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Today's Opinions

  • Second EMS crew needed

    I live in Clark Township and I support placing a second full-time ambulance at the north station. This should be the top priority of the county officials, especially, since they have passed the Public Safety Tax.

    It is common sense that a second full time crew should be placed at the county garage. The building is completely ready for use. This would provide better coverage for the entire county.

    This is not a Democrat or Republican issue. It is a safety issue.

     

    Tammy Weyer

    Kitterman Corner

  • Businesses, volunteers helped Dogwood efforts

    We had a glorious day at Rome during the Dogwood Festival.  The day was beautiful and so was the crowd. We saw so many familiar faces as well as many new ones.

    Thank you so much to the people who came to eat and visit and waited patiently in a long line. 

  • What’s in your backyard stream?

    Len Kring

    Fisheries Biologist

     

    Most people who fish and enjoy our local aquatic resources are familiar with fish species such as bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass and black crappie.  Now, what if I said we have fantail darters, southern redbelly dace, pirate perch or creek chubsuckers? 

  • Plant propagation: It’s not as hard as you think

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The most common form of plant propagation is digging and dividing, which is best done in early spring before new growth or in the fall before plants go dormant. Digging and dividing is great for herbaceous plants, but those plants that are considered woody ornamentals do not divide as easily with a spade. In this case, we can look to the technique of rooting out softwood cuttings from the mother plant. 

  • Thank You for Empty Bowls success

    Empty Bowls Project Wants to Thank their Volunteers. The event, which took place on April 9, was a huge success.  

    Each person attending the event was asked to donate either $5 for a soup dinner or $10 for a soup dinner and a ceramic bowl.  Community members donated over $2300 during the event.  Proceeds will go to the Weekend Backpack Program of Perry County.

    The success of the event was due in large part to the generous community members who donated food, supplies, their time, or their artistic talent.  

  • Trump’s political value often overlooked

    This letter is my response to a letter to the editor, published in your Monday April 25 paper written by Betty Voornies, President Indiana AFL-CIO Labor Unions, titled, “Why Trump is bad for workers in America.”

    Yes, Trump, as well as I and millions of American citizens are very much concerned that our American companies are exiting the USA to carry our American jobs with them. Your article states that two Indiana companies, Carrier Air Conditioner and United Technologies are carrying 2100 jobs to Mexico, as well as hope for these soon to be jobless Americans.

  • Child abuse prevention an endless effort

    Child abuse, because of its broad societal impacts, should be at the forefront of our awareness all year.

    Child abuse and neglect, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls “significant public health problems” in the United States, are being called to the spotlight during April, Child Abuse Awareness Month.

  • Indiana’s VP legacy

    ANDREA NEAL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    For nearly a century, Indiana has been known as the “Mother of Vice Presidents.” From 1868 to 1916, 10 vice presidential nominees hailed from Indiana.