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  • Aiming for the Ohio River’s monster carp

    BY Vince Luecke

    Jeremiah Coultas is part big-game sportsman and part monster hunter. But he’ll never have to trek to some exotic forest or African savanna for a prize catch. The Ohio River is full of trophies. Make that monsters. Monster Asian carp.

    It’s a Thursday night and before setting out from Grandview’s boat ramp, Coultas and his bowfishing partner for the night, Mitchell Terry, extract a pledge from the reporter accompanying them not to give up their exact hunting area.

  • Perry Central band earns fourth in first competition Director says better show was at exhibition previous week

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – “It probably wasn’t our best show so far, but it wasn’t bad for our first competition,” Andrea Clark said of the Perry Central Marching Commodores performance at Saturday’s Evansville Central Invitational.

    “We had a lot of problems with the amplification,” the band director said Tuesday. Microphones on some of the performers were too loud, she explained, calling that problem easy to fix.

  • Tell City marches against larger bands

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen finished seventh out of as many bands competing in Class AA at the Evansville Central Invitational Saturday, but that didn’t bother Music Director Natasha Edmondson.

  • 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.