• LETTER: Torture report filled with shortcomings

    I am writing about the editorial about the USA torturing our terror prisoners and several things were not included that should have been.

    This report was by Democrats and only Democrats;  Republicans were going to be part of the investigation but dropped out when the Democrats were only going to go by what they have heard.

    Another problem with the report is that no interviews were done of anyone involved with the prisoners.

  • Scouts collect 200-plus pounds of candy

    St. Paul Cub Scouts and Boy Scout Troop 192 would like to thank the community again for their support during the after-Halloween candy drive.

    A total of 17 boxes, 200-plus pounds of candy, were sent out to three different locations for some local service members.

    The boys spent $270.30 for postage to send them.

  • Daughters of Isabella thank raffle donors

    The Daughters of Isabella want to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous contributions to our raffle:

  • 2014 Youth Day of Caring another success

    United Way of Perry County would like to take this opportunity to thank the youth, youth group leaders, and various businesses and agencies of the community for taking part in this year’s successful “Youth Day of Caring” Sunday, Nov. 2.

    Youth groups joined forces to paint, wash windows, rake, clean, weed, clean out landscaping, and clear trails at designated locations across the county.

    (Caring) The free labor provided by our volunteers saved our local nonprofits many maintenance dollars and numerous hours of valuable time.   

  • 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.