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  • Boosting God’s Army

    Webb Wheels customer-service representative Danielle Corley, left, and shipping-and-traffic specialist Karmen Peter present a check Thursday to Salvation Army representative Randy Roccia.

  • Local homebuilder nominated for international award

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County contracting firm Simon and Harris has been nominated for an international award presented by ICF Building Magazine. The Derby home Simon & Harris built for Wayne and Diana Graves is one of three finalists for residential projects constructed with insulating concrete forms.

  • Outgoing council members honored in Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    TELL CITY – It was an evening of farewells and year-end business for the city’s board of public works last Monday. Council and works board members John Little and Dr. Dianne Rudolph cast votes at what were their last meetings and were thanked by the city’s mayor and department heads.

  • Class A felony charges filed in mobile meth lab

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    TELL CITY – Two Perry County men could spend decades in prison if convicted on charges of dealing in methamphetamine and other drug-related allegations that stem from a drug lab police said was found inside a stolen truck.

    Daniel Cash, 30, of 7870 Indiana 237, Tell City, and John Applegate, 31, of 20601 Main St., Bristow, each face a Class A felony charge of dealing in meth, as well as possessing the drug and ingredients in its manufacture and maintaining a common nuisance.

  • Chapman fired in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – School-board members made it official at a meeting Thursday – they fired Al Chapman as schools superintendent, high-school principal and teacher.

    Chapman did not appeal a suspension the board imposed Nov. 22 pending the terminations of his contracts and duties, board member Barbara Beard said Thursday before offering a motion to finalize the action. The vote was unanimous and no discussion was offered.

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  • Emmons to be profiled in carving series Saw Dogs

    ST. CROIX – Bear Hollow Wood Carvers owner Jason Emmons will be featured on Episode 9 of the new reality show series Saw Dogs.

    The series premieres Jan. 7 on the Velocity Channel with the first two episodes airing back-to-back. Saw Dogs will also air on OLN Jan. 24.

  • Memories of Perry County’s Christmases Past

    Editor’s Note: As Christmas nears, The Tell City Historical Society provided The News three Christmas stories from its files. The stories were submitted in December 1971.

    Remembering Christmas in the 1920s
    By Louise Becker

    Christmas at our house was a time of excitement for weeks, with preparations for the holiday beginning with baking of cookies which filled every available crock jar for storage to keep them fresh. There were at least six or eight different kinds of the same recipes used yearly.

  • 100 years of restoring America’s priceless forests

    While Congressional gridlock has been an ongoing problem, 100 years ago legislators worked together to pass the Weeks Act. This groundbreaking law led to the creation and restoration of 52 national forests in 26 eastern states. Nearly 25 million acres, including some of the most abused and severely degraded land was restored after the passage of this act.

  • Governmental, other offices closing for holidays

    TELL CITY – Many governmental offices will be closed in coming days due to Christmas.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Friday and Monday and Jan. 2, as will the Perry County Courthouse and other county and state offices.

    Due to the holiday season, trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton will be delayed a day the week after Christmas and New Year’s. Recycling will still be picked up with trash the week of Dec. 26 in Tell City.