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OPINION
January 22, 2018


Dear Editor, This is in answer to William Sons' letter to the editor in which he called the elected president of our nation and his staff names. (Re: "Cruel and stupid people," Jan. 4.)
Cooperation between local governmental units is essential. That may be even more essential when it comes to Jennings County and North Vernon. These two bodies obviously need to have a strong partnership.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Let's make the most of earlier-than-usual fair
Last year was not perfect at the Jennings County Fair, but it was a significant improvement over previous recent years.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Unborn babies also suffer
Dear Editor,
This is in response to the letter to the editor (Dec. 21) about the Trump administration's ruling on "USDA organic" labels for meat.
You are really on your high horse about "organic" animals. Too bad the Democrats aren't that upset about babies being taken out of women's bodies by Planned Parent­hood and parts being sold.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

It's up to city, county to capitalize on bypass
After five years of construction costing $45 million, the U.S. 50 bypass is finally here.
With the eastern section of the new highway opening last week, the full 4.75-mile bypass has gone into use. This has enormous ramifications for North Vernon and Jennings County.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

'... And so this is Christmas'
Wouldn't it be nice if every day was Christmas Day?
That is a thought that has popped into the head of every child along with the young at heart at one time or another, and for good reason. Christmas can bring so much joy to children - and adults - that it is entertaining to imagine what it would be like if every day were Dec. 25.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The reckoning
How is it that Al Franken, John Conyers and Trent Franks who have resigned from Congress or soon will because of sexual harassment claims against them and another prominent elected official in Washington accused of even worse conduct continues as if nothing happened?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Saving history is worth it
History is being preserved at the Jennings County Courthouse. All county residents should be proud of that.
There are still issues to be resolved with a proposal for a new handicap-accessible entrance that some fear could compromise the historical integrity of the 160-year-old structure's architecture. There is hope that a way can be found to satisfy both the preservation of history American with Disabilities Act.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Public defender agency proposal deserves study
The money spent on public defenders is a drain on government. That is unavoidable. After all, the U.S. Constitu­tion guarantees that all people charged with a crime will receive legal representation in the court of law - including those who can't afford it.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Give thanks, help others
To many, Thanksgiving is merely a warmup for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. To others, Thanksgiving is all about food.
This November holiday should be more than that, however. It is about getting together with family and loved ones, friends and neighbors, and giving thanks for our blessings.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dynamic vision for park
Green space is a valuable commodity in an urban environment, even one as small as the City of North Vernon's. Recreational space is even more valuable. Combine the two and add attractive amenities for the public and it makes for an almost priceless setup.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017


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