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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.

  • Burglaries, thefts on rise in Cannelton, police chief advises residents to look for, report anything suspicious in their area

    CANNELTON – “We have had an uptick in burglaries and thefts the last three weeks or so,” Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall said during a regular meeting of the city’s common council last Monday.

    “I just want to remind everybody that if you see anything suspicious around your property, your neighbor’s property or anything, call us and let us know then, when it’s happening. Call if you see anybody who doesn’t belong in the area.”

  • Benefit bowfishing, cornhole tourneys scheduled Sept. 27, 28

    ROME – Josh Ahl of Rome is battling stage-four colon cancer. He has lived in Perry County his entire life. Numerous friends and family members have organized several fundraising events to help cover Josh’s medical expenses.

    The community is invited to a bow-fishing tourney Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28 at the boat ramp in Magnet. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 27.

  • Bicentennial includes manufacturing focus

    PERRY COUNTY – Continuing a year-long Perry County bicentennial celebration, September has been designated a time to celebrate manufacturing and business in the county. Eight area businesses will open their doors for members of the public to view their production facilities to celebrate Perry County’s 200th anniversary.

    Accent, American Colloid, ATTC Manufacturing, Best Home Furnishings, Parker Hannifin, Tell City Boat Works, Tell City Concrete and Waupaca Foundry will host tours at designated times Friday, Sept. 19.

  • Drug-collection box installed at Tell City Police Department

    The Tell City Police Department has installed a medicine-return drug collection unit received  though a grant from CVS Pharmacy. The unit was installed Thursday at the Tell City Police Department. Lt. Alan Malone said the public is encouraged to use the container when they need to discard over-the-counter and prescription medications, prescription patches, vitamins and medications for pets. Not accepted will be needles, thermometers, inhalers, aerosol cans, lotions or liquids.

  • Fall sports extravaganza Wednesday will include parade, pep rally

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Pep Club will host its fall extravaganza Wednesday evening, Sept. 17. The event will begin with a parade at 6:30 p.m. from the corner of Washington and Main streets continuing north to Jefferson Street and east to 15th Street.

    It will end at Legion Field, where there will be a pep rally recognizing fall sports teams. The public is invited to line the parade route and to attend the pep rally. For more information, call the school at 547-3131.

  • Does the News have your veteran’s photo?

    The News encourages those in the community who have dropped off veterans’  photos to pick them up at our office. We have photos of the veterans listed below that we would like to reunite with their owners.

  • Annexation issues headed to Nov. 20 hearing in Jasper

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
     
    JASPER – A hearing has been set in Dubois County for Nov. 20 to hear several motions filed in the annexation remonstrance against the city of Tell City.

    Special Judge William Weikert will preside at the hearing and could act on a motion by the city to have the case brought against it by several landowners dismissed.

  • Three area state troopers honored

    JASPER – Three state-police troopers from the Jasper District were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the Indiana Government Center.

    Master Trooper Thomas Campbell, Trooper Robert Lambert and Trooper Jeremy Galloway were presented awards for their service to the State of Indiana.

  • Port traffic slows in late summer

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
     
    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works, then the common council, voted at regular meetings Monday to give up the city’s police dog.

    Then-Sgt. Lee Hall was to undergo dog-handler training, the News reported in November 2010 after the drug dog, Erik, was introduced at similar meetings. At meetings earlier in the year, then-Chief Eric Dickenson explained training and other costs would be paid through a $9,883 grant from the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.