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  • Rail group plans additional excursion rides

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – On the heels … the tracks, rather … of successful excursion train rides in recent weeks, Lincoln Scenic Way will host a fall scenery ride this Sunday, Sept. 25.

    It will be the first of several autumn excursion trains with various themes.

    “It’s been a great success thus far and we want the interest and the number of travelers to keep growing,” said Betty Cash, who directs the county’s visitors bureau.

  • Marching Marksmen enchant audience, judges

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PAOLI – The Tell City Marching Marksmen had a very strong weekend, taking several top honors Saturday at the Pride of Paoli Invitational. Not only did the Marksmen win first in Class AA with their routine, “Enchanted,” they won awards for best music, visual effect, general effect and drum major.

    Building upon last year’s state finals run, the latest results show the young but experienced band is making strides to be even better this season.

  • Mermaid memories
  • Who will stand up for the children?

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – “I just got a call as I was walking in about a child in need of service,” Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt said as he explained the overwhelming need for foster parents and court appointed special advocates. “There is a removal (of a child from their home) almost every day.”

  • Clean emissions
  • Lawsuit prompts dealer to take action in warrant dispute

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – After a lawsuit was filed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will apparently finally get a service contract for a pickup truck it purchased in March 2015.

    Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot reported to the parks board in January that Sternberg Chrysler Center, from whom the parks department purchased the 2014 Dodge Ram pickup, told him that there was no warranty on the truck because it originated in Canada.

  • New math = new challenge, goals for school

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY ­– Math homework for Tell City students in the 2016 school year may look different than in previous years. However, a transition at William Tell Elementary to Curriculum Associates’ Ready Math program is going smoothly for teachers and students.

    Principal Laura Noble said she is pleased with the early results, though the instruction tool has provided a few hiccups.

  • WGS accused of reneging on promises to Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The town of Troy’s agreement with WGS Global Services to provide electrical equipment for a new warehouse in the community will now be voided because the contract, sent by the town in July, was never returned, according to town officials.

    WGS was to make its first payment by Sept. 10 to compensate Troy Electric Utility for $135,000 in equipment and services. The company failed to do so, voiding, at least in the eyes of city leaders, the contract.

  • TC police to carry opiate antidote

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While there will be no easy cure to the growing problem of opiate abuse and addiction, Tell City police officers will soon carry an antidote proven to save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin and other opioid drugs.

  • Select Troy households asked to participate in income survey

    TROY – The Town of Troy is conducting an income survey to help establish their status of eligibility as leaders apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  This survey is needed in order to allow the Town of Troy to apply for grant funds to repair water issues.