Opinion

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Area farmers need the sun to shine

Commentary

Farmers throughout the area were back in the fields the last two weeks whenever they could find dry ground. Some got stuck in the mud. Many are struggling to pay their bills. But indications are that Indiana farmers have made some progress after incessant spring rains kept them way behind ...

New teacher licensing requirement is ill conceived

Commentary

Indiana teachers were not happy about the state Legislature’s changes this spring in the rules for how they must renew their professional licenses. As a result, thousands have been hurrying to begin the process before those new rules take effect July 1. Why? Because if they do most won’t ...

GUEST COLUMN: Fort Wayne’s garbage service remains inconsistent

Commentary

Back in January of 2018, the media reported that concerns were being reported with the new agency the city of Fort Wayne had contracted for garbage and re-cycle pickup. It seemed that Red River Waste Solutions was not living up to the expectations promised by the mayor’s Office when the ...

THE LAST WORD: Ernie Pyle’s reporting brought D-Day to life

Commentary

What I like about reading good fiction is that the best authors create stories that put you into the book — description, voice, emotion and all the senses combine to make you experience what you read. In my career as a journalist I sought, not always successfully, to try to bring my ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Auburn vote was a missed opportunity

Commentary

I consider myself a new resident of DeKalb County (3 years), but because of my job and relationships, I feel I’ve been a part of the Auburn area for more than 20 years. During my short time being an official community member, I was amazed at the energy that was pouring into the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Get educated about eating disorders

Commentary

Nearly 30 million people in the United States are victimized by an eating disorder. Only one in 10 people seek treatment. Most people that are struggling with an eating disorder find it hard to discuss that they have these issues. Eating disorder is a mental illness. Like any other mental ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: IU and Purdue helping students limit debt

Commentary

Since college has been a thing, the problem of the debt that is accumulated has been a hot topic. In fact, 70 percent of college graduates have debt of some kind, and when they all owe on average $37,172, it becomes increasingly hard to help these students. So why aren’t more ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Differences evident in news reporting

Commentary

You will see a connection between three writings: 1. In a letter to Attorney General William Barr in late March, Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrote that the AG’s memo “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the Mueller investigation. 2. Former News-Sentinel ...