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Today's Opinions

  • Crappie: It’s what’s for supper

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    There is nothing finer on a cold winter day than reaching into the freezer and pulling out a bag of crappie filets to fry for dinner.

    Well, there is one thing better; if despite the cold and some ice you have been lucky enough to catch fresh crappie from a lake with open water.

    There are many tasty fish, but crappie is at or near the top of my list, and it seems they taste even better when prepared on a day unfit for catching fresh ones. Those caught earlier and carefully frozen will do just fine.

  • The missing half of Congress’ job

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    Every now and then, I’m asked if I miss serving in Congress. My stock answer is that no, I don’t really miss it, but there are definitely times when I’d like to jump right into a policy debate or be in a position to call congressional hearings.

    This is one of those times.

  • Supreme Court’s EPA ruling could signal a turning point

    Greg Zoeller

    Guest Columnist

     

    As the nation reflects on the service of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, one of his final acts on the United States Supreme Court days before his death has been overshadowed. 

    A preliminary order that the Supreme Court issued Feb. 9 by a 5-4 vote – with Scalia in the majority – potentially could be of long-term legal significance. The Court took the extraordinary step of ordering a halt to an Environmental Protection Agency rule that would regulate existing coal-fired power plants.

  • Set some goals for the vegetable garden this spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Ten years ago, Andy and I set to the task of building a potager-style vegetable garden. It has largely been a success. Last year sort of swamped us, however. So, with a few months of winter’s rest behind us, we are ready to start planning a recovery of sorts.

  • City needs to act now on Obrecht House

    “It’s hard for us to point fingers at any one person whose property is in need of repair, but the sorry state of the Obrecht House on Tell City’s Seventh Street is one that warrants community concern and this editorial.”

  • Taming a bull no easy feat

    Jim Adkins

    GuestColumnist

     

    I was looking at Facebook recently and saw a photo of the intrepid editor of this newspaper riding a mechanical bull. I harked back to the one and only time I rode one back in the day. Now, Vince stated that he only stayed with a bull for a second, well that seems to be a second longer than I did.

  • Community foundation thanks trivia night supporters

    On behalf of the Perry County Community Foundation Advisory Board, I want to say thank you to all the participants and businesses that made the 2016 Perry County Community Foundation’s Trivia Night a success. Proceeds from the night go into a fund that grants to community nonprofit groups.

    Hats off to area companies that sponsored the event. Titanium sponsors were C&S Inc. and Waupaca Foundry. Gold sponsor was Perry County Memorial Hospital and Silver sponsors included Domtar, Mulzer Crushed Stone and WAMCO LLC.

  • Tell City Police thank all for backing canine program

    This letter is in response to the generous outpour of community support for the Tell City Police Department K9 Program. This past September, we endured the retirement of our companion and K9 partner, Jago. While we felt the importance of continuing this great service to our community, we understood that a circumscribed budget would make this a challenging task. After a few months of accepting donations, it was clear· to us that we work for a wonderful community who share our passion for public safety.