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  • Silent auction planned for Friday at school

    PERRY COUNTY – A silent-acution fundraiser planned for Friday, Dec. 12, will raise money to help Tell City-Troy Township eighth-graders pay for a planned spring trip to Washington, D.C.

    The event will be held in the cafeteria hallway and bidding will begin at 5:30 p.m. Bids will be accepted until 7:30. Winners will be announced during halftime of the Tell City varsity game.

  • Correction

    The News erred in reporting last Monday Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt may violate the law in withholding bonuses from teachers who have left the school district.

  • Council signs contract for oversight of sewer project

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 10 to sign a $91,000 contract with Commonwealth Engineers of Indianapolis for work to be performed on waste-water lines and a Fourth Street lift station.

    Company spokesman Eric Parsley said services will include a preliminary design, review with city officials, “then once that’s approved we’ll move into final design. At that point, we’ll have plans and specs ready to go to bid.”

  • Carter takes animal-control funding request to council

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – He wasn’t asking the county council for any immediate action when he went before them Nov. 20, Jim Carter told them.

    The president of the Humane Society of Perry County said representatives of animal-welfare organizations in the county met a week earlier. They included the Perry County Animal Welfare, Control and Education Board, which needs money to operate, he said, and Horse Rescue South and the Perry County Animal Shelter Inc., which are having problems.

  • Yackle won’t seek re-election to Tell City Council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing isn’t the only veteran city office-holder who has decided not to seek re-election in 2015.

    Ward 3 Councilman Gerald Yackle said last week he will not seek a seventh term. He is in the third year of his sixth term and said it’s time for someone new to fill the city-council seat he has held under three mayors, Bill Goffinet, Gayle Strassell and Ewing. He followed the late John DuPont on the council.

  • Young Commodores in action

     

  • Charity is the heart and soul of communities

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    CHRISNEY – At a time when he should have been looking toward a better future for his children, Don Villwock was content in his own successes as a farmer. “The biggest mistake I ever made,” said the Indiana Farm Bureau president,“ not building a community where my children would want to live or where their future employers might want to locate.”

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  • Grand jury request withdrawn

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A court motion seeking a grand jury to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in the Perry County Jail was withdrawn last week by the person who first sought it, Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo.

  • UPDATE: Stabbing suspects caught

    SHELBY COUNTY - Two suspects wanted for questioning for their involvement in an early morning home invasion and stabbing in West Baden Springs are now in custody after a vehicle pursuit on Interstate 65.