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  • Santa Claus Native flies the Navy’s newest, most advanced helicopter

     MAYPORT, Florida – A 2008 Heritage Hills High School graduate and Santa Claus, Indiana, native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter.

  • Public input sought for Rome Courthouse bicentennial

    ROME – A meeting Thursday evening (today) will discuss plans for celebrating the Rome Courthouse’s 200th anniversary in 2018. Anyone interested in sharing ideas on how to celebrate the milestone is invited to take part.

    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Rome Community Center. Betty Cash from the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau will be on hand to offer advice about local and state resources that could be used to repair and preserve the historic building.

  • Eclipse Captivates County

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The moon passed between the Earth and the Sun Monday afternoon, treating Perry Countians to a rare nearly total solar eclipse. About 97 percent of the sun was blocked, creating conditions similar to early morning or late evening. Roosters crowed, street lights switched on and birds searched for roosts.

    Schools passed out solar glasses and students who had permission of parents spent the late morning and early afternoon outside watching the moon as its path and the sun’s converged.

  • TC alum pioneering a virtual reality future

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    The shores of California’s ever-ranging tech boom is closer to home than most might think. A Tell City graduate is part of relatively new medical advancement that could help bring sight to the nearly 300 million people worldwide who classify as legally blind.

  • Mosquitoes from county test positive for West Nile

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Mosquitoes collected from Perry County have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

    Indiana State Department of Health laboratory results confirm that mosquitoes collected in Perry County Aug,. 9 have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.  To date, no human cases of the disease have been reported in Perry County.

  • Fr. Timothy Sweeney OSB, former abbot, St. Paul’s pastor dies at 82

    ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. Timothy Sweeney, OSB, 82, a monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, died at 4 a.m. on Aug. 17, 2017, at the monastery. He was a jubilarian both of profession and priesthood. He served as archabbot of Saint Meinrad from 1978 to 1995.

  • From TC to MTV

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    There is no fear of missing out. Living life to the fullest is a mantra that has propelled Tell City native Rory Kramer to travel the world. And strapped with a video camera, he has captured so much that awes and inspires many.

  • Cannelton ramps up for new year

    CANNELTON – In preparation for the 2017-18 school year, Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt reported two large expenses over the summer months, about $7,500 for the cleaning and waxing of the gym floor and $16,000 for a new school bus, as the News previously reported.

    “Summer maintenance means spending more money,” said Sibbitt.

  • Citizens respond to Troy letters by cleaning up

    TROY – A citizen, Larry Wittman of 215 Washington St. in Troy, attended the town council’s Aug. 16 regular meeting to address a letter he received from leaders about his boat.

    Clerk-Treasurer Jane Hayden told Wittman the letters were in regards to his boat blocking other town residents’ view of the river. “Where it’s sitting it is not between a house and the river at all,” he said. “It’s got me confused.”

  • GOP faithful share dinner at annual picnic

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer