• Time really does fly by

    Heather Powell

    Staff Writer


    I turned 30 this year and while I’ve never been one to mind the numbers going up, it has made me think about how different things are at 30 than they were when I was younger. I think time has changed the most for me.

    Summer breaks used to stretch on for eternity and nowadays I’m lucky if a month sticks around long enough for me to tie my shoes. There is so much I want to do in life but the months and years have started flying by.

  • Bullies and your vote

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    In kindergarten I watched two older kids fighting on a playground. They were maybe fourth- or fifth-graders, not big kids, but they appeared big to me.

  • Fireflies light up the night for love

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Likely as children, we all collected fireflies in a jar and took them to bed to light up our rooms on a warm summer night. I remember getting my parents to puncture the lid of a mason jar so the magical insects could breathe.

    Well, it turns out that all that light flashing was about love. So, this holiday weekend, maybe take a second look at all that firefly flashing in a different light.

  • All that’s fit to print .. and more

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    I was looking at a website the other day that has a link to every newspaper in the United States. That’s a lot of news, so I thought I’d click on a few of the sites to see what kind of local news was happening at other towns in our country; and boy did it prove interesting.

  • Sunday bingo jitters

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Life is a lot like a Sunday afternoon of bingo. Sooner or later everybody’s number is bound to come up.

    Bingo comes into my life only once a year. Every July my home church, St. John Chrysostom in New Boston, throws its picnic. And like just about every church picnic everywhere, bingo is on the schedule.

  • 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.

  • Should I support gambling or not?

    Leo Morris


    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.

  • Is it possible? I think so




    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.

  • The good, bad and the ugly

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

  • 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.