• LETTER: Schnell enjoyed recent visit to Perry Central

    Dec. 5 felt like Super Commodore Day in wonderful Perry County. I feel like I’m on a roll at the age of 84.

    On that grand day I ate pizza with the Perry Central volleyball sectional champs and I later entertained the residents at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City with a happy hour Christmas concert with carols.

    After the concert, I enjoyed supper at Marcy’s in Leopold with Perry Central Community School Corp. Superintendent Mary Roberson and my relatives, who served as my drivers.

  • LETTER: Hospital auxiliary thanks bazaar helpers

    We would like to thank everyone who supported our Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Bazaar held recently. So many helped by buying baked goods and craft items, making gift shop purchases or bidding on our silent-auction items.

    Many others bought tickets for the turkey and dressing dinners. A special thanks to all the auxiliary members who worked that day, prepared baked items or made something for the craft sale. It takes a lot of members, help from the hospital staff, the kitchen staff, and community members who attended to make this a successful event every year.

  • LETTER: Thanks for making parade another big hit

    On behalf of the Harry G. Myers Auxiliary, Cannelton American Legion Christmas Parade Committee, I would like to thank those individuals who helped make the parade a success.

    I would like to thank Mayor Mary Snyder and her staff, the utilities, water and street departments. I would also like to thank the grand marshals, Dave Reed, Mary Stephens and Ruth Lawalin, the American Legion Harry G. Myers Post 142 and the judges.

  • LETTER: Why do drunk drivers get slaps on the wrist?

    My wife, Donna, was killed by a drunk driver Sept. 24, four days before her birthday in Dubois County north of Ferdinand on Indiana 162.

    Instead of celebrating her birthday, we had to bury her. This was not the first time he was caught driving drunk. Two years ago he was caught drinking and driving and was just put on probation. He just got off probation in March of this year. On Sept. 24 he was driving drunk again, three times the legal limit and traveling 19 miles an hour over the speed limit and this time a very kind and loving woman lost her life.

  • LETTER: Winter has come early and some people need help with paying high heating bills

    Winter has come early this year and along with that will be higher heating bills for all of us. Several years ago, Ohio Valley Gas Corp. established a “gas help fund” to help struggling families pay their gas bills. This fund is owned by the Ohio Valley Gas and is administered by Catholic Charities.

    Currently, this fund is perilously low on funds. Any donation made to the gas help fund will be matched by the board of directors of Ohio Valley Gas. This, in effect, doubles the amount of money that can be donated to this fund.

  • LETTER: United Way supports area Girl Scout programs

    Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana would like to thank the United Way of Perry County, its staff and board members and the Perry County community for their continued support of our programs in Perry County.

    Each year, nearly 200 Perry County girls participate in troops, camps and Girl Scout events. Perry County is very special to area Girl Scouts because it is home to Camp Koch, a beautiful space loved by girls and adults across the region since 1942.

  • LETTER: United Way a strong partner with Council on Aging

    I would like to take this time to thank the United Way of Perry County for its continued support to the Perry County Council on Aging. Our organization was founded March of 1974 and this marks our 40th year of continued service.

    Without the support of our local community and the United Way, our services would not be available to the Perry County residents.

    Our services of transportation is available to all Perry County residents, regardless of age or disabilities and whether it be for medical or personal needs.

  • LETTER: Community gave its support to 2014 Ladies Day Out

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Ladies Day Out, held during October each year. We appreciate that you shop locally.

    Thanks to Burris, LeClere, Labhart Eye Center, Celebrations, Domestic Goddess Salon & Boutique, EverBody’s Fun & Fitness, Gatherings, Now & Then, Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Skinsations and the Tell City Depot

  • LETTER: Find ways to be of service to others this season

    Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks. We express gratitude and love for our families and for blessings. Or, do we just take for granted what we have? You know, a warm house to come home to, food to eat, family and good friends. Are we grateful to live in this country and to have a job, a means to support our family?

    Our country is experiencing a very poor economy. Unemployment is up, even though data and statistics may show it is dropping.

  • LETTER: Annexation support evident at Nov. 20 hearing

    We would like to thank everyone who showed up in Jasper at the annexation hearing Nov. 20. The turnout was great. It let us know where we stand and how the process works. In my opinion, we are looking good but we can’t sit idly by and forget about the work we have put into this.

    It is a long process, but we have to keep motivated. I think the turnout let the city and their attorneys know how organized we are.