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Today's Opinions

  • Ferry mystery solved

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    A contractor not following the correct specifications for an interpretive panel under construction at Lincoln Ferry Park had to remove the structure this spring. It will be rebuilt later this year.

    Thus ends the mystery of the concrete and frame structure that was built in front of the park, located just across the Anderson River in Spencer County along Indiana 66. In a column last week, I wrote about the project and its sudden disappearance.

  • VFW members grateful for support of Buddy Poppy sales

    Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and its ladies and mens auxiliaries wish to thank the Perry County community for supporting the 2014 Buddy Poppy program.

    The money received from this remains in our community to benefit disabled and in-need veterans and widows of deceased veterans in Perry County.

    Also, I'd like to thank the Perry County News for advertising and Nobles IGA, Wal-Mart and Cash Savers Foods for allowing us to distribute our buddy poppies in front of their stores.

    KERRY JAMES
    Commander

  • What was being built at Lincoln Ferry Park?

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    It’s not that uncommon to get stumped on a story but true mysteries are pretty rare for me. After a couple of weeks of asking questions, I still don’t know what was being built at the Lincoln Ferry Park near Troy and was subsequently disassembled. Perhaps someone knows what was being constructed and the individual or group behind it.

  • City taxes don’t deliver much

    MARY HEARST
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    A lot is being said about the proposed and adopted annexation by the city officials, and I felt compelled to share my experiences of late as to what has happened to me.

  • Colors of Hope 5K run-walk a smashing hit

    The second annual Colors of Hope 5K was held Saturday June 7. Perfect weather and a large crowd of runners and walkers helped create a very successful family-fun event hosted by New Directions Health & Fitness Club.

    We’d like to thank Teri James and Relay For Life for once again partnering with us. Along with her support and the support of others, we were able to make a sizeable donation to the American Cancer Society once again this year.

  • Tell City Band boosters say thank you

    The Tell City Band Boosters would like to thank everyone who helped make our auction a success.

    A special thank you goes to Scott Dixon of Dixon & Dixon Auctioneers, Kelly Peter, Angie Moseby and everyone who came out to support our auction.

  • EDITORIAL: Keep kids reading to avoid summer slide

    School has been out for a few weeks now, and most kids are enjoying an easier, more carefree schedule.

    Unfortunately, the majority of students have already lost some of the academic gains made during the school year. A good number have even dropped in reading level.

    This decline, coined ‘summer slide’ by educators, refers to learning loss that occurs over summer break. Studies estimate the average student may lose up to a full month’s worth of instruction, dropping in reading aptitude by up to one grade level.

  • Congratulating the Class of 2014

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    I recently read through the 2014 graduation supplements in our local papers, and I was so impressed with how involved and driven this year’s graduating class was. I want to congratulate the seniors in our community and their families for achieving this milestone.

    My message to them is that education is something no one can take away from you; it is something you will have for the rest of your life.