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  • Family loses home to New Year’s Day fire

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    ORIOLE – A New Year’s Day fire destroyed a northern Perry County family’s home. Firefighters were called to Nic and Jessica Etienne’s home at 15598 Unicorn Road just shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday.

  • Cannelton schools benefit from Can-Clay tax payments

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In November and December, the Cannelton City Schools Corp. was to receive more state funding than in previous months, school-board members heard at a regular meeting Nov. 20.

  • Oaths of office
  • Coroner: No foul play in October jail death

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A just-released autopsy report states the death in October of a woman in the Perry County Jail was accidental and was triggered by a seizure.

    County Coroner Charlie Baumeister told the News Friday the report states Whitney Nicole Turner, 34, died from “pulmonary edema and congestion due to a clinical seizure due to acute alcohol withdrawal and detoxification.”

    Baumeister said the manner of death was due to natural causes and said there was no foul play involved.

  • Cail decides against mayoral bid

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Councilman Chris Cail may run for mayor someday, but it won’t be this year.

    The Ward 1 incumbent announced Friday he will seek re-election to his council seat in 2015. The filing period for municipal races begins Wednesday.

    Cail, 31, said he gave serious consideration to running for the city’s top job after Mayor Barbara Ewing announced late last year she would not seek re-election to a third term

  • A Silvesternacht Welcome to 2015
  • Guided hike Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The next Perry County Parks and Recreation Department hike is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 3, at Two Lakes Trail E.

    The trail is 8 miles long and is located 2 miles south of St. Croix on Indiana 37.

    Meet at Celina entrance.

    There are no fees to take part in hikes although there may be a fee to enter some areas.

  • Offices closing for New Year’s holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – The New Year’s holiday will close governmental offices Thursday.

    County offices will be closed both days, including the Perry County Courthouse and the Courthouse Annex in Cannelton.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Jan. 1. Local governmental offices, however, will be open a full day Dec. 31.

    There will be no trash pickup Thursday with that day’s route delayed until Friday.

  • Don’t miss it! Plans in place for Tell City’s third Silvesternacht

    TELL CITY – A scavenger hunt, pub crawl, photo booth and activities at Tell City Junior-Senior High School are just a few of the new and returning events planned for Tell City’s Silvesternacht celebration Dec. 31.

    The New Year’s Eve party will return for a third year Wednesday and organizers say there will be something for everyone. Silvesternacht is German for “New Year’s Eve,” and the celebration will again see Tell City’s apple drop from its perch in City Hall Park to mark the new year.

  • Top stories of 2014: Hospital to open in spring

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Despite issues with moisture at the site, overall progress on completing the new Perry County Memorial Hospital remains on target for an early May 2015 opening.

    The project is also under budget, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer said this fall.

    Excessive moisture has been a pain in the sides of some contractors. Moisture levels in newly cured concrete has to be low so adhesives will properly affix to floor coverings.