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  • Jonathan Jennings Chapter of Daughters of 1812 honor flags, War of 1812 during March meeting

    CORYDON – The Jonathan Jennings Chapter of the Daughters of 1812 gathered earlier this month in Corydon. During the meeting, Edith Key read a biographical sketch of Mrs. John Quincy Adams’ life.

    Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams is the only First Lady to have been born to American parents on foreign soil. She led an inspiring life and her story tells of the many struggles she endured.

    A star-spangled banner

  • Greenwood Cemetery sexton preparing for spring mowing

    TELL CITY – Greenwood Cemetery sexton Alvie Stiff would like to remind everyone that mowing season is approaching and requests that anyone with flowers that are not in vases or saddles should be removed from monuments or ground surrounding monuments.

    This includes items on monuments that are not permanently attached such as figurines. These items should be removed by April 10. After this date items will be removed by cemetery personnel.

    Greenwood Cemetery Rules

    and Regulations

  • Students want to recycle your old phone directories

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School is collecting old Perry-Spencer-Dubois regional phone directories for recycling. 

    Books can be given to any student in grades seven through 12 at the school or books can be dropped off directly to the high-school office.

    The collection of phone books serves as a fun, spirited competition between the different grades at school. Proceeds from the collection will be used to support the eighth-grade Washington, D.C. field trip.

  • Lincoln Day luncheon April 18

    PERRY COUNTY – The annual Perry County Republican Lincoln Day Lunch will be held Saturday, April 18, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The guest speaker will be Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and are $15 for adults. Children ages 10 and younger will be admitted free.

  • Great Day of Service project list expands




    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are quickly taking shape for Perry County’s upcoming Great Day of Service but a Tell City pastor reminds the community there is still time for others to join the April 18 service effort.

    “We put the idea out there several weeks ago but we want congregations, businesses and people to know the first Perry County Great Day of Service is going to happen and they can still get involved,”  said Pastor Dan Hopkins of First Baptist Church in Tell City.

  • Surviving Stalag IV-B

    Story by Vince Luecke


    The war had to end soon, at least in Europe. American servicemen were leading Allied charges across France and into the heart of Germany. Russian armies were doing the same on the Eastern fronts. Germany’s war machine was being crippled and once-believable Nazi claims to be building a thousand-year empire, were doomed. Soon, all of Europe would be free and the boys would be coming home.

  • Polishing the Golden Arches

    By STUART CASSIDY           

    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Touting more than “20 billion served,” with droves of those customers stemming locally, what would summer-fun on-the-go in Tell City be like without a McDonald’s restaurant? Residents will likely find out.

    According to the local fast-food chain’s project engineer David Call, the iconic home of the Big Mac sandwich plans to upgrade its facilities and could be closed for up to three months.

  • Lincoln Ferry Park may go into county hands


    Staff Writer


    ROCKPORT – Preparing to sell the several acres that comprise the old United Energy Troy Refinery site, Spencer County commissioners learned during their March 17 regular session there may be more land available. Among the possible acquisitions could be a park at the mouth of the Anderson River.

  • To Selma and back


    Staff Writer


    Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the day 25,000 people from across the nation descended upon the Alabama State Capitol in support of voting rights for African Americans. The event has become a watershed moment in American history, symbolizing a new birth of freedom for millions of citizens and realizing the long-deferred dreams of a centuries-old political movement.

  • Jarboe is 2015 Lilly scholar Tell City High School

    PERRY COUNTY – A Tell City High School student has been named the recipient of the four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Perry County 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

    Warren “Garrett” Jarboe will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

    Garrett is the son of Gregory and Ronica Jarboe. He plans to attend Butler University and study pre-med via biochemistry and become a pediatrician.