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OPINION September 15, 2014


United Way's importance
The annual United Way fund-raising campaign is now underway. Let's hope that the difficulties that has plagued the drive in recent years in collecting enough to fund multiple agencies and programs does not reoccur.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monument to greatness
It was a remarkable ceremony dedicating a magnificent monument for a great man.
Jennings County is named for the first governor of the state of Indiana, Jonathan Jennings. Jennings County is also known for the 43rd governor, Edgar Doud Whitcomb, a native son.
Thanks to the awe-inspiring limestone monument, beautifully created by sculptor Greg Harris, now standing next to his boyhood home in Hayden, Whitcomb will be even better known.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

James Foley: Courage in the face of danger
To just mourn the brutal death of photojournalist James Foley ... seems not enough.
To just be sickened by the shabby and cowardly manner in which he was beheaded by the terrorist group ISIS ... feels inadequate.
And to hear his killers say Foley died in retaliation for U.S. military airstrikes in Iraq ... is to face the twisted logic of generational vendettas that so scar the Middle East conflict on which Foley was reporting.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Inexplicable railroad war
The City of North Vernon and the City of Madison Port Authority, which manages the Madison Railroad, battled for two months over, as one official called it, "an eight-foot crossing that doesn't amount to much."
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The fruits of labor
Labor Day is much more than a day for cookouts, festivals, yard sales and end-of-summer fun.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Too dangerous for flasher
Would a proposed flashing light over the U.S. 50-SR 750-Base Road intersection be enough to make this highly dangerous location significantly safer for motorists and their passengers? The Indiana Department of Transporta­tion (INDOT) apparently thinks so.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rumors can't stop bypass
Jennings County will have to wait until late 2016 for the completion of the U.S. 50 bypass.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MUTC's value
For 2-1/2 weeks, from July 21 through Aug. 7, military and civilian personnel from around the country were engaged in an enormous training exercise centered at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A 'muni' at St. Annes
St. Annes Golf Course will soon become a "muni," using the parlance of duffers everywhere in America.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

South State Street pain
Construction projects like the one now underway on South State Street run into delays from time to time.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014


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