I am writing in response to a pro-Trump letter from a young man named (Tim) Kloeppel, a 2011 graduate of Perry Central, originally from St. Croix. It is stated he will attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in August, (letter appeared in the July 7 edition.) This poor soul is incredibly confused.

    He is writing about the America First Committee and one of its leaders, Charles Lindbergh. Trump is stating that he wants to put America first. What was the America First Committee? Who was Charles Lindbergh?

  • Thank you, Perry County Chamber of Commerce

    I want to publicly thank the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors for selecting me as the first recipient of their Outstanding Citizenship Award. It was a surprise and I am deeply humbled by the receipt of this prestigious award.

    My philosophy has always been to be involved in my community. I will continue doing that until I can no longer provide any services or help to my county.

    Thanks again, Chamber, and also a big thanks to its executive director, Lagina Gogel.

     

    LOUIE HEITKEMPER

  • Events kicked off school year in style

     

    On behalf of the Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township Schools, we would like to thank all the individuals, organizations and businesses that contributed to the success of this year’s back to school cookouts.  The turnouts were greatly supported countywide by thousands of students and families.

    Everyone enjoyed getting together with their friends, teachers and other Perry County families to kick off the new school year during these annual fun events.  

  • Kids Fest a success in Cannelton

    On behalf of Cannelton Elementary School, I would like to personally thank everyone involved in the success of our Kids Fest on Aug. 2.

  • Historical society awarded grant

    The Tell City Historical Society was among the first Heritage Support Grant award winners made available through the Indiana Historical Society.  The Tell City Historical Society will be making repairs to the exterior and roof of the current Carnegie Library building. 

    The society was awarded $19,115.

    The Tell City Historical Society is also fundraising for a required local match and interior water damage repairs and to continue the energy efficiency updates to the original part of the building.