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  • Council on Aging, OAKS to host Oct. 11 party

    CANNELTON – Perry County Council on Aging and the OAKS Senior Center in Cannelton will mark their 40th anniversary with a celebration Saturday, Oct. 11.

    From noon to 3 p.m., there will be an open house with cake, cookies and punch, along with a quilt show and tours.

  • Chapman takes plea, trial averted

    TELL CITY – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion Chapman agreed Friday to plead guilty to two counts of official misconduct. Details of the plea agreement were not available late Friday afternoon.

    His guilty plea called off a trial that had been scheduled to begin today on two counts each of theft and official misconduct.

    Chapman was charged in 2013 after an investigation allegedly showed he stole more than $200,000 from school coffers. He served as superintendent from July 2005 through his firing in January 2012.

  • New library resource allows patrons to learn languages online

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Patrons of the Perry County Public Library can now choose to learn any of 80 world languages online for free, as long as they have a library card to register.

  • School board approves hiring of aides, coaches

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton School Board approved at a regular meeting Aug. 21 a number of employment actions and the purchase of a school bus.

  • Council OKs budgets for recycling, airport agencies

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – After finishing work on the county’s spending plan for 2015, the county council approved Sept. 18 budgets for the Perry County Recycling Management District and Airport Authority.

    The News reported Thursday the county fiscal body’s work to pare more than $300,000 from next year’s expenses to align them with expected revenues. Reviewing the recycling-district and airport-authority budgets were the last tasks for their scheduled two-day session.

  • Head-on crash in Dubois County claims local life

    FERDINAND – A near head-on crash this afternoon north of Ferdinand claimed the life of a Cannelton woman Wednesday.

    According to Indiana State Police, at approximately 2:02 p.m., Brandon W. Chamberlain, 23, of Huntingburg, was traveling northbound on Indiana 162 in a white 2012 Ford F-350 SuperCrew pickup truck. For an unknown reason, Chamberlain traveled left of center, striking a southbound tan 2001 Buick Century driven by Donna Marie Evans, 60, of Cannelton. The impact pushed Evans’ vehicle backward and off of the east side of the roadway.

  • Candidate forum set for Tuesday

    LEOPOLD – Perry County Farm Bureau will host a public gathering of candidates running for Indiana House of Representatives District 74 and Indiana Senate District 47 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    The event will be held in the Perry Central High School Library.

    Taking part will be State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and his Democratic challenger, Chris Coyle and State Sen. Richard Young and his Republican challenger, Erin Houchin.

  • Register to vote by Oct. 6

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk  Jean Schulthise is reminding voters that next Monday, Oct. 6, is the last day to register to vote for the general election to be held Nov. 4  Registration applications must be received in the clerk’s office, by mail or in person, by 4 p.m.

    Voter-registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • In fight against Alzheimer’s, a walk to remember

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    If you ask someone who has lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s, they’ll be able to tell you exactly when they first noticed something wasn’t right. An everyday task suddenly confuses, familiar names and faces aren’t recognized, details and events are forgotten. It’s a devastating illness that erases memory.

  • Inquisitive minds

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