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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • General Washington’s Christmas surprise

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    The year 1776 was a pivotal one for the Continental Army under Gen. Washington. They had been defeated at Long Island and driven from New York.  The approaching New Year was filled with desperation, as the revolution appeared to be failing. Many of the men who made up the ranks of the army would soon fulfill their enlistments and were planning on going home. Most were homesick and demoralized. Washington needed a victory or the glorious cause for which he fought would fade into history.

  • Tax avoidance is no religion

    In a case that has lasted more than a year, an Indiana man’s claims he does not have to pay state income tax due to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is imprudent.

    Rodney Tyms-Bey’s case is now before Indiana’s Appellate Court. He faces felony tax evasion charges and owes Indiana back taxes upwards of $1,000. His defense attorney claims the law opened up a whole new world of legal defense.

    According to the Indy Star, Tyms-Bey filed this claim the day the law took effect, July 1, 2015.

  • I was sick and you cared for me

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited.

     

    Matthew 25:36

     

    Stacie Ferraro died Friday. Her obituary is on Page 5. I did not know her well. I’ve known her husband, Tony, for many years.