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Today's Opinions

  • Presidential politics and Donald Trump

    BRETT SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Dear fellow citizens and potential Trump voters: In this appeal to your reason and your civic conscience,

    I will address two basic concerns: 1) the contempt directed at Hillary Clinton, which pushes some of you in Donald Trump’s direction; and, 2) the reasons that Trump’s election this November would be a mistake of epic proportions.

  • Harvest time key to curing onions, garlic and potatoes

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    We harvested some fantastic looking potatoes and garlic over the weekend. I am so excited about the garden this year because it is performing so well.

    We need to wait a few more weeks on the onions as we wait for their “tops to flop” which allows them to store better. We have enjoyed some fresh green onion and bulbs, but for the bulk of the crop, we want to harvest and cure them properly so they will store well.

  • Hold politicians to a higher standard

    Most people have it all wrong. The “Rule of Law” doesn’t mean that laws apply to common folk. Heck, even North Koreans have that. Rule of Law means that nobody, especially among the ruling class, is above the law.

    The principle is that the greater the power, the greater the danger; so the greater the accountability. Consequences are greater when rulers make mistakes, or commit crimes, so we have constitutions as a leash on politicians, not on us regular humans.

  • Don’t forget past wars

    BRIAN GRAY

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    What would America do today? The Fourth of July, our nation’s birthday has just passed and it got me wondering, since I’m such a history buff, what would today’s public and media think of these wars our fore fathers fought ...

  • Thanks for the picnic support

    St. Paul Church Picnic 2016 is history. It was a very warm, dry Sunday afternoon in the park. If you didn’t come, you missed a lot of games for the kids, you missed adult games and good fellowship.

    You missed some good food, both in the air- conditioned Parish Hall or some tasty brats, burgers, and dogs in the Park. You missed seeing a very dedicated line dance group, the Silver Steppers Dancers.

  • A busy summer on the HNF

    ChrisZimmer

    GuestColumnist

     

    Although summer temperatures have been hot, work involving management of the Hoosier National Forest has been going well.

    Annual breeding bird surveys were completed in June on the Hoosier under an agreement with Purdue University. About 500 selected plots were visited to document all birds seen or heard there. For the first time, survey sites include non-forested areas, such as grasslands and openings managed as early-successional habitats for wildlife. A few areas also include wetlands.

  • Killers’ lives don’t matter

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Like a lot of people, I stayed up late in front of my television Thursday night and early Friday watching the aftermath of the police shootings in Dallas.

    “Police shooting” in the context we normally  hear those words means an officer has shot someone. This time, snipers shot and killed five officers. Several others were injured.

  • Automobile companies thrived in Indiana until the Great Depression struck

    Andrea Neal

    Guest

    Columnist

     

    Two decades after Elwood Haynes drove his newfangled horseless buggy down a Kokomo street, cars had become all the rage in Indiana.

    “From the beginning, Hoosiers loved cars,” historian James H. Madison writes in “Hoosiers – A New History of Indiana.” They loved driving them, and they loved making them.