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Letters

  • Kleeman will make fine state representative

    Why Larry Kleeman?

    As citizens of one of the world’s greatest democracies, Americans are blessed with a lot of local friends and neighbors who are willing to serve their country and who make good representatives of the people.

    But politics is not only about local candidates, rather, it’s about all of us; you, me, our children, our family’s future and what we see and value as decent and moral standards.

    This is why I support Larry Kleeman for Indiana State Representative.

  • Scouts’ pork-chop dinner was a success

    Recently, St. Paul Boy Scout Troop 192 held a pork chop dinner at 12th and Highway 37 to raise funds for their causes.

    Two men in particular were instrumental in helping the Scouts, Danny Toothman and David Edwards. Also, this community showed their whole-hearted supported by stopping and purchasing delicious dinners.

    The Scouts would like to say thank you to all these people who came and showed support. The funds will help for the future summer camp next year and before that, to help in purchasing Scout badges and other necessities. Thanks again.

  • Runners, stay safe on local roadways

    Every year around the end of July you see an increase in the number of joggers on the road. The Schweizer Fest Road race looms large to runners this time of year.

    It’s good to see the young and the older out exercising in the fresh air. I’ve run a number of road races myself and I understand the allure.

  • GE committed to thorough site assessment

    GE continues to be fully committed to completing a thorough assessment of our former small motors plant, working closely with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Tell City neighborhood and local and state officials.

    We appreciate the support we’ve received, with nearly 75 percent of notified property owners participating in the indoor air sampling program.

  • Tell City All Stars thank their donors

    The 2018 Tell City 8U Little League All Star season was a success. We competed in a total of five tournaments and went head to head with many teams from around the Tri-state area. Despite the tough competition, we won a lot of games including a tournament championship in Springs Valley. 

  • Grapplers grateful for gifts

    On Saturday, July 21, the Tell City Varsity Wrestling Team put on their second annual golf scramble. The weather was beautiful, Hoosier Heights Country Club was well-groomed, and all participants had a wonderful time.

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank, first off, all the tournament entrants.

  • State concern building over tariffs

    What started as a rightful attempt to protect American steel and aluminum from cheap imports has transformed into a potential global trade war with chilling economic impacts for Indiana and beyond. 

    How widespread are the disputes with countries that are longtime trading partners? Washington is at odds with six of America’s top seven foreign markets. These countries account for more than half of all U.S. exports.

  • Indiana government can do better for Hoosiers

    Let’s talk a little about Indiana:

    Earlier this week CNBC released their best states for business reports and Indiana ranked 16th overall, dropping 2 positions from the last report but here’s the really bad news:

     

    • Indiana ranked 35th in education, 40th in workforce, 46th in quality of life and received an F in general well-being of our people.

    • In 2016 Indiana released more toxic chemicals into the environment than 44 other states, that’s right we were No. 6.

  • Don’t label coal-to-diesel opponents

    In a recent June 19 letter in the Dubois County Free Press, Greg Merle, president of Riverview Energy, described the opposition’s point of view to the proposed direct coal-hydrogenation project in Dale, Indiana as “propaganda” and “a mechanism of control” explaining that “fear is the oldest and most devious method known to man to control a population.”

  • Legislators voted for transparency

    Editor’s Note. The following letter was mailed to State Rep. Stephen Bartels by Steve Key, executive director and general counsel for the Hoosier State Press Association, related to legislation on government transparency.

    A similar letter was sent to State Sen. Erin Houchin.

     

    Dear Rep. Bartels: