• LETTER Common core: It’s a simple education choice

    Sometimes choices aren’t clear-cut. Who hasn’t gone through the frustrating experience of choosing between “A” or “B” or “1” or “2” at the optometrist’s office.

    But the selection that needs to be made with the Common Core academic standards is the exact opposite: It’s simple and obvious. Forget, for a minute, about all the facts and myths associated with the program. Legislators who are debating whether to halt Common Core have this choice:

  • LETTER: Life is simpler without Internet, e-mail

    You recently mentioned my name in the March 28 paper as one of the Perry County people who has money the attorney general wishes to return.

    I do not have direct access to the Internet for reasons I think are good. I follow the advice of a wise man from one of those oriental countries.

    He sat on an elevated platform in a village where the people could ask questions.

    His head was bald, he had no teeth and a large belly – signifying the ultimate happiness – and no sandals on his feet.

  • LETTER: Music boosters thankful for support
  • LETTER: TC Band Boosters appreciate donations

    We the Tell City Band Boosters would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for all their help and donations:

  • LETTER: Students gave it their all at lip-sync contest

    The Renaissance Class of Tell City Junior-Senior High School would like to thank the following people for helping to make the sixth annual lip-sync contest a success:

  • LETTER: Thanks for making film’s premiere a success

    The Tell City private screening of our documentary, “They Wore the Red Suit,” was an incredible success because of the efforts of so many local individuals, public entities and businesses.

    I would like to offer my thanks to the city of Tell City, the mayor’s office, the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, chamber of commerce, and the Tell City Regional Arts Association, whose partnership made it possible for us to host this event in Tell City’s beautiful new events and visitors center.

  • LETTER: Legion Easter bunny had plenty of helpers

    Cannelton American Legion Post 142 and its auxiliary would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their recent donations to our Post Home and for the annual Easter-egg hunt:

    McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Charles Stillwell, Arby’s, Wall’s, Papa John’s, Keith and Joyce Hagan, Mulzer’s, Huber Funeral Home, Zeke Ransom and Dan and Jane Hayden.

  • LETTER: Orscheln Easter-egg hunt a success

    The Humane Society of Perry County would like to thank all the children who participated in Orscheln Farm and Home’s egg hunt.

    We also thank the parents for taking time from their busy schedules to provide patience and taxi service for their children.
    We hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

    Thanks to the Easter Bunny for taking time to have his picture taken with the children. Thanks to all the volunteers and Orscheln’s for making this hunt a success.

  • LETTER: Donations would help me attend six-day National Student Leadership Conference

    I have been invited to represent Tell City High School at the 2013 National Student Leadership Conference. According to its brochure, the NSLC “seeks outstanding high-school students from around the world who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership ability.” The leadership conference offers programs specific to students’ interests. The various programs are held on college campuses around the United States.

  • LETTER: See a swarm? Call a bee-tender for help

    It seems that spring is here again. The trees are budding and the flowers are starting to bloom. The honeybees are becoming active. We see them in the yard working on soft maple blooms and elm trees. They are carrying the pollen back into the hives to raise young brood for the year.