Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Bring jobs home to Indiana for the Fourth of July



    As backyards across Indiana were transformed into full-blown Fourth of July barbecues complete with smoking grills, fresh-squeezed lemonade and tasty red-white-and-blue treats, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that not all homes will be sites of celebration. These days, it’s hard to drive through neighborhoods and not notice all the shuttered homes and abandoned lawns, casualties of the foreclosures, layoffs and jobs that have moved overseas.

  • COLUMN: Achieving (writing) a life goal

    Trista Lutgring, Feature Writer

    I’m sure you’ve heard of a bucket list; many of you probably have one. These lists generally include things one wishes to accomplish in their life before they pass on. As someone who has seen writing as a hobby since a very young age, one of the goals I have always set very high on my bucket list has been to write a book.

    I am happy to let you know I can mark that goal off my bucket list. At the age of 26, I think that’s a great feat to accomplish.

  • COLUMN: Street car parade coming

    Vince Luecke, Editor

    There’s not much I don’t like about Schweizer Fest, even the extra work it piles onto my desk and those of my News co-workers. We’ve just wrapped up work on the 54th annual celebration’s program guide and are pulling together stories for our Schweizer Zeitung, the yearly special section profiling Tell City’s history.

  • EDITORIAL: Monofill needed, but will it be inflicted on neighbors or quietly inserted?

    A monofill, defined as a landfill serving only one industry, may be inflicted upon or quietly inserted into a farming area in the center of the county.

  • LETTER: St. Paul community picnic was a big hit

    St. Paul Church Picnic 2012 is history, but God again blessed us with a beautiful, warm, breezy day in the park.

    My list of thank yous must start at the ministry center with Tammy and especially Mandy. You helped by guiding me in the right direction with all the rules and regulations. Sister Mary Emma was again my moral support and that meant a lot. Valeria and Vickie were helpful in the various planning stages.

  • LETTER: Ask volunteers to clean parks

    Reading the article about the Eagle Bluff Park at Cannelton was very sad to me. We have a beautiful restroom and shelterhouse.

    As a tourist on Indiana 66, would I want to stop for a visit if I knew about the trash or keep on going?

    I have been to all the locks on the Ohio River in Louisville District; our view here, the river, locks, power plant is the best overall.

    Try asking the good people from Perry County to volunteer an hour or two each week to help keep it clean.

  • LETTER: Thank you, JA volunteers and teachers

    I would like to thank the following volunteers for Junior Achievement during the spring semester at our schools: Sherri Flynn, Ivy Tech Community College; Tracey Coyle, American Colloid; Margie Zoglmann, Purdue Extension; Bob Ramsbottom; Ed Morey; Deana Hubert; Jennifer Scherzinger, Perry County Memorial Hospital; Ginger Peter; Eric Kehl, German American; Lesa Hedinger, US Bank; Jeff Rogers, ATTC Manufacturing; Tom McCart; Martha Thomas; Gretchen Lain, German American and Renate Warner, Purdue Extension.

  • LETTER: Two bands, one race, wonderful time

    The Tell City Marching Marksmen and the Perry Central Marching Commodores would like to take this opportunity to thank our community for their participation in the first annual Two Bands, One Goal 5-K Fun Run-Walk.

    It was a wonderful fundraising event in which our schools worked together to get our community involved in supporting our instrumental music programs.