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    Doolittle Mills
    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Vacation Bible school begins at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills this coming Monday evening, July 7 and will continue through Friday, July 11. This year’s theme is “Jungle Safari” and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.

    Heather Underhill, daughter of David and Teresa Underhill of Doolittle Mills, became the bride of Ben Messmer this past Saturday afternoon. The outdoor wedding took place at the 18th Street Park in Ferdinand.

  • Adventures with Nature

    Leslie Grow with Hardy Lake holds a barn owl during her presentation on raptors. She also brought hawks and an American kestrel, the smallest member of the falcon family.

  • Sheriff’s department issues reminder on scams

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department has received a call regarding fraud in which someone claimed to be a tax officer from Garden City, N.Y.

    The caller told someone they were delinquent on their tax payments and that there would be an officer there the next day to arrest them.

  • New police reserves sworn in for Tell City

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing administered oaths of office to four new police reserves during a City Hall ceremony Tuesday. Reserves provide security for athletic games and special events, such as the upcoming Schweizer Fest. They also accompany other officers on routine patrols.

  • Work to begin on newest floodwall mural

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society has announced plans to begin work on a new mural at the floodwall opening and Humboldt Street.

    The mural will depict the history of Tell City woodworking. Funding for the mural was donated by Tony and Nena Hauenstein Manci in memory of the Hauenstein, Ahlf and Snyder families.

    “The Hauenstein, Ahlf and Snyder families have long been associated as well as benefited from the fruits of the talented and hardworking furniture industry laborers,” Nena said.

  • 4-H fair set for 2014 kickoff

    TELL CITY – Local 4-H’ers have a few more days to put the finishing touches on their projects but the opening events of this year’s Perry County 4-H Fair will kick off tonight. This year’s 4-H fair demolition derby is set for Saturday evening.

    The 2014 4-H Queen and Junior Miss Contest will begin at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Four candidates, Isabel Adams, Mackenzie Flamion, Kendall Hauser and Aqualia Parker,  are vying for this year’s 4-H Fair Queen title. Junior Miss candidates are Skylar Parker and Lacey Peter.

  • Police: No evidence of attempt to abduct child

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said officers are continuing to investigate a report of suspicious activity Monday evening in the 900 block of 22nd Street but said, contrary to rumors circulating Tuesday, there is no evidence of an attempted child abduction.

  • County man killed in early morning crash

    MOUNT PLEASANT – An early-morning crash on Onido Road in northeast Perry County claimed the life of a 25-year-old father of three.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Steven J. Kellems died of multiple injuries sustained when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a utility pole and rolled several times. According to Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Kratzer, the investigation is continuing and it was not immediately known why the vehicle left the roadway. The call to police was placed at 3:23 a.m.

  • Farmers market now open every Wednesday, Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Farmers Market has kicked off its season at the Tell City Depot, located on Seventh Street.

    Hours are 8 a.m. until sellout Saturdays and 4 p.m. until sellout Wednesdays. Markets will continue through fall. Anyone wanting to learn more can call 547-7933.

  • New leadership at Hoosier National Forest

    BEDFORD – Mike Chaveas is the new forest supervisor for the 202,000-acre Hoosier National Forest in south-central Indiana.

    Chaveas came to the Hoosier from Oregon, where he served as a District Ranger on the Mount Hood National Forest.

    Chaveas has also worked on the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona and for the U.S. Forest Service’s International Programs office in Washington, D.C., where he coordinated agency efforts in Africa.