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Today's Opinions

  • Preparation key to combating summer powdery mildew

    JENEEN WICHE

    WEEKEND GARDENER

     

    Powdery mildew is probably the most common garden fungi around. It is not too terribly picky about where it spreads. It likes humid and dry weather, thrives in the heat of the summer and is hard to control once it has started. The trick here is to prevent it from happening by proper plant selection, spacing and treatment before it takes hold.

  • Give historical credit where credit is due

    STEPHEN SAALMAN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    It is a historical fact that on the rainy night of May 8-9, 1825, the steamboat, Mechanic, sank in the Ohio River with the Marquis de Lafayette aboard. Several varying narratives of the shipwreck, have been recorded, and each makes separate claims to the authenticity.

    First, a brief sketch of the official legend, from Thomas De la Hunt’s “History of Perry County,” written in 1916, 91 years after the shipwreck.  

  • It’s time to safeguard the future of Rome’s courthouse

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I like the way newspaper editors wrote 50, 75 and even 100 years ago. There is a certain authoritative flair to their words, particularly in editorials. The opinion piece that follows my portion of this column ran in 1966 on the future of the Rome Courthouse. The building’s use as a school had ended with the construction of Perry Central and there were concerns on what would happen to the historic building.

  • River Sweep a success

    The 2016 Ohio River Sweep has come and gone!

    Now, we would like to thank the volunteers who participated in the River Sweep. We would also like to thank the following donors of food, money and supplies: Chicago’s Pizza, Subway, Noble’s IGA, Papa John’s Pizza, German American Bank, Franzman Insurance Agency, Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Domtar, Joseph and Marilyn Schoeppel, Larry Kleeman and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Ku Klux Klan had short-lived but powerful history in Indiana

    Andrea Neal

    Guest Columnist

     

    Andrea Neal  is a teacher at St. Richard’s Episcopal School in Indianapolis and adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation.  This is one of a series of articles leading up to the state’s bicentennial in December.

     

    During the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan took Indiana by storm. Ninety years later, Hoosiers still struggle to grasp why.

  • Golf team grateful for community support

    The Tell City Golf Club finished its first season with a record of 13-0.  The independently sponsored program’s instruction focused on skills learned in the following areas: around the green, full swing, putting, golf rules and golf etiquette.  

    As head coaches of the Tell City Golf Club, we credit the club’s success to having a well-balanced team. We had outstanding hard-working kids who all showed great improvement throughout the season.

  • Don’t disarm the wrong side

    Another mass shooting has rekindled the debate about guns and who should be able to buy and possess them. Omar Mateen pledged support to the Islamic State while killing 49 people in a Florida nightclub June 12. And while he may have been inspired by the terrorist group, and not ordered by them, to carry out the cowardly attack, he was a terrorist in every sense of the word.

    Terrorists should not have guns. But how to keep guns away from those who might do us harm without laws doing harm to those of us who don’t harm anyone?

  • Stuber led hospital well

    Seventeen years is a long time in any position and few jobs in a community are as important as administrator of a local hospital. Joe Stuber has shouldered the duties of Perry County Memorial Hospital well and as he caps his career, we wish him well and thank him for a job well done.

    Stuber retired last week after holding the position of hospital president and chief executive officer since 1999.