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Today's Opinions

  • Forget recount, let’s move on

    We found the news that Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was requesting vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan surprising and disappointing.

    Stein obviously lost the election badly and there is no way that recounts in all of the states she is questioning would even give her the 5 percent of the vote necessary for the Green Party to qualify for federal funds in the next election.

  • The naked woman in my shower (again)

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A late-season visitor to my house last week reminded me of this column, first published several years ago.

     

    For someone accustomed to showering alone, the appearance of a naked stranger in the bathroom can be a bit alarming. I was bleary-eyed tired but sober and one-night stands have never been my style. Nevertheless, I climb-ed in a couple of weeks ago, more than willing to share my body wash with the long-legged lady. 

  • Horse Rescue South says thanks

    Horse Rescue South would like to say a very special thank you to all of the businesses,  companies and people who have supported us recently.

    Thank you to Mike and Becky Thorn, Todd Dauby, Arron Van Winkle and Terry and Sue Rogers for all the hay they donated.

  • Why our generation is losing faith in the electoral process

    JENNIFER HAUSER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Last month something occurred in our general election that has only transpired five times in the 240 year existence of our nation, the president-elect was not the winner of the popular vote.

    Hillary Clinton received 61,039,676 votes and Donald Trump received 60,371,193 which would make Secretary Clinton the winner, right? Wrong. In our country we have what is known as the Electoral College to make the final determination of who has won the presidency in the election.

  • Thinking about health

    TRUDY LIEBERMANN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Surprise medical bills spell big trouble for consumers, especially those who find themselves in an emergency room. Such “surprises” have surfaced as a major patient problem, but because of entrenched healthcare interests, a solution is not likely any time soon.

    Here’s what happens. Patients arrive at the emergency room of a hospital that is in their insurer’s provider network. However, the physician who treats them is out of network.

  • What you need to know about choosing health insurance

    TRUDY LIEBERMAN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Even though the election is over and Republicans are in a position to repeal and replace Obamacare as they’ve been vowing to do for several years, that doesn’t mean you should avoid signing up for 2017 insurance coverage.

  • Flocking starlings a fall ritual

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Last Sunday, I felt like I was under siege! There were starlings everywhere; so much so that I feared being splattered with poop at every turn. The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere, yet, not from here.

  • Scholarships for future teachers

    Erin Houchin

    State Senate District 47

     

    The winter months are an exciting time for high school seniors as they begin to decide what their next step will be after graduation. For those who are choosing to continue their education at a college or university, the daunting task of deciding where to go and how to pay for it follow soon after the acceptance letters arrive in the mail.