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Today's Opinions

  • Immigration, language and economy

    Overheard, recently, at an area restaurant: woman tells girl at register that she and her party have a reservation; girl exchanges a few words with owner who then asks woman – in clear English – if she could have five minutes; yes, the first woman snaps, but I don’t speak Spanish and would appreciate it if you wouldn’t in my presence.

    I was appalled at this woman’s expression of linguistic and cultural prejudice.

  • Growing up with the Web

    Don Steen

    Staff Writer

     

    reporter@spencer countyjournal.com

    My generation, the “millennial” cohort born between 1981 and 1996, are often the talk of the day among pundits. For a time, any mention was usually coupled with accusations of laziness or the cold-blooded murder of various industries, for which we apparently showed insufficient loyalty or wealth to support.

  • Legislators’ work not quite done

    BRIAN BOSMA

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    President Dwight Eisenhower once said that farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from a cornfield.  That quote leapt to mind when I read recent articles featuring sharp criticism of this year’s General Assembly. In defense of all 150 members of the legislature, I felt the record had to be set straight.

  • Wake up and speak up for our health

    On Thursday evening, March 22, the Dale Zoning Board  voted 4-3 to push through a decision to rezone the newly acquired 512 acres they recently annexed in to Dale as Industrial.

    They had a choice between industrial or commercial. I applaud the courage of the three zoning board members who voted against this. The acreage is presently zoned agriculture and since the town of Dale does not have a classification for agriculture, the property must be zoned either commercial or industrial.

  • Thanks for supporting Legion egg hunt

    Cannelton American Legion Unit 142 would like to thank the following for their generous donations to our annual Easter Egg hunt.

    Thanks to Subway, Papa John’s, Iron Gate, Hauenstein’s, Roland’s Jewelry, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, McDonald’s, Chicago Pizza, and the Barge Inn. We would also like to thank all of our volunteers who helped with the hunt and Richard Saalman for acting as our Easter Bunny.

    He and other area beekeepers are happy to come and collect them. Bees are a sign of new life for bees but hives frequently become overcrowded.

  • Longing for spring

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s not that I’m a big hater of winter, but I’ve already had more than enough late-season snow and chill. Yes, it’s time for spring, temperatures in the 70s and 80s and the sound of lawnmowers and garden tillers, not snow shovels.

  • Make your voices heard on local environmental issues

    With all the recent discussion and debate on the pros and cons of a proposed $2.5 billion coal-to-diesel plant that may be coming to the Dale area, it’s heartening to know citizens have a big heart for their community.

    A desire to protect our county’s water, air and soil shows a strong sense of community, as does a desire to provide investment and jobs.

  • Spring vegetables among the easiest of the season

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    We spent the weekend weeding, preparing soil and planting potatoes, onions, leeks, lettuces, peas, carrots and beets. It felt so good to start the vegetable growing season. Then I looked at the weather forecast calling for snow in April.