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Today's Opinions

  • Thank you, River Sweep volunteers, other supporters

    The 2014 Ohio River Sweep has come and gone.

    Now we would like to thank everyone who participated – the volunteers and, the following donors of food, money and supplies: Chicago’s Pizza; Subway; Noble’s IGA; Coca-Cola Bottling Co; Papa John’s Pizza, Fifth Third Bank, German American Bank, Tell City High School, Southwire, Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc. and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Leaders should explain annexation reasons, benefits

    The Citizens Against Annexation filed a lawsuit July 8 contesting the city of Tell City’s 1,776-acre annexation ordinance. The proposed annexation boundaries begin south of the Patio Steak House at Sycamore Road, extend eastward to new 237; continue north to the entrance of Waupaca Foundry and west along the Ohio River while carving out for exclusion the subdivisions of Barkhamstead and Jonick Acres.

  • Solve our border crisis

    By SEN. DAN COATS
    Guest Columnist

    More than 60,000 unaccompanied alien children – mostly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – have been apprehended on America’s southern border during this fiscal year. Another 40,000 family members – one or both parents traveling with their children – have been apprehended during the same time period.

    To put these numbers in perspective, just three years ago our Border Patrol apprehended 16,000 unaccompanied alien children. In fiscal year 2008, the number was 8,000.

  • No naked dates for local bachelor farmers

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

  • Hello, Mr. and Mrs. Corporation

    On June 30, the Supreme Court of the United States sided with Hobby Lobby in a landmark decision that allows the for-profit business, owned by the Green family, the right to refuse – for religious reasons – to provide certain birth-control methods and services for their female employees.

  • ‘Boys’ assemble functional government in three days

    From June 16 through June 21, I had the once-in-lifetime opportunity to attend Hoosier Boys State at Trine University in Angola, Ind., and had the chance to further my education about how our state government works.

    What did I learn that week? Unlike the fear of our “older” generations, our future is not damned. We “boys” were able to put together a functional government in three days.

  • Thanks to all Schweizer Fest supporters

    Schweizer Fest Inc. was organized to manage the organization and implementation of the annual Tell City community celebration. The annual festival has grown since its founding in 1958 into a successful event that attracts individuals – both former natives as well as those passing through – to the community. As the 2014 Schweizer Fest approaches, the organization would like to point out that participating with any of the activities helps to support numerous groups and organizations in our community.

  • Merry Christmas in July from Santa Claus

    In a town that keeps the spirit of Christmas alive and well 365 days a year, the holidays in Santa Claus offer an extraordinary time for reflection. My memories of Christmas are centered on traditions, those we cherish in our families, and those we hold dear as a town.