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  • Deputies train on new automatic defibrillators
  • Discovering a Rome postal relic

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    ROME – A sign of the times … from the not so distant past … a modest signboard from the Rome Post Office has been uncovered. Closed for more than 15 years, the post office was one of the holdovers of a once bustling community.

  • PCDC contract OK’d amid lone dissenter

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A commitment of continued support to the Perry County Development Corp. by the county council is not without opposition. While the board did ultimately decide to fund the agency’s contract, one councilman was a holdout.

  • Foundation’s Trivia Night draws 14 teams

    A team reclaimed their first place win this year during the Perry County Community Foundation’s Trivia Night held Jan. 28. The annual fundraiser allows participants to compete for a chance for the winning team to provide a $500 grant to their favorite charity.


  • The Great Flood of ’37

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Throughout the Great Flood of 1937, mutual aid helped ease the pain of the disaster. Dozens of families opened up their doors to not only friends and relatives, but to strangers.

    The late Lucile Schergens recalled how her and husband Edgar’s home was used to store canned goods hastily pulled from the shelves at the A&P grocery.

    “They shoveled (canned goods) into the basement through the coal chute, just like it might have been coal,” she said.

  • INDOT to host public meeting for SR 66 project in Spencer County

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting concerning the State Road 66 Construction project Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Grandview.

    Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting held at the Grandview Civic Center at 1301 Main Street. A formal presentation will be held at 6 p.m.

    The meeting will discuss a project scheduled on Indiana 66 from U.S. 231 to Indiana 70.

  • Communities continue to benefit from Hometown Collaboration

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Facilitating the development and growth of small communities across Indiana is important in attracting job creators and a skilled workforce.  Crawford County was recently named as the next community to join Indiana’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative.

  • Don’t censor young voices

    Most of us at this paper worked for a student newspaper or publication while we were in college.

    The knowledge and lessons gained throughout were a valuable experience that none of us take for granted. More importantly, we were in a situation that allowed us to practice the techniques and intricacies of journalism and we were given true freedoms like those who work in journalism professionally.

  • Hospital trustees OK Tell City Clinic upgrade

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Clinic will get a needed sprucing up under a $120,000 upgrade plan approved Wednesday by Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees. The group approved upgrades for the clinic, including new floor covering, ceiling tile and painting. The work won’t cover the entire building, which includes a large lower level. However, it will include the clinic’s waiting room and some other patient areas.

  • Firefighters saw fewer runs in 2016

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department responded to 79 runs in 2016, a number Fire Chief Greg Linne said was below most years’ averages. But he wasn’t complaining. The department fought 11 structure fires and responded to seven vehicle fires, nine reports of smoke and three brush and grass fires. There were 13 miscellaneous responses to vehicle accidents, hazardous materials spills, electric fires, open burning and school fire drills.