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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Simply put, ‘The Avengers’ is awesome experience

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Review

    This is the comic-book movie people have been waiting for. Anticipation is high for any big-name comic-book property adaptation. For instance, we still have “The Dark Knight Rises” on the way, but “The Avengers” is unique because it is so unlikely. Take some of the heaviest hitters from the Marvel universe – Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, etc. – and combine them in one huge movie.

  • COLUMN: Local students score well on IREAD

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN
    District 74 State Representative

    Research suggests students learn to read through the third grade. In fourth grade, students “read to learn” as this most important skill is required and assumed in order to learn new and more complex content. For instance, students must follow instructions to do worksheets, math is taught as “word problems” and students begin to learn history and science from written material.

  • COLUMN: Congratulations, grads

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Congratulations, high-school graduates: The big day you’ve been waiting for so long has arrived.

    In just a few days, you’ll take those anticipated steps onto a stage and claim that diploma. You’ll also take a giant step toward adulthood.

    Amid the congratulations and cards, weekend barbecues and cookouts, take time over the next few days to thank the people who have made the big day possible.

  • EDITORIAL: We can’t afford to forget the purpose of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.

  • LETTER: Marathon feature well written

    I want to thank you for your coverage and great story on Kim Strobel’s participation in the Boston Marathon.

    Your writer, Trista Lutgring, did an excellent job describing the marathon, Boston’s unusual weather conditions for this year’s race and Kim’s preparation for the event.

    The story was thorough and interesting. It was an informative sports story as well as a solid human-interest story.

    TOM BUSAM
    Cannelton
     

  • LETTER: Library’s silent auction a ringing success

    The Friends of the Perry County Public Library would like to thank the staff, its patrons and the citizens of Perry County for supporting our Antiques at the Library and Silent Auction during National Library Week in April.

    We want to thank the following vendors for setting up, displaying their items and sharing their expertise:

  • LETTER: Triathlon a credit to students, supporters

    The fourth William Tell Triathlon was held May 5. The event was offered free to any student in grades 1-6. This year’s triathlon had 120 student participants.

    All students were given free shirts, water, fruit, water bottles, sack lunches and a pool party for participating.

  • COLUMN: Vaccines make lifelong impacts on health of children

    By SARAH STELZER M.D., DAWN HAUT M.D. and CHARLENE GRAVES M.D.
    Guest Columnists

    Parents invest a lot of money and time each year ensuring their infants have the best tools to grow, learn and become strong and successful adults. Yet almost 30 percent of parents have not given their child one of the most important tools of them all to ensure a long, healthy and happy life: their complete set of immunizations.