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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t fall for latest scams

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    The latter part of this column ran a couple of years ago but I dusted it off because of the many recent calls from readers who have been targeted for scams. Whether through phone calls, letters or emails,  the attempts try to rob of us our money or gather private information that can be used to steal our identity or hurt us financially.

  • How to tell if Congress is finally working again

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress

     

    There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than using omnibus bills, and letting committees lead on legislation rather than hoarding all power in the leadership offices.

  • Legendary groundhog forecasts questionable

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    If you have a coin in your pocket, you have a predictor of spring about the equal of the groundhog, which is looked upon for a forecast each Feb. 2.

    Around my place Feb. 2 is a special day. It’s the day Punxsutawney Phil and his pals are pulled from their den to determine if they see their shadow, and it’s also my wife, Phyllis’ birthday.

  • The story of the saint behind Valentine’s Day

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14, by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic saint became a commercial success. 

    One story about St. Valentine has its origins in third century Rome where the Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young single men because he valued them more as young warriors.

  • Watered-down bill will not alleviate meth crisis

    With no opposition, a measure that is supposed to undermine methamphetamine cooks passed the Indiana House of Representatives’ Public Health Committee Wednesday.

    But because of earlier opposition by outside interests, the bill has been so watered down that it’s likely eventual passing by the full General Assembly will do little or nothing to combat our state’s serious methamphetamine problem.

  • Ashes to ashes

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Although it’s hard to believe, Lent is just about here and while not everyone’s religious tradition observes the 40-day period before Easter, I suspect most people at least acknowledge its arrival.

    Easter, and Lent, arrive early this year. Ash Wednesday arrives next Wednesday, Feb. 10. Easter Sunday is March 27.

  • Commodore fan appreciates sports coverage

    Unable to attend many sports events, I appreciate very much the coverage of sports in the Perry County News.

    I am also appreciative of the sponsorship by businesses for Perry Central sports events on radio broadcasts for us old folks, who are unable to attend events. I try to patronize those businesses whenever possible.

    Each time I get to attend a Perry Central athletic event, it is like a homecoming.

    Again, thank you to the little boy who bought one of my music CDs as a gift to his grandma.

  • Ben Carson: A compassionate problem solver our nation needs in the White House

    As we get deeper into 2016, it’s going to become even more obvious to the public that the economy has been seriously damaged and broken.

    The people are waking up to the fact that the Washington establishment has been promoting a corrupt status quo that, rather then fixing the economy, has instead, been further destroying it.