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Today's Opinions

  • Bits of wisdom at age 50

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I turn 50 tomorrow. Instead of a column attempting to offer some reflection on the milestone, I’m sharing a few thoughts garnered over 50 years of life.

  • Bucshon needs to host a community open house

     

    There’s a lot we admire about Congressman Larry Bucshon but we think he’s doing himself and his constituents a disservice by not holding one or more town-hall meetings in the Eighth District. We hope he plans one or more this spring or summer.

  • Thanks for making 2017 prom a success

    On behalf of the Junior class, we would like to thank all of those who either attended or assisted with prom this past weekend.  The event was a great success, with over 200 students attending. 

    We would like to extend a special thanks to those who donated their time and materials to make this event happen, a few of those being: Roland’s Jewelry, VIP Foliage, Riverview Surgery Center, Mulzer Crushed Stone, and the Schergens Center. 

  • Supporting our veterans

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Our military service members sacrifice so much to ensure that the freedoms we enjoy each day are preserved and protected both at home and abroad.

    Once these service members retire or are honorably discharged to pursue the next chapter of their career, many of them face challenges adapting back to civilian life. Unfortunately, some veterans also face obstacles from injuries they sustained while serving our country.

  • Seattle Slew and Me

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Years ago, when I was in my twenties, young and naïve, I was known to take a drink or two. I’m not saying that I was a drunk, but I sure seemed to know a lot of them.

    One Saturday afternoon, I was sitting at a table in an ancient bar that was full of character, you know, grimy windows set into an exposed red brick interior and creaky wooden floors that my grandfather might have walked across, when the bartender came by and said, “last chance.”

  • Farm moms are special

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Mother’s Day is less than a week away and each year I’m reminded that I’m not the most appreciative of sons. I usually try to give Mom a card and either cash or gift card to buy her something. But I don’t put a lot of thought into the day and, for that, I’m sorry.

    My siblings are far better at treating Mom to flowers, a home-cooked breakfast or dinner (cooked by someone other than her) and even a porch swing or rose bushes.

  • Attention: Women of World War II

    American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.

    Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told.

  • Understanding motives a key in fight against drugs

    The question has been posed, why does it seem that drugs are infiltrating our community at such an alarming pace? Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear of an arrest made, locally, for drug offenses. It may be for illegally having prescription medications, methamphetamine and even heroin. Sadly, a rash of several deaths of young adults puts an exclamation point on the problem.

    We blame it on addictions. But before the chemical dependence, what triggered the desire to partake in this activity?