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  • Courthouse will be open Saturday for early primary voting

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City voters in two precincts may vote today, Friday, Saturday and next Monday at the courthouse for the sole contested primary race in the May 5 primary.

    County Clerk Mandi Mogan said two precincts, Tell City 3 and Tell City 5, will be the only ones voting in the primary.

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  • Hometown Collaboration Initiative forum to share results of survey

    PERRY COUNTY – A new survey is being circulated throughout Perry County and members of the community are being encouraged to provide their honest feedback.

    The survey is being conducted by Perry County’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative  Steering Team to help that team discover where the greatest challenges are to the community. Challenge areas being addressed in the survey include the economy, leadership and quality of place.

  • Memorial Hospital wants to build clinic in county




    KITTERMAN CORNER – Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center will approach the Perry County Plan Commission this evening to seek rezoning of land near Kitterman Corner for a proposed medical clinic.

    The plan commission will be asked to rezone a tract of land from light industrial to one that would allow the medical clinic to be built.

  • 4 stars for Tell City Jr.-Sr. H.S.




    TELL CITY  – Currently ranked an “A” school by the Indiana Department of Education, Tell City Junior-Senior High School joined the ranks of Indiana’s 4-Star schools this week.

    On Tuesday, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced the list of Indiana’s Four Star Schools for the 2013-2014 school year.

  • Kiwanis learn about Lego robotics, museum updates

    TELL CITY –Tell City Kiwanis members welcomed Lena Joyal, curator of the Perry County Museum and William Tell Elementary technology instructor Pat Jarboe to speak during their April 15 and 22 meetings.

    Joyal discussed recent improvements at the Perry County Museum, care of the building and treasures, the hard work of the museum’s volunteers, and the most recent endeavor, the Daughters of the American Revolution veterans project.

  • Rural News; April 30; DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Congratulations to Jacob and Martha (Schwartz) Mitchell of nearby Eckerty on the birth of a son named Tatum Asher. Tatum was born at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper Wednesday evening, April 15. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. 

  • Rural News; April 30; ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Henrietta Lasher would like to thank everyone who remembered her with gifts, beautiful cards and phone calls on her 99th birthday Saturday, April 18.

    Henrietta celebrated her birthday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Tom LeClere, with more than 50 family members present for a carry-in meal, birthday cake and ice cream.

  • Rural News; April 30; GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Gary Palmer, who passed away Thursday, April 16. He will be missed by many who knew him. He retired in 2011 as office manager of Southern Indiana Power and was active in his community.

    Also our sympathy to the family of Mary Belle Kempf, who passed from this life April 23. She was a loving mother and a very nice lady, formerly of the Derby area. May she rest in peace with the Lord and all the departed.