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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.

  • Pet of the week

    Notice from shelter staff: Due to the overpopulation of animals in our care, we are reducing adoption fees of all dogs to $50 and all cats to $25.

    SADY is a very sweet English red tick coonhound who is approximately 18 months old.

    She was brought to the shelter as a stray and seems to be scared of new things, but warms up in no time.

    She has learned how to walk on a leash and now walks with no pulling at all. She enjoys her chew bones and does well with other dogs.

  • HNF working to improve hunter success

    By TREY SCOTT
    Wildlife Technician,
    Hoosier National Forest

    It’s that time of year again. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is distributing their annual hunting guide and retailers are running fall hunting sales. Some of you are fine-tuning a new bow or are out scouting on weekends.

  • Cannelton Comet

    By LENA JOYAL
    Guest Columnist

  • Officials approve ambulance repair

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners backed at a regular meeting Aug. 4 an emergency ambulance-engine repair costing $11,800. The repair was previously authorized by Commissioner Tom Hauser, who said he contacted a Ford dealer about it.

    “The dealer who sold it to us thinks we can get a sizeable amount of that (cost) reduced,” he said. “They haven’t given an answer yet, but hopefully (the cost) will be reduced by several thousand dollars.”

  • Works board discusses fallen trees

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A tree described as “like a big pine tree” broke, sending a part onto a sidewalk near Fifth and Madison streets, Cannelton Board of Public Works member and City Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson reported at a regular meeting of that body Aug. 11.

    “It’s kind of on their house, too,” Mayor Mary Snyder added, referring to residents of the property.

    Fulkerson said another tree in the area has buckled the sidewalk.

  • Roofing shingles collection begins in county

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Recycling Management District has launched a roofing-shingles collection program its leaders have been discussing since September.

  • Troy officials hear public comments – pro and con – on rezoning, commercial expansion

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part report.

  • Perry Central approves new contract with teachers

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central School Board approved Monday a contract with teachers for the 2014-15 school year. There were few changes in the agreement’s provisions, Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

    For the current school year, teachers can qualify for up to $1,000 in performance pay although evaluations that will determine who earns that money won’t be conducted until sometime in 2015.

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