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  • Twilight Towers residents mark March birthdays, prepare for April dinner

    TELL CITY – The March meeting of the Twilight Towers Tenant Council was held March 19 with Joyce Richardt presiding.

    Celebrating March birthdays are Sue Bullock, Vivien DuPont, Mary Dickman, Bryant Bolin, Ed Harpenau, Harold Hess, Elsie Flamion, Herb Hawker, Louise Hay, Debbie Howell, Dan Miller and Denny Stephens.

    During the meeting, Jesse Myers gave a presentation on the benefits of membership with Air Evac, a medical helicopter ambulance service covering Perry and surrounding counties.

  • Young professionals group plan pair of meetings

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Young Professionals will host two informational meetings in April to share their mission and recruit members.

    Informational meetings are scheduled for:
    • Thursday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Post restaurant on Main Street.
    • Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 pm. at Marcy’s restaurant in Leopold.

    For more information, contact Chris Cail at 619-6128 or Andy Hollinden at (317) 372-2762 or hollinden @gmail.com.

  • As spring nears, one man wants to keep bees safe

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Each year, Perry Countians are surprised and sometimes alarmed to find thousands of honeybees clumped in balls in trees, around clothesline poles and under carports. Homeowners often don’t know what to do. Most leave the insects alone but sometimes entire broods of bees are killed.

    A local man with years of experience caring for bees doesn’t want that to happen this spring and is offering to remove bees needing new homes.

  • Legion Post 213 marks veterans organization’s 95th birthday

    Tell City American Legion Post 213 celebrated the 95th anniversary of the national American Legion organization’s founding with a dinner and ceremony Saturday evening at the post home.

    Speakers included Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, who recalled the work Legion members do for one another and the community. Also speaking was Brad Bough, Lawrence County’s veteran services officer. He shared facts of the Civil War and praised the service of all men and women who served their nation’s military.

  • Property-tax bills coming to mailboxes soon

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Snow showers this week made it feel more like winter, but one sign of spring – the arrival of property-tax statements – is right around the corner.

  • Commissioners hire firm for comprehensive plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted in a regular meeting March 18 to have the Bernardin-Lochmueller engineering firm of Evansville prepare a comprehensive plan for the county at a cost of $50,000.

    Meeting in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium as their normal location in the county courthouse undergoes renovation, the commissioners gave students a glimpse into county government as they dealt with several issues.

  • Showing off for grandparents

    More than 750 visitors were estimated to have attended Perry Central’s annual Grandparents Day Friday, which included musical performances in the cafetorium.

    The building was abuzz with activities such as these students performing on the cafetorium stage, young scientists and their admirers filling the dome and other students portraying historical figures in classrooms. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Senator’s staff to safeguard veterans’ stories

    TELL CITY – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced last week that his staff will host a Veterans History Project event from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Area veterans are encouraged to attend in order to have their stories recorded.

    The Veterans History Project is an effort by the Library of Congress to preserve the historic experiences of those who served in the military by recording their personal narratives.

  • Retirement party to honor York

    TELL CITY – A retirement party will be held for Sue York, who will retire after more than 40 years with the Tell City Clinic.

    The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Tell City Moose Lodge.

    The party will be hosted by her family and everyone is invited to attend and wish Sue well in her retirement.

  • CVB members eye strategic-plan update

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau will invite members of its board to chart a tourism future filled with new possibilities during a strategic-planning retreat scheduled for next month.

    The board of the county’s visitors bureau met Thursday and discussed plans for the April 16-17 retreat, which will be their first in several years.