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Business

  • Local author releases new book

    JASPER – As a Jasper optometrist and Perry County native, Dr. Gregory K. Gordon helps people “see” more clearly day after day.

    As a motivational speaker and author of four books, with several more surprise titles on the way soon, Gordon helps people “see” with an even greater vision.

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Gordon’s first book, “Fool Circle,” which was published in 1997 by Cornerstone Publishing in Virginia Beach, Va.

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  • Hoosier National Forest welcomes special new employee

    Following the recent retirement of two dedicated and hard-working Hoosier National Forest employees, mules Ruth and Jack, the Forest stock program was in need of new recruits.

    After a thorough search for the right candidate to join our mule team, Lollie (pictured below) was selected to carry on the Hoosier National Forest’s long tradition of stock support for wilderness and other trail work.

  • Perry County Farm Bureau annual meeting March 2

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Farm Bureau Inc. annual pork chop dinner will be held Thursday, March 2, at 6 p.m. at Derby Community Center, located at 12800 State Road 66, Derby.

    There will be a short business meeting at 6:15 p.m. The cost $5 per person. RSVP at (812) 547-7044, email yvette.hendershot@infb.com or stop by the Farm Bureau office by Feb. 24.

     

  • Scott Peter family honored with conservation award
  • Crop Day seminar to highlight new tech, herbicide resistance

    ST. MEINRAD – The annual Perry-Spencer Crop Day program will be held Tuesday, March 7, at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Sponsor displays will open at 5:15 p.m., with the meal beginning at 6.

    Crop Day is a joint effort between Purdue Extension and Soil & Water Conservation Districts in Perry and Spencer counties. 

  • 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.