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  • Sales of paper savings bonds to end this year

    WASHINGTON – The Bureau of the Public Debt has announced that as of Jan. 1, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. This action, which supports the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s goal to increase the number of electronic transactions with citizens and businesses, will save American taxpayers approximately $70 million over the first five years.

  • Society releases Hoosier poetry anthology

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Historical Society Press has announced the release of “And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana,” edited by Jenny Kander and C. E. Greer.

    It features the work of 116 poets who live or have lived in the state long enough to acquire a sense of the place. The book is the first collection of Indiana poetry to appear for more than 100 years. The last major anthology, “Poets and Poetry of Indiana,” was published in 1900.

  • Officials to open ‘286 project’ bids Aug. 29

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bids on the Perry County Port Authority’s “286 project,” as it’s called, will be opened at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29, and officials hope to award a contract at a Sept. 9 meeting.

    Work to be performed will upgrade the port authority’s Hoosier Southern Railroad facilities to handle 286,000-pound rail cars.

  • Council discusses vandals, online ordinances

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Freeman-Snyder, a contender for the mayor’s office in the upcoming election, asked common-council members Aug. 8 when repairs would be made to property in the city’s “gazebo park.”

    Vandals continue to damage the property, Mayor Smokey Graves responded during the council’s regular meeting for this month.

  • County records may go online

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners approved, contingent on funding approval from the county council, a contract that will allow people to see official property records from the comfort of the nearest computer.

    Ann Jochim of WTH Technology Inc., Indianapolis, said any number of layers of information can be added to the geographic-information-system-based maps people will be able to view. those layers could include roads, fire hydrants, photography and commissioners and council districts, for example, she said.

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  • Snapshots from Schweizer Fest
  • Annual Dale Fall Festival will feature pageants, magic, more

    DALE – This year’s 44th annual Dale Fall Festival, will again be held in the town parks of Dale and surrounding areas. Events and entertainment will begin Sept. 4 and continue Sept. 8, 9 and 10. All times listed are CDT.

    The fest will kick off at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 with the Miss 2011 Dale Fall Festival Scholarship Queen Pageant.

  • Library director explains merger to county council

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The last time he’d appeared before the county council, Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout told its members July 28, boards for that and the Cannelton Public Library were looking into whether merging would be wise.

  • Harley likes his hat

    Tori Henderson and her Maltese pup, Harley Davidson, wait for their names to be called onto the stage at Saturday’s Schweizer Fest Pet Show.

    The event drew one of the larger crowds to City Hall Park during the 53rd annual celebration of the city’s Swiss and German heritage.

    In contrast to recent years’ heat and humidity, this year’s festival goers enjoyed mild conditions. A storm passed through Saturday night, but not until after the festival wrapped up.