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  • Priest named Tell City reserve officer of the year

    TELL CITY – Jerry Priest, a reserve patrolman with the Tell City Police Department , was recognized Friday with a reserve officer of the year award. Patrolman Derrick Lawalin presented the award and said Priest has gone above and beyond what is required of him.

    Reserve officers serve as volunteers and while they hold full police powers, normally accompany other officers and provide security at athletic events.

  • Driver flown from scene of Saturday collision

    KITTERMAN CORNER – A head-on collision Saturday on Indiana 62 between St. Croix and Kitterman Corner sent one person to University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Steven A. Schepers, 30, was flown from the scene by a medical helicopter.

    He was driving a vehicle that allegedly crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by Kerry W. Gehlhausen, 22.

  • Turkey Trot at Tell City Junior-Senior High School
  • Police, IRS warn of telephone scam attempts

    TELL CITY – Police remind residents to be aware of an increasingly common scam attempt by someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said a woman contacted the department after receiving a call from someone who said they were with the IRS and claimed she owed $5,000. The caller told the woman if she did not pay the bill within two hours she would be arrested by the Tell City Police Department.

  • Local police say body cameras have limits

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of local law-enforcement agencies say body cameras worn by many police officers serve an important purpose in ensuring police do their jobs well but new technology can’t match the human eye or the split-second judgment of a well-trained officer.

    There has been a national push for police departments to require officers to wear the small cameras, which often attach to a police officer’s uniform at the chest, shoulder or lapel.

  • Mu Gamma assembly line turns out 1,300 cheese balls

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Santa’s North Pole workshop has nothing on the women of Mu Gamma Sorority, who in the course of several hours Saturday, turned out more than 1,300 holiday cheese balls. The fruit of their work will be enjoyed at family gatherings and office parties around the county and elsewhere.

    The sorority has made cheese balls as a fundraiser for more than 30 years and the number of orders has risen over the decades.

  • Commissioners plan to move offices from annex

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners adopted resolutions at their Nov. 18 meeting honoring a county worker’s service and outlining building changes for several county offices.

  • Correction

    The News erred in typesetting a letter from Charles Schnell published in Monday’s issue. Schnell said he ate lunch Dec. 5 with Perry Central’s regional volleyball champions. The News misread the letter and said team members were sectional champions.

  • New biologist hired for Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Len Kring is the Hoosier National Forest’s new fisheries biologist and said he is happy to be back in Indiana.

    Kring is originally from Laporte County in northern Indiana and a graduate of Purdue University. He later earned a master’s degree in fisheries biology from Iowa State University.

  • Parting gifts

    Three plaques were presented following a commissioners meeting Tuesday morning to people whose service in county positions will come to a close at the end of the year. 

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