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Today's Opinions

  • Indiana history should be offered in high schools

    One bill introduced in the current session of the Indiana General Assembly would require all Indiana public and charter high schools to offer a semester-long elective course on Indiana history.

    The bill passed the Senate 47-3 and is now before the House.

    We think the House should also pass the bill and the governor should sign it. We would be inclined to make it a required course, but having it available to every student as an elective would be a good start.

  • Foundation’s trivia night a big hit

    On behalf of the Perry County Community Foundation Advisory Board, I want to say thank you to all the participants and businesses who made the 2017 Trivia Night a success. Proceeds from the night assist the foundation in its mission to help donors give back to our community in a way that’s impactful and lasts forever.

  • Please explain rate increases

    Dear Mayor Adams and the City Council,

     

    I would appreciate it if someone could explain why the water bill will be going up 65 percent this month and not in stages. That’s an awful lot for one month! Especially for those citizens who are on fixed incomes. Why wasn’t this raise started years ago if it was needed?  A small increase is easier to handle per month than such a huge one. Thank you for the explanation.

     

    Pam Drake

    Tell City

  • Tying ISP pay to inflation

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator

    Guest Columnist

     

    In Indiana, we are blessed with one of the finest statewide police forces in the nation. Our Indiana State Police officers take pride in protecting Hoosier lives and property, and we are proud of them.

    Police officers are our hometown heroes in communities across the state, and they deserve recognition for putting their lives on the line every single day. Our finest take an oath to protect our families, and in turn, we must make sure they can support theirs.

  • Unsolved Mysteries: Ira Hayes

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Another anniversary is happening this month; the taking of the Japanese island of Iwo Jima in the Second World War.

  • Skunks on the move, looking for moon-lit love

    Jeneen Wiche
    Weekend Gardener

  • The power of commitment

    GARY GREUBEL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: This article is the first in a series on work ethics. It was written by Gary Greubel of Waupaca Foundry.

     

    As the New Year arrives, it is common practice for everyone to establish commitments to improve themselves, their place of employment, or provide service to their community to enrich the lives of those around them.

  • Prayers and candles

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    Friday is the feast of St. Blaise, and I suspect a good many Perry Countians either had their throats blessed at church this past weekend or will this weekend.

    I plan to attend church, so hopefully I am among the faithful lining up to have a pair of candles placed under my double chin while a priest offered a simple prayer.