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Editor's Desk

  • A makeover for our courthouse cannon?

    We’ve all seen them, those items of armament from wars fought long ago displayed in the public squares of small towns in rural America. They can be seen in courthouse lawns, at meeting houses of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion organizations, airports, etc. They are visible reminders of battles fought, victories won, adversaries overcome, sacrifices made and “heroes proved through liberating strife,” as Katherine Lee Bates so skillfully memorialized in the lyric of “America, the Beautiful.”

  • A decade later a time to remember and continue the fight

    The acts of terror perpetrated on the United States a decade ago (has it really been 10 years?) were an unconscionable effort by people who hate our way of life to bring America to her knees. But the way America went to her knees was not quite in the manner the merchants of evil had envisioned.

  • What’s up with all the ‘W’s on the Milton-Madison Bridge?

    Recently I have heard some rumblings about a contest to name the new version of the Milton-Madison Bridge.

    We’ve always called the current Milton-Madison Bridge the “Milton-Madison Bridge.”

    That is, unless you are a died-in-the-wool Indiana resident who hates anything blue and white or anything associated with Kentucky and the proliferation of Wildcat memorabilia everywhere. THOSE people insist on calling it the “Madison-Milton Bridge.”

  • Trimble alumni encouraged to enjoy TCHS centennial

    This week’s edition of the paper may fill some youngsters with dread at the thought of another school year being just around the corner. For most, however, there is the anticipation of a new adventure and new worlds to conquer. For some parents, the term “back to school” brings a sigh of relief.

  • Hydroplanes bring excitement, chances to renew friendships

    The 2011 Trimble County Fair may be history but local residents have a weekend of entertainment to look forward to as the world’s fastest watercraft power into the Ohio River valley to challenge for the Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup.

  • Alumni needed to plan centennial, scholarship events

    I have the responsibility of serving as the presiding officer of the Alumni Association this year.

    The Trimble County Alumni Association will meet at the Trimble County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. The meeting is open to all persons interested in event planning for next year’s Alumni Banquet and the upcoming centennial of Trimble County High School.

  • Concert review: Band music is alive and well at TCHS

    Harold Rothert would be pleased.

    Instrumental music is alive and well in the Trimble County school system. Monday’s concert at the Trimble County Middle School gymnasium featured not only good band music but a houseful of parents and grandparents who beamed with pride as the sixth grade band, the seventh and eighth grade band and high school band presented their annual spring concert.

    Who was Harold Rothert?

  • High school plays produced memories that won’t go away

    High school plays, I remember them well.

    Some of my most memorable moments from the old halls of Trimble revolve around the dramas presented by the junior and senior classes from days of yore.

    There were a number of great productions directed by the husband and wife team James and Martha Quisenberry in the mid-1960s in old McCain Auditorium. After the Quisenberry’s left Trimble after the 1965-66 school year, Carl Rucker and Nina Coffin stepped in to direct several productions through the end of my high school days.

  • Banner editor encourages readers’ stories of celebrities

    I have enjoyed many roles in my professional career: journalist, musician, announcer/broadcaster, author and laborer. Most of those roles have provided avenues to rub shoulders with celebrities from all walks of life.

    I’ve hung out with racing celebrities including several Indianapolis 500 winners, almost every famous personage in boat racing over the past 40 years and Carroll Shelby (yes, the designer of the Shelby Cobras).

  • Alumni event short on attendance but enjoyable

    Saturday’s annual gathering of the alumni of Trimble County’s schools was somewhat disappointing for alumni banquet organizers.

    Don’t get me wrong. The meal prepared by the Trimble County school corporation’s cafeteria staff was nothing short of excellent. The fellowship of those in attendance was enthusiastic and cheerful. The Bedford Elementary School cafeteria facility provides an outstanding venue for revelers from school days past.

    What was missing? You!