Opinion

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: SCOTUS ruling helps, but it can go further

Commentary

Many are celebrating the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision this week in favor of a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. Monday’s ruling, however, was limited to baker Dave Phillips’ case, leaving open the possibility that in future cases a service ...

BETTY STEIN: There is nothing quite like opera

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A few weeks before the end of this school year, our vocalists had a treat. Heartland Sings performed an opera workshop for them. This was their introduction to the world of grand opera and they loved it. The young guest artists not only discussed what the arias were about but acted as well, so ...

KERRY HUBARTT: So many great memories from Cedar Creek Golf Course

Commentary

I am already mourning what could be the impending doom of Cedar Creek Golf Course. Recently an application was filed with the Allen County Plan Commission by Tullymore Run, LLC to rezone the course property into a 126-lot development. Cedar Creek owner Dave Gilbert told me this week that ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Help for addiction lies in awareness

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It is no secret that people do drugs. However, people still find ways to keep their secret from friends, family, and society. When you picture a stereotypical drug addict, your mind probably goes straight to someone in raggedy clothes, sitting in the corner between two storefronts, with grown ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Domestic abuse and the lack of publicity

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What if you could speak for those who are silent? What would you say? A recent statistic shows that black women are more likely to become victims of domestic abuse but less likely to be noticed by the public. I realize that talking about abuse isn’t a conversation many are comfortable with ...

The Rant for May 30, 2018

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The Rant is The News-Sentinel’s anonymous sound-off forum. The readers’ views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Why is it so many people don't know the meaning of the word "Yield”? Every day, I get on I-69 and people come roaring up the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader questions health insurance options

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Would someone please explain to me why we cannot buy Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Anthem health insurance in Indiana? My wife and I were on my company’s plan until I went to Medicare in 2012. Since she was not a member of a group (usually company insurance) or on Medicare, she was forced into ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rep. Jim Banks is a hero to consumers

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Last week, the sugar cartels won in their latest attempt to enrich themselves at the cost of the American consumer. Fortunately, not every member of Congress acted like a puppet! Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN-3) voted for reform and continues to be a hero for Sugar Reform. He is a stalwart ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Abortion is not family-planning

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U.S. Representatives Jim Banks, Luke Messer, and Todd Rokita and Senator Todd Young recently joined 190 of their colleagues in sending letters to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting that the department move swiftly to issue new regulations for the Title ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislators meet for special session

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I received an email from Liz Brown with the subject line “Legislators Meet for Special Session” on May 18. “The process set forth by legislative leaders was the most transparent and efficient for a special session to date, and while we should’ve completed our work in March, I believe ...