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The Sisters of Providence leadership team and the Providence Community strongly condemn the heinous violence against and ultimate murder of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. We mourn with the Floyd family as yet again another unarmed black man’s life is snuffed ou…

You know that beautiful chorus of children’s voices singing in unity while playing outside, London bridge is falling down, or humpty-dumpty, or one of the many other childhood songs we remember? Well, this past weekend while sitting on my front porch downtown, I could hear that beautiful cho…

We want Hoosiers to know about National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 5. Reducing gun violence across Indiana and the nation is a serious matter throughout the year. But in these times of elevated stress, awareness of gun violence at home is especially urgent.

As I am sure everyone knows by now, we lost a genuinely great man this week, Lee Kelly. I had the good fortune to work with Lee for over 30 years, working in conjunction with his radio and TV programs, more specifically TV, as we worked closely in the early years to get the program up and ru…

Do we really want our kids and school staff to be safe? Of course; we all do. But are we prepared to we make the necessary and most effective efforts…or will we simply throw lots of money at the problem and hope that it works? Regardless of how you vote on the school district’s newest reques…

Shame on people judging our law enforcement workers. Remember innocent until proven guilty. Walk a mile in their shoes, and then you might respect them more.

In “olden times” if a kid misbehaved in school he/she was sent to the Principal’s office, made to stand in a corner, or maybe had to write a sentence on the blackboard 100 times. If it was bad enough, he/she received a paddling. Sometimes the punishment received at home was worse. We don’t d…

This is in response to the letter by school board member Lee Ann Wiseheart, which appeared twice last week in the Tribune. Mrs. Wiseheart’s commentary seems flawed by, among other things, an erroneous simplification of the issues in dispute. Responding in the order of her 4 numbered comments:

I am writing today to urge Clark county voters to support Brandy Brewer for Clark County Council-at-Large. I have known Brandy for a few years, and she is an impressive young woman. She combines youthful energy, compassion, and an insightful intelligence that will serve our county well.

The article “NAFC safety referendum back to forefront” in the 2020 Primary Voter Guide published by the News and Tribune on Thursday, April 30, 2020 carries some gross misrepresentations.

School safety is an investment in our future. The NAFC School Board proposes an approach to school safety that promotes the individual well-being of our children as a strategy to reduce school violence. This strategy is directly in line with Centers for Disease Control recommendations for pr…

To begin with, let’s agree that we all want our schools to be safe for our students and staff. So, are our schools safe now? Yes they are, according to Superintendent Dr. Bradley Snyder and Associate Superintendent Dr. Louis Jensen, as they stated at the Prosser town hall held on Jan. 22, 20…

On April 29 a letter writer said he had seen indications that the number of cases of persons who have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus may be much greater than the current official estimate. He noted the number of people infected with the virus includes a great many for whom the symptoms …

Congressman Trey Hollingsworth made the national news — sadly, for statements made in willful ignorance of the science surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. As members of Concerned Scientists at IU, a non-partisan group of over 1,200 scientists, students of science, and supporters of science…

It's good to see some folks parading around wearing masks they think will keep the virus away with them. Some folks even wear bandanas, scarves, homemade masks, and painter nose covers. But little do they know that none of these do much of anything to keep the virus out of your nose and mout…

We are winning the battle with this pandemic, thanks in part to all of you who are staying at home, practicing social distancing and remembering proper handwashing. As you are aware, Floyd County is considered one of the COVID-19 hotspots for south-central Indiana and our team of doctors, nu…

COVID IS REAL. My husband is a homebody. Middle of March he found out that his business would be closed for awhile due to COVID. He was SO excited to not only be home, but have his social butterfly, dancing every night of the week wife, staying home with him because everything was closed. He…

The old Soviet joke goes that during a speech Joseph Stalin uttered the words, “I am prepared to give my blood for the cause of the working class, drop by drop.” One party member passed a note up to the podium: “Dear Comrade Stalin, why drag things out? Give it all now.”

With the help of generous sponsorships, the Floyd County Relay For Life event will continue as it has since 1996! Of course, everything has changed this spring with Covid19, but what has not changed is our community of cancer survivors and families who have lost loved ones to cancer.

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Obituaries

Christopher J. Van Gilder passed away on May 31, 2020. Legacy Funeral Center was entrusted with his care, and he was laid to rest at Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

Services for Imogene Dietrich-Bryant will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home, Nashville, TN. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. Full obituary at www.phillipsrobinson.com