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Columns

  • Should I support gambling or not?

    Leo Morris

    Columnist

    Indiana Policy Review

     

    Several months ago, on the occasion of state legislators yet again mulling the rescue of casinos from the doldrums, I wrote of my mixed feelings about state-sanctioned gambling.

    Since occasionally I have enjoyed indulging in games of chance, I can’t claim any moral high ground. The challenge of beating the odds to reap unearned rewards is a temptation to which most of us have succumbed.

  • The amazing but underappreciated toad

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Earlier this season, as we worked on prepping and planting, we were curious about all the small holes we saw in the ground around the vegetable garden.

    Then it occurred to me one day when I saw several toads about that these were toad holes! And, now it seems, that everywhere I step in the yard, vegetable garden and perennial beds there is a toad under foot. They manage to jump out of harm’s way (from a rapidly approaching foot or spade) just in time.

  • The good, bad and the ugly

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

  • Is it possible? I think so

    MICHAEL DORA

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    One in seven people fight addiction in their lifetime. That is 21 million Americans. Many things aid the causes of addiction such as genetics, age, prescription use, physical condition and lack of education. Then there are many environmental factors that increase the risk that someone will become addicted. Those include home life, family connections, community structure, and neighbor relationships.

  • Strengthening pro-life laws


    Erin Houchin

    State Senator

     

    As your State Senator, working to improve the safety of all Hoosiers is one of my greatest responsibilities and privileges. This includes the safety of our most vulnerable – the unborn.

  • Complexities of job growth

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist

     

  • Enjoy summer’s blessings

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Memorial Day still serves as the official kickoff to summer, and it certainly felt like summer over the weekend. What seemed to be a late spring with late bouts of snow showers has finally given way to full-blown hot weather.

  • Feathered and furry pests

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I like all animals. I like that I live in the country and get to see all kinds of creatures. But when they get my blueberries before me or when they open the birdseed can in the middle of the night or when they dig up flower pots or nibble off the tops of perennials or ... well, you surly understand.

  • Solo is an unnecessary but fun and exciting Star Wars movie

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic

     

    “Star Wars” has surprised me quite a bit in the last few years, in both good and bad ways. It’s been bad because I don’t care much for the two new main movies: “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi.”

  • Good luck, Class of 2018

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    Even after all these years of covering commencements, the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” inspire me with optimism. After all, I have high hopes for this year’s group of newly minted graduates from Perry County’s three high schools, not to mention all of the college grads.