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  • Who will stand up for the children?

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – “I just got a call as I was walking in about a child in need of service,” Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt said as he explained the overwhelming need for foster parents and court appointed special advocates. “There is a removal (of a child from their home) almost every day.”

  • Lawsuit prompts dealer to take action in warrant dispute

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – After a lawsuit was filed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will apparently finally get a service contract for a pickup truck it purchased in March 2015.

    Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot reported to the parks board in January that Sternberg Chrysler Center, from whom the parks department purchased the 2014 Dodge Ram pickup, told him that there was no warranty on the truck because it originated in Canada.

  • New math = new challenge, goals for school

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY ­– Math homework for Tell City students in the 2016 school year may look different than in previous years. However, a transition at William Tell Elementary to Curriculum Associates’ Ready Math program is going smoothly for teachers and students.

    Principal Laura Noble said she is pleased with the early results, though the instruction tool has provided a few hiccups.

  • WGS accused of reneging on promises to Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The town of Troy’s agreement with WGS Global Services to provide electrical equipment for a new warehouse in the community will now be voided because the contract, sent by the town in July, was never returned, according to town officials.

    WGS was to make its first payment by Sept. 10 to compensate Troy Electric Utility for $135,000 in equipment and services. The company failed to do so, voiding, at least in the eyes of city leaders, the contract.

  • TC police to carry opiate antidote

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While there will be no easy cure to the growing problem of opiate abuse and addiction, Tell City police officers will soon carry an antidote proven to save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin and other opioid drugs.

  • Select Troy households asked to participate in income survey

    TROY – The Town of Troy is conducting an income survey to help establish their status of eligibility as leaders apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  This survey is needed in order to allow the Town of Troy to apply for grant funds to repair water issues.

  • Little league treasurer faces theft charges

    TELL CITY – Tell City Little League Baseball Club Treasurer Jeni R. Albin is facing charges of theft following a series of discrepancies in the club’s checking account.

    Walter Hagedorn provided Tell City Police Department a summary of bank statements and checks and deposit slips and a police investigation found a total of $9,336.64 missing.

    During a subsequent police interview with the accused, she admitted to stealing money from the account.

  • Workplace experience key in teachers’ new roles

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Several recent additions to the classroom ranks at Tell City Junior Senior High School include teachers who have had successful careers outside of the education field.

    • Larry Peter, 57, will serve as an instructor for the school’s new radio-television program. A 1976 graduate of Tell City High School, Peter has a variety of experience in the communications business.

  • Fundraising efforts continue to save City Hall lions

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Efforts to raise money to preserve Tell City’s century-old Venetian lions is making progress, a city councilman said Wednesday. However, more money is needed.

    As the News reported this summer, the pair of lions, sculpted in 1907, are in serious need of repair, and Councilman Chris Cail agreed to lead efforts to raise the approximately $5,000 needed to repair the sculptures.