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  • Hospital trustees OK Tell City Clinic upgrade

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Clinic will get a needed sprucing up under a $120,000 upgrade plan approved Wednesday by Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees. The group approved upgrades for the clinic, including new floor covering, ceiling tile and painting. The work won’t cover the entire building, which includes a large lower level. However, it will include the clinic’s waiting room and some other patient areas.

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  • Waupaca Foundry named top John Deere supplier

    WAUPACA, Wis.  –Waupaca Foundry Inc., a Hitachi Metals group company, has earned recognition as a partner-level supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating.

    Waupaca Foundry was selected for its dedication to providing outstanding quality iron castings as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Foundry leaders accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on Jan. 11 in Moline, Ill. at Deere & Co.’s Ag & Turf Division headquarters.

  • Forest management course Feb. 16

    BIRDSEYE – A course titled “Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner” will be offered by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. The purpose of the course is to assist private woodland owners in becoming more knowledgeable managers of their woodlands.

    If you own woodland or are considering buying woodland, are considering selling timber, want to enhance  the wildlife habitat on your land, or just enjoy the beauty and solitude of your woods, then this class is for you.

  • Joint chief’s project brings local jobs to area

    TELL CITY – Three new employees hired to assist with projects made possible by Joint Chief’s Award funding have now begun working in their new positions.

    This group will focus on timber stand improvement and invasive species control. Funding for this work is expected to last for the next year and a half, after which these employees may transition to different responsibilities.

  • Rounding up the cash
  • Southern Indiana Power now taking grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – Southern Indiana Power announces that its Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Feb. 15, with disbursement in March.  Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and on their website at www.sinpwr.com.  Click on the “Forms” tab and then the “Operation Round Up” application link.  Due to the possible volume there will be no blank applications mailed. 

  • A day of giving, Foundation provides $34,000 to nonprofits

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded community grants provided by donors during the 2017 Winter Grant Breakfast held Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. At the breakfast, community organizations received $34,506 in community good and field of interest grants.

    Foundation grant committee members welcomed special guests, including those who created funds addressing particular needs. Some of those fund founders were present to distribute the checks and explain why they created their fund.

  • Ethics on Notice!

    TELL CITY – With the welcoming in of the New Year, local businesses can support a community-wide initiative to promote what it means to be a productive citizen. As such, the Perry County College Success Coalition would like to introduce its newest project – The Work Ethic Campaign.

  • Indiana’s tax base dwindles

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist

     

    By many accounts, Indiana’s two most vexing legislative matters in this session involve the financing of highways and pre-K education.

    While there are many important questions about both issues, the real problem is Indiana’s shrinking tax base. This challenge will only worsen with time, so it is useful to understand what the trouble is, and how it may be remedied.