Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: How do you do it, Santa?

    Santa Claus
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    Dear Santa:
    As Christmas approaches, I hope all is well with you and Mrs. C. Sorry I didn’t get to talk with you at the many parades you’ve taken part in over the past couple of weeks. I don’t see how you do it … getting to as many places as you do. I suppose magic reindeer are a big help.

  • EDITORIAL: Dangerous intersections need serious look

    In Thursday’s issue of the News, we featured a story about a county resident seeking help from the county commissioners concerning safety at the intersection of Indiana 66 and the entrance to Waupaca.
    Geoffrey Jennings told the commissioners at their Nov. 21 meeting that five serious accidents occurred on the road leading into Waupaca the first six months of the year. There have more than likely been countless near-accidents as well.

  • LETTER: Thanks to all for making hospital auxiliary bazaar a success

    We want to thank everyone who supported our recently held Perry County Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar by buying baked goods and craft items, making gift shop purchases or bidding on our silent auction items, or by just enjoying our turkey and dressing luncheon.

    Also a special thank you to all the auxiliary members who worked that day, prepared baked items, or made something for our craft sale. It takes a lot of members, help from the hospital and the kitchen staff, and the community members who attended to make this a successful event every year.

  • LETTER: State’s surplus could meet some of counties’ needs

    I am writing your newspaper to address an upcoming problem that could affect every citizen in the state of Indiana.

    At this time the nation is approaching a fiscal problem that almost every American is aware of. At the same time our state is sitting on a large surplus, even though they will admit they are not sure how it was acquired.

    But at the same time the counties in our state have had to endure more and more unfunded mandates and the curtailing of certain operations, all in order to make the state look good.

  • LETTER: Fennhaven neighborhood looks better

    We were recently driving around Perry County and noticed some improvements in the Fennhaven area, notably on Riverview Drive.
    The well-kept properties along this street can now be fully appreciated.

    We understand Mayor Ewing and Bob Young were involved in this effort and we offer our thanks along with the homeowners in that area.


    Tell City

  • LETTER: Snyder: Eventful first year as mayor filled with milestone events for Cannelton

    This letter is sent to everyone who has given and helped with my first year as mayor of the City of Cannelton. It has been an event-filled year.

    We have achieved many things this year and there are so many to thank, so please take this letter as being sent to you.

  • COLUMN: Why you should subscribe to this newspaper


    It’s not often that I can deliver a column into every home in Perry County. Today’s sample edition of the Perry County News does just that so what better opportunity to talk about the newspaper you’re holding and why you should become a subscriber?

  • COLUMN: A black panther and dynamite

    Guest Columnist

    I want to add a bit of lore to Editor Vince Luecke’s Oct. 29 column on mountain lions and panthers.

    My dad, Frank Sandage Sr., (1907-1994) drove a school bus for the Anderson Township Schools from 1951 to 1966 until the new Perry Central School Corp. was organized.

    In early 1960 or 1961 Dad was returning from his early-morning run. This was before the new Indiana 37 was built.