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Today's Opinions

  • Resource officers a school essential

    While still in the planning stages, a unified effort among Perry County schools aiming to find funding for a shared school resource officer is a step in the right direction. Just as it has been for decades, school safety is a paramount goal for not only those overseeing programs but for parents too. As for kids, security has become the norm for students, so the addition of a guard wouldn’t likely be much of an intrusion for most; only to those in the wrong.

  • Respecting diversity

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s mid-Lent and I’ve been doing my very best to keep up the ages-old Christian tradition of marking the spiritual significance of Lent, the 40 days before Easter.

  • Perry Central’s Ransom positively impacted the lives of countless students

    With the recently announced retirement of Perry Central Athletic Director Bob Ransom, let us pause to recognize his decades of work and devotion to our schools and community.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions about Riverview Energy project

    Dear Fellow Citizens:

     

    Since our letter to the editor last October, more information has come out about this project which was previously such a secret. Of course, the Lincolnland Economic Development Corp. and Riverview Energy Corp. (the company heading this project) have provided a glowing and idealistic picture of how wonderful this project will be for Dale and the entire area. Also, there is an impression that everyone is just thrilled about it.

    Some questions and concerns come to mind. You may have the same or different ones.

  • Respecting diversity

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s mid-Lent and I’ve been doing my very best to keep up the ages-old Christian tradition of marking the spiritual significance of Lent, the 40 days before Easter.

  • Plants and insects come alive in spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The hostas and daylilies are barely poking out of the ground and I’m already noticing signs of slug activity! The primrose and lungwort have been munched on; bagworms are dangling from the pines and the next generation of borers are stirring beneath the bark getting ready to emerge and reproduce; the larvae of the holly leaf-miner are ready to become flies.

  • USDA to help feed hungry children this summer

    MICHAEL DORA

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As we near the end of another winter, many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought for some parents is: “How will I feed my children?”

  • Commonsense financial reform for banks

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senate

     

    The Senate is on the verge of doing something very helpful to small businesses and Hoosier families this month: overcoming the overwhelming partisan gridlock of Washington to pass a bipartisan package to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on small financial institutions and expand protections for consumers, servicemembers, and veterans.