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Today's Opinions

  • Teaching our children to be grateful givers

    Tami Silverman

    Indiana Youth Institute

     

    It’s the time of year when many of us plan big family meals, decorate our homes and start holiday shopping. At the same time, we have all heard the phrase “it’s better to give than to receive.”

    Yet, amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, how do we teach our children to go beyond consumerism to focus on gratitude and the needs of others?

  • Saving for higher education

    Erin Houchin

    State Sen. District 47

     

    Planning for children to receive a college degree can seem like a daunting task, and I understand that firsthand as the mother of three young kids. Over the last several years, we have seen what seems like annual increases in the costs of higher education.

  • Winter strawberry bed care

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    If you want strawberries from your garden next season, you should do a little mulching now in order to protect the buds that have already been set. These buds were set back in August, in fact. 

    The weather was decent at the time so it should be a good year for the berries; as long as they make it through the winter unscathed.

  • The skunk under the steps

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I have a skunk living, or at least visiting regularly, underneath the concrete steps leading to my house in New Boston. The animal, which is large and has more white on it than most skunks I see,  hasn’t caused any real issues thus far, other than scaring me twice and causing me anxiety every time I walk to the house.

  • Preserve Indiana’s status as Crossroads of America

    The North American Free Trade Agreement has been much derided and awkwardly defended since it entered force in 1994. Many younger members of the workforce have never known a world without it, or the dire warnings of former independent presidential candidate Ross Perot. Insurgent fervor in both parties in last year’s elections showed that NAFTA, and the economy built around it, still weighs heavily.

  • Manufacturing Night – a huge success

    The Perry County College Success Coalition and the Perry County Development Corp. would like to thank everyone who attended our fourth annual Manufacturing Night on Oct. 25 at the Tell City Ivy Tech Career & Technology Center.

    The event was a huge success with more than 250 people in attendance, 70 students representing 17 area manufacturers, and over $1,000 worth of giveaways handed out.

  • TC academic kick-off had many helpers

    The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Class would like to thank the following people for their help and contributions to our academic kick-off, held on Friday, Oct. 13.

  • The darkest days of daylight saving time

    Dave Bangert

    Guest Columnist

     

    This column by Dave Bangert, a columnist for the Lafayette Journal and Courier, appeared last Wednesday, ahead of Sunday morning’s end of Daylight Saving Time.

     

    Oh, the joys of the first day back to school after an extended fall break.