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    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Congratulations to James Mark Rhodes II and Jaime Lee Hess, who were married Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City.  

    The reception followed at the Tell City American Legion. May God bless them with many years of happiness.

  • Chamber hosts annual meeting at Mulzer Camp

    TROY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership picnic at Mulzer Camp Thursday, Sept. 11.

    More than 150 members were on hand to enjoy a perfect evening on the Ohio River and the best steaks around thanks to the Mulzer cooking crew.

  • German American launches Tell City Clean Sweep; 10 nonprofit groups invited to participate, raise money

    TELL CITY – German American’s first ever Tell City Clean Sweep event will be held Saturday, Oct. 4.

    This event invites 10 local nonprofit organizations to participate in a two-hour city-wide cleanup to pick up trash in and around Tell City.

    German American will donate money to participating organizations for every bag of trash collected.

    The event will start and end at German American’s Tell City office at 645 Main St.

  • Lot of concerns

    County commissioners, members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission, the county sheriff and highway superintendent discuss Tuesday what to do with the lot left vacant by the demolition of the old county jail. County Commissioner Bill Amos said he wasn’t aware a concrete slab existed under the facility. When it was revealed, officials thought it might serve the parking purpose planned for the site.

  • The forgotten history of our county’s ‘Penny Pines’

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is the latest in an occasional series of articles about Perry County history. The county is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding in 2014.

    A small part of Perry County’s history was almost lost until a very determined lady, Rita Dunlap, from the Capt. Henry Vanderburgh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution set upon a journey to uncover the story of the forgotten Penny Pines.

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  • Family tailgate party Saturday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – A family tailgate party is planned for Saturday in Cannelton. Organized by Chris and Tabitha Blake with Just a Little Bit Louder Karaoke and Entertainment, the event will be held at the Old Sunlight Motel property located at 111 Washington St.

  • Waupaca Foundry helps restore rescue trucks used on 9/11

    Waupaca, Wis. – Waupaca Foundry Inc., the world’s largest producer of ductile iron and gray iron castings, is part of the Sept. 11, 2001, history. Employees at Plant 4 in Marinette, Wis., manufactured a specialty order of torque plates, which will be used to restore and preserve two rescue vehicles used in emergency response at World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Following split vote, Troy officials table rezoning

    TROY – During September’s regular meeting of the Troy Town Council, citizens and representatives from KK Integrated Logistics Inc., were again present in regard to a rezoning ordinance proposed by the company.

  • Officials approve job change for office manager

    TELL CITY – The title “assistant superintendent” has been added to that of the county highway department’s office manager, but the county commissioners who authorized the change balked at a 15-percent pay raise requested with the change.