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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: America violates its own ideals in torturing prisoners

    The first definition of the noun ideal in the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is “a standard of perfection, beauty or excellence. Although it has fallen short now and again, this nation was built upon a number of ideals that makes many of us proud to have been born and raised here.

    One of those ideals is our sense of justice. Evidence was presented last week – in the form of 525 pages of executive summary – that many actions have been taken in our name that violate our deep-seated ideas of justice.

  • Christmas Preparations

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Once upon a time I used to devise all sorts of ways to count down the days until Christmas. I was that eager to wrap up a semester of school and welcome Santa and his presents under the tree.

    The real longing began in church, usually the weekend after Thanksgiving, with the lighting of the first Advent candle at church.

    An evergreen wreath with four candles was placed in the front of the congregation and each week, another candle was lit, leading up to the weekend before Christmas.

  • Strengthen Indiana through education

    By Lloyd Arnold
    District 74 State Representative

    Teachers prepare students for the future and play a vital role in their lives. Think back to a time when you were in school; are there certain teachers that really stood out or made a lasting impression on your life?

    These teachers might have taught in a more exciting way or showed true passion for the job, which reflected in their instruction, and it is incredible the impact and difference one effective teacher can make in our lives.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun.

  • Scouts collect 200-plus pounds of candy

    St. Paul Cub Scouts and Boy Scout Troop 192 would like to thank the community again for their support during the after-Halloween candy drive.

    A total of 17 boxes, 200-plus pounds of candy, were sent out to three different locations for some local service members.

    The boys spent $270.30 for postage to send them.

  • Daughters of Isabella thank raffle donors

    The Daughters of Isabella want to thank the following businesses and individuals for their generous contributions to our raffle:

  • 2014 Youth Day of Caring another success

    United Way of Perry County would like to take this opportunity to thank the youth, youth group leaders, and various businesses and agencies of the community for taking part in this year’s successful “Youth Day of Caring” Sunday, Nov. 2.

    Youth groups joined forces to paint, wash windows, rake, clean, weed, clean out landscaping, and clear trails at designated locations across the county.

    (Caring) The free labor provided by our volunteers saved our local nonprofits many maintenance dollars and numerous hours of valuable time.   

  • LETTER: Schnell enjoyed recent visit to Perry Central

    Dec. 5 felt like Super Commodore Day in wonderful Perry County. I feel like I’m on a roll at the age of 84.

    On that grand day I ate pizza with the Perry Central volleyball sectional champs and I later entertained the residents at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City with a happy hour Christmas concert with carols.

    After the concert, I enjoyed supper at Marcy’s in Leopold with Perry Central Community School Corp. Superintendent Mary Roberson and my relatives, who served as my drivers.