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Today's Opinions

  • School fans help students, communities such as Perry Central’s remain successful

    I thank the Lord for having led me to become a teacher, a sports fan and an entertainer.

    Thanks to folks who enjoy my music at concerts and at gigs, and thanks to those fantastic Perry Central fans, coaches and players who honored me at a ballgame Jan. 25. That I shall never forget.       

    I also enjoyed teaching my former precious students, and I met many wonderful folks in my teaching career. Thanks to former students for saying to me now that I was an excellent teacher.

  • ‘Guardians’ funniest superhero group, may be weirdest

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Movie Reviewer

    And you thought “Thor” was the weirdest part of the Marvel movie franchise. As superhero movies have branched out beyond Earth in recent years with the “Thor” and “The Avengers” films, I wondered how far mainstream audiences would go with Marvel into deep sci-fi territory.

  • It’s my favorite week

    By Vince Luecke, Editor

    Schweizer Fest Week is here. I can honestly say it’s my favorite week of the year, so I’m excited. For me, the festival is a lot like some holidays. There is lots of extra work, so much in fact that finding time to enjoy the actual festivities can be a challenge.

  • Grab your running shoes

    By Katie Weyer

    As Tell City prepares itself for another week of Schweizer Fest, the list of activities and events to attend and participate in can be quite overwhelming. We are lucky to live in a community that honors its heritage yearly, and by doing so, offers us so many ways to celebrate throughout the week.

    Events that have quickly grown to become some of the largest of the Schweizer Fest sporting events are the road runs.

  • Perry County develops geniuses

    By Jamie Guillaume

    Editor’s note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with the News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Jamie Guillaume.

  • United Way thankful for Stuff the Bus help

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to Wal-Mart, all our dedicated volunteers and to all the generous donors who helped create another successful Stuff the Bus school supply drive July 25- 26.    

    On behalf of the United Way of Perry County, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents of our community who helped support our eighth annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for students in need. Donations of much-needed school supplies were received for children who may not otherwise have had the provisions needed to start the new school year.

  • Community pride is at the heart of Schweizer Fest

    There are already two columns about this week’s Schweizer Fest on this page so forgive a third news item. We can’t refrain from joining the refrain and sharing our thoughts about what the week ahead means to the community.

    Schweizer Fest, as nearly everyone knows, marks the Swiss-German heritage of the city. It marks the daring and determination of the first 1858 settlers who cleared – quite literally with their hands and pick axes – a future for themselves and future generations

  • Court ruling concerns big corporations vs. healthy lives

    By TY GUILLAUME
    Guest Columnist

    A recent editorial by the News highlighted the June 30 Supreme Court ruling in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and its co-litigant, Conestoga Wood. I thank the News for bringing this national item to our local attention and for providing a forum for debate. I have some points of discussion on this topic.