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Today's Opinions

  • Schools’ summer lunch programs, full-meal deal

    Attention parents, kids and caregivers: starting next week, local schools will kick off summer meal programs. 

    The closing days of the school year are always an exciting time for kids as they prepare for summer fun. But for many, the break can be hectic as it also comes with a lot of activities, running from here to there and leaving little time to prepare home-cooked meals.

  • Take time to observe the spirit of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the upcoming long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.

  • Ayer appreciates support for fundraiser

    I would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to my recent cancer benefit.

    A special thanks to the Moose Lodge, Coca Cola, the band No Plan B and Bill Bockstahler.

    It was greatly appreciated. Thanks again

     

    Kevin Ayer

    Evanston

  • Trip brought history to life

    GRACE KREILEIN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: Tell City Junior-High School eighth-graders recently traveled to Washington, D.C. The News asked students to reflect on the experience and will publish two student essays. The first appears below.

     

    Washington, D.C., was an adventure I will never forget. It was full of fun, experience and history. Even the 13-hour bus ride was fun. We were able to sit and room with good friends. But that isn’t even the best part of the trip.

  • TC pep rally celebrated student successes

    The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Class recently held their annual academic pep rally. The class recognized over 250 students for their achievements. This event would not have been possible without the help of the many contributing organizations and individuals.

  • Savor summer while it’s here

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A long time ago, when my summers arrived without a job, mortgage or other real-world responsibilities, the summer months seemed to be heaven-sent. There were, admittedly, farm chores to shoulder, hay to haul and a lawn to mow, but those were minor interruptions in what seemed to be an endless string of carefree days and weeks.

    I sorely miss the summers of old.

  • Many supporters made after-prom event a success

    The Tell City After Prom Committee would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their generous contributions to the 2015 Tell City High School After Prom.

  • VFW members grateful for support of Buddy Poppy sales

    Members of The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and ladies and men’s auxiliaries wish to thank the Perry County community for supporting the 2015 Buddy Poppy program.

    The money received remains in our community to benefit disabled and in-need veterans and widows of deceased veterans in Perry County.

    Also, I’d like to thank the Perry County News for advertising our events and Noble’s IGA and Wal-Mart stores for allowing us to distribute our Buddy Poppies in front of their stores.

     

    Kerry James