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Today's Opinions

  • Learning the many lessons of history

    Indiana University made the right decision in rejecting an effort to take down a painting that has been hanging in one of its lecture halls for more than 75 years.

    The painting by Thomas Hart Benton shows hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan burning a cross in front of a church.

  • By the numbers: Perry County should have one school district

    More than half of Indiana’s school districts, including all three in Perry County, are too small to operate efficiently and students are suffering because of that.

    That’s according to a study released by Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research last month.

    The study, commissioned by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, found that academic performances among school districts with fewer than 2,000 students lagged behind larger districts.

  • County needs only one school district

    I agree with you 100 percent on your editorial (Sept. 18 “By the Numbers:”) that there should be only one school district, as well as one high school and one superintendent. One assistant for the district is a very good idea, with the superintendent being an elected position.

     

    Luther Oost

    Tell City

  • Rumors vs. News

    I appreciate Larry Goffinet’s work at the paper as well as his passion for the Women’s Softball league, but I found his piece regarding the Women’s Softball League to be less about news and more about a personal opinion. The column itself seemed more suited as a Letter to the Editor.

    Regarding the rumor, I suspect any efforts and ideas to consolidate youth complexes are just that, ideas, not a conspiracy to slight a long-standing women’s league. As a father with young kids, I welcome conversations to consolidate our youth complexes. 

  • Saying goodbye seldom easy

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    An old Jesuit priest once told me during a 30-day retreat about the value of getting out of bed each morning and acknowledging the possibility that the coming day just might be your last.

    “Sooner or later, you’ll be right,” he quipped.

    For me, the saying is a reminder of the dangers of putting things off, saying what I might do today, I’ll wait and do tomorrow. Sooner or later, we run out of tomorrows.

  • It’s been a fast 87 years

    As a retired teacher, musician, and song writer, I wake up during the night and think about the wonderful students I taught or I think about an idea for a song; I wrote many songs at night.

    You know, when you have wonderful students in your classes, you can get a lot done; that was my situation many times. They were hard workers! It was a joy to teach them/ It was my job to be there everyday. I had 22 years of perfect attendance. It was great to see them learn! Another word comes to mind: dedication.

  • A county full of chronicles

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

  • Trump on DACA: Do your job, Congress

    Well, so much for Hoosier common sense. A lot of Indiana officials are joining the preening, posturing hordes dumping on President Trump for his perfectly proper decision to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.