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Today's Opinions

  • Events kicked off school year in style

     

    On behalf of the Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township Schools, we would like to thank all the individuals, organizations and businesses that contributed to the success of this year’s back to school cookouts.  The turnouts were greatly supported countywide by thousands of students and families.

    Everyone enjoyed getting together with their friends, teachers and other Perry County families to kick off the new school year during these annual fun events.  

  • Kids Fest a success in Cannelton

    On behalf of Cannelton Elementary School, I would like to personally thank everyone involved in the success of our Kids Fest on Aug. 2.

  • Staff deserves credit for making News successful

    We don’t normally toot our own horn on these pages, but since the Perry County News was named the Perry County Business of the Year by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce at the Schweizer Fest last week, we think this is an appropriate time to salute some of the people who helped us earn this award.

    We have a mix of longtime and fairly new employees on our staff, but nearly all of them live in and are active in the Perry County community.

  • Cicadas … music to your ears

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    One of my favorite things about summer is my front row seat at the orchestra. The orchestra of insects, that is. Late summer, when temperatures cool down enough to turn the air conditioner off and open the windows, we fall asleep to the sounds of katydids, crickets and cicadas. I sometimes cheat in the heat of the summer and crack the window in my office so I can hear the insects and the birds as I work at the computer or in the kitchen.

  • Uneven corn due to poor pollination

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Corn has been a staple food for centuries. It was first cultivated by Indian peoples in Central America; in fact, the adoption of agriculture and the art of cultivating gave way to the grand cities of the Aztec and Mayans. What would the world be without corn and potatoes, both of which were first cultivated in Central America?

  • An eyesore unworthy of Tell City’s Swiss spirit

    It was a showdown of sorts on Seventh Street a few weeks ago. Carolyn Barr stood in the front yard of the dilapidated Obrecht House, barring city officials from looking inside.

    Her attorney had already said the News couldn’t go inside. Though disappointed, we acknowledged the house is private property. City employees, among them the police chief, had no warrant so they milled around a little and went back to City Hall for their meeting on what to do with Barr and her home.

  • A clean city and a clean conscience

    A dollar is a dollar and most of us avoid wasting even one. But shame on those who swindle the city out of a trash tag just to save a buck.

    As we’ve reported several times over the past year or two, the city faces a growing problem of people who either refuse to tag their trash bags or who cut tags in half, then try to finagle the tags so it appears there is a full tag on the bag.

    The city catches violators and charges them the full buck. We’d suggest a fine.

  • Schweizer Fest traditions

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    For me, this week’s Schweizer Fest is a lot like some holidays. There is plenty of extra work, so much in fact that finding time to enjoy the actual festivities can be a challenge. 

    The weeks before Schweizer Fest have our staff working on the combined program guide and Zeitung.  It was included in the paper a couple of weeks ago. We also publish a pre-Schweizer Fest sample edition. That’s the issue you’re holding now.