The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Opinion

July 22, 2013

You Said It: About the Wigwam, Ivy Tech, sexual assault

About the new Ivy Tech campus and the Wigwam problem

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

Editorial: New Ivy Tech campus will aid education, economy (Article published July 13)

  • “For Anderson’s future generations I total support this addition to our educational structure. The online survey today asked the question ... in favor, or not. Unbelievably, right now at noon on Sunday, half say ‘NO’... now, at 10:30 p.m. there are more folks who say no than yes ... Where am I?? I mean really ....”

THB: Good news, 52 percent finally agreed that it was a good idea, but 48 percent thought it was not. Those percentages are dismal. Everyone in this community needs to see the value of education and make a commitment to support it at each level or we are doomed.

Should it stay or should it go? What to do with a fading Wigwam. (July 16)

  • “The rafters and sheathing are structural steel. The upper exterior is stainless steel. Structurally there is no possibility of imminent roof collapse and it is irresponsible to say that there is. Like the recent demolition at the Guide plant, westside Kmart, and now the Wigwam; demolition companies profit by scrapping out the steel and short-sighted politicians pocket federal grant money received for removing blighted structures. Just sickening!”
  • “It’s a shame that Anderson has become what it is now that we are even having this conversation, back in its glory days who would have ever thought this would even be a discussion. Sad.”
  • “Stop the lies. I had someone with money in hand ready to make repairs to the building. They wanted it for multiple 6,000-plus- person events to be held yearly. I contacted the school board, the superintendent, and the mayor’s office. All of them ignored me.”
  • “This country doesn’t believe in preserving anything. It is this way all over the U.S. If a building gets old and is not in use, tear it down. It makes me ill. In Europe, they respect old things and keep them, as a tradition, etc. It always makes me sad when another old building gets discarded.”

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  • Editorial: Health center problem could have been avoided The lives and reputations of three healthcare professionals have been ruined by mismanagement at the Madison County Community Health Center. It could have been avoided.

    July 22, 2014

  • Bannon, Tom Viewpoint: Paramount is an investment that is paying dividends About 25 years ago the citizens of Anderson made a decision that would have a long lasting impact on the community. Instead of saving the old Paramount Theatre, which had fallen into serious disrepair, it was decided that the easy and prudent decision was to get rid of the building to create additional downtown parking. Shortly after the Paramount came down, the community got rid of another abandoned structure when the old Carnegie Building, which was the former home of the Anderson Public Library, was torn down.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • You Said It: About the reservoir, immigration and more on the Wigwam 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 21, 2014

  • underwood mug [Duplicate] [Duplicate] Scott Underwood: Colts camp, 4-H fair demand our attention Late July is a busy, exciting time in Madison County. With the school year approaching fast, folks want to savor the long, hot (well, not so hot lately) days of July.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Maureen Hayden: Expiring term heightens the urgency of one lawmaker’s mission State Rep. Rebecca Kubacki may have lost the Republican primary to a Tea Party challenger, but the two-term Republican from Kosciusko County is not going away quietly.

    July 20, 2014

  • Indiana State of State-12 [Duplicate] Editorial: State surplus comes at expense of Hoosiers' well-being If Indiana is taking in $59.8 million less – blamed on declines in revenues from the riverboat gambling tax, inheritance tax and individual income tax – and still is able to save $106.8 million, that extra cash isn’t being plucked from a secret forest of money trees.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0727 - horse and pony - DK - 266 Editorial: 4-H members have goals, dreams

    This week's Madison County 4-H Fair is an opportunity to showcase area youth. They're proud of their work. Their hopeful of their futures. And they're willing to put their goals and dreams in the public eye.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0626 - Shoot - 03 Editorial: License suspension makes sense in Roger Shoot case Some will object when a person accused of a crime is punished by a professional organization before conviction.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter: Wall Street should not be in politics Talk about corruption, ponzi schemes, we're looking at you, Wall Street, controlling the prices of our food, gasoline and clothing we must buy and about every company in America — while trashing President Obama, the Affordable Health Care Plan, along with every Democrat, to influence our elections, at the same time.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: 23 Relay for Life teams raised $40,000 As chairs of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Madison County, we would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support.

    July 17, 2014

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