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  • Candidate forum set for Tuesday

    LEOPOLD – Perry County Farm Bureau will host a public gathering of candidates running for Indiana House of Representatives District 74 and Indiana Senate District 47 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30.

    The event will be held in the Perry Central High School Library.

    Taking part will be State Rep. Lloyd Arnold and his Democratic challenger, Chris Coyle and State Sen. Richard Young and his Republican challenger, Erin Houchin.

  • Register to vote by Oct. 6

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk  Jean Schulthise is reminding voters that next Monday, Oct. 6, is the last day to register to vote for the general election to be held Nov. 4  Registration applications must be received in the clerk’s office, by mail or in person, by 4 p.m.

    Voter-registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • In fight against Alzheimer’s, a walk to remember

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    If you ask someone who has lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s, they’ll be able to tell you exactly when they first noticed something wasn’t right. An everyday task suddenly confuses, familiar names and faces aren’t recognized, details and events are forgotten. It’s a devastating illness that erases memory.

  • Inquisitive minds

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  • Chapman takes plea, trial averted

    TELL CITY – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion Chapman agreed Friday to plead guilty to two counts of official misconduct. Details of the plea agreement were not available late Friday afternoon.

    His guilty plea called off a trial that had been scheduled to begin today on two counts each of theft and official misconduct.

    Chapman was charged in 2013 after an investigation allegedly showed he stole more than $200,000 from school coffers. He served as superintendent from July 2005 through his firing in January 2012.

  • Cannelton woman dies after crash

    FERDINAND – A near head-on crash north of Ferdinand claimed the life of a Cannelton woman Wednesday.

    According to Indiana State Police, at approximately 2:02 p.m., Brandon W. Chamberlain, 23, Huntingburg, was traveling north on Indiana 162 in a white 2012 Ford F-350 SuperCrew pickup truck. For an unknown reason, Chamberlain traveled left of center, striking a southbound tan 2001 Buick Century, driven by Donna Marie Evans, 60, Cannelton. The impact pushed Evans’ vehicle backward and off of the east side of the roadway.

  • Leadership Perry County begins 2014-15 program

    Leadership Perry County’s latest class of community leaders met for a two-day retreat earlier this month at Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus. Their orientation included getting to know one another, Perry County history and some of the issues it faces.

  • Event will correct history

    ROME – An incorrect date on two historical markers has been corrected in time for them to be rededicated during Rome Courthouse Day.

    A ceremony scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the courthouse will rededicate the Hines Raid markers and serve as a fundraiser for the Rome Courthouse, which needs repairs, according to Mark Saalman, who is helping to coordinate the event.

  • Bicentennial afghan available

    The Perry County Bicentennial Planning Committee has an afghan available for pre-order. The afghan is full color and showcases historic places throughout the county. 

  • Help students plan, pay for their futures

    TELL CITY – In Indiana, a four-year college degree costs an average of $11,901 annually after financial aid and 66 percent of four-year students had an average of $26,028 in debt upon graduation according to the Indiana Commission on Higher Education.

    It’s never too early to start planning for a child’s future.

    With these facts in mind, the Indiana Youth Institute is hosting a forum on how to help students and their families plan for their future education goals.