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  • Hello, future: Bicentennial to include time-capsule project

    TELL CITY - A time capsule to be sealed at the conclusion of Perry County’s bicentennial celebration this fall will deliver a treasure trove of information about today’s area to residents living here 50 years in the future.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through the Nov. 1 celebration and will be opened in 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding.

    The time-capsule project is being sponsored by the Perry County News, the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Mulzer Crushed Stone.

  • County’s bicentennial celebration continues with manufacturing open houses Sept. 19

    PERRY COUNTY – Continuing a year-long Perry County bicentennial celebration, the month of September has been designated a time to celebrate manufacturing and business in the county. Eight area businesses will open their doors for members of the public to view their production facilities to celebrate Perry County’s 200th anniversary.

    Accent, American Colloid, ATTC Manufacturing, Best Home Furnishings, Parker Hannifin, Tell City Boat Works, Tell City Concrete and Waupaca Foundry will host tours at designated times Friday, Sept. 19.

  • Evening in Leopold

    St. Augustine Church in Leopold is silhouetted by the setting sun Monday evening.

    As the sun set to the west, a nearly full moon rose in the east. The full moon closest to the autumnal equinox rose Tuesday and was called the Harvest Moon.

    While most farmers’ crops are maturing quickly, the harvest season for corn and soybeans has yet to get underway. However, most gardeners are wrapping up their harvests.

  • Forum slated ahead of election

    TELL CITY – An Oct. 16 forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear the views of candidates running in county races.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Tell City Knights of Columbus. Candidates in contested races, including those for county commissioner, auditor, clerk, coroner and prosecutor, will be invited.

    Candidates without opposition in November’s election are also invited but will not speak. They may be on hand to meet with voters before and after the event.

  • Perry Central proud of latest student data


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central elementary and high-school students logged strong scores on ISTEP tests taken last spring and school officials said Monday the latest results match other strong academic data released by the state.

    Eighty-three percent of Perry Central third-graders passed the English-language arts portions of their ISTEP exams.

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  • Fire call turns out to be false alarm

    DERBY – A fire call Aug. 28 turned out to be a controlled burn.

    Central Perry firefighters were summoned at 8:50 p.m. after a caller reported fire in a forested area off Indiana 66 near Derby.

    The fire call was canceled after a  property owner who heard the fire call said the fire was on his property and was under control.

  • Flying plywood hits vehicle

    TELL CITY – There was minor damage in an Aug. 22 accident in which a sheet of plywood flew off a truck and struck another vehicle’s mirror.

    Patrolman Bryce Hammack investigated the incident on Indiana 66 in Tell City and said the plywood was being held down by a strap. However, wind got underneath the wood, causing the sheet to break and part of it to fly out.

  • 5K run-walk Sept. 20 at archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad Archabbey’s wellness program will sponsor an On the Hill 5-kilometer run-walk Saturday, Sept. 20.

    Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with the run-walk getting underway at 8.

    Cost is $25 with  proceeds benefiting Relay for Life. The entry fee will include a T-shirt. The starting line will be at the Human Resources Building.

    To register, call (812) 357-8329.

  • Preaching lecture, workshop set at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology will present the 24th annual John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture and Workshop in Homiletics on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 7-8, on the Saint Meinrad campus.

    This year’s lecturer is the Rev. Donald Senior of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Senior is president emeritus of CTU and a professor of New Testament studies.