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  • Unseasonable weather kicks off early spring burns

    TELL CITY – Unseasonably warm temperatures and low humidity have Hoosier National Forest staff planning prescribed burns earlier than normal. “We don’t usually get started until March,” said fuels specialist Jeremy Kolaks, “but this year we’re planning to burn this week if we can get the right winds.”

    He explained, “Each burn area requires a different ‘prescription,’ which determines what wind direction and speed, temperature and fuel moisture are required for any given burn to be ignited.”

  • Santa Jim Yellig receives the Sagamore of the Wabash Award

    SANTA CLAUS – Raymond Joseph “Jim” Yellig has received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, Indiana’s highest civilian honor.

    His legacy will be honored during a ceremony at the Santa Claus Museum & Village on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m.

    The Hoosier Santas and honored guests will bestow the award to Yellig’s daughter, Pat Koch. Koch is the founder of the Santa Claus Museum & Village and a 2013 recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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  • Riverport backs business development agreement


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    TELL CITY – In efforts to drive potential business endeavors in Perry and Spencer counties, The Perry County Port Authority recently announced new initiatives with a Texas-based company.

  • Cannelton students to see 6-week terms


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    CANNELTON – Changes to several policies are on the way for Cannelton School Corp., including amendments to grading periods and testing practices.

    “The longer I’ve been here, the more I think it’s in our students’ benefit to change from a nine-week grading period to a six-week grading period,” said Superintendent Alva Sibbitt.

    Sibbitt provided several reasons for proposing the switch.

  • Foul ball: players seek softball coaching change


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    TELL CITY – Is it competitive drive or mean-spirited jabs? The latter, said several girls who previously played  Tell City High School varsity softball, is why they won’t participate in the sport this spring.

  • Tell City schools meet with clinic provider


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    TELL CITY – Talks are continuing as the Tell City School Corp. strives to begin an employee health clinic. The overall emphasis is on improving wellness for those covered by the corporation’s insurance, and as Schools Superintendent John Scioldo stated previously, to get those least likely to visit a doctor into the clinic.

  • City’s thin blue line a little too stretched


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    CANNELTON – Are there any residents wanting to make a career in law enforcement in Cannelton? Finding it difficult to get qualified applicants, that’s a question facing city leaders, as they work toward filling out their ranks.

  • Facing higher rates from TC, Cannelton sewer bills to increase


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    CANNELTON – Wastewater rates in Cannelton are set to rise. The city council announced Monday that beginning next month, user rates will increase by $1.96 per 1,000 gallons of water used.

    That’s up from the $5.83 price point adopted in 2013.

    The hike was reflective of recent changes adopted at the Tell City treatment plant, which saw user rates there increase by nearly 60 percent.

  • Residents organize to oppose Trump agenda




    TELL CITY – Rarely does the Portico Room at City Hall in Tell City see a crowd the size of the one that assembled there on Tuesday.

    About 25 citizens who are part of a group calling itself Indivisible Perry County gathered at City Hall. With members opposed to the agenda of President Donald Trump, they voiced their views to Larry Ordner, a constituent services district director with the office of Congressman Larry Bucshon.