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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Once again, violence is never the answer

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer

     

    Violent actions cannot be tolerated, even when they occur against those who invoke ideas of hate. A video floating around social media sites shows well-known alt-right personality Richard Spencer being struck in the face with a dissenter’s fist during a video interview with a member of the press. As it turns out, this was the second time that day he was punched in the face, though there are only photos of that instance.

  • Hearing Feb. 2 on AEP Rockport plans

    The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is giving Indiana residents a chance to speak out about economic transition and the AEP-Rockport coal plant at an upcoming public hearing in Rockport on February 2.

    I&M wants to add required pollution control equipment to unit 2 at the Rockport plant, but that equipment is not designed to reduce toxic emissions or carbon pollution that are harming our health - and would condemn residents of Southwestern Indiana to years more of harmful pollution from the plant.