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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Plan now for autumn fun

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Visiting my parents late last week, I caught an unmistakable smell of fall – recently harvested corn.

    If freshly mowed grass is a harbinger of spring, combines at work prove it’s autumn.

    My brothers and other farmers have begun harvesting early-planted corn and while they won’t begin full-scale shelling of corn for a few weeks, the approach of harvest season is something I find exciting.

  • EDITORIAL: Animal-control rules need to be fair but have teeth

    We commend county officials, members of an ordinance-draft committee and Perry Countians with a deep concern for animals for their work crafting a set of animal-control regulations. As we’ve reported repeatedly, and as late as Thursday, work on the ordinance continues.

    We believe the ordinance, once tweaked, will serve the interests of animals, their caretakers and the taxpaying public.

  • LETTER: Miss Schweizer Fest looking for support

    My name is Kristin Nicole Truelove and you may know me from several different events and activities in the community. I graduated from Perry Central, where I participated in cheerleading for six years. I was involved in National Honor Society, German and art clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Fine Arts academic team and Spell Bowl. I have probably served you at our local McDonald’s in the past and my most recent employer was our very own ThysseenKrupp Waupaca. Lastly, you may know me as your 2010 Schweizer Fest Queen.

  • COLUMN: Good days and bad days

    By ERIC HARRIS, Guest Columnist

    I know what you’re thinking: “Another ‘please have sympathy for the poor teachers’ column?” Or maybe it’s, “I thought this was the dude who paid way too much attention to movies, what’s with this crap?”

  • COLUMN: Memories of the twin towers

    By PHIL JUNKER, Guest Columnist

    My head is filled with thoughts related to Sept. 11, 2001. They are numerous and difficult to organize. That may be the case for many Americans.

    I know exactly what I was doing when the first twin tower was hit. My wife Phyllis and I had made plans to attend an outdoor-writers conference. We planned to take our motorhome, so I had scheduled some minor maintenance at a Tell City automotive garage.

  • EDITORIAL: Universities should focus on affordability

    It’s a hard economic situation for everyone at the moment. With less money and the rise of unemployment, everyone across the board is feeling the crunch.

    It’s a necessary evil sometimes to raise prices, with the rising oil prices and other factors, but a few price hikes are too alarming to go without notice; one is public university tuition.

  • COLUMN: Workers must continue their fight for the American Dream

    By NANCY GUYOTT, Guest Columnist

    As Americans mark another Labor Day it’s high time for some hard truth. Like no time in recent memory, the American worker is losing ground – and that’s certainly the case here in Indiana.

  • LETTER: Animal control ordinance all about money

    Jim Carter, president of the Perry County Humane Society, failed to address any of my concerns in the article that appeared in Thursday’s edition of The Perry County News.

    He claims that my letter contained information that needed to be corrected. Apparently, he had a problem with my use of the word “tax.” When I wrote, “it’s unfair to tax a cat, ferret or dog owner $10 a year,” I was using the word as a verb.