Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Saturday is IDEM deadline for fertilizer-plant comments

    Editor's note: The following letter was received too late for Monday's edition, when the Perry County News usually publishes opinion pieces. It's posted here, however, because it contains a deadline of Saturday.

  • LETTER: Retired educator proud of basketball spirit

    The younger folks helped the older folks recently. I, being slightly handicapped and one of the older folks, was provided transportation to the local basketball sectional and regional ball games by younger folks.

    I even had a call from some fine folks who graduated from Perry Central High School and they asked me if I needed a ride to the sectional.
    It was great to see and talk to many fine Perry Central folks at the sectional and regional ball games.

  • COLUMN: Family farmers power Indiana’s agriculture economy

    District 74 State Representative

    March is Agricultural Appreciation Month in Indiana, celebrating the prominent role that agriculture plays in our state. The cornerstone of Indiana’s economy and spirit resides in our great agricultural community.

    According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, there are 62,000 farms in Indiana with more than 14 million acres of farm land. The Hoosier state brings in around $26 billion every year to the state’s economy.

  • COLUMN: Holy week memories


    Editor’s Note: This Easter column was first published in March 2005.

    For a young altar boy worn out by a two-hour service in a packed parish church, the woman’s words were as refreshing as the nighttime air flowing around his black cassock.

  • 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.