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Letters

  • Hoosiers deserve annexation reform

    Indiana Farm Bureau and its members are not opposed to annexation when it is voluntary. However, the forced annexation process that Indiana currently allows is heavily weighted in favor of cities and towns. That is simply not fair.

    If the leaders of a city or town decide they want to annex an area and the landowners are not willing to be annexed, those landowners have two alternatives: Give in, or take the town to court.

    The lives of those landowners will change overnight. They cannot imagine the amount of work or money needed to fight off an annexation.

  • Risse is what Tell City needs for progress

    My name is Jason Robert Sprinkle and I was born and raised in Tell City.

    I graduated from Tell City High School in 2008, from Indiana University Bloomington in 2012, and this May I will graduate with my law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. I am writing this letter to the editor because I would like to see more young people involved in developing our community.

  • Friends helped couple recover from fire

    We would like to thank the Tell City Fire Department, ambulance and Red Cross for their help during and after the fire we had in October.

    Thanks to everyone who gave before and after Christmas and the Daughters of Isabella for the gift cards. Everything was very much appreciated.

    It’s very hard to get things done without insurance.

     

    Joyce and Larney Greenwood

    Tell City

  • DAR thanks volunteers, will welcome more

    Members of the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have been working hard on their veterans project over the past several months. It is a very large undertaking for our small chapter and any help we receive is greatly appreciated.

  • Let’s remember the victims of sexual assault

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual assault is a major public-health, human- rights and social-justice issue. It ranges from verbal sexual harassment to unwanted sexual contact. Every 107 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. There is an average of 293,000 victims aged 12 or older each year.

  • Scouts thankful for successful fish fry

    St. Paul Boy Scout Troop 192 would like to gratefully thank all those who supported their recent fish fry at the parish hall.

    The attendance on March 20 was overwhelming. And thanks, too, to those who bought tickets but were unable to come.

    The event couldn’t have gone off as well as it did without the adult volunteers who gave their time in preparation, brought in desserts and served the food.

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

    Thank you again for your support.

     

  • Read between the lines of Family Research Council’s attitudes on same-sex issues

    Regarding the column in the March 26 issue of the News by Rob Schwarzwalder of the Family Research Council, touting a survey that purports to show a majority of Americans remain clearly opposed to gay marriage, let me point out that his organization’s polling and research are of highly dubious quality.

  • Newspapers keeps communities informed

    I like newspapers.  I guess it started way back when I was a paperboy with Jerry and Dean Hagedorn. You know, back when your carrier was a kid.

    Maybe it was when I worked during my high- school years in the News’ production room with Ralph Alvey and Gary Hubert. I still like to pop in and smell the paper and ink.

    Anyway, I know I can get national and world news crazy fast through television and the Internet, but I still trust and depend on the Perry County News for local news – the stuff that really matters to me, my family and friends.

  • Retired teachers group to share information on scams at April 7 public meeting

    The local Indiana Retired Teachers Association’s April 7 meeting, to be held at the Patio restaurant, will be a special one.

    A member of the Tell City Police Department will present information on scams, especially those that target the elderly, and how to avoid being a victim. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m.

    There will be an opportunity for questions afterwards. There will also be information available to take home with you on this topic, as well as for identity theft.

  • Good shepherd cares for animals, community

    This letter is in regards to a Perry County citizen who has went above and beyond when it comes to helping animals in need. This person has almost daily, through all hours, saved countless lives with no expectations or monetary gain. She has toiled  in rain, snow and freezing temperatures.

    I have received numerous thanks for helping people through the Humane Society, but I do not even come close to the difference this person has made for our county.