Strive for more civility in life
Ron Gadberry’s Oct. 20 letter, “Have we allowed standards to slip,” is timely because right now it feels that civility has disappeared in our society.
Overpaid taxes, no one listens
I didn’t bother to appeal the PTABOA board ruling on my 2016 property tax assessment. I simply didn’t feel the assessor or the board understood the problem the citizens of Vigo County face when dealing with the process.
Amazing team at Sugar Grove
Sugar Grove Elementary, in a quiet neighborhood that was once a grove of sugar maple trees, is where a team of dedicated teachers, educational assistants, secretaries, kitchen staff, custodians, other professionals, and many other volunteers worked together to pour into 389 students every day.
An impressive display of patriotism
To the voters of Vigo County:
I am writing to thank you for your participation in Tuesday’s election. Now that’s what I call patriotism.
Service essential to keep protecting our freedoms
Millions of veterans have served in America’s wars, including World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Cross country state finals great success
Once again, the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course served as the host site for the IHSAA State Cross Country Finals.
Community a better place because of Pete Jones
The Roman Philosopher Seneca said in the 1st Century: “When we lose a friend, we all die a little.”
Darkness was a major culprit
The tragedy in Rochester is unimaginable — three siblings dead and another seriously injured. These aren’t the only victims — their families, the bus driver and student witnesses, their schoolmates and teachers. The ripple effects touch everyone.
Don’t let vote be suppressed
Locally we recently had the story in the Tribune-Star (Oct. 24, 2018) examining the difficulties and hoops three longtime Vigo County citizens were required to negotiate in order to secure their voter registration status and the right to vote.
Chris Gambill a ballot standout
“Truth is the most valuable thing we have. Let us economize it.” This quote by an aging and increasingly cynical Mark Twain was hand-signed in July, 1900, for a young autograph seeker in London.
McKanna will be voice for change
I’m writing today to introduce you to my friend, Jimmy McKanna. Jimmy is running for Vigo County Council, District 3.
Foreign aid helps America’s overall influence
The notion that the United States gives an abundance of money to other countries through foreign aid is a long-held misnomer.
Council has done its job on jail tax
First, I’ve never written a letter to the editor and this expresses my personal opinions based on information gleaned from the media, Vigo County Council meetings and knowledge from being directly and indirectly connected with some of the players.
Prosecutor did an excellent job
In October 2016 my brother, Matt Luecking, was murdered in Terre Haute. It’s a strange word to have added to his story and mine.
Voters should re-elect Lotter
The Nov. 6 general election is fast approaching. As you make your selections for the Vigo County School Board, I hope you will consider my friend, Dave Lotter, for re-election.
Weger a great servant for county
I want to tell the voters in Terre Haute a few things I know about a person who serves on your County Council and who is on your ballot this year.
Jail plan is a positive step
This is about building a jail in Vigo County. Federal Judge, Jane Magnus-Stinson, said in her order this week it is a tough spot for our county officials to be in when the State of Indiana ordered counties to hold some inmates convicted of low level felonies in the county jail.
Cleaning up the plastic mess
Have you noticed a lot of roadside trash in your area? We see this every day. When we were kids, we would scour the countryside for returnable bottles. It was like a treasure hunt.
Who are you voting for?
Who are you voting for in this upcoming election?
I’ll tell you who I am voting for. I am not voting for all Democrats. There are good Democrats and bad Democrats. I am not voting for all Republicans. There are good Republicans and bad Republicans. I am voting for the person, not the party.
Child abuse death cases not handled consistently
Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “Our lives begin to end when we become silent about things that matter.”
County can’t afford more of the same
Several members of the County Council are claiming vindication for their tax hike votes from a recent order from a federal judge.
Process to build jail in question
Citizens for Better Government did not select the Jail Assessment Team. They did ask for the assessment, but they were not included in choosing the experts who did the assessment.
Strong servant, great character
I have known Chris Gambill and his family for nearly 20 years. His wife, Bionca Gambill, was the 4-H leader for both of my sons for 10 years. I have known their children as they went to the school where I teach.
Voting issue was really a non-issue
We feel that a letter to the editor that appeared in the Tribune-Star deserves a response to explain the true events regarding the voter in question.
Thankful for the daily newspaper
In my home each morning I enjoy reading the Tribune-Star. I know it takes a heap of teamwork, sweat and perhaps even tears to provide and deliver the daily printed newspaper — in addition to the online Trib news service.
Some errors in defining socialism
My local paper, the Tribune-Star, reprinted a commentary recently by Froma Harrop titled “The Silly Debate About Socialism.”
USS Indiana an inspiring symbol
I recently attended the commissioning of the USS Indiana in Florida. I couldn’t help be moved by the event.
Indiana needs E15 year round
President Trump has pledged his support for farmers like me during tough economic times. Prices are down and farmers are being hit with new foreign tariffs.
So much for an improved riverside
All I can say is, wow! The county commissioners, in all their infinite wisdom, has decided to go back to the riverside site across from the new Aquatic Center for the new jail.
Gambill has plan to keep youth here
I attended the recent forum for the County Council candidates. One point I heard over and over was the sad fact that most of our young people leave the area after high school. Indiana’s brain drain is not a new problem, but its effects are being felt more and more here in the Valley.
Chance for us to change, but will we?
I’m 62 years old.
For most of my life Terre Haute has been ridiculed as “Terrible Hole.”
The town that stinks. Bad odor. But it isn’t just the town.
County should pay attention to Scott’s plan
I am appalled at the apparent lack of interest by the governing powers in the suggestions proposed by Robert F. Scott for the construction of the new jail complex.
We need more commentary with substance
Recently I had occasion to chat with the publisher of this newspaper regarding my concerns that it has devolved into a Trump-bashing left-wing echo chamber of assorted journalists and letter-writing-kooks — in many cases the distinction blurs — all voicing the same criticism over and over ad nauseam.
Courage meets GOP obstinance
As a Republican member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the well-named Senator Flake made a decision in that committee to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh for a lifetime position on the Supreme Court.
A siren call for stewardship
As we move toward elections, it is important that we be mindful that the public servants serving on the Vigo County School Corp. board, County Council and City Council are being elected to serve as stewards of taxpayer money.
Stand strong against bullies
Well, here we are barely in to the new school year and I know of two incidents of bullying where the adults in charge did nothing.
This Week's Circulars
- McAlister's Deli coming to Terre Haute
- Father in child-death case gets suspended sentence
- Mari Hulman George laid to rest
- Brohm, Fleck bring contrasting styles and personalities to the Big Ten
- '12 Under 40' honored: Young Wabash Valley leaders get their due
- Pedestrian dies after running into Third Street traffic
- Vigo County Jail Log: Nov. 9, 2018
- Vigo County schools urge parents/guardians to opt in to new text message system
- Valley cyclists serve as inspiration
- Still crazy after all these years