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Today's Opinions

  • Rebecca Fenn made Perry County a better place

    The end of one year and the beginning of another is a time of transition for many of us. It certainly has been for Rebecca Fenn, who left her role as director of United Way of Perry County at the end of the year. Her efforts in that role over the past 17 years deserve to be recognized.

  • Trump and his cabinet

    As Donald Trump prepares to take his oath as the nation’s 45th president, we, like a good number of Americans, have high hopes he will lead well.

    Trump takes the reins of a federal government without having held elected office or served in the military. He is certainly an accomplished business leader but he’s a new kind of president. Only time will determine if that’s an asset or liability.

  • Silvesternacht 2016 another success

    On behalf of the members of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, we would like to extend our thanks to the numerous partners who assisted us in the fifth annual Silversternacht celebration on New Year’s Eve. 

    This year’s event resulted in even larger crowds who were able to take part in the memorable activities of the evening thanks to the cooperative spirit from local businesses, organizations and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. 

  • United Way of Perry County opens grant cycle

    PERRY COUNTY – Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County through March 3.  Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s website at www.unitedwayperryco.org/grantmaking as well as its Facebook page.

    This year, the United Way of Perry County will distribute just under $60,000 in funds to service organizations to fund projects focused on education, health, financial stability and emergency assistance. 

  • Deflecting blame: you, your father and your grandfather’s game

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer

     

    Generational categorization, otherwise known as a stereotype, seems to be gaining a foothold in national discourse. Millennials (the ages 18-34 group to which I belong) are consistently under attack on social media and in person for being “special snowflakes,” and for receiving participation trophies.

  • Is it spring yet?

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I received my first garden catalog in the mail. Can winter’s end be far off? I know we’re still in the middle of winter with weeks of cold and potential snow.

    Either the holidays or the cold has left me sleepy. Maybe the lack of sunlight is to blame for my missing energy.

    I’m not like this the rest of the year. I could fault old age or what seems to be a sense of constant exhaustion. But I blame winter.

  • Winter gardening restores in many ways

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    There is something about working in the garden on a sunny winter day:  it clears debris from both the perennial bed and the gardener’s head. There is clarity to the winter landscape that is quite different than any other season. 

    On a clear day, the sky is a true blue, you can see all the birds flitting about the leafless trees. 

  • Thanks for helping to deliver package

    I would like to send a sincere thank you to all involved who helped  to track my cousin, Annie Ross, and return to her a Christmas package I sent to  her from Westville.

    I accidentally addressed it incorrectly. Her Wal-Mart  family, friends and even the local police department followed up to make sure  the package was returned to her.

    I am very grateful to all involved. We don’t see each other often and we’re saddened by the loss, only to find it was found  and returned.