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  • Companies compete for work at old TC Chair site

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Local officials took under advisement Tuesday bids from area companies hoping to help turn former Tell City Chair Co. property into Waupaca warehouse space.

    Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission listened as architect Tom Schipp of Ferdinand’s Universal Design Associates read offers from construction, roofing, electrical, heating, air and plumbing contractors.

  • Schweizer Fest program available here

    The Schweizer Fest program for the 2011 celebration is available on this site. Just look for "Special Sections" in the dark-blue bar near the top of the page. Click on that and the title of the special section you'd like to see. Also added recently is our "Portraits of Success" special section, which profiles a number of area businesses.

  • West nile virus activity found

    INDIANAPOLIS – Signs of West Nile virus activity have been reported in Allen and Hamilton counties, said state health officials.

    The virus is found throughout the state each summer and they anticipate activity will spread to more counties as the season progresses.

    Last year, West Nile virus was found in mosquitoes in 54 Indiana counties.

  • Big move

    A contractor moved a Tell City Electric Department transformer last month from the Eckley Substation to the city’s new northeast substation.

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  • German Ridge trail will be closed until Nov. 14 as timber sale resumes

    GERMAN RIDGE – A nearly mile-long connecter trail in the Hoosier National Forest’s German Ridge Trail System will be closed until Nov. 15. The closure is to ensure the safety of trail users while loggers are working in the area. Timber sale activities have resumed after being idle for awhile. The timber sale is to remove selected pine trees.

    The German Ridge Lake Hiking Trail will remain open and the remaining 23 miles of the multiple-use German Ridge Trail remain open.

  • Local documentary on former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb wins Emmy

    INDIANAPOLIS – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded “Full Circle: The Life and Times of Edgar D. Whitcomb” a 2011 Emmy Award in the Lower Great Lakes Region. The winning of this award reflects the hard work and dedication of many individuals and organizations.

  • Supporters counting on big dividends from Benefit Bank

    PERRY COUNTY – A local nonprofit organization already providing services to many Perry Countians will begin a new initiative this week: serving as a resource needing help in applying for federal and state services.

    Benefit Bank is sponsored statewide by Purdue University’s Extension program and will be hosted locally by Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery.

  • Postal service cuts could affect two offices

    PERRY COUNTY – Post offices in Derby and Leopold could be closed as the U.S. Postal Services takes a hard look at how many of its 32,000 retail centers should remain open.

    The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will conduct studies of about 3,700 retail offices as it looks to save money and reduce a multi-billion-dollar deficit.

    In Perry County, Leopold and Derby are on the list, as are more than 90 other Indiana post offices.

  • Morning shower

    Kenny McCallister, employed for the summer by Tell City, waters geraniums blooming around City Hall Friday morning.