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  • Teacher primes musical confidence

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    “Playing, it’s kind of just of a hobby. It’s something I like,” Jane Upmeyer said of time behind the piano. “I play at church. I’ve played a lot of weddings; lots of funerals.”

    A retired educator, Upmeyer has long offered piano lessons from her home; though the number of students aren’t as many as they once were.

  • City leaders denied access to Obrecht House

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City officials hoped to tour the interior of the beleaguered Obrecht House Wednesday morning. But they were denied entry by the woman who has long been a source of controversy surrounding the once grand home.

    Carolyn Barr, who has been working on the home for years, stood in the front yard of the house and spoke to department heads on how she plans to restore the home. She plans to replace the home’s top-story windows and will stabilize a porch.

  • Catholic parishes fear consolidation

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of several Catholic parishes in Perry County are worried about their congregations’ long-term futures after a preliminary report recommended their eventual consolidation with nearby larger churches.

    Local religious and lay leaders stressed the report was only a first response to the work of parish committees who have been gathering data and prioritizing needs as part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ Connected in the Spirit effort.

  • Pence’s VP role may give state a boost

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – A Hoosier may preside as the second-most powerful person in America.

    Current Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as of  Friday, was nearing an official selection for vice president on the Republican ticket. Speculation for much of the week had Pence’s name topping the short list of candidates Trump was favoring.

    And if the Columbus native makes it into the White House, that could be a boon to the Indiana economy.

  • 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

     

  • Perry County Memorial Hospital receives grant to provide free mammograms

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to continue “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program.” Since 2003, the program has provided approximately 1,000 free screening mammograms to qualified women.

    This year’s grant will again make the screenings available on a first-come, first-served basis, to 40 local women.

  • 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.