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Today's Opinions

  • Ryan knows spending has to be reined in

    Like him or not, the choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate will sharpen the presidential debate about the role of government and the need to control runaway federal spending.

    As a congressman and head of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Ryan knows our nation cannot continue digging itself and its future generations into more debt. Tough decisions lie ahead and Ryan as a vice presidential candidate will sharpen the fiscal differences between President Obama and Romney.

  • LETTER: Local surveyor generous with time, talent

    Surely every community has young professionals who are community minded and donate their time and professional talent to local nonprofit groups. Perry County is blessed with several of these.

    The purpose of this letter is to acknowledge the contribution of the Lynch Surveying and Engineering  Co. to the Shubael Little Pioneer Village. David (Lynch) has done work for us in the past. Since we operate on a shoestring budget, he has provided services that were essential but unattainable on our budget.

  • COLUMN: School lunches made at home can be tasty and nutritious

    By BRENDA HAGEDORN
    Purdue Extension

    Even though schools provide nutritious hot meals daily for students, you may have a child who prefers to take their lunch from home. Planning and packing a lunch several times a week can become tedious and often the temptation is to pack anything convenient.

    The lunch you pack for your child should be safe, nutritious and something he or she will eat.

  • COLUMN: Things to look forward to

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Now that Schweizer fest has come and gone – and what a successful celebration it was – Perry Countians will turn their attention toward late-summer and fall activities. There are plenty of fun events coming up, old favorites as well as one-time celebrations.

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  • EDITORIAL: Back-to-school safety: a lesson for us all

    Back-to-school time has arrived and across Perry County, yellow school buses are or will soon be venturing onto highways and county roads. Their precious cargo is our inspiration for writing. Drivers should be extra careful to watch for youngsters. There will also be an increase in pedestrian traffic, particularly around schools.

  • EDITORIAL: Cannelton vandals: Become sources of city pride

    Cannelton’s common council voted at a recent meeting to close the city’s historic gazebo to public use. We understand their reasons for doing it and know they didn’t make the decision lightly.

    It was called a temporary measure, but we don’t foresee the reasons for it going away in the near future. Not without concerted action, anyway.

    The reasons are a handful of people who have vandalized the gazebo.

  • LETTER: Stuff the Bus helps prepare kids for school

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to Wal-Mart, all our dedicated volunteers and all the generous donors who helped create another successful Stuff the Bus school-supply drive July 20 and 21.    

    On behalf of the United Way of Perry County, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the residents of our community who helped support our sixth annual “stuff the bus” school-supply drive for students in need.

  • COLUMN: Comedies slow, forced, like life

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Review