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  • Assistant police chief praises dispatchers

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Observed the second full week of April every year, it gives the community a time to honor the efforts of the men and women who pick up the phone when emergencies, big and small, strike.

  • New faces expected to join city fire department

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The ranks of the Tell City Fire Department are changing, the city’s board of public works and safety learned last week, with the recent retirement of a longtime member and the departures of others.

  • Perry County grief group to meet Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Grief Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This group is open to anyone who has experienced loss, whether it is a family member or friend.

    The group meets on the first floor and participants are asked to use the back door and parking lot. People from surrounding areas are also welcome to attend.

  • Perry Central health fair, high-school art show set for Monday

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School will celebrate Family Wellness and Health with an evening of family activities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 20.

    In addition to a free supper, health screenings and interactive health and nutrition booths, there will be a climbing wall, Zumba and a family fun run-walk on the track, with prizes for families that complete the four-lap course.

    There will also be helicopter and fire truck tours, smoothie samplings and prize drawings.

  • Tell City Kiwanis learn about Scenic Lincoln Rail Way, BCF’s PLUS program

    TELL CITY – Recent speakers at Tell City Kiwanis meetings were Kevin Teague of the Perry County Port Authority and Brian Janiga, community-involvement coordinator for Branchville Correctional Facility.   

    Teague spoke April 1 about exciting plans for the Scenic Lincoln Rail Way tour, which will have stops at Holiday World and Lincoln State Park. This excursion train would have stops in both Perry and Spencer counties. 

  • American Legion Unit 213 selects Hoosier Girls State delegates, alternates

    TELL CITY – Perry County Unit 213 has selected its delegates who will attend  the 74th annual session of Hoosier Girls State.

    The event will be held June 21 through June 27, on the campus of Trine University in Angola.

    Amy Hackbarth was selected as the delegate from Tell City Junior- Senior High School.

    She is the daughter of David and Janice Hackbarth. Her alternate is Mary Grace Alvey, daughter of Chris and Carol Alvey.

  • County parks board to get snowplow for new truck

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s new truck finally came in two weeks ago. Now the department will get a snowplow to use with it.

    The department was looking for a plow to clear the parking lot and entryway at Eagles Bluff and some of its other parks.

  • Cannelton city-wide spring cleanup starts today

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s city-wide “spring clean-up,” the week when the street department collects items not allowed in regular weekly trash pickups, is under way now.

    The rules regarding what can be left out for collection remain the same as last year, David Marsh said.

    For the cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, Marsh said.

  • Tell City’s Eddie Duke to compete in Wide World of Sports Martial Arts Championship

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Eddie Duke will vie for gold later this year at a world martial arts championship in Orlando, Fla.

  • LHDC program taking applications for aid

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has funds available for the Individual Development Account Program.

    Under this program, income eligible individuals can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $900 annually.