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Letters

  • A critical health-care program in rural America

    Rural hospitals are the front line of care for millions of Americans who can’t travel to big cities for medical treatment. Most are small, less than 25 beds, and many struggle to keep their doors open in the face of rising costs. A little-known prescription drug program called 340B helps these providers stay in business—and extend vital services to needy patients.

    More than 20 years ago, Congress created the 340B drug discount program with bipartisan support to help hospitals serving high numbers of economically vulnerable people.

  • Drama students did great job

    Kudos to the Tell City High School Drama Club for putting on an excellent play two weekends ago, “God’s Favorite.” 

    It is unfortunate that we have not had a Schweizer Fest play in several years. The high school has made an admirable effort to return this element of culture to our community.

    Jim Alexander
    Tell City

  • Schnell enjoys newspaper subscription, visits to Perry Central sporting events

    Just recently, another Perry Countian gave me a compliment on my previous letters to the editors in the fine Perry County News. The person happened to be a graduate of Perry Central High School.

    I’ve been informed, by the editor of the Perry County News that letters to the editor may be submitted about every six weeks. I wasn’t aware of that ruling, but I’ll certainly abide by it.

  • Fish fry a big success for Scouts

    The St. Paul Boy Scout Troop 192 would like to gratefully thank all those who supported our fish fry March 7 at the parish hall. The attendance was overwhelming.

    Thanks to all who bought tickets but were unable to come. All of our Scouts worked really hard to make this event a success. Thanks goes out to all of the adult volunteers who came and worked. The proceeds will help out a lot with expenses for this year’s summer camp, which will be at Camp Crooked Creek near Louisville.

    Thanks again.

    Mark Miller
    Troop 192

  • LETTER: Remembering the victims of Parkinson’s

    Feb. 26, 2014 was declared “Parkinson’s Day of Action” by the Parkinson’s Action Network. Because this issue is very personal to me, I felt compelled to share my story to raise awareness about this disease.

    Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disease. The primary symptoms are tremors and loss of movement, as well as cognitive and behavioral changes. Currently there is no cure, therapy, or drug to slow or stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

  • LETTER: Senate supports school-music bill; House action needed

    I again ask your support of legislation being considered in the Indiana General Assembly that would require each school corporation to include music courses in its curriculum.

    In a Feb. 3 letter to the editor, I explained that each corporation would also be required to include music ensembles in course offerings for seventh through 12th grades.

  • LETTER: Everyone’s help appreciated at Shubael Little Village

    We write to thank the News for the excellent article on Shubael Village. The volunteers at the Shubael worked to present a setting where people can view Perry County as it was in 1850. We are open several times a year and we entertain hundreds of school-age citizens each year. Any and all help for the village is appreciated.

    Unfortunately, three people who helped in the last year were omitted. Dave Celvey and Gary Hubert helped with carpentry work and David VanWinkle donated guttering for the new mercantile building.

    Thanks again.

  • LETTER: Everyone was moving during Zumbathon

    We hosted a Zumbathon Feb. 8 to benefit the Marching Marksmen of Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Thanks to the support of our community, the event was a huge success! I would like to thank the following businesses for donating for our drawings: Domestic Goddess, Celebrations, Hair Razors, R and A Sports, Sarah Chinn-Longaberger, Kelly Perryman and EverBody’s Fun and Fitness.

  • Catholic Charities in temporary new home

     

    In early January, the building that houses Catholic Charities suffered extensive damage due to water pipes bursting from the extreme cold that we experienced in our area.

    The resulting damage was severe enough that Catholic Charities had to temporarily relocate.

    Fortunately for us, Lincoln Hills Development Corp. had some office space that was not currently being utilized and agreed to let Catholic Charities move in for a few months.

  • Perry Central School filled with special folks

     

    Perry County folks keep telling me that they enjoy reading my letters to the editor, so I’ll try to write when my time permits. I am very busy with my music concerts.

    After reading your interesting account of 1937 flood, my heart really went out to those fine folks in Perry County who had to endure that catastrophic disaster. God bless them.

    I am so happy that the late Edgar Etienne, then superintendent of the Perry Central schools, hired me to teach at Perry Central in the spring of 1965.