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  • Monia Lehman has been protecting kids for 50 years

    Monia Lehman was surprised Tuesday with a reception honoring her for 50 years of guarding what Mayor Jim Adams called the community’s greatest asset … its children.

    Lehman has served as a crossing guard for 50 years, first at 12th and Jefferson streets and then at Tell and 31st streets. A ruse brought Monia to the Tell City Depot Tuesday. Monia thought she was being taken to a small lunch. But inside the Depot, the tables were packed with city employees, family and friends, all grateful for her years of service.

  • County library to enroll in online music lesson resource


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library will soon have online music lessons available on its website.

    The lesson program, called ArtistWorks, spans a myriad of genres of music, and includes band and popular string instruments, from jazz and blues guitar to multi-style cello to record-scratching, which can usually be found in hip hop. The lessons also include French horn, fiddle, harmonica and even vocal lessons. “The range of lessons is extraordinary,” said Library Director John Mundy.

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  • CVB wants better signs for county attractions




    PERRY COUNTY – Here’s your sign.

    That’s the message Betty Cash wants to give to Perry Countians who know of noteworthy historic, cultural or natural attractions that would be of interest to visitors.

    Director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cash is looking for landmarks in need of signs for a future CVB project. The effort might not happen overnight but Cash would like to see more interpretive signs in the county.

  • Three face methamphetamine dealing charges

    TELL CITY – Three Tell City residents face drug charges after a Tell City Police Department investigation into illegal drug trafficking led to their arrest last week.

    According to Tell City Police Department Detective Roger Smith, three separate  investigation wrapped up Thursday with the arrests of Nathaniel Gadson, 47, Timothy M. Schraner, 32, and Megan M. Schneider, 23.

  • Derby recycling site still in question


    Staff Writer


    DERBY – The future location of recycling disposal site in Derby is still in question. The drop-off containers currently along Indiana 70 may need to be moved since the land on which they set isn’t actually county property.

    Members of the county Recycling Management District had hoped to remain there on a caveat that the section of land may have been owned by the state at one time.

  • Perry Countians attend pro-life march in nation’s capital

    The Borden family of rural Bristow attended last week’s March for Life event in Washington, D.C.  Ryan and Sheila and their daughters, Taylor and Reagan, departed the evening of Wednesday, Jan.  25, from Seymour. They traveled with a group that represented the Indiana Knights of Columbus. 

  • CVB wants more growers for farmers market

    TELL CITY – Gardening season is just around the corner and that means plans are taking shape for farmers markets that will be held this year at the Tell City Depot. An organizational meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

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



    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.