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  • Return of the Trojans - UPDATED with video

    The third Troy School Homecoming was held Saturday at St. Pius Parish Hall. It is the only remaining school building left in Troy. The crowd filled the room to overflowing with alumni, family members and friends.

    The day’s registration showed 64 graduates and a total of 135 people attending. During registration, refreshments were served and tables displayed school photos, yearbooks, a school sweater, Troy High School jackets and other memorabilia.

  • INDOT will fund new road project

    INDIANAPOLIS – Though work won’t begin for a few years, the Indiana Department of Transportation has included a road project near Waupaca Foundry as part of $102 million in federal transportation funding.

    INDOT has set aside $3.9 million for the project, which will construct a new road from Indiana 66 to Troy Ridge Road.

    The new road will connect with Indiana 66 between the existing intersection with Squirrel Road and the entrance to Waupaca. It will connect with Troy Ridge Road near the existing intersection with Squirrel Road.

  • Hoch files for prosecutor’s post

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City attorney with experience in private practice as well as prosecuting criminal cases has filed for the office of Perry County prosecutor.

    Jason Hoch, 39, filed last week in Indianapolis and will try to unseat incumbent Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo. Hoch is running as a Democrat and Acchiardo is a Republican. The two will face off in November’s general election.

  • K of C members attend state convention

    Members of Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 were in Indianapolis April 26-27 to attend the Knights of Columbus state convention.

    Pictured from the front left are Janet Hurm, Connie Franchville, Rita LaGrange, Financial Secretary John Waninger and Charlotte Waninger.

    In back are State Warden Gene Hurm, District Deputy Clarence Franchville, Delegate Scott Doogs and Deputy Grand Knight Allen LaGrange.

  • Knights of Columbus attend golf scramble

    Members of Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 were in Terre Haute May 8 to attend the 18th annual Gibault Golf Scramble.

    All proceeds from the event benefit Gibault Children's Services.

    Pictured from left are Ron Crawford, John Waninger, Scott Mosby and Mark Howland. Not pictured is Gene Hurm.

  • Local sixth-graders attend three day Touchstone Energy camp

    TELL CITY - From June 4 through 7, four local sixth graders attended Touchstone Energy camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston. Southern Indiana Power, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, has sponsored this summer experience for 12 years.

    Campers participated in three days of traditional sleep-away summer-camp activities like zip lining, horseback riding, rock climbing, archery, swimming and campfires and learned about important topics such as alternative energy, electric safety and the impact a cooperative makes in a community.

  • Board seeks cause of leak

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON - Water seeps through a wall in Cannelton's City Hall, but city officials don't know why.

    "It's really coming through now, on the floor and everything," Mayor Mary Snyder said at a regular meeting of the city's board of public works and safety June 9. The water's effect on paint has been visible for some time along the base of the wall behind the council table.

  • Farmers market finds

    Tim Cecil of Hawesville, Ky., helps Betty Vaughn bag tomatoes during Wednesday’s session of the Perry County Farmers Market. Held each Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning at the Tell City Depot, the farmers market is off to a robust start.

    More vendors are taking part each week and the amount and variety of vegetables, fruits and homemade items continue to grow. Along with tomatoes, Vaughn purchased onions, zucchini and cucumbers.

  • Ironstock Halloween fest back in Tell City

    TELL CITY – After a five year hiatus, Ralph Mitchell and his wife, Melissa Carter, will host a reunion of their Halloween festival, Ironstock. This family-friendly event will kick off Friday June 27, at 7 p.m. with a free Zombie crawl beginning at the Tell City Depot.

    Everyone is invited to join the fun as the undead invade downtown. Formal activities will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue through Sunday, June 29, at the 4-H fairgrounds.

  • Officials make 1 appointment, consider another

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners appointed a former member of that body to a revived county economic-development commission at a regular meeting June 2.

    “Back when we did the Webb Wheel project in 2008 or so, we had to do it through the Perry County Economic Development Commission,” county attorney Chris Goffinet explained, so it was created then.