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  • Items sought for bicentennial time capsule

    TELL CITY – A time capsule to be sealed at the conclusion of Perry County’s bicentennial celebration this fall will deliver a treasure trove of information about today’s area to residents living here 50 years in the future.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through the Nov. 1 celebration and will be opened in 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding

  • Chapman set to stand trial Sept. 29

    TELL CITY – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion Chapman, arrested in 2013 after an investigation allegedly showed he stole more than $200,000 from school coffers, is scheduled to stand trial next week.

    Court records show the trial slated to begin Sept. 29.

  • Efforts progress to obtain home-repair grant funds

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members conducted a public hearing and a council meeting Aug. 18 to further efforts to obtain grant money to repair residents’ homes.

    As the News reported in June, Tony Pappano of Insight 2000 intended to resubmit an application for a community development block grant through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. An earlier application through the highly competitive program was denied.

  • Creating walls that talk

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  • Chamber hosts annual meeting at Mulzer Camp

    TROY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce held its annual membership picnic at Mulzer Camp Thursday, Sept. 11.

    More than 150 members were on hand to enjoy a perfect evening on the Ohio River and the best steaks around thanks to the Mulzer cooking crew.

  • German American launches Tell City Clean Sweep; 10 nonprofit groups invited to participate, raise money

    TELL CITY – German American’s first ever Tell City Clean Sweep event will be held Saturday, Oct. 4.

    This event invites 10 local nonprofit organizations to participate in a two-hour city-wide cleanup to pick up trash in and around Tell City.

    German American will donate money to participating organizations for every bag of trash collected.

    The event will start and end at German American’s Tell City office at 645 Main St.

  • Lot of concerns

    County commissioners, members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission, the county sheriff and highway superintendent discuss Tuesday what to do with the lot left vacant by the demolition of the old county jail. County Commissioner Bill Amos said he wasn’t aware a concrete slab existed under the facility. When it was revealed, officials thought it might serve the parking purpose planned for the site.

  • The forgotten history of our county’s ‘Penny Pines’

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is the latest in an occasional series of articles about Perry County history. The county is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding in 2014.

    A small part of Perry County’s history was almost lost until a very determined lady, Rita Dunlap, from the Capt. Henry Vanderburgh Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution set upon a journey to uncover the story of the forgotten Penny Pines.

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  • Family tailgate party Saturday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – A family tailgate party is planned for Saturday in Cannelton. Organized by Chris and Tabitha Blake with Just a Little Bit Louder Karaoke and Entertainment, the event will be held at the Old Sunlight Motel property located at 111 Washington St.