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Today's Opinions

  • All owe a debt to our veterans

    The return home by service members who recently visited the nation’s capital through the Honor Flight program is but one of the may ways our veterans are highlighted. Have you thanked a veteran lately? If not, do so this week. Veterans Day was Sunday and several ceremonies are set for today, including tributes at  the local schools. The occasion should prompt all of us to remember and honor the sacrifices made by men and women in uniform, past and present, to safeguard the freedoms we cherish.

  • Curtis Hill should resign his office

    A special prosecutor investigating Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill recently decided the state’s chief law enforcement officer won’t face criminal charges over allegations he groped women in an Indianapolis bar last spring.

     That doesn’t mean Hill’s pleas of innocence are believable and we disagree with his attorney when he said the attorney general has now been exonerated. No, it means simply that grounds were not there to file criminal charges.

  • Trees grown from seed need to mimic nature

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

               

    Some plants are prolific; some are not. Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk; and you can just walk past some hairy cress and millions of seed burst forth from the draft! 

  • A game of life in ‘Spoons’

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    “You’ve got to keep one eye on your hand and the other on the table,” the voice across from me said. Pretty simple strategy, in theory, when trying to win at a game of Spoons, that is until you actually try to do it. A  novice to the game, yet desperately not wanting to finish last, the sage advice proved to be more difficult than advertised, especially as light-hearted conversations and jokes added another key element of distraction.

  • Veterans Day, beyond the service

    Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr

    Adjunct General of Indiana

     

    Millions of veterans have served in America’s wars, including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Thousands of active and reserve troops currently serve in war on terrorism, and many more have served during times of peace and in non-combat roles all over the world. Their service and sacrifice is fundamental to securing the freedoms we all enjoy.

  • Hill, Bosma saga a moral knot the GOP needs to untangle

    LEO MORRIS

    Indiana Policy Review

     

    This is a quiet, unassuming little state, isn’t it? While scandals from Washington bubble and froth in the social media septic tank, accusations of sexual malpractice against two of the most powerful Indiana GOP politicians drip like slow leaks too inconsequential to bother with.

  • Trees from seed ... a need to mimic nature

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Some plants are prolific; others are not. Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk; and you can just walk past some hairy cress and millions of seed burst forth from the draft. 

  • Foundation profiles examples of endowed community gifts

    This is one of an occasional series of stories on funds established through the Perry County Community Foundation.

     

    After 27 years in elementary education, most teachers would be thumbing the pages of travel brochures planning an enjoyable retirement. Donna Fenn held a different view of life after work and it involved her lifelong passion of developing literacy skills for young children.