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  • Band leader thanks donor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Band Director Andrea Clark wants to express appreciation to a mysterious benefactor.

    “Yesterday after the Veteran’s Day program,” she said in a message emailed to the News Wednesday, “I found a Post-it note on my desk attached to $500.  It said ‘4 PC Band.’ I have no idea who it’s from, but I am assuming it was a veteran. I would like to thank them.”

  • Wellness activities will be offered at Tell City Junior-Senior High School

    TELL CITY – The following wellness activities are available free of charge at Tell City Junior-Senior High School through a Welborn Healthy, Energetic, Ready, Outstanding, Enthusiastic Schools grant during November. They are open to the community.

    Activities will take place either in the auditorium or Room 612 and will be offered from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

    • Tuesday, Nov. 18, Cardio-strength circuit, auditorium

    • Wednesday, Nov. 19, circuit training, Room 612

    • Tuesday, Nov. 25, cardio-strength circuit, auditorium

  • Commissioners discuss insurance changes, rates

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County is in compliance with some requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the county commissioners learned at a regular meeting Nov. 3, but they needed to fix some, according to Cathy Dunn of Dunn and Associates benefits administrators of Columbus.

    County Auditor Connie Berger had asked her, she told the county legislators, “are we in compliance? Have we done everything we’re supposed to? Where are we on health-care reform?”

  • Officials approve financing offer for truck

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s parks and recreation director told the county commissioners at their regular meeting Nov. 3 the best deal he could find on a vehicle was a 2015 four-wheel-drive Dodge pickup offered at $25,557 by the Sternberg Chrysler dealership in Jasper.

  • Judge recuses herself from pending grand jury


    TELL CITY – Perry County Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet has recused herself from a pending grand jury that will investigate potential wrongdoing surrounding the death of a woman in the county’s detention center.

    In an order signed Oct. 28, the day after the court was petitioned to convene the grand jury, Goffinet signed an order seeking a change of judge. In it, Goffinet said the Indiana Supreme Court would be asked to name a new judge.

  • Wild night in Cannelton

    Heads were banged, fists thrown and tempers flared Saturday as New Focus Wrestling invaded the Cannelton Community Center.

    Fans of professional wrestling filled rows of chairs around the ring for five bouts. Wrestlers included local grapplers “Pretty Boy” A.J. Riley and “The Xtreme Machine” Johnny Bangkok. Also taking part was wrestling legend Tracy Smothers.

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  • Tell City earns final federal OK on floodwall

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing announced during a meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety Nov. 3 the city had received floodwall accreditation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

  • Straight A’s for Tell City Schools


    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has been awarded straight A’s in 2013-14 school-accountability grades announced last week by the Indiana Department of Education.

    William Tell Elementary School and Tell City Junior-Senior High School each earned A’s, as did the school corporation itself.

  • Students salute our veterans

    All three of the county's school districts honored on Tuesday the service of those who've served in the military.

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School marked Veterans Day with a morning program and breakfast Tuesday.

    Pictured here, Korean War veteran Richard Brunson looks at newspaper headlines from milestone events in the nation’s wartime history. Principal Brad Ramsey said students can learn from the acts of service and heroism of veterans and want to support those who served in the past and those who volunteer today.

  • Cannelton Police Department seeks public's help

    The Cannelton Police Department is releasing information and seeking public help about a recent crime.

    At approximately 5:47 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, a Cannelton Police officer attempted to stop a male subject on a bicycle at the intersection of South Sixth and Taylor streets. The male subject refused to stop and led the officer on a chase around Golden Years Apartments, across Washington Street and through the city park at Fifth and Washington streets.

    Officers were unable to establish a perimeter and male subject escaped. Officers did locate the subject's bicycle, coat and backpack.