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Today's Opinions

  • Veterans Day

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    November 11th is Veterans Day. It is set aside to honor men and women who have served in the military. It was originally a day to honor the end of World War One.

    Fighting in that war formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. After the war the United States observed what was called Armistice Day. 

  • Deer in love vs. the trees we love

    By Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

  • Thursday’s costume contest at St. Paul’s was big success

    I would like to express my thanks to all the people who helped with the annual Costume Contest at St. Paul’s during the witches walk this year.

    Thanks to all the office staff for helping to prep things for the event; to the confirmation students for helping set up, take pictures, hand out candy and lead the “parade”.

    A special thank you to Dairy Queen and Cinema 66 for the discounts given to St. Paul’s for the prizes.

    There were several others that helped clean up and I just want everyone to know how much this is appreciated!

  • The hungry squirrel

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    This column was first published in 2011.

     

    The squirrel was hurtling full-throttle across the road and barely missed being squashed by my car tire September 23. I made a quick truck to the farm to grab my mail and a bite to eat and spotted the squirrel while returning to New Boston.

  • Good fences will keep roadways safer

    Good fences make good neighbors. So goes the famous adage.

    We might suggest another. Good fences make for safer driving.

    Anyone with a police scanner within ear shot knows our local police officers, most often sheriff’s deputies, get called regularly to reports of livestock on or near roadways. The animals have escaped their fenced-in enclosures and are roaming free, posing a danger to motorists and, of course, the animals themselves.

  • Let’s respect our police officers, while holding all sides accountable

    I do not respond to many published news stories, However, every now and then, I seem to be compelled to lay my opinion on the proverbial table. This is my response to Editor Vince Luecke’s Trigger Happy:

    We have all seen video clips and heard references to your scenario for the past several months. However, we do not hear often that our law enforcers are shot when trying to identify the erratic driver of a vehicle that could be, or, is a definite danger to other innocent drivers who share the roadway.

  • Don’t be fooled: coal’s not our friend

    BRETT SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    The  coal-choked 19th-century England of Charles Dickens’s popular novels makes it plain enough that coal is not our friend. Its negative effects on the health of poor and working-class London were immediately evident to any observer.

  • Trump’s ‘unworkable’ executive order destabilizes health care markets

    Tim Lanane

    Guest Columnist

     

    Since the start of the Affordable Care Act  and the expansion of Medicaid through the HIP 2.0 program, over half a million Hoosiers have gained access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage. This lowered Indiana’s uninsured rate to just eight percent.

    Unfortunately, President Trump and his administration have put it all at risk by gutting access to the ability to apply and by signing the latest executive order to intentionally destabilize the health insurance marketplace.