Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: War shows we abandon values too easily

    A Lee Greenwood song, “Proud to be an American,” inspired a swell of patriotism 10 years ago. Because its 10th anniversary is being observed this month, some media outlets are looking back on this nation’s war in Iraq.

    They don’t inspire much pride.

    Retrospectives are useful for lessons-learned purposes. We’d like to highlight several lessons we hope the nation has learned.

  • LETTER: Celebrity dinner a festive success

    The Tell City High School Renaissance Leadership Class hosted its Celebrity Dinner and Silent Auction Feb. 23.

    We would like to thank everyone who took the time to help us as make our event such a success.

  • LETTER: Fischer looking for 1960s band stories

    I will be writing an account of the Tell City High School band trips to the New York World’s Fair in New York. They took place in 1964 and 1965. I would like to hear from band members who were in the classes of 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967.

  • COLUMN: Remembering our debt to the American farmer

    Guest Columnist

    I have the tremendous opportunity to work with some of the greatest employees in the federal government and we have the pleasure to serve and work for the American farmer.
    On behalf of Indiana Farm Service Agency employees, we all are proud to be partners with the men and women who farm in the great state of Indiana. Agriculture is an honorable profession and we are privileged to do our part to help.

    We salute you – the American Farmer – on Ag Day, Tuesday.

  • COLUMN: Ready to hit the bowling lanes? Big Brothers-Big Sisters needs you

    Guest Columnist

    Big Brothers-Big Sisters is growing in our community. We’re reaching more children and community awareness is growing, but we need our community’s help in order to serve even more children and families in our county.

    We need you. Our children need you.
Our annual, and currently only, fundraiser to support these one-on-one mentoring programs is taking place right now. There are many ways you can help as an individual and numerous ways our community’s businesses can help make a difference, too.

  • COLUMN: Three cheers for Francis


    Of all the images from last week’s papal conclave, the one likely to stay with me the longest is a seagull perched atop the chimney above the Sistine Chapel.

  • EDITORIAL: Hold president’s pay? Buschon makes valid point

    Budgets are important, especially now during a time when the American economy is slowly attempting to pick itself up. Families, business owners and individuals know how important it is to spend their money wisely. We would hope our elected government officials would share the same mentality, as it is a basic principle in handling money.

  • LETTER: Flamion a dedicated Forest Service volunteer

    Bill Flamion was recently honored with a regional volunteer award by the Hoosier National Forest. Bill took the initiative to assist the Tell City Ranger District maintain the Saddle Lake Campground. He liked to camp there and knew that the district lost the prison crew that used to do all summer maintenance.

    The district did not have enough personnel to keep up with all the maintenance throughout the year including mowing, trimming, cleaning out grills and campsites and cleaning the restrooms.