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Today's Opinions

  • Harvest vegetables daily for continued garden productivity

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    One day missed in the vegetable garden can mean a big harvest, literally.  All of a sudden, or so it seems, your zucchini is the size of a torpedo and beans are bulging beneath the pod. 

    Some vegetables need attention daily; others can be picked every couple of days. Summer squash and zucchini definitely need to be checked each day because their growth rate is rather fast. 

  • Grab your Schweizer running (or walking) shoes

    Schweizer Fest has always been a celebration of Tell City, its rich past, its exciting present and the promise of an even brighter future. This  week, we invite everyone to again make fitness a meaningful part of their festivities. There are more opportunities than ever to include a good workout – or at least some exercise – into the merriment of the week.

  • School supply memories

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Our coverage this year of United Way’s Stuff the Bus brought back memories for me of school supplies and the first day of school. It’s funny how those images, perhaps seared into brain cells by excitement, apprehension and dread, are so easily recalled each year as we witness others doing what we did so many years ago. This column about school supplies was first written a decade ago and may stir your own back-to-school days memories.

  • Kids Fest a big success

    On behalf of Cannelton Elementary School, I would like to personally thank everyone involved in the success of out Kids Fest on July 27.

    Through the generosity of our communities’ donations, students were able to leave with a backpack filled full of supplies. The Cannelton Elementary School staff, as well as the students, truly appreciate everything you did and do for us.

  • Interesting Arlington Cemetery facts

    Here are some facts about Arlington Cemetery you may find interesting.

    • How many steps does the guard take on his walk across the tomb of the “Unknown Soldier” and why? 21 steps, it alludes to the 21 gun salute which is the highest to the given to any military or foreign dignitary.

    • How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk? 21 seconds for same reason as above.

    • Why are his gloves wet?

    His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.

  • Hearings, debates, bipartisanship needed to pass effective healthcare

    Most Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, freely admit that the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, needs some improvements.

    Republicans, though, wanted to do away with it entirely but were not able to come up with a better bill. They also went about it in the wrong way and thus failed in multiple votes last week to repeal Obamacare or even make any changes in it.

  • Constitutional due process a basic right Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    A new Justice Department directive would reverse Obama administration restrictions on forfeiture policy, effectively giving local law enforcement the right to seize money and property when the owner of said property is simply suspected of a crime, not necessarily charged or convicted.

    Many Republicans in Congress are up in arms about the measure, their comments generally raising the sentiment that this action could violate innocent Americans’ Fifth and Fourth Amendment rights.

  • How will immigration change us?

    This editorial was first published by the Fort Wayne News Sentinel.

     

    If we’re going to have a sensible debate on immigration, we must first make sure we have all the relevant facts, especially about how the immigrant population might change us. On a very basic level, “understanding how the demographic characteristics of a community or county are changing needs to be in incorporated into development plans, particularly if places want to retain the children of their new immigrant residents.”