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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: A budget focused on education

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    As a freshman, it has been exciting for me to see the process a state budget goes through to be crafted. Last week, House Bill 1001, Indiana’s biennial budget, passed out of the House with bipartisan support and will be heard in the upcoming weeks by the Indiana Senate.

    This is an important time for the legislature to decide the direction we will take as we distribute and designate funds for Indiana’s future.

  • COLUMN: No hobo chic with a Buick

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I finally purchased a pair of replacement wheel covers last week, a long-delayed move that I hope will remove a bit of the down-and-out look of my old car.

    People might pull off hobo chic with old clothes, but it’s a lot harder with a car, especially a 2001 Buick with two tires missing their shiny center covers.

  • EDITORIAL: Drones bill belongs in legislative ‘dungeon’

    American skies will soon be abuzz with drones, and the number of uses to which they’ll be put leads us to envision swarms of the unmanned aerial vehicles zipping to and fro over our heads.

  • COLUMN: A fond farewell to a friend

    Dick Hedrick

  • LETTER: Horse rescuers appreciate news coverage

    The Horse Rescue South ,Inc would like to thank (News Managing Editor) Kevin Koelling for the wonderful article that he wrote for the rescue.

    We wanted to let know how grateful we are for him.

    Thank you again.

    JO SODREL and BECKY THORN
    Horse Rescue South

  • LETTER: Become a Junior Achievement volunteer

    Volunteer opportunities exist to assist Junior Achievement programs in Perry County in coming weeks.

    Third-Grade Volunteer Opportunities

    All third-grade classes at Perry Central and William Tell Elementary Schools will participate in the Junior Achievement Our Region program. This program provides an introduction to students about entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services in a community. Students solve problems by weighing risks and rewards.

  • LETTER: The nation’s children who might have been

    Four decades ago, on Jan. 22, our Supreme Court voted to legalize abortion. There was an outcry from Americans who realized the sacredness of life in the womb. The outcry was ignored and finally it subsided. A battle had been fought and a victory secured for those who believed babies could be “eliminated” just because they were unwanted.

  • LETTER: Rumble strips needed at intersection

    I am writing in regard to the dangerous intersection at Indiana 37 and Indiana 237.

    Why hasn’t the state put in some rumble strips on Indiana 237? If you are drowsy or on your phone or otherwise not paying attention, you will miss the   flashing yellow light, but two or three sets of rumble strips will certainly get your attention.

    If you go to neighboring counties, you will hit rumble strips before entering a dangerous intersection.