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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.

  • 24th annual Witches Walk Thursday, Oct. 30


    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

    Children can go store-to-store dressed in costumes and seeking goodies from local merchants participating in the Witches Walk.

    Children and their parents are asked to look for an orange poster with a witch on her broom to identify businesses participating in the treat give-aways.

  • Town of Troy fall cleanup begins Thursday


    TROY – The fall cleanup for Troy residents will take place Oct. 23 and 24. All items must be at curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

    The regular trash route will be followed and there will be no back-tracking to pick items up.

    No computers, TVs, carpet, tires or items with Freon will be accepted. Paint cans must be drained. There will be no pickup on vacant lots.

    A $10 charge for each large item must be paid at the utility office prior to pick-up and the receipt must be attached to the item to be picked up.

  • Hydrant flushing begins Tuesday in Tell City


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, Oct. 21. Crews will start on Fourth Street by the floodwall and work eastward. Residents should be aware of discolored water and lower water pressure when crews are in their areas. 

  • Plans in place for Nov. 17 Purdue Extension Night


    LEOPOLD – Extension Night, sponsored by Purdue Extension-Perry County, offers a choice of three educational programs, election of new board members, and a meal Monday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at Perry Central Community School.

    Participants can choose from one of three sessions to attend: “Holiday Eating-Healthy, Safe and Satisfying,” “New and Exciting Changes in 4-H” or “2014 Farm Bill.”

  • Red Cross seeks blood donations before holiday season


    TELL CITY – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.

    A blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Tell City High School, 900 12th Street in Tell City.

    According to the American Red Cross, blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities.

    Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent these seasonal declines.

  • Cannelton, Troy set trick-or-treating hours


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Council has set official Halloween trick-or-treating hours for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Troy’s hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Tell City will set its official times at a meeting of the works board Monday. 

  • School-board forum Tuesday


    TELL CITY – Candidates seeking election to Perry County’s three school boards are invited to a Tuesday, Oct. 21, forum and meet-and-greet at the Tell City Depot.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a question-and-answer session.

    Candidates will be available afterward to talk with voters. The public is invited.

    There are contested school-board races in all three school districts this year. 

  • Man arrested for failing to register as sex offender


    TROY – A Perry County man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender. According to Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh, the department received a tip through the Perry County Sex Offender Website that George Blake, 26, was living in a mobile home in Troy.

    Marsh said Blake was wanted on a felony warrant for failure to register as a sex offender and also had two outstanding warrants for a probation violation.

  • Cannelton School Board adopts budget plan for 2015



    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – At a regular meeting of the Cannelton School Board Thursday, the board unanimously adopted its annual 2015 budget and capital projects and bus replacement plans as previously advertised in the News. According to Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt, the only binding figures for the capital projects and bus replacement plans were those listed for 2015, with future years representing estimates.