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Today's Opinions

  • Patching potholes ... on our roads and in life

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I travel Indiana 545 daily from my home in New Boston to Tell City and, some days and weekends, to Rockport. The highway is not in bad condition but it has a growing number of potholes. I hope the Indiana Department of Transportation comes along this spring and patches the worst of them.

  • Infrastructure always a sound investment

    Indiana’s state legislature should be commended for finding common ground and passing a bill aimed at improving road infrastructure.

    In an era of political obstruction among our national lawmakers, it is a refreshing change of pace to see our state’s legislative body make a bipartisan productive move.

    Gov. Mike Pence said, in a press conference about House Bill 1001, that the funds allotted by the legislation would be used to equally fund state and local thoroughfares.

  • Honoring the legacy of Indiana’s first governor

    Microchipping is included in the adoption fee. The shelter no longer offers microchipping as a stand-alone service.

     

    Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    In addition to passing legislation to lead Indiana forward, it is a privilege to be able to honor the accomplishments and impact of some of Indiana’s greatest leaders.

  • Morel mushroom season arrives

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    With warmer weather this March, reports of morel mushroom finds are coming in early this year. Hopefully, it will be a good morel hunting season.

    One Indiana hunter posted on the internet that he already found more black morels than he had all of last year, and called the 2015 season “pitiful”. In a few Midwest locations, hunters had limited success last spring, but in most areas, it was a poor year.

  • County’s election officials should safeguard service members’ right to vote

    While home on leave in February 2016, I requested to file an absentee ballot application at the Perry County Clerks office. This was necessary to be able to cast my vote in the upcoming election.

  • Proud to call Perry County home

    TINA ZIEGELGRUBER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: The Quality of Life Committee, sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp., continues to partner with the News to present the stories of people who have chosen to live in Perry County.

     

    I am a life-long resident of Perry County, except for the years that I lived away during college. During my teenage and early adult years, I was not 100 percent sure that I wanted to come back to Perry County upon graduation.

  • Know where your food comes from

    Thank goodness for local efforts to provide fresh commodities through the farmer’s markets. Spring is upon us and that means supplies of garden goods will soon be available to consumers.

    We see many benefits to shopping with local producers, be it health, economic or environmental or simply a way to hold onto family traditions. Not to mention, today’s on-the-go lifestyles are making the once-routine, home from-scratch cooking almost a lost art. Too often, families are bypassing the kitchen table in favor of restaurants, or, sadly, a paper sack and the car seat.

  • A role model for us all

    REV. J.T. HILLS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    My favorite comic strip growing up was Calvin and Hobbes, the story of a 6-year-old boy and his best friend, a stuffed tiger. 

    There’s an early Calvin and Hobbes Sunday strip in which Hobbes asks, “How come we play war and not peace?” Calvin, dressed in a military helmet and holding a dart gun, responds after a moment, “Too few role models.”