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Today's Opinions

  • Department of Child Services claims demand attention

    One year ago, in announcing his reappointment of former juvenile court judge Mary Beth Bonaventura as director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, then Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb noted that her “relentless passion for child advocacy will serve Hoosier families and children well for years to come.”

    Bonaventura, first appointed to the position in 2013 by Gov. Mike Pence, said she was “walking on cloud nine” after her reappointment.

  • Daughters of Isabella thankful for support

    The Daughters of Isabella would like to thank the following merchants for their donations to the annual Christmas fundraiser. Without their help, the fundraiser would not have been successful.

  • Huck’s stores help kids at Christmas

    Kids are a large part of our culture and a primary part of Huck’s Mission Statement. The Karing for Kids Program, now in its 15th year, was crafted by Huck’s to make Christmas special for those children who are less fortunate and to give back to the communities we live and work in.

  • Forcing us to think what we do not think

    Leo Morris

    Guest Columnist

     

    I’m stumped. I’ve been trying for days, ever since checking out the oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case now before the Supreme Court, to come up with an analogy that would make the issues involved easier to understand. But there isn’t one. How do you simplify something so glaringly obvious that even the most obtuse among us should be able to comprehend it?

  • Safe indoor plant pest controls

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Have you noticed a sticky substance on the floor beneath your ficus or philodendron?  Are there little scabs on the underside of the leaves of your orchid? Maybe you have noticed your plants just look a little lack luster.

  • Memories of Dr. Gene Ress

    By Chuck Poehlein

     

    “Pillar of the Community” does not say enough about a man who devoted his entire life to helping others.

    You have to have had first-hand experience with the man to see his compassion, his understanding, the wisdom and insight that come only from long experience and to see his dedication tc community.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun.

    Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

     

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Make Silvesternacht part of your New Year’s tradition

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    All of us have traditions we follow throughout the year and our celebration of the last day of each year is one of them. New Year’s Eve traditions vary by individual and family.

    It’s a night out with family and friends for some. For others, it’s a nice dinner and a night at home playing cards or watching the ball drop far away in Times Square. Some folks don’t take notice and mark the new year fast asleep.