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  • City acts to plug sewer leaks

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Smoke testing of sewer lines revealed that 10 or 11 problem areas remained to be resolved, the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety heard at a regular meeting May 12.

    As the News reported in January and February, city sewer-department workers were checking the lines for breaks and notifying residents of problems on their property. Several were granted extensions to an end-of-January deadline for repairs.

  • Smokey Bear to celebrate 70 years of vigilance

    TELL CITY – On Aug. 9, the famous Smokey Bear will celebrate his 70th birthday.

    Although he may be 70, he has no plans for retirement as his message, “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires,” is as relevant as ever.

    To help Smokey celebrate, the Hoosier National Forest staff invite children entering kindergarten through fifth grade to make Smokey Bear a birthday card for chances to win prizes.

    Cards may be dropped off or mailed to Hoosier National Forest, Tell City Ranger District, 248 15th Street, Tell City, IN 47586.

  • Home-repair funds denied

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – During a regular meeting of the city’s common council May 12, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder asked members to keep the family of Councilman Melvin McBrayer in their prayers. His wife, Rosie, died that morning. The couple had been married since 1960, the year she graduated from Cannelton High School.

  • Congratulations, Perry Central scholarship recipients

    Perry Central student athletes Rosa Schwartz and Hannah Harpenau were honored as this year’s recipients of the Julie Irvin-Amber Rogier Awards. Becky Genet presented them. (Click on photo to enlarge. Click on arrow to see more.)

  • Cost-share funds available for livestock assistance

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a grant from Clean Water Indiana to provide technical and financial assistance to land users by providing a cost-share program for livestock facilities. 

  • Hospital trustees OK staff credentialing

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees approved the credentialing of several medical staff at their May 28 meeting. Some were new appointments, while others were renewed.

    Temporary staff, Dr. Jeffery Ellis, obstetrics, gynecology
    Allied health professional, Christopher James, social work
    Emergency room contractual staff, Dr. Brett Heiney.
    Telemedicine staff, Dr. Mark Weiss

  • Indian Lake Road to close Monday for repair work

    TELL CITY – Necessary culvert repairs will result in road closures in the Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area this summer.

    The road to Indian Lake will be closed Monday, June 9 from the junction to Celina Lake. Visitors will still be able to access Celina Lake Campgrounds.

    Celina, Tipsaw and Saddle lakes will remain accessible for fishing. Those who wish to hike the Two-Lake Loop Trail system may get to the trail from the interpretive trail at the Rickenbaugh House.

  • ‘Adventures’ event will permit children to ‘soar’ at Tipsaw Lake

    TELL CITY – The 11th annual Adventures with Nature Field Day will be held at the Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area Saturday, June 28.  Activities will get under way at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1 p.m.

    The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Perry and Spencer County soil and water conservation districts continue to work together to present the event.

  • Junior firefighter program eyed in Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – High-school and college-age students may soon have the opportunity to learn more about firefighting through a junior firefighting program proposed by the Tell City Fire Department and Boy Scouts of America.

    Fire Chief Greg Linne sought the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety’s approval to check out the feasibility of forming a junior firefighter program.

    He attended Monday’s meeting with Scout representatives Michael Richard and John Harding.

  • Inaugural flag-raising

    Old Glory is flying proudly over the newly dedicated Perry County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center, courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 192, whose members presented Sheriff Lee Chestnut a flag May 29.

    On the eve of the facility’s dedication, the county’s sheriff and Scouts together hoisted the flag and toured the center.

    A crowd was on hand Friday morning for the dedication.  Public tours of the detention center were offered Tuesday and Wednesday.