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  • Help ‘Stuff the Bus’

    School-supply drive coming Friday and SaturdayPERRY COUNTY – Are you ready to help Stuff the Bus to help families in need? United Way of Perry County is sponsoring its eighth annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive Friday and Saturday for this area’s students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteers are partnering to collect donations of much needed school supplies for all Perry County school corporations and Perry County Head Start, said United Way Executive Director Rebecca Fenn.

  • Forest interns gain wildlife experience

    Editor’s note: Hoosier National Forest officials regularly upate the public on programs and projects in the forest. This report was provided by wildlife biologist Steve Harriss.

  • Volunteers get 70-75 bags in River Sweep

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Local volunteers combing the banks of the Ohio River during River Sweep 2014 collected between 70 and 75 bags of trash, Ken Smith reported at a regular board meeting for the Perry County Recycling Management District June 24.

    It was a “good working group (who) really did a good job,” the district’s executive director said. Items collected included tires, wheel rims and a “big, long piece of cable and other odds and ends (such as) wooden beams,” he said.

  • Taking a look

    Members of the Perry County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees and administrative staff take a tour of the new hospital July 17. Visible from the left examining the work in progress and plans are board member Becky Hubert; Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber (with back to camera); executive assistant Cindy LaGrange; Randy Dennison, vice president of support services; Scott Coomer of primary contractor Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Bloomington and Jon Linn, the hospital’s director of marketing and customer relations.

     

  • River Road extension awaits city grant

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The first phase of a River Road project worked over the last seven months was virtually complete, with subcontractors working a punch list last week, but Phase 2 will have to wait.

    The News reported a year ago the project to connect River Road to Indiana 66 near the Patio Steak House was to be done in two phases at an estimated $2.87 million.

  • City officials order home vacated

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In a hearing that lasted less than two minutes July 14, city officials in Cannelton ordered that a home at 217 S. Third St. be vacated.

    The structure doesn’t qualify for any utility services, Mayor Mary Snyder said, and “we did issue the letter for them to appear if they had something to say or protest, and they are not here now, so I would think that they are accepting what we have to say on the letter.”

  • River Road rebuild

    Workers from subcontractor Ransom Excavating and Paving were completing a punch list last week on a road constructed from Indiana 66 toward the Port of Tell City. The new road ends just beyond a turnoff for Cannelton’s First Street, which remains undeveloped.

    Phase 1 of the construction was planned to include 1,500 feet of roadway, according to information presented at a 2012 hearing. The road will be extended to the port once a sewer line from Cannelton to Tell City is improved.

  • Hilgenhold enjoying summer leave from U.S. Air Force Academy

    TELL CITY – Cadet Third Class Levi Hilgenhold is home for a brief summer leave from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. In an email to the News, he reported that he recently earned his parachute wings after completing five jumps.

  • Sunday Bingo

    Edna Bosler of Tell City checks her bingo card during an afternoon at St. John Chrysostom Church’s summer social Sunday in New Boston. Drawn by mild temperatures, hundreds of people enjoyed games, music, home-cooked fried-chicken and roast-beef dinners and ice cream. Several summer church socials are planned for the coming weeks. St. Augustine Church in Leopold will host its picnic Sunday. See Page 5B for details. Bosler told a photographer she had yet to win at bingo but was enjoying her day nonetheless.

  • Traffic-enforcement efforts earn Tell City police $4,000 grant

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will purchase traffic-enforcement equipment with a $4,000 grant presented Monday by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s Traffic Safety Division.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing joined Police Chief Greg Hendershot and Assistant Chief John Allen in accepting the grant at City Hall.