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Today's Opinions

  • Shade devices for the vegetable garden

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    It’s been hot and humid the last few weeks!  I was hopeful that this summer was going to be idyllic … at least we got pop up rain storms to keep things hydrated. These 90-degree days, however, are putting us on track for some serious heat and some of our vegetables will love it and some will not.

    I know we can’t change the ambient air temperature on a 90-degree day but we can provide some shade for our plants on the hottest days of the summer with reasonable results.

  • Thank you, Abbey Press

    The presses at Abbey Press in St. Meinrad are silent now. The stitchers, trimmers and binders, noisy for decades, are idle and the offices and cubicles of the sprawling sandstone building fronting Indiana 545 are empty. So are the warehouses half a mile down the highway.

    Abbey Press has all but closed and an online auction will offer much of the equipment later this month.

  • Forget the goofy typos

    Great column, Jake. (Insignificant stories steal more and more attention, June 5 issue). The world is falling apart around us, and so many folks are caught up in silly stuff.

    So Trump typed “covfefe” instead of coverage.  So what?  How many of us have written to our friends and sent out misspelled words, grammatical mistakes and other typos?  I agree with you; is this a national security issue like the Russian debacle?

    If typing covfefe instead of coverage is the worst of Trump’s sins, I would be delighted and relieved.

  • Progress in opioid fight

    U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon

    Guest Columnist

     

    The opioid abuse epidemic has taken a heartbreaking toll here in Indiana and across the country.

    While we still have much work to do, over the past couple of years we’ve made significant progress to bring hope to our communities and expand access to treatment for those who need it.

  • A visit to the 1940s

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I seldom dream.

    I should say I seldom remember dreams. Everyone dreams often, sleep researchers say. But a dream Wednesday night has to go into the Top 5 ranking of my most vivid dreams. Perhaps because it woke me up and I stewed about its contents most of the morning.

  • Powdery mildew in the garden

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungus around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads, it likes humid weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing, pruning and treatment before it spreads.

  • Hay loft memories

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    This column first appeared in 1998.

     

    Some people know they’re getting older and out of shape when they can’t hit the golf ball as far or as straight as they once did, or when once-comfortable pants no longer fit with as much ease.

    For me, the realization of my age and less-than-ideal physical condition comes with knowing I’m too out of shape to do some farm chores, including picking up hay.

  • Balanced life found in a farmers market

    Year after year, we continue to see growing enthusiasm for out local farmers markets. That’s evident in the number of vendors providing goods, as well as the crowds ready to basket some of the harvest.

    Enough thanks can’t be expressed to all those who have taken time to provide goods, as well as to the shoppers who have helped make the markets a continued success.