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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Ordinance needed in fight on pet messes

    I was just reading in our newspaper a letter to the editor. I found this letter talked about a topic that I have thought about a number of times.

    Why do I or my grandchildren have to dodge the dog crap in every park, in my own yard or on the greenways?

    After all I don’t even have a pet. My neighbors take great care of their dogs. Not one of them come to my yard to do their business.

    But, alas, people come from other parts of town on their way to the dog park just to let their dog go in my yard.

  • COLUMN: Leaders know how to compromise

    DR. GENE RESS
    Guest Columnist

    I am apolitical. I have never cast a straight ballot. I do not happen to believe all those running as a rooster or a donkey or an elephant or a whatever are all of the best choices, especially locally. Yet I consider Dean Boerste and Tom McCart very good friends of mine.

  • COLUMN: Bingo: Like life and death

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Forrest Gump’s mother compared life to a box of chocolates. “You never know what you’re gonna get,” she concluded, likely from experience.

    After a recent church picnic, I have a different analogy. Life is a lot like a game of bingo. You never know when the number you’re looking for  – or not looking for  – is going to be called.

  • EDITORIAL: Joining together to make a more beautiful Tell City

    Friday morning, the Tell City Comprehensive Plan Committee organized a cleanup of the downtown area of the city from Guttenberg to Tell streets. With Schweizer Fest approaching fast, committee members asked residents and businesses to come together to “spruce up” before the tents go up in City Hall Park for the yearly summer fest.

  • LETTER: Tell City man plans book of poetry, prose

    I now have a contract with Author House, Bloomington, to publish my book of poetry and prose this year.

    The complete title is “The Way We Were; Poetry and Prose as Time Goes By, the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and Today.” History and poetry always relates to precedent in one way or another.

  • LETTER: Tell City Downtown Clean-up Day is Friday

    The City of Tell City is pleased to invite all area residents to volunteer in downtown Tell City for the first “Downtown Clean Up Day,” to be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, July 27.

    Residents, along with merchants and city personnel, are asked to meet in City Hall Park and join together in this promotion of pride in our community.

  • COLUMN: A smattering of tidbits

    DICK HEDRICK
    By the Side of the Road

    A couple of years ago, I picked up a book titled “Secret Lives of Great Authors,” by Robert Schnakenberg. It had a certain appeal, much like the National Inquirer, which is in the business of publishing quirky and outlandish tidbits about famous people.

  • COLUMN: Helping shape young minds

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    I had a very rewarding experience a few weeks ago.

    I was asked to judge the photography projects of 4-H’ers in the third through fifth grades during the annual Perry County 4-H Fair. I readily accepted the challenge and was very excited – albeit a little nervous – when I showed up to the fairgrounds July 8.