Today's Opinions

  • 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




    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@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




    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.

  • A real problem with Imaginary numbers

    Imaginary numbers. This mathematical concept is real and is not fun, at least in the experience of many high school students. Ask any recent high school graduate.

    It is likely that somewhere in our country today, in a summer session of Algebra 2, a frustrated student is saying to his teacher, “When will we ever use this after high school?”

  • Little trees, big future

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Saint Meinrad Archabbey might be home someday to some of the largest trees on the planet … in about 2,000 years.

    Several small seedings of giant sequoia trees were recently planted on the grounds, and while the trees are very small now, they hopefully have big futures awaiting them.

  • St. Jude Bike A Thon another success

    Cannelton Elementary recently hosted the 39th annual St. Jude’s Bike-A-Thon May 7, coordinated by Mrs. Charlene Hemmings.

    Students rode 10 miles escorted by Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh, showing their support for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Overall, the children raised $2,204.20 for the hospital by getting sponsors to donate to them to ride in the Bike-A-Thon.

    Each year, Waupaca donates a bike and safety helmet to the student that raises the most money for the charity. This year, we had three students very close.

  • Family thankful for caring community

    A recent diagnosis of prostate cancer and being uninsured left us with many questions and fears. Those fears were quickly changed to nothing but positivity. This small town we call home has shown us nothing but love and support. A benefit poker run was quickly organized by family and friends to offset the medical expenses.

    The enormous amount of prayers, encouragement and donations from most every local business large and small made the event a complete success.

    The entire community backed me and my family with a warm embrace.