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  • Witches Walk set for Thursday, Oct. 30

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking “goodies” from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk.

    Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.

  • Candlelight vigil for infant loss set for Oct. 15

    TELL CITY – Early Flight Angels will host a candlelight vigil for pregnancy, infant loss and Infertility Day.

    Organizers invite everyone to attend and support the community and loved ones during this dedication.

    The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Sunset Park in Tell City, with a guest singer, warm drinks and balloons for children. Candle-lighting will be at 7 p.m. and candles and lanterns will be provided free of charge.

  • Parent-teacher conferences at William Tell Elementary Thursday, Oct. 23

    TELL CITY – The afternoon and evening of Thursday, Oct. 23, are designated times for parent-teacher conferences at William Tell Elementary School.

    There will be no school Friday, Oct. 24 or Monday, Oct. 27 due to fall break.

    Parents will be notified of their scheduled times by Monday, Oct. 20.

    If parents need to change their appointments, they are asked to call their child’s teacher at 547-9727.

  • TCJSHS grades to be issued Thursday, conferences set Oct. 23

    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High School will receive grade cards and parent-teacher conference information Thursday, Oct. 16.

    Parent-teacher conferences will be held Thursday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 7:45 p.m. School will not be in session Friday, Oct. 24 or Monday, Oct. 27 due to fall break.

  • Manufacturing in the 21st Century set for Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Manufacturing in the 21st Century will be presented by Hire Technology students at Perry Central and Tell City high schools.

    The Perry County College Success Coalition will host the event beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Schergens Center in Tell City. An open house will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by student recognition and a panel discussion from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Parks department seeks new truck

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department plans to ask the county council for money to purchase a new four-wheel-drive pickup truck.

    Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday that the department’s current truck has 272,000 miles on it and “about 12 to 15 things wrong with it.”

  • Leaders discuss collapsed storm drain, scooter law

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A storm drain had collapsed in the Pleasant Valley subdivision, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder reported at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety Sept. 8.

    “It’s got several potholes in a straight line down where the drain goes,” she said, adding, “it’s right between two houses, real close to a fence. We’re planning on working on it in late fall, maybe a few months down the road yet.”

  • Cannelton Council: Tear down the house

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted Sept. 8 to demolish a building at 217 S. Third St., after conducting a second public hearing its owners didn’t attend.

    “We did issue a letter for them to appear if they had something to say,” Mayor Mary Snyder said in explaining actions the city had taken up to that point. “They are not here now, so I would think they are accepting what we had to say in the letter.”

  • First of two forums set for Thursday

    TELL CITY – Candidates for county offices will take part in a 6 p.m. forum Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Tell City Knights of Columbus.

    That event will be broadcast live on radio station WTCJ 93.3 FM. It will also be webcast. Those wanting to watch the webcast should create an account at https://new.livestream.com/accounts/10290191/perrycountyforum.

    Candidates seeking election to Perry County’s three school boards are invited to a Tuesday, Oct. 21, forum and meet-and-greet at the Tell City Depot.

  • Retired pilot Dave LaGrange has lived his dream job in the wild blue yonder

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    From his days as a boy watching a barnstorming uncle, David LaGrange knew he wanted to pilot airplanes for a living. He succeeded beyond the dreams any St. Marks boy in the 1960s could conjure, navigating some of the world’s most sophisticated aircraft over oceans and mountains. LaGrange has been around the globe with United Airlines and taken countless passengers safely to its every corner. And it all began the day nearly 50 years ago when a 15-year-old boy pointed his bicycle in the direction of the county airport in search of a job.