The Ghost of Christmas Present is dead – a letter to the editor

I was watching ‘A Christmas Carol’ the other night (the ’84 George Scott version). The ghost of Christmas present shuttles Ebeneezer into the Cratchit home for the holiday dinner and Scrooge is uncomfortably struck by the plight of Tiny Tim. What pricked my ears up was this bit of dialogue: Ghost of Christmas Present: If…

Rep. Mark Messmer is asking for your thoughts on nepotism, government spending, and other hot topics with mailed survey – you can also contact him through the link at the end of this letter

Every year the members of the General Assembly mail out a survey to their districts to get a better idea of how the members of our communities feel about specific issues. I’d like to fill you in on what is included in mine so that when yours arrives in the mail in the coming weeks,…

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…

November is National Adoption Month – A letter from State Rep. Mark Messmer

My wife and I are very blessed to have four children that have enriched our lives. Being a parent brings great responsibility, but it is a joy that I hope that those who wish for it are able to experience. That being said, it is an unfortunate truth that there are more than 107,000 children…

The City’s response to a letter to the editor

Mr. Lewallen, Edgewood Drive was in good chip and seal condition before the City of Huntingburg installed sanitary sewer. The sanitary sewer was installed in the winter months and the street repairs were made during the colder weather. Eventually, the rock placed over the disturbed areas began to settle and started failing, causing potholes and…

Letter to the Editor; Huntingburg shouldn’t be working on private property

To the Editor The motto of the current Huntingburg City Administration is “to serve the people”. They certainly lived up to that promise when a private drive, which is not in the corporate limits of Huntingburg, recently received extensive maintenance work using Huntingburg equipment, personnel and resources. Such practices are an affront to the taxpaying…

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…

Honoring 9/11

On Sunday, September 11th, 2011, an American flag should be displayed outside every home, apartment, office, and store in the United States. Every individual should make it their duty to display an American flag on this tenth anniversary of one of our country’s worst tragedies. We do this to honor those who lost their lives…

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…