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  • War of 1812 relic found in county

    A 200-year-old button found in Perry County has a lot of people wondering.

    It is simply a button but not just any button. It is a button off of a soldier’s uniform from the War of 1812. 

    The button was found by Brad and Jana Faith who live near Penitentiary Rocks in Perry County. 

    “At first it was thought to be a button from the Civil War. We were totally stunned to find that the button dates even further, back to the War of 1812,” said Molly Hall, a genealogist who spoke to the Faiths.

  • Library aims to safeguard finances

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In efforts to secure its coffers, the Perry County Public Library Board of Trustees approved a materiality threshold of $500. This means if there is a discrepancy in funds valued at or above that amount, it must be reported to the State Board of Accounts, by a state requirement.

    Library Director John Mundy clarified overdue books do not count toward this threshold.

  • A trailing heart: Gagliardi finds new paths

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Rain has put a damper on many outdoor events. For some, they can brave through a shower or two, but there is a limit. Vince Gagliardi of Cannelton met his turning-back point during a recent hiking trip.

  • New abbot no stranger to leadership roles

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ST. MEINRAD – A monk who has held leadership posts in the monastery and seminary was elected archabbot of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in an election held Thursday morning.

    The Rev. Kurt Stasiak OSB becomes the 10th abbot and seventh archabbot in the community’s 162-year history, succeeding Archabbot Justin DuVall, OSB, who announced in January that he would resign the position upon the new abbot’s election. DuVall had served as abbot since Dec. 31, 2004.

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  • Plans in place for TC spring cleanup

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has set June 13-16 as the dates for the 2016 spring cleanup.

    Rules are similar to past years’ events. Postcards are being mailed to city residents and they list the specific dos and don’ts.

    Large items will be picked up with residents’ normal trash on the standard collection days.

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  • Saint Meinrad monks elect new archabbot

    ST. MEINRAD ­– The Right Rev. Kurt Stasiak OSB was elected archabbot of Saint Meinrad Archabbey by the Benedictine monks of the community on June 2.

    He becomes the 10th abbot and seventh archabbot in the community’s 162-year history, succeeding Archabbot Justin DuVall OSB, who announced in January that he would resign the position upon the new abbot’s election. He had served as abbot since Dec. 31, 2004.

  • Memorial Day 2016