Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Shubael Little events drawing new visitors

    Shubael Little Pioneer Village once again had a wonderful open house the third weekend of October. A survey at the gate showed that 50 percent of the cars entering had not been here before. Thanks to so many, including the Perry County News, for helping us reach so many new people. We estimate 1,000 guests visited the two days. The following week we hosted 300 school children, teachers and chaperones.

  • LETTER: D of I members grateful for help

    The Daughters of Isabella would like to thank members and anyone who donated to our St. Elizabeth-Coleman Center in Indianapolis.

    The D of I supports this center, which we helped begin. Next year they will celebrate their 100th anniversary. This is also our state’s project.

    Our circle’s collection this year was the largest for St. E’s thus far; also the circle donates more baby items than any other circle in Indiana.

  • LETTER: Thanks for supporting county’s bicentennial

    The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution would like to thank everyone who helped with the Perry County First Family program. There were over 439 applications turned in and confirmed as Perry County First Families. 

  • LETTER: Blame Bush rant is getting far too old

    While I do not typically respond to letters in a tit-for-tat manner, I must thank Mr. Gray for his excellent reply (“GOP had hand in controversies,” Oct. 27 issue) to my original letter (“Vote for Democrats is vote for Obama record,” Oct. 20 issue).

    In his bloviating, extended rant he perfectly illustrates the liberal mindset. No. 1, distort and confuse the facts while mixing in a few actual truths. No. 2 and most importantly, blame Bush.

  • Protect yourself from the flu

    Guest Columnist

    Indiana’s flu season has arrived. Flu – influenza, formally – is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. About 5 to 20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu each year, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

    The flu costs the United States more than $87 billion annually and is responsible for the loss of about 17 million workdays and substantial classroom time each flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • A history of Veterans Day

    Guest Columnist

    The definition of armistice is the cessation of hostilities. The most significant armistice to all Americans was signed at 5 a.m. Nov. 11, 1918, ending World War I after four years of conflict.

    This armistice was an order for all firing to cease and the laying down of all arms. All over the world there were many demonstrations, blowing of whistles and impromptu parades. Many businesses closed their doors as the world rejoiced for the ending of “the war to end all wars.”

  • EDITORIAL: Honor our military heroes

    Author James A. Autry famously said, “I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.”

    Tomorrow is Veterans Day, the day we honor our military heroes. We recognize the men and women, living and deceased, who have given of their time and talents, risking their well-being, life and limb to preserve our freedom and way of life. It’s no small favor.

  • LETTER: Many hands supported fall tour in Rome

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the Fall Festival at Rome successful.

    The News gave us advertising ahead of the event, Noble’s worked with us purchasing the food, and the visitors who came to eat or listen to the band or buy items from the country store.

    We enjoyed having the HouseKats provide music for the event.