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  • Tell City Kiwanis to host ‘Walk of Honor’

    The Tell City Kiwanis is kicking off the year with a patriotic way to support the youth in our community. The “Walk of Honor” project will allow flags to be flown in Tell City’s City Hall Park in honor or memory of individuals or businesses. The American flags will exhibit our community’s patriotism and allow our community to memorialize or honor a loved one (can be a veteran or non-veteran) or family

  • News in Brief; Feb. 22

    VFD auxiliary selling New Boston soup March 11

     

    NEW BOSTON – The New Boston Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual “famous soup” sale on Sunday, March 11, at the firehouse in New Boston.

    Carry-out only will begin at 10 a.m. Cost is $14 per gallon. Please take containers. All proceeds will benefit the New Boston Volunteer Fire Department.

     

    Library has new language resource

     

  • Troy prepares for cemetery mowing season

    TROY – The town of Troy would like to remind everyone that mowing season is approaching and requests that flowers not in vases or saddles be removed from monuments or the ground surrounding monuments in the town’s cemetery. 

    This includes items on monuments that are not permanently attached such as figurines.

    These items should be removed by April 1. After this date, items will be removed by the cemetery personnel.

    As posted at the cemetery, all ornaments, flowers and decorations should be attached only to headstones.

  • Tobinsport cemetery meeting March 4

    TOBINSPORT – The annual meeting of the Tobinsport Cemetery Improvement & Maintenance Association will be held on Sunday, March 4, at 1 p.m. at Clayton Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Tobinsport. Business topics will include a financial report; report on cleaning and setting of stones; selecting someone to mow cemeteries and an  election of officers and community representatives to board.

  • Perry Central educator among nation’s ‘Most Spirited’ teachers

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School Spanish teacher Mary Jo Hagedorn is excited to have received a nomination for the 2018 Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards.  The recognition is special to her since “so many teachers work really hard” in their respective schools across the nation, that being mentioned is an honor. 

  • Whittaker joins News editorial staff

    TELL CITY – Perry County News welcomed a new staff writer this week. Eric Whittaker will serve as a community writer with a focus on features. He will also use his graphic design education to contribute to page layouts for the twice-weekly publication. 

    Whittaker comes from Wisconsin, where he studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and graphic communication design at Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn, Wis. 

  • Tell City adopts revised wastewater rates

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – New wastewater rates adopted Monday by the Tell City Common Council will reduce the monthly bills paid by many Tell City residents and will reduce a surcharge paid by outside-the-city customers.

  • County braces for more flooding

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A swollen and fast-moving Ohio River continued its climb this week, pushing water into low-lying areas across the county, closing roads and prompting Tell City to begin installing gates in its floodwall. With more rain predicted here and locations upstream, a crest is not expected for several days.

    As of Wednesday afternoon, water covered Indiana 66 near the Cannelton Locks and Dam, near Rocky Point and other locations toward Derby.

  • Tots Lots Preschool enrolling for the school year

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is enrolling for the 2018-19 school year. For a child to be eligible for the 4-year-old frog session of Tots Lots, he or she must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. This session will meet Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

    For a child to be eligible for the 3-year-old Tadpole session of Tots Lots, which is held Mondays and Tuesdays, he or she must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.