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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: A lenten message of peace

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    The autumn and winter of 1944 was a time of some of the bloodiest battles in human history as the allies fought Nazi Germany in France and Belgium. Oftentimes during the battles, German and American lines would be so close that they would actually cross each other.

    American units would be behind German lines and the Germans would be intertwined next to U.S. Army outfits.

  • EDITORIAL: Bills will benefit few at expense of many

    The state officials most responsible for ensuring Indiana’s children are educated seem to be doing all they can to stifle the process most likely to ensure the state’s prosperity.

    High-schoolers who are able will get the chance to move ahead to college a year early if Senate Bill 497 makes it into law. That’s wonderful, but it will affect the schools those students will leave behind.

  • COLUMN: Springtime adventures

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Spring may not be fully here, but spring break has come and gone and a few of my friends have already complained of spring fever. I’ve had friends head to the Smoky Mountains and South Carolina over the past week. A lot of us don’t have the time for that big of a spring fling, but here are a few ideas for an upcoming sunny afternoon, or if you’re really lucky, a day off.

    Hit the Road

  • EDITORIAL: Animal welfare must be a priority for leaders

    Recent headlines about the seizure of dogs from a Perry County man’s home generated plenty of buzz and an outpouring of concern and assistance for those rescued animals.

    We hope the positive response helps generate long-term support for efforts to prevent similar cases of animal abuse or neglect in the future. But for that to happen, more of us need to get involved in helping control our local pet population and supporting advocates who want to put in place common-sense measures to protect animals.

  • COLUMN: Perry County’s warm embrace is priceless

    DAVID LYNCH, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of articles from Perry County residents who have either moved here, chosen to remain here or who have returned after living elsewhere. Columns are sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a branch of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • COLUMN: ‘Sucker Punch:’ No substance, no problem

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

  • Bills need Hoosiers’ input

    The state Senate continues to move forward with legislative business while the House of Representatives is still at an impasse.
    As the House Democrats’ protest over anti-worker and anti-public-school legislation continues to stall House legislative action due to their absence, rallies at the Statehouse draw hundreds of workers and teachers to voice their opposition to those measures.

  • It’s been a fun ride, but so long, soda

    VINCE LUECKE, Editor