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  • Pokemon Go!

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Pokemon Go is taking the mobile gaming world by storm and Perry County is immersed in the craze surrounding this mobile device reality game.

    Phone in hand, Logan McManaway walks around each day and night to try to catch his fair share of Pokemon. He said he has seen hordes of people crowded in City Hall Park over last weekend and expects the same for the near future.

  • TIF review shows million dollar loss for TC schools

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

  • Foster parent information session Aug. 7

    ST. MEINRAD – The Villages will host a foster parent information session at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church 19630 N. Fourth St., St.

    Interested foster parents and individuals who have a heart for children are invited to attend to learn about the foster care process and have their questions answered about becoming a champion for children in their community.

  • New assistant principal a familiar face

    Weatherholt has been Title 1 administrator at William Tell

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When students head back to William Tell Elementary in just a few short weeks, they will be greeted by a new assistant principal. Local educator Margaret “Margie” Weatherholt has been selected to serve in the position.

    She is taking over for outgoing assistant Mark Wahl who recently resigned from Tell City Schools to accept a head principal job at Fort Branch Community School.

  • Junk, trash violations may have consequences (Amended)

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city officials continue to be proactive in the appearance of their community. Most recently, a now vacant home at (815) St. Louis Ave. in Cannelton is an eyesore that city Councilman Melvin McBrayer would like to see cleaned up.

  • Nothing fowl about this fair
  • Library employees to see small pay increase

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The percentage increase is small but Perry County Public Library employees can expect to see an increase in pay on upcoming paychecks, specifically a 1-percent increase for salaried employees and 25 cents more per hour for hourly employees.

    An unexpected increase in funding led to the decision to pass on a raise to library staff.

  • Cannelton utility officials combating backwater issues

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – With several residents becoming frustrated at pooling water saturating their yards after heavy rains, Cannelton officials are looking for a solution.

    Street Commissioner David Marsh presented what he believes to be a viable fix for drainage issues in the Hamilton Smith Square of Pleasant Valley. Last month, Marsh and wastewater superintendent Jerry Ball said the area is plagued with sinkholes and standing water and they were in search of collapsed pipes.

  • German Ridge, Saddle Lake use fees could change

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest staff are interested in hearing your comments on proposals to increase fees at one campground and begin charging at another campground.

    German Ridge Campground is a 20-site campground within the historic German Ridge Recreation Area. Currently the fee to camp at this site is $4. The forest is proposing raising the fee to $8. The campground needs repairs because of age and use. The current fee of $4.00 has been in place for over 20 years.

  • Conference to promote positive girl power

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

     

     

    TELL CITY – It’s a slumber party, but one that can change lives.

    That’s one way Brandy Hopkins describes the teen girls conference she and a friend founded in 2009. Named GC3 – the acronym stands for Girls: Chosen, Called and Confident – the program will come to Tell City July 29-30 and will be held at Community Christian Church.