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  • Business as usual for many Tell City departments

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety made quick work of several issues during the July 20 regular session, conducting business in less than 30 minutes.

    The meeting opened with a “pictorial today,” wastewater superintendent Bruce Badger said, as he showed the board work of storm water-drain upgrades conducted along an alley outside of the Pour Haus, between Seventh and Main streets.

  • Two charged in break-ins at former school

    TELL CITY – Two people have been charged with burglary and theft for allegedly breaking into the former Tell City Junior High School.

    On July 6 and July 14, Tell City police officers responded to the former Tell City Junior High School after the property owner discovered the structure had been burglarized.

    Property valued in excess of $2,000 was reported stolen. Through an investigation, officers recovered a majority of the stolen property and on Friday they arrested Joshua N. Sipes, 36, and Robert A. Wheeler, 45, both of Cannelton.

  • Troy leaders grant tax abatement to warehouse

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – It was a brief but productive special meeting of the Troy Town Council July 22, at which board members, staff and several town citizens gathered to revisit issues tabled during the previous week’s regular meeting.

    On the agenda was a proposed tax abatement requested by the town’s newest industry, K&K Integrated Logistics. The proposal was submitted to the board at a June 10 meeting and requests a 10-year abatement in declining balance, from 10 to 100 percent.

  • Teen may face adult charges in Cannelton armed robbery

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – A teenager accused of robbing a Cannelton convenience store with a realistic-looking pellet gun Friday could face criminal charges as an adult.

    The Tell City teen, whose identify was not given in separate press releases issued by Cannelton police and the county sheriff’s department, was lodged in a youth detention facility after his arrest.

    However, online court records show that he has been charged with armed robbery and theft as an adult.

  • Lilly Dale Church of Christ marks 150 years
  • Local stars ready to shine as ‘Mary Poppins’ debuts on TCHS stage
  • Recycling volume static; price yields remain low

    PERRY COUNTY – The nine full-time workers who comprise the county’s recycling-management district are some of the lowest paid, but Commissioner Bill Amos hopes to see that change.

    Amos made that remark Thursday during the district’s regular board meeting after Director Ken Smith submitted his proposed 2016 budget without any major increases, including for salary.

    “I didn’t figure the county council would approve it anyway,” Smith joked as he handed documents over to the board.

  • Perry Childcare Ribbon Cutting
  • ‘Mary Poppins’ opening performance 7 p.m. Thursday

    Editor’s note: The times listed for evening performances in the Schweizer Zeitung Official Program are incorrect. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m. CDT.

     

    TELL CITY – It’s just days away from opening night of the Schweizer Fest 2015 production of “Mary Poppins.” 

    Performances are scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

  • County Council seeks input in hiring process

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Citing financial crunches that are leveling local governments, with particularly large impediments posed from rising insurance costs, the Perry County Council hopes to have more input toward departmental hiring.