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April 19, 2014

Editorial: Taking a moment to remember the good

Easter is a good time to take stock of all the positive things happening in our community. It’s a chance to forget, for just a moment, the economy, politics and tragedies across the globe to focus on the joy of life.

Here are just a few things worth celebrating:

• Three locals schools recently earned “4 Star” designations from the Indiana Department of Education. Congratulations to The Excel Center, Pendleton Heights Middle School and Daleville Jr./Sr. High School for achieving excellence by placing in the top 25th percentile of schools in three ISTEP-based categories.

• It’s humbling to think that local children may experience the pains of hunger over a weekend when they don’t have access to school-provided meals. Kudos to Anderson First United Methodist church for its “Buddy Bags” program, which provides students who have been identified by need with nutritious items to help feed them on weekends.

• We’re admittedly word people, but the multiplication tournament dreamed up by Laura Jean Rowe, a third-grade teacher at Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School, has even us excited about math. This is the kind of creative thinking we need in our schools to keep kids interested and engaged at all levels.

• How many of you had belly aches after the Gourmet Sampler? From the excellent fare provided by 29 local restaurants and the spirited entertainment by special guests to the new setup inside the former Sears space at Mounds Mall, the annual fundraiser for Special Olympics of Madison County was a roaring success.

• There are so many stories the elder generations of our community have to share that go untold. That’s what makes local photographer Lisa Hobbs’ “Through Their Eyes” project so important. Interviewing 10 residents of the Alexandria Care Center about their important moments, Hobbs reminds us there’s much to learn from those in the golden years of their lives.

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  • OPN - HB0802 - hp photo with editorial - SU Editorial: Dan Patch Invitational brings national focus The Dan Patch Invitational at Hoosier Park on Aug. 8 brings some of the best standardbreds into the state and brings the local track into a national spotlight. This is a great chance to support the effort to keep the city on the map and a big crowd helps add to the atmosphere.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 Local Bob Quinn 2 Editorial: WWI commemorated at 100th anniversary On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany. There was overwhelming support. Neutrality was no longer an option. The sinking by Germany of the British ocean liner, the Lusitania, further committed Americans to the cause. Madison County answered the call, too.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Editorial: Ring the bell! School is back in session Whether it’s the first first day of school or the last first day of high school, a multitude of unknown obstacles, achievements and milestones await. Enjoy every single one.

    July 30, 2014

  • Editorial: City overzealous in calling for Chamberlain probe In the aftermath of The Herald Bulletin's recent news report that City Councilman Rodney Chamberlain had been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in relation to basketball league funds, one question stands out.

    July 30, 2014

  • Editorial: Plan to attend reservoir session As discussion on the proposed Mounds Lake reservoir moves along, there have been strong voices concerning both sides of the project.

    July 29, 2014

  • You Said It: About graffiti, electric bill and Dr. Mares Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of readers’ comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

    July 28, 2014

  • Editorial: Prison behavior reflects inappropriate culture If the Pendleton Correctional Facility is still rife with a sexualized climate, then it is time to clean the place up. It would be wise to reiterate and enforce the workplace ethics. And if one lesson is learned, it is to seriously consider staff complaints about inappropriate conduct.

    July 26, 2014

  • Editorial: Animal ordinance first step in fighting abuse, cruelty Laws like Alexandria’s new animal ordinances are a first step toward ending animal abuse and cruelty. Hundreds of scared and hurting animals are waiting for us to take the next one.

    July 25, 2014

  • Editorial: County needs preschool funding Five Indiana counties received great news this week from Gov. Mike Pence's office. Madison County was not one of them.

    July 25, 2014

  • Editorial: Celebrate students' progress but don't think work is done For too long now, there has not been a high enough value placed on education. There were always other options. The working world, however, has evolved, and so must this community’s attitudes about preparing our young people for the future.

    July 24, 2014

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