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Today's Opinions

  • Finally, a ‘Star Wars’ movie for adults

    Eric Harris

    Film Review

     

    A funny thing happened after I purchased “The Force Awakens” on video: I didn’t immediately watch it. (I also never felt motivated enough to even officially review it.)

  • Indiana’s future teachers

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Many of us can remember a particular teacher who had a positive impact on our education. Through critical areas of growth such as academics or leadership, teachers make a difference in every one of our lives. Indiana’s educators are preparing the next generation of Hoosier leaders for their careers.

  • Way to go, William Tell students

    The volunteers at the Perry County Council of Agencies’ Food Pantry and clothing bank would like to say thank you to William Tell Elementary School students, teachers and staff for their recent Thanksgiving fund drive.

    The number of items collected exceeded previous years and was very generous. We are so grateful to everyone and Kara Braunecker for organizing the drive.

     

    Georgann Gogel

    Coordinator

  • Eliminate sales tax on residential water bills

    Editor’s Note: This open letter by Larry Kleeman was addressed to Gov. Elect Eric Holcomb, Sen. Erin Houchin and Rep. Lloyd Arnold.

     

    Dear Gov. Elect Holcomb, Sen. Houchin and Rep. Arnold:

     

    I know you are concerned, as am I, about hard working Hoosiers and families living on fixed incomes being able to maintain a decent standard of living when faced with increased costs of living.

  • Proud of Commodore sportsmanship

    This handicapped military veteran, also known as Cowboy Tex and Super Commodore, enjoyed another Perry Central basketball game recently. Thanks to my cousins who provided the transportation.

    My favorite part of the game is when the losers congratulate the winners – friendly competition. It’s just good sportsmanship.

    Also, thanks to the Perry County businesses for sponsoring Perry Central games on the radio station.

    Go Commodores.

     

    Charles L. Schnell

    Jasper

  • Tracking Santa Claus

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Want to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve? The North American Aerospace Defense Command, better known as NORAD, is on the job and more than 1,000 service members will be working Saturday to track the jolly old elf.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun.

    Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

     

    Is there a Santa Claus?

  • Hopes that good defeats evil for real

    By the side of the Road

     

    Now that our long, hot summer and the warm temperatures of autumn are history, I look forward to one of my favorite preoccupations, spending the cold and frosty days ahead in the vicarious world of good books.

    Call it what you will, an escape from the maddening world that surrounds us, or a thoughtful journey into the literary realms which feed our intellectual, spiritual and emotional hunger.