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  • Troy’s boat ramp repaired in time for summer’s first holiday

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The boat ramp in Troy has undergone repair and, according to Bernard “Pudder” Linne, it is not far from completion.

    Don Froehlich of Don’s Automotive and Steve Gelarden have taken up the task of fixing the ramp.

    “It looked like he had quite a bit of it welded up there,” Linne said “and he was waiting on some vinyl for the flooring.”

    Linne took note of the progress when delivering the tongue for the ramp earlier in May.

  • Bridge work to close SR 66 at Rocky Point

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ROCKY POINT – A portion of Indiana 66 will close to all traffic this week as a 60-day bridge repair project begins at Rocky Point.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Friday that the stretch of Indiana 66 just northeast of Indiana 166 will close Tuesday, May 31.

    The News reported this spring that work on the span over Deer Creek, commonly referred to as the “second bridge,” would take this summer to replace its span and fix damage caused by age and flooding.

  • Veteran answering the call of duty to help others

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Rifling through a stack of paperwork and case files in his courthouse office, Perry County Veterans Service Officer Wayne Hubert spends much of his day on the phone. His goal is to help former service members get the benefits they are entitled to. That means a lot of back and forth, between himself, the veteran and the cumbersome Veterans Administration.

  • Hats off to the TC Class of ‘16
  • Herwig named hospital CEO

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A health-care executive who has led medical centers in Colorado and Oregon has been named president and chief executive officer of Perry County Memorial Hospital. Brian Herwig will take over the hospital’s top position June 1, succeeding Joe Stuber.

  • Saying farewell to Fr. Tom

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY—The Rev. Thomas Richstatter, known to most in this area as Father Tom, was born in Topeka, Kan., in 1939 and received his higher education in Ohio, Detroit and Paris.
    But he has lived in Tell City the last 31 years and has taught at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology for 32 years.
    He will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a Catholic priest this Sunday at St. Paul. Then he will leave this area at the end of June, as he has decided it is time to retire.

  • The Wright way of education

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

    United in life and joined by their love for teaching, if there is a model that embodies what it means to be a Perry Central Commodore, it would likely come in the form of the husband-and-wife teaching duo of Jackie and Nancy Wright.

    But soon, that torch of unwaivering classroom dedication will be passed on to the next generation of educators. Teachers with a combined 61 years at the school, both Mr. and Mrs. Wright plan to retire at the end of the school year.

  • Diplomas ready for 81 PC seniors

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” will echo inside the Perry Central High School gymnasium Sunday as members of the Class of 2016 receive their diplomas.

  • TC grads await Friday ceremony

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A night of joyful tears, laughs and reminiscing will mingle as students look to the future during Tell City High School’s graduation. Diplomas will be awarded at ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    Graduates, family and friends attending this years’ Tell City High School commencement will listen to words of encouragement and advice from their top-two academic grads: Valedictorian Kevin Yeung and Salutatorian Gant Miller. 

  • For God and Country

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Ora et Labora

    Prayer and Work

     

    The Latin motto typifies the two major components of everyday life for a Benedictine monk, who devotes his time on earth to prayer and contemplation while working on behalf of his fellow monks and the larger world outside his monastery.