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Letters

  • LETTER: A look at changes to Indiana’s District 74

  • LETTER: Make plans now to attend ‘The King and I’

    The cast and crew of the Schweizer Fest musical, “The King and I,” are working hard polishing and tweaking each detail. Presentation of the Old National Bank-sponsored production will be Aug. 4-7.

  • LETTER: County faces immunization challenges

    The state decision to no longer provide free immunizations for patients with health insurance coverage is going to be a large challenge for Perry County.

    The board of health has been the only county provider for many years. Their excellent immunization record speaks for itself. In 2010 a total of 9,406 shots were administered to 3,721 patients.

  • VNA, United Way: Strong local partners

    In today’s society, health and human-services needs are ever-increasing. Providing help for people in crisis, making families and youth stronger and improving the health and well-being of individuals are much needed services in every community. By funding programs that address these and other needs, the United Way of Perry County is making a huge impact in our own community.

  • Hospital auxiliary’s holiday bazaar a success

    We want to thank everyone who supported our recent Perry County Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar by buying bake-sale items, raffle tickets, craft items, making gift shop purchases or by enjoying our turkey and dressing luncheon. It took every auxiliary member to help us with this event. They truly enjoy being able to hold this event every year.
    We really appreciate all the support you give us each year with this special day as well as with our other fund raising projects. The monies we raise go to help fund different needs of our local hospital.

  • Food drive will benefit hungry residents

    The Perry County Food Pantry Coalition would like to thank everyone who contributed to recent food drives. St. Paul Catholic Church donated 563 pounds, Southern Indiana Power donated 497 pounds and the Election Day food drive brought in 741 pounds of food, bringing the grand total to 1,801 pounds.
    The following food pantries make up the Food Pantry Coalition: Widows Barrel, Council of Agencies, Community Adventists, all in Tell City, Martin’s Cloak in Siberia and Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton.

  • Family thankful for community’s generosity

    The Alexander family would like to thank all the generous business people who gave items for the auction and raffle Oct. 30 for Traci Alexander and her daughter.
    We greatly appreciate it.

  • Over-the-air radios in cell phones provide vital link when emergencies strike

    Your editorial of Sept. 9 (“Government should not require FM radios on cell phones”) made the case that “over the air” radio receivers should not be in cell phones because they might “drain the battery” in an emergency.

    The case for over the air radios in cell phones is the extreme emergencies of recent years: Katrina, Haiti, Chile and our own ice storm of 2009. In those extreme cases there was no electricity, Internet, cell phones, regular telephones or cable.

  • INDOT deputy commissioner responds to decision to halt Indiana 245 project at Santa Claus

    By RUSSELL FOWLER, INDOT Vincennes District Deputy Commissioner

    As deputy commissioner for the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Vincennes District, I recently made the difficult decision to end construction on the Indiana 245 project in Spencer County.