The Herald Bulletin

July 15, 2013

You Said It: About juvenile shooting, Yule Golf Course, U.S. educational

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The Herald Bulletin

---- — Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Juvenile shot in leg at party at abandoned factory. (Article published July 8)

THB: All valid questions; guns, juveniles and parties at 1:30 a.m. are not a good mix. What about curfew?

Alexandria board rejects request to turn Yule Golf Course into farmland. (July 9)

THB: The bottom line: Zoning exists to help a community manage growth and change, as well as to protect the value of property. In this case, the board of zoning appeals has the authority to grant a variance — or not. The farmer and the residents would have other legal recourse, but for now they have to accept the ruling of the board.

German education model could hold key to closing Indiana’s “skills gap.” (July 8)

THB: For sure, more emphasis should be put on vocational training and life skills. A college education is not for everyone, but at the age of 14 does anyone really know what they want to do with the rest of their lives?

A viewpoint by Anderson resident David Sumner opined that the proposed landfill could affect the proposed Mounds Lake Reservoir (July 5)

THB: And the landfill/water source debate continues. Thirty-plus years and counting!

State says yes to funds for new Ivy Tech campus in Anderson. (July 11)

THB: It is great news for Anderson, and what’s good news for Anderson should benefit the surrounding towns.