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  • CVB wants better signs for county attractions

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Here’s your sign.

    That’s the message Betty Cash wants to give to Perry Countians who know of noteworthy historic, cultural or natural attractions that would be of interest to visitors.

    Director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cash is looking for landmarks in need of signs for a future CVB project. The effort might not happen overnight but Cash would like to see more interpretive signs in the county.

  • Three face methamphetamine dealing charges

    TELL CITY – Three Tell City residents face drug charges after a Tell City Police Department investigation into illegal drug trafficking led to their arrest last week.

    According to Tell City Police Department Detective Roger Smith, three separate  investigation wrapped up Thursday with the arrests of Nathaniel Gadson, 47, Timothy M. Schraner, 32, and Megan M. Schneider, 23.

  • Derby recycling site still in question

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    DERBY – The future location of recycling disposal site in Derby is still in question. The drop-off containers currently along Indiana 70 may need to be moved since the land on which they set isn’t actually county property.

    Members of the county Recycling Management District had hoped to remain there on a caveat that the section of land may have been owned by the state at one time.

  • Perry Countians attend pro-life march in nation’s capital

    The Borden family of rural Bristow attended last week’s March for Life event in Washington, D.C.  Ryan and Sheila and their daughters, Taylor and Reagan, departed the evening of Wednesday, Jan.  25, from Seymour. They traveled with a group that represented the Indiana Knights of Columbus. 

  • CVB wants more growers for farmers market

    TELL CITY – Gardening season is just around the corner and that means plans are taking shape for farmers markets that will be held this year at the Tell City Depot. An organizational meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

  • Deputies train on new automatic defibrillators
  • Discovering a Rome postal relic

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    ROME – A sign of the times … from the not so distant past … a modest signboard from the Rome Post Office has been uncovered. Closed for more than 15 years, the post office was one of the holdovers of a once bustling community.

  • PCDC contract OK’d amid lone dissenter

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A commitment of continued support to the Perry County Development Corp. by the county council is not without opposition. While the board did ultimately decide to fund the agency’s contract, one councilman was a holdout.

  • Foundation’s Trivia Night draws 14 teams

    A team reclaimed their first place win this year during the Perry County Community Foundation’s Trivia Night held Jan. 28. The annual fundraiser allows participants to compete for a chance for the winning team to provide a $500 grant to their favorite charity.


  • The Great Flood of ’37

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Throughout the Great Flood of 1937, mutual aid helped ease the pain of the disaster. Dozens of families opened up their doors to not only friends and relatives, but to strangers.

    The late Lucile Schergens recalled how her and husband Edgar’s home was used to store canned goods hastily pulled from the shelves at the A&P grocery.

    “They shoveled (canned goods) into the basement through the coal chute, just like it might have been coal,” she said.