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  • Travelers in the cold
  • Despite cold, TC apple drop still a go

    TELL CITY – While it may be the coldest Silvesternacht on record, Sunday’s New Year’s Eve celebration in City Hall Park is still ago.

    Plans again include a variety of activities from 8 to 11 p.m. at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, including games, an open pool party and new and improved inflatables and obstacle courses.

    Past events have drawn large numbers of youngsters, who are chaperoned by a group of adults.

  • Changes coming to superintendent’s contract

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Changes to the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. superintendent’s contract are near finalization. An addendum to the existing contract, which expires June 31, 2020, was presented during a special session of the school board Thursday.

    The six page, seven part contract and supplement clarifies terms to coincide with recent changes to employee policies, including days off, how vacation is accrued, retirement savings compensation and other incentives.

  • Councilman questions county’s reappointment process

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Decisions about county council reappointments to various boards for 2018 could see some heated contention in the coming week. Announcements on those positions could come at the group’s Jan. 2 reorganization meeting for:

    • Alcoholic Beverage Board – one appointment for a 1-year term.

    • Perry County Public Library Board – one appointment for a 1-year term

  • Dr. Gene Ress touched countless lives over half a century as a country physician ... and in many other ways

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    I vow that I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor.

     

    Well more than half a century ago, a newly anointed physician, Gene Ress uttered something close to the words above, part of the 2,000-year-old Hippocratic oath pledged by new physicians.

    Few practitioners of medicine have lived a life so upright or so filled with honor.

    Ress, 82, died Dec. 12, after an illness of several months.

  • Ventures with a footpath mentor

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Want to get outdoors more in the New Year? Maybe you’re just looking for a new hobby.  Look no further that your own back door. Several winter and early spring hikes are planned at various locations in Perry County. The next excursion is set for Saturday, Jan. 6, and  the series runs through April.

  • Songs of the season
  • TCHS earns early-college endorsement

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School’s success at offering students a chance to earn college credits while still in high school has earned it an important statewide endorsement.

    The Center of Excellence in Leadership Learning at the University of Indianapolis recently endorsed the program at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, making it the newest member of a small network of Early College schools in the state. 

  • City marks successes as year closes

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The winter season is slowing down some activities, but unusual weather can still lead to unexpected work for town employees. The Tell City Board of Public Works and Water Board saw this among the regular business Monday, Dec. 18.

  • Tell City Council adopts ethics ordinance

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council met in special session Monday, Dec. 18 to adopt an ordinance formalizing a code of ethics for city officials and employees. The lengthy document outlines proper use of authority and public resources and defines boundaries from areas where potential conflicts of interest or improper influence might arise.