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  • County's long-range plan taking shape

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Residents from across the county gathered at Deer Creek Baptist Church Tuesday to provide input for a second Perry County Comprehensive Planning Project Workshop.

    Bob Grewe of the Evansville-based Lochmueller Group, who is helping to formulate the long-range development plan for the county, welcomed a considerable crowd to the evening meeting.

  • Holiday World to fill 2,200 positions in 2015

     

    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,200 seasonal positions in the coming months.

    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards, and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, grounds, shops, games and foods.

  • Rome Cemetery releases financial report for 2014
  • Rural News

    Gerald

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — First things first, I need to apologize to my faithful readers for not having an article in the rural news section last week. I had some people asking what happened. The fact is, with a touch of the stomach virus all afternoon I didn’t feel very well, so I passed on it.

    Our sympathy to the family of David C. Hermann who died Feb. 3. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Joseph Sr. and Dorothy (Glidden) Hermann. May he rest in peace.

  • DAR events to include guest speakers, awards

     

    TELL CITY – The veterans project of the Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become massive and they are in need of help.

    The chapter will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library to discuss what needs to be done and how others can help. Currently, more than 750 Perry County veterans forms have been turned in. 

  • Tell City police charge man employed by pest control company with stealing drugs from inside home

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A man employed by a pest control company was apparently looking for more than bugs, according to Tell City police officers, who arrested him Wednesday for allegedly taking prescription medication from a residence.

    Torrey L. Hanke, 32, of 7069 E. County Road 1930 N., Dale, faces one count each of theft and illegal possession of a controlled substance. Both are Class A misdemeanors.

  • Farm Bill safety-net deadlines near

    ROCKPORT – The Farm Service Agency reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as agriculture risk coverage and price-loss coverage.

    The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres for farm owners is Feb. 27, and the final day for producers to choose coverage is March 31.

    Covered commodities grown in Indiana include barley, canola, corn, grain sorghum, oats, safflower seed, soybeans, sunflower seed and wheat.

  • Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort job fair scheduled for Feb. 28

    SANTA CLAUS – Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus will host a job fair Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Lake Rudolph office at 78 North Holiday Blvd.

    The job fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon CST. Those interested in seasonal work this summer are invited to attend anytime during this period.

  • Warm welcome on a cold day

    In what was surely the coldest groundbreaking in recent Tell City history, Hoosier Hills Credit Union ceremonially broke ground Thursday on its new Tell City Branch.

  • DAR seeks volunteers to assist with veterans project

    TELL CITY - The veterans project of the Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become massive and they are in need of help.

    The chapter will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library to discuss what needs to be done and how others can help. Currently, more than 750 Perry County veterans forms have been turned in.