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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: New tax costing Hoosier jobs

    By DAN COATS
    U.S. Senator

    For years, medical devices have been changing the lives of patients around the world.

    Prosthetic legs have enabled wounded soldiers to run again. Cardiac patients have had decades added to their lives because of artificial heart valves and stents. A variety of innovative equipment, from surgical tools to bed pans, has significantly enhanced the quality of care at hospitals and other medical facilities.

  • EDITORIAL: Cheerios commercial may have sparked needed debate

    With the national media fixated on the George Zimmerman case and the details involving that night when Trayvon Martin was killed, it has brought to light a topic that is unfortunately still prevalent in our society today. Whether the Zimmerman case dealt with race or not, it invoked strong feelings about racism in our country. It might not even be a stretch to say it has affected discussion about something as innocent as a Cheerios commercial which began airing on national television in June.

  • LETTER: Council on Aging appreciates community support
  • LETTER: 2013 St. Paul Picnic another success

    St. Paul Church Picnic 2013 is finally history. After three weeks, quilt and money raffle winners were announced. God felt rain was necessary in this area June 9 and our picnic was abruptly ended.

    The live auction was held June 21 and the raffles were held June 30. What a long lasting celebration, don’t you think?

    My list of thanks start at the Catholic Ministry Center with Tammy, she had a knack for publicity on the web, and Mandy, you were the guiding light behind this picnic and kept everything on the legal mode.

  • LETTER: Youth Refuge thanks its many supporters

    The volunteers of the Youth Refuge sponsored by First Baptist Church would like to thank everyone who came and supported such a wonderful cause.

    We had a very successful day.  We would like to thank the following businesses who donated items that contributed to the success: Subway, Dairy Queen, Wendy's, Sonic, Papa John's, Long John Silver's, Haunstein's, Dr. Rudolph’s office, Walls, Mick's, Iron Gate, Baskets, Bunnies Bears & More and Tell City Bowling Center.

  • COLUMN: The war with meth continues

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    Over the past few years, there has been an increase in meth-related crimes. Great Indiana communities like ours are built by Hoosier strength, perseverance and a caring attitude, but these guiding principles, which serve as the fabric of our society, are being deteriorated by the effects of meth.

  • COLUMN: We can help each other quit tobacco

    By SHARILYN FRANZMAN
    Guest Columnist

    In the past years Perry County Memorial Hospital, then Lincoln Hills Development Corp., managed grants to help Perry County residents in efforts to quit tobacco. The two organizations educated the community on the effects of secondhand smoke, assisted at health fairs, school events and much more.

  • EDITORIAL: U.S. should not get involved in sovereign countries’ internal affairs

    One recent headline said that some of the U.S.-supplied weapons in Syria’s Civil War have apparently gone to the “wrong “ side.

    The writer meant that they are going to the current Syrian government’s forces instead of the rebels fighting to overthrow that regime.