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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Chapel open house Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    After two years of labor, a family chapel coming ever closer to completion will see a dedication of sorts Saturday. Let this column serve as your invitation to attend an open house that afternoon.

    Alas, all of the small details won’t be done, but I’ll be working hard these final days to get the project as close to finished as possible.

  • EDITORIAL: Reasonable alternative needed when free vaccinations end

    The Indiana Department of Health’s Immunization Division has stated that beginning July 1 it will no longer be able to provide vaccinations to families with health insurance.

    State health officials said the new rule will ensure that families with insurance don’t rely on free vaccines.

    We understand the state health department’s not wanting to have its free services taken up by those who can afford them, as using the department’s time and money for those could deprive some indigent people of necessary care.

  • COLUMN: Hoosier graduations

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ, Guest Columnist

    Indiana’s rising high-school graduation rate, which increased from 76 percent in 2006 to 85 percent in 2010, is tempered by the fact that some students are not making the grade.

    Two communities with the best improvement are Richmond and Mishawaka. In both school districts, the high-school graduation rate increased from 52 percent to 78 percent during that five-year period.

  • EDITORIAL: Indiana immigration law provides tools

    Some parts of Indiana’s new immigration law are just plain silly, but some correctly go to the source of the problem of illegal immigration.

    A couple of the silly aspects, such as permitting someone to be targeted for deportation simply because a “notice of action” has been issued to them, are properly being challenged in court.

  • COLUMN: Democrats took on radical agenda

    PATRICK BAUER, Guest Columnist

    Now that the dust has settled from the tumultuous 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly, we can begin to assess the damage inflicted upon thousands of Hoosiers by one-party rule.

  • COLUMN: A wild five-second ride

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    When does five seconds seem like an eternity? When you have a police officer pulling the trigger on a stun gun fired into your back.

    Such was the experience Sunday morning as I joined other reserve police officers and jailers in becoming certified in electronic control devices, better known as Tasers.

  • EDITORIAL: Congratulations, graduates! Your futures are bright

    High-school seniors across the county are graduating and as they close one chapter on their lives and start another, we extend to them and their families hearty congratulations. Cannelton students received their diplomas Saturday and Perry Central seniors graduated Sunday. Tell City seniors will conclude their high-school careers Friday.

    Seniors will take varying paths in the weeks and months ahead. Some will continue their education or join the military, while others may opt to dive in to the working world.

  • COLUMN: A freshman legislator’s experience

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN, District 74 State Representative

    Editor’s Note: State Rep. Sue Ellspermann looks back at her first legislative session. Part 1 of her column appeared in Thursday’s edition.