LttE: Common Core Standards not necessarily up to standards

After reading the article in the DC Herald about Common Core State Standards, I started doing a bit of research. My findings left me in opposition of Common Core. My reasons follow. First, we in Indiana already have top notch standards, which leads me to have several lingering questions. How will adopting a national one-size-fits-all…

LTTE: Others continue to act to protect the health of Dubois County residents

Your recent article, “Kalla Objects to Jasper Air Quality Permit for Jasper Power Plan,” informing the public that I am still working to protect our health, was appreciated, although the permit is an operating permit which will be far from optimal for air quality. The public should be aware that others also acted to protect…

LTTE: Christians should already have their minds made up in election

While watching a TV host interview a minister the host asked the question “Who do you support for President?”. The ministers answer was “I haven’t made up my mind yet.” Can you imagine a man of God, Christians anywhere, who has studied the Word of God, not knowing that question? If abortion, gay marriage is…

LTTE: Economic development not priority for current county leaders

While many different factors will drive how we vote on the Federal or State level, one factor will drive the local elections and it is economic development. As a rural county, in mostly ignored part of the state for generations, we have seen nearly 6 straight years of work the state has done to build…

In response to LGBT Awareness article- A letter to the Editor

Nov. 25, 2011 This story assumes that all students struggling with same-sex attraction always must be identified as gay or lesbian, no exceptions. What about those young people who, despite this struggle, desire to obey the Christian prohibition against homosexual acts? Is there any place for them in the homosexualist agenda now on display at…

Letter to the Editor: A top ten list from Healthy Dubois County

TOP TEN REASONS TO REPEAL THE BIOMASS DECISION It’s not too late to learn and correct course. 10. “Do unto those downstream [downwind] as you would have those upstream [upwind] do unto you.” —Wendell Berry 9. Government inadequately informs and protects the public. The Ohio Valley already produces far more electricity (approx. 15,000 MW) than…

Sheriff Lampert states his case on problems with manpower and appropriate pay for supervisors

To the people. In January of 2011 our department was reorganized to better the everyday performance. We had to take our full time Detective Sgt and put him on shift work. This left the county without a detective, however it helped with managing everyday responsibilities. With the manpower that we had in January through the…

A letter from Dr. William Sammons regarding the biomass power plant

To The Editor The recent vote in by the City Council in favor of the Twisted Oak proposal reflects acceptance of the “Review” by Dr. Shaddix as an “evaluation”. It is not. The vote reflects lack of diligence—I doubt anyone in the group read all the references offered by Dr. Shaddix to see what they…