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Columns

  • Life on the farm ...

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    “Well life on the farm is kinda laid back

    Ain’t much an old country boy like me can’t hack

    It’s early to rise, early in the sack

    I thank God I’m a country boy”

     

  • County, Rome early settlers highlighted in historic log

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    Somehow, my house in Tell City has ties to Rome. The extent to that connection, that’s the mystery; and the only clues are two 12-inch pages of a Perry County Commissioners log I found there about eight years ago.

  • Anticipating a spring bulb display

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    When it comes to bulbs, we are not always met with consistent success. Before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.

  • Walls are not immigration policy

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    Any insinuation that erecting a wall either at the Mexican-U.S. border or across the Sahara, that’s a pie in the sky build of dreams. But, much like the type of ideology that helped get him elected, that’s President Trump’s mantra when suggesting Spain tackle its own issues when it comes to Mediterranean refugees.

  • What’s in your workspace?

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Newspaper folks have been known to borrow ideas from other publications. As a subscriber to the Wall Street Journal, I have admired the occasional features on the personal items on and around business leaders’ desks.

  • Preening the autumn garden

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend  Gardener

     

    All in all, we have had a decent summer with reasonable temperatures and adequate rainfall. I think the marker for the summer of 2018 can go to the weeds. So, as you address some fall weeding chores you may also want to do a little preening to give some of your annuals and perennials a facelift for fall.

  • Things to look forward to this fall

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    Visiting my mother late last week, I caught an unmistakable smell of fall, even with a rolled-up window – recently harvested corn. If freshly mowed grass is a sure sign of spring, combines at work prove it’s autumn.

    My brothers and other farmers have begun harvesting corn and soybeans and the fall season is filled with activities and community gatherings I look forward to every year.

  • Improving the tech climate

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    As mobile data usage becomes more prevalent, our network connections become congested and slow down. These slow data connections can be, at best, inconvenient and, at worst, potentially fatal.

  • Naming abusive priests is fine, but is enough being done to protect the public from them?

    KEVIN LEININGER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: Leininger is editor of the  (Fort Wayne)News-Sentinel. Leaders in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Diocese of Evansville have announced that they will release lists of priests who have had credible claims of abuse leveled against them.

     

     

  • Looking Back shows a lot

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    As the compiler of the News’ looking back column found each week on Page 1B, I usually find myself taking more than an hour to put together the simple snippets of Perry County life 25, 50 and 70 years ago. I’ve been going through back issues of our newspapers for more than 15 years and each week I’m surprised, pleased and sometimes disappointed by what I read.