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Today's Opinions

  • Indiana’s first paper published in Vincennes

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perrycountynews.com

     

    Ever since the News was named this year’s Schweizer Fest business of the year, I’ve been trying to research as much as a can about the history of the paper. We pat ourselves on the back with our editorial on this page.

    Jess Cohen with the Vincennes Sun-Commercial penned this story on Indiana’s first paper,  published in Vincennes in 1804 by an enterprising business owner named Elihu Stout.

  • Keeping our students safe

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist

     

    Another school year is underway for students, parents and educators across Indiana. Our house is now quieter with our sixth-grader, two high school sophomores and college freshman all heading back to the classroom.

    My wife also returned to school as the librarian, which I always admire, even if it does leave me feeling a bit left out.

    We can all take extra steps to ensure our students are safe throughout the school year.

  • Thank you, Perry County Chamber of Commerce

    I want to publicly thank the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors for selecting me as the first recipient of their Outstanding Citizenship Award. It was a surprise and I am deeply humbled by the receipt of this prestigious award.

    My philosophy has always been to be involved in my community. I will continue doing that until I can no longer provide any services or help to my county.

    Thanks again, Chamber, and also a big thanks to its executive director, Lagina Gogel.

     

    LOUIE HEITKEMPER

  • Events kicked off school year in style

     

    On behalf of the Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township Schools, we would like to thank all the individuals, organizations and businesses that contributed to the success of this year’s back to school cookouts.  The turnouts were greatly supported countywide by thousands of students and families.

    Everyone enjoyed getting together with their friends, teachers and other Perry County families to kick off the new school year during these annual fun events.  

  • Kids Fest a success in Cannelton

    On behalf of Cannelton Elementary School, I would like to personally thank everyone involved in the success of our Kids Fest on Aug. 2.

  • Staff deserves credit for making News successful

    We don’t normally toot our own horn on these pages, but since the Perry County News was named the Perry County Business of the Year by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at the Schweizer Fest last week, we think this is an appropriate time to salute some of the people who helped us earn this award.

    We have a mix of longtime and fairly new employees on our staff, but nearly all of them live in and are active in the Perry County community.

  • Cicadas … music to your ears

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    One of my favorite things about summer is my front row seat at the orchestra. The orchestra of insects, that is. Late summer, when temperatures cool down enough to turn the air conditioner off and open the windows, we fall asleep to the sounds of katydids, crickets and cicadas. I sometimes cheat in the heat of the summer and crack the window in my office so I can hear the insects and the birds as I work at the computer or in the kitchen.

  • Uneven corn due to poor pollination

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?