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  • It’s 4-H fair time
  • City eyes water-rate increase as expenses rise

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Customers of the Tell City Water Department may be asked to pay higher rates later this year as the city’s water board comes to grips with declining cash balances and anticipated repairs and improvements.

    “Costs keep going up despite our best efforts to stretch dollars as much as we can,” Dale Poole, the water utility’s superintendent, said June 13.

  • Moving day for busy bees

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Members and partners of the Perry County Beekeepers Association came together at a home near Tell City Wednesday morning to help relocate some winged tenants to a new home. Though an unwelcome sight for human residents, bees play an important role in their local ecosystems and Perry County’s beekeepers are always willing to lend a hand to these industrious insects, in exchange for some of their delicious honey.

  • New Lincoln drama to open Aug. 4-7

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The opening curtain for a new drama about the formative years of Abraham Lincoln’s life is just a month away.

    Providential Productions is presenting  the play, “Here I Grew Up, Abraham Lincoln in Southern Indiana,” at the Tell City High School Auditorium Aug. 4-7. The series of shows will be the premier performance of an original play penned by Perry County native Chuck Poehlein.

  • Flynn files for seat on county commission

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Three Republicans added their names to this November’s ballot last week. Current County Councilman J.R. Flynn filed for the District 1 seat on the county’s board of commissioners. David Etienne and Randy Cole filed for at-large county council seats.

  • County spending freeze remains

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A decision by the Perry County Council in January to freeze unappropriated spending from the general fund is one members are continuing to abide by. The consensus does make operations a bit more difficult for agencies that have cut spending to a proclaimed bare necessity. However, it is a move Council President Steve Goodson said is one much needed.

  • Call of the wild
  • WorkOne: Much more than jobless benefits

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Bridging the needs of potential job seekers and employers, the WorkOne office for Perry County offers many services. In fact, the array of programs are further bolstered through the agencies recent move into the Ivy Tech facility in Tell City.

  • Stuber thanked for years of leadership

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Joe Stuber’s career at Perry County Memorial Hospital was celebrated among co-workers, friends and other well-wishers last week as the hospital’s president and chief executive officer retired from a position he held since September 1999.

    Stuber led the hospital for nearly 17 years.

  • Perry County’s final year 4-H’ers

    Austin Benjamin is a member of the Leopold Gang 4-H Club and the son of Joseph and Joann Benjamin. In the fall, he plans to attend Indiana State University to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Automation and controls engineering technology.

    His 4-H accomplishments include receiving Grand Champion in sheep, goats and several posters. While in 4-H, Austin has been involved with showing sheep, goats, and hogs and completing several projects, including shooting sports.