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    Gerald - BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Please keep all our family and friends who have been sick or have had surgery in your prayers in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

    One of our former neighbors is now at Oakwood Health Campus. Mac Roberts is recuperating from a stroke at this time, along with several other of our friends there, and also at the Golden Living Center.


    SPECKLES is a female 10-month-old terrier-beagle mix who is developing her own unique, sweet personality now that her sister has been adopted from the shelter last month.  

    She is a very affectionate and playful pup who arrived at the shelter with her sister as a stray in mid-March. She’s overdue to find a new home.

    Speckles gets along well with other pets and is friendly to all adults and children.

  • Cub Scout Pack 192 gives thumbs up to Space Odyssey camp

    Cub Scouts from Tell City Pack 192 attended Space Odyssey day camp from June 24 through June 27.

    The camp included four full days of fishing, archery, air rifles, hiking, team building and crafts. Most activities focused on the theme of space. The boys built models of Saturn and rockets they were allowed to “blast off.” The Scouts received several awards throughout camp, including an award for serving as color guard. Awards given to individual Scouts include BB gun and archery belt loops.

  • Cannelton schools release supply lists for prekindergarten through seventh grade

    CANNELTON — Below are class supply lists for the 2014-15 year for grades pre-kindergarten through seventh grades. For students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, no Trapper Keepers or wheels on backpacks will be allowed.

  • Cannelton schools student registration begins Aug. 5

    CANNELTON — Registration for Cannelton Elementary students will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5 and from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Myers Grade School cafeteria for grades prekindergarten through fifth grade.

    A back-to-school kids’ fest for students entering prekindergarten to fifth grade only will be held in the William Bennett Early Learning Center at 411 Washington Street in Cannelton from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5.

  • Perry County Community Foundation now accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY –  Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, youth development, women or girls, families and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program to benefit Tell City schools

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. announced a new addition to its family of programs. Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, William Tell Elementary will offer a free afterschool program through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program.

  • Daughters of 1812 learn of ghosts of Washington, D.C.

    SALEM – The Indiana Society of the United States Daughters of 1812 gathered Saturday, July 12, at Christie’s on the Square in Salem. The meeting was opened in ritual form by President Carol Scales.

    A new chapter is forming and will receive a charter Nov. 15. Virginia “Ginger” Louise Apyar, national president, will attend the ceremony.

  • Babysitter charged with battery on child


    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman is accused of battering a child she was caring for. According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, the Perry County Department of Child Services contacted police Tuesday about an investigation involving a child under the age of 14 being a possible victim of child abuse. Malone said a medical exam of the child turned up suspicious marks, which, in turn, were reported to DCS.

  • Farmers Market Extravaganza

    The arrival of locally grown tomatoes, potatoes and sweet corn sent a big crowd to last Wednesday’s Perry County Farmers Market. Held Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings at the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street, the markets also offer flowers, baked goods and other local products.

    Markets will continue until late fall. It’s not too late for sellers to take part. Call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933 for more information.  Wednesday’s market begins at 4 p.m. Saturday’s starts at 8 a.m.