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Today's Opinions

  • Explore final weeks of autumn

     

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • Ruling a victory for transparent government

     

    The Indiana Supreme Court’s ruling this month that causes of death are public records and must be available at county levels is a decision worth applauding.

    That we favor the ruling probably comes as no surprise. As journalists, we vigorously defend the concept of transparency in government. But the unanimous ruling released Tuesday, which reversed the lower courts’ decisions, is one that is in the best interests of all Indiana residents.

  • LETTER: United Way makes adult education possible

    Perry Central shares the vision of United Way of Perry County to build a stronger community.

    At the heart of building a strong community is improving levels of educational attainment of our community members. Perry Central is proud to partner with United Way of Perry County to help meet this need by offering adult education.

  • LETTER: Community supported school health fair

    Tell City High School thanks the following businesses and individuals for making the staff and community health fair a success.

  • LETTER: Cal Ripkin League honors true sports fan

    We would like to thank the Tell City Cal Ripken Youth Baseball League for honoring the late Rob Henning by placing a memorial bench at their ballpark.

    Rob had many fond memories of his playing days at that park, watching his son, Tyler, play and later coaching alongside Tyler at Dennis Kress park.

    He loved making apparel for the teams and trophies for their tourneys. It made him feel as though he was still a part of the league.

    The bench was placed in the last place he sat to watch his nephews play baseball this past summer.

  • COLUMNS: Internships: Not just for college

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ
    Guest Columnist

    A familiar workforce strategy is now being offered to high-school students while addressing a need in the labor market.

    Internships are not just for college students anymore. In Noblesville, high-school Principal Jeff Bryant said one-third of last year’s senior class earned school credit with internships during the school day.

    “We’re changing the idea that we’re just graduating students,” Bryant declared.

  • COLUMN: ‘Cowboy Tex’ on a roll at 84

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’ve yet to meet Charles Schnell in person but I regularly get letters from the man who has double personas, “Cowboy Tex” and “Super Commodore.” A recent note shared news of the Jasper man and retired Perry Central teacher marking 70 years in music.

    Schnell, who recently marked his 84th birthday, said he is producing his first music compact disc with 11 of the 94 songs he has composed since 2002.

  • EDITORIAL: School board asleep at the wheel in Cannelton

    It’s unlikely Marion “Al” Chapman will stand trial on charges of theft or official misconduct. As the News reported last month, Chapman signed a plea agreement in which he pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct in return for theft charges being dismissed.

    If Judge Lucy G. Coffinet accepts the agreement when Chapman is due to be sentenced this month, the former superintendent of Cannelton City Schools will receive a suspended prison sentence and probation. In other words, he won’t serve any additional jail time.