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  • Tips for winter bird feeding

    You may be surprised to learn what a huge difference you can make by feeding wild birds right outside your own door or window.  A large-scale winter storm, with deep snow or ice cover, cuts off many birds from their natural food supplies and can actually cause them to starve by the thousands and even millions.

    Backyard bird feeding can make a real contribution to their survival and even thriving during the winter months. Here are 10 pointers for a successful winter bird feeding season:

  • Troy officials weigh water treatment plant options

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The Town of Troy did not meet the requirements for a grant, and now will have to find other means of funding its envisioned water treatment plant.

    Due to the income level of the surveys Troy received from the citizens of the town of Troy, Troy Township and Huff township in Spencer County, the town was denied a grant from OCRA. The threshold was 51 percent of its residents at low enough income.

  • For sixth-graders the future looks GREAT!

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    More than 120 William Tell Elementary School sixth-graders are better prepared for the challenges and tough decisions that lay ahead in life … all thanks to a just completed Gang Resistance Education and Training Program. A graduation ceremony Thursday celebrated students’ completion of the 13-week program that brought Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin into the classroom each week to offer good advice on gangs, peer pressure and making appropriate decisions.

  • Work skills class honors first grads

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In its inaugural session, five students completed the Southwest Indiana Manufacturing Plus Program at Ivy Tech’s Tell City campus Thursday.

    Representatives from local manufacturers Webb Wheel, Waupaca Foundry, Mulzer Crushed Stone, Spencer Industries, Master Brand Cabinets and Best Home Furnishings were in attendance, as well as Glenn Goffinet’s class of about 15 Tell City Junior-Senior High School students and Tell City Mayor Jim Adams.

  • TCPD grants will fund body armor, computers

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department has received grants to purchase body armor for officers and computer equipment for cars.

    The Indiana Public Employees Plan is giving the police department $1,649.19,which Chief Derrick Lawalin said will be used to purchase body armor. Full-time officers and reservists are issued tactical vests and other gear. The vests don’t last forever and are certified for use for only a set number of years. They then have to be replaced.

  • Rustic appeal in Cannelton’s historic business district

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – What’s up with the ramshackle little ‘chicken coop’ in Cannelton? Looking past the broken boards and lack of windows, property developer Robert Moskos sees the rustic charm and the possibilities for the Indiana 66 location. If all goes to plan, he said the building could soon turn into a vintage-inspired ice-cream stand, complementing the historic downtown area.

  • Ruptured water line leaves big mess on 23rd Street

    TELL CITY – A ruptured 6-inch water main under 23rd Street in Tell City tore apart tons of asphalt and an undetermined amount of the street’s base early Tuesday.

    The break was within 25 feet of a similar rupture in the fall of 2014. As happened then, the force of the water heaved up asphalt from one side of the street to the other. About half a block of the street will needed to be repaved this spring.

  • County highway chief seeks worker raises

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Workers at the county highway garage could see a 3-percent stipend to their current hourly wages. While highway personnel were excluded from raises when the county council prepared the 2017 budget, department superintendent Steve Howell was adamant in speaking up for his staff.

  • Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch hopes to bring state to ‘next level’

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    CHRISNEY – Indiana’s new Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch was the keynote speaker at Lincolnland Economic Development Corp.’s annual meeting and luncheon at the Spencer County Community Center Friday afternoon. This event gave board members and partners of LEDC a chance to come together and prepare for another year of work promoting economic growth. Crouch also used the venue to highlight the state’s ambitions as she starts her term alongside Gov. Eric Holcomb.

  • State to boost grassland and pollinator habitats

    Songbirds, gamebirds, butterflies and bees are among the many animals that will benefit from a new DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife program to improve grassland and pollinator habitat.

    The program is called CORRIDORS, an acronym for Conservation on Rivers and Roadways Intended to Develop Opportunities for Resources and Species.