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Today's Opinions

  • High hopes for 2017

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Though these words took shape the day before Christmas Eve, I find myself with feelings of anticipation and even tinges of excitement as 2017 nears.

  • It’s time to end gerrymandering

    When the new year begins, Republicans in Indiana will once again control the governor’s office and have supermajorities in both the House and Senate.

    That means Democrats will again be all but powerless. Republicans will have a quorum all by themselves, so the Democrats can’t even slow down business a little by failing to attend.

    If you’re a strongly partisan Republican, you probably think this is a pretty good deal. But there are good reasons that most Hoosiers should be at least a little worried about the situation.

  • Daughters of Isabella thanks merchants

    The Daughters of Isabella would like to thank the following merchants and businesses for their support in donating prizes for our raffle.

  • Developing agreements for the Hoosier National Forest

    December’s Hoosier National Highlights article was written by Marjorie Tweedale, grants management specialist for the U.S. Forest Service.

     

    As a Grants Management Specialist for the Southern Tier Zone in Region 9, I work with the Wayne (Ohio) and Hoosier National Forests and the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois on many different types of agreements. 

  • Finally, a ‘Star Wars’ movie for adults

    Eric Harris

    Film Review

     

    A funny thing happened after I purchased “The Force Awakens” on video: I didn’t immediately watch it. (I also never felt motivated enough to even officially review it.)

  • Indiana’s future teachers

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Many of us can remember a particular teacher who had a positive impact on our education. Through critical areas of growth such as academics or leadership, teachers make a difference in every one of our lives. Indiana’s educators are preparing the next generation of Hoosier leaders for their careers.

  • Way to go, William Tell students

    The volunteers at the Perry County Council of Agencies’ Food Pantry and clothing bank would like to say thank you to William Tell Elementary School students, teachers and staff for their recent Thanksgiving fund drive.

    The number of items collected exceeded previous years and was very generous. We are so grateful to everyone and Kara Braunecker for organizing the drive.

     

    Georgann Gogel

    Coordinator

  • 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.