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  • Business Physique: New Directions Fitness Center under new ownership

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Coupling their business sense and long-standing relationship with fitness, Angie and Eric Foury are guiding New Direction Fitness Club into the next generation.

    The couple bought the gym earlier this month and are now carrying on a tradition started 17 years ago when the establishment first opened its doors.

  • Police raids target alleged drug dealers

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Teams of law-enforcement officers served drug-related arrest  warrants on more than 20 people Tuesday, searching homes and detaining suspects in one of the largest joint police operations in the county in several years.

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  • Daniel Buechlein, retired archbishop dies at the age of 79

    ST. MEINRAD – Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein OSB, 79, who visited Perry County often during his two decades as the leader of local Catholics, died at 12:20 a.m. on Thursday in the monastery’s infirmary.

    He is survived by his brother, Charles, of Jasper and nieces and nephews.

    He was a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and archbishop emeritus of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis,

  • A celebration of GREAT achievement

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – More than 100 sixth-graders at William Tell Elementary are better prepared to handle the tests and temptations that will surely come their way in the years to come. The students, their families and supporters celebrated as the youths graduated from the school’s Gang Resistance Education and Training program.

  • ATTC planning $38 million automation retro-fit

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The coming year is shaping up to be one of major overhaul for Aisin Takaoka Tell City, better known as ATTC, which has announced $38 million in upgrades. Much of the spending will be to keep pace with changing technology in the automotive industry.

  • Cannelton seeks grant for stormwater control

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – When heavy rains hit Cannelton, the aged and undersized stormwater infrastructure has a hard time keeping up. That often leads to flooding of streets, yards and homes in several areas of the city.

    City leaders are hoping to alleviate many of the issues with the help of a more than $500,000 grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Estimates for a drainage project rang in at $577,600, with the city on tap for 20 percent if OCRA provides assistance.

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  • Kleeman files for House District 74

    TELL CITY – Larry K. Kleeman has filed as a candidate for election to the House District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. The Democrat announced several weeks ago he would see the seat now held by Stephen Bartels.

    Kleeman ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2016 against then State Rep. Lloyd Arnold. Bartels was chosen by Republicans during a caucus in November after Arnold resigned to accept the position of law enforcement director for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

  • School guidance efforts have broad reach at PC

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A generation ago, school guidance counselors’ biggest jobs, other than the occasional disruption in the classroom, were to get students to  apply for scholarships and to think about what college they wanted to attend. Not any more.