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  • Memories of the Millstone School

     

     

    Editor’s Note: This collection of stories about the Millstone School was written by Rosemary C. Gunn Weatherholt in 1999, long before it was moved to the Shubael Little Pioneer Village, where it will be dedicated Saturday.

     

    The Millstone School is located in Tobin Township in Perry County and is still standing on the same place that it originated on in 1906.

  • Blue chip bargaining

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY  – In hopes of bolstering retention of teachers while incentivizing continued education, Tell City-Troy Township Schools are working toward agreements that would add yearly stipends to those who earn master’s degrees and teach dual-credit or advanced placement courses. Separate from the recently bargained teachers’ contact, the in-the-works deal between corporation officials and the teachers association could add several thousand dollars to qualifying educators.

  • Commissioner candidates disagree on benefits

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – During a debate forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, incumbent county commissioner Bill Amos and opponent J.R. Flynn faced off on county issues.

    In his opening remarks, Amos said he had been married longer than most of the night’s candidates had lived in Perry County, which allows him some introspect.

    “My job as commissioner is very simple,” Amos said, “you try to build things now for the generation coming.”

  • Teenagers help raise funds for Shop With a Cop

    TELL CITY – Alexis Lucas is a sophomore at Tell City Junior-Senior. High School. She is a student in the Criminal Justice class new to the high school this year. Officer Dickenson teaches the class and was going over the different aspects of the field. FOP was discussed in class and Alexis heard that they were low on funds for the Shop with a Cop program. This was something that Alexis felt compelled to help. She discussed it with her mother and they came up with an All Lives Matter or Blue Lives Matter shirt sale.

  • Museum program to resurrect voices of the past

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Museum along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host a Voices of Perry County Oct. 22-23.  The program will provide a unique experience to audiences by telling the stories of Perry County citizens who framed our history.  Each township in

    The event will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23.

  • Candidates for surveyor square off in Tell City

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

     

     

    TELL CITY – During the forum held Oct. 5, incumbent Perry County Surveyor Zach DeSpain and his rival, David Lynch, spoke to a packed house at the The Tell City Depot.

    In his opening statements, DeSpain mentioned that he was born and raised in Perry County as well as his surveying degree from Vincennes University.

  • Great Grocery Grab coming Wednesday

    Perhaps the fasted shopping spree in the history of Tell City will take place at noon this Wednesday at Nobel’s IGA. At 12:01 p.m. it will be over.

    That’s when the winner of the Great Grocery Grab is chosen and will have 60 seconds to dash down the aisles and fill their cart with as many groceries as they can. They will take home everything they collect.

  • TC schools’ insurance rates spur wellness discussions

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Atop a short list of goals Tell City-Troy Township Schools hopes to achieve in the near future is addition of a health and wellness clinic for its employees. In just the beginning stages of determining feasibility toward funding such a venture, the school board received a broad overview Tuesday of how implementation could affect insurance rates, out-of-pocket expenses for workers and reductions in the amount spent on prescription medications.

  • District 74 hopefuls pledge collaboration

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Continuing from last issue’s summary of last week’s District 74 forum at Perry Central Tuesday, Oct. 4, the following represents a summary of the second half of the event. Democrat Larry Kleeman and Republican Lloyd Arnold fielded several questions throughout the evening focusing on issues important to the rural communities that dominate the district.

  • Candidate forum generates debate on TIF merits

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Quality of life pertaining to those living in Perry County were a common theme that seemingly bound county council candidates as each fielded questions during Wednesday evening’s political forum. However, there were contrasts in individual views about how the county could do better on that front, and how tax money could be better spent, especially as it pertains to the economic benefits and impacts of tax increment financing.