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  • Yard sale will support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

    By HEATHER POWELL

    Staff Writer

     

    BRISTOW – In order to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Delores Welp has had yard sales twice a year for the past three years. The next one will be at her home in Bristow from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6.

  • Too much rain!
  • Special Olympians ready for Saturday field day
  • Vandals disrupt Troy water system

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – Two days of testing Troy’s water resulted in an all-clear message from Indiana Department of Environmental Management for residents and businesses to resume using the water.

    The announcement around noon on Wednesday came two days after a door to one of the two town water system reservoirs  was found open. Vandals had apparently pried open the doors.

  • Cannelton Schools tax vote fails

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A property-tax referendum for Cannelton City Schools was narrowly defeated at the polls Tuesday by a vote of 73-70.

    In effect since 2011, the original referendum allowed the school corporation to take in an additional revenue of 41 cents per $100 of assessed valuation above the limits set by tax circuit breakers. For 2017, it allowed the tax rate to grow to $2.565 per $100. With defeat, that additional levy will expire at the end of 2017, giving a slight tax break to ratepayers.

  • County will retain current insurance providers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Just weeks after announcing they would open up personal-property-liability and workman’s compensation insurance for bid, the commissioners are backtracking on that sentiment. The board voted Monday during its regular meeting to halt the bid-quote process for both insurances.

  • Coroner’s office IDs woman found in Tipsaw Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The identity of a woman found in Tipsaw Lake Saturday has been released.

    County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the body of Candy (Russell) Hay, 52, was identified using dental records.

    A canoeist called police Saturday afternoon after spotting what appeared to be a body in the water. Conservation officer, state police and sheriff’s deputies worked together to recover the badly decomposed remains. The body may have been in the lake for 10-14 days.

    Baumeister said foul play is not suspected in the death.

  • Fire Sunday on Lily Road

    PERRY COUNTY – The Anderson Township Fire Department responded to the report of  brush fire Sunday afternoon off of Lily Road. Upon their arrival, firefighters discovered a small outbuilding had caught fire. The department responded with five trucks and 15 members.

  • UPDATE: "DO NOT CONSUME" order for Troy water continues

    ALERT: Troy town officials are advising water customers to refrain from using water services until further notice.

    A news release informs that:

  • From the 38th Parallel to the nation’s capital

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    “The Korean War is the forgotten war. No one knew when I was gone and no one knew when I got back,” U.S. Army veteran William “Joe” Minto said of his service during the conflict. After war’s end and completion of his three-year enlistment, there was no fanfare when he arrived stateside in January 1954, not that any accolades were expected.