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Today's Opinions

  • The story of the saint behind Valentine’s Day

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14, by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic saint became a commercial success. 

    One story about St. Valentine has its origins in third century Rome where the Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young single men because he valued them more as young warriors.

  • Watered-down bill will not alleviate meth crisis

    With no opposition, a measure that is supposed to undermine methamphetamine cooks passed the Indiana House of Representatives’ Public Health Committee Wednesday.

    But because of earlier opposition by outside interests, the bill has been so watered down that it’s likely eventual passing by the full General Assembly will do little or nothing to combat our state’s serious methamphetamine problem.

  • Ashes to ashes

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Although it’s hard to believe, Lent is just about here and while not everyone’s religious tradition observes the 40-day period before Easter, I suspect most people at least acknowledge its arrival.

    Easter, and Lent, arrive early this year. Ash Wednesday arrives next Wednesday, Feb. 10. Easter Sunday is March 27.

  • Commodore fan appreciates sports coverage

    Unable to attend many sports events, I appreciate very much the coverage of sports in the Perry County News.

    I am also appreciative of the sponsorship by businesses for Perry Central sports events on radio broadcasts for us old folks, who are unable to attend events. I try to patronize those businesses whenever possible.

    Each time I get to attend a Perry Central athletic event, it is like a homecoming.

    Again, thank you to the little boy who bought one of my music CDs as a gift to his grandma.

  • Ben Carson: A compassionate problem solver our nation needs in the White House

    As we get deeper into 2016, it’s going to become even more obvious to the public that the economy has been seriously damaged and broken.

    The people are waking up to the fact that the Washington establishment has been promoting a corrupt status quo that, rather then fixing the economy, has instead, been further destroying it.

  • Snow brings back ice cream memories; recipes included

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Winter storm Jonas, which gained the name “Snowzilla,” caused much hardship for many as it swept across the Midwest to the east coast.

    No storm is a good thing, but for some it has its perks, especially if it drops just a few inches of fresh, white stuff in your area.

  • Amending soil for garden preparation

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The rules on amending soil have changed over the years. Part of the change relates to the fact that good soil is hard to come by in new developments where enormous earth moving equipment is used to level trees and land. This equipment not only removes valuable topsoil, it also compacts the subsoil and kills much of the living organisms that make up a healthy soil system.

  • Biosecurity: It’s about more than the bird flu

    Sara Dzimianski

    Purdue Extension

     

    The avian influenza outbreak in Dubois County has brought the word “biosecurity” into our daily news. What is biosecurity? Webster’s dictionary defines biosecurity as security from exposure to harmful biological agents or measures taken to ensure this security.

    While biosecurity is generally thought of in terms of preventing animal disease outbreaks, it is broader than livestock. Even home gardeners need to be aware of biosecurity precautions they should take.