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  • Community groups share more than $69,000 in foundation grants

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded $69,968.64 in discretionary grants during its annual grant award luncheon held Jan. 16 at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Donor-advised, agency and designated grants were also recognized.

    This past year a total of

    $82,493.87 was distributed through those funds.

    The event recognized community organizations who are making a difference in the community, said Grant Committee Chairwoman Jane Efinger-Hayden.

  • Community program seen as GREAT investment in tomorrow’s leaders

     

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

  • Franzman files for District 2 council seat

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Brad Franzman has filed for the Ward 2 seat on the Tell City Common Council. The Democrat is seeking the council position now held by Republican Julie Kohnert.

    Franzman is employed as an agent at Franz- man Insurance Agency and is active on committees in city and county government. He is a member of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board and currently serves as the group’s president.

  • School withdraws from learning academy

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    TELL CITY – By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted to withdraw from the Perry County Learning Academy.

    The action, taken on a recommendation by Schools Superintendent John Scioldo, leaves Tell City free to explore new ways to provide services to students who may not otherwise graduate.

  • I Love Perry County Because

    I love Perry County because ...

    The Perry County Quality of Life Committee asked students to
    reflect on their  home communities in words and images. In the first of an occasional series, we present what some William Tell
    Elementary School
    students had to say.

    Great friends and teachers

    By Brandon Arthur

  • Sheriff’s department investigates reports of shooting vandalism

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating several reports of shots being fired in Troy and Tobin townships in the past several weeks. Deputies have been investigating cases in which property has been vandalized by gunshots

    Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Dickenson said three people of interest have been identified, two of them juveniles.

    Dickenson said the suspects are believed to be using an automobile to quickly leave the scene after firing shots.

  • Essay contest asks ‘What are the benefits of Indiana agriculture?’

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier students have the chance to submit their thoughts on how agriculture helps the state in an essay contest sponsored by Indiana’s Family of Farmers.

    “What are the benefits of Indiana agriculture?” is the essay theme. Students are encouraged to look at how farming plays a positive role in the environment and economy of the state.

  • Officials accept stone bids

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted at a regular meeting Dec. 16 to accept a bid from Mulzer Crushed Stone to provide stone and gravel in 2015.

    They also opened a bid during their Dec. 1 meeting from Ransom Excavating and Paving of Cannelton. As is standard when competing bids are submitted, they took those under advisement to ensure they meet requirements before selecting one.

  • 2015 promising, say Perry County Port officials Warehouse could provide $187,000 revenue annually

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – November was another strong month for the county’s port-rail agency, Kevin Teague reported at a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors Dec. 9.

    The operations manager and trainmaster for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad said traffic was also up at the Port of Tell City, with one more barge arriving during the month than expected.

  • Richter files for re-election to clerk-treasurer’s post

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter filed Wednesday for a third term in office. The Democrat is in the final year of her second term, having been elected in 2007 and 2011.

    A life-long resident of Tell City, she resides with her husband, David, and son, J.D. The couple have two married children, Valorie and John Bland, and Brad and Baylie Richter.

    “I am the proud grandmother of two grandsons and a granddaughter on the way,” she said.