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  • Dear (new) sign, we’re mighty proud of you
  • School district asked to pay more for use of parks

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY -–  Many Tell City Marksmen athletes who step onto a court or ball field often do so partially on the city’s dime. Though it’s not a top-of-mind issue, Tell City government foots the maintenance, up-keep and electricity costs for many venues they own, namely at Hagedorn Park, that are used for high school activities, including Frank Clemens baseball field, the municipal tennis courts, girls softball field and the nearby practice football field.

  • Schweizer Fest royalty crowned
  • Aug. 12 hearing set on proposed public-safety tax

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council will host a public hearing Wednesday, Aug. 12, to discuss a proposed public-safety local-option income tax that, if adopted, would provide funding for a range of public services. However, it would also reduce the paychecks of Perry County residents.

    The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Schergens Center.

  • County may have to face Deer Lake costs alone

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A home constructed years ago at the base of Deer Lake dam, already a source of much consternation for local officials, will continue to be a matter of concern for the foreseeable future. How exactly the county will overcome the “dam dilemma” is a question commissioners wanted to already have answered.

  • PC School Board extends administrative contracts as new academic year begins

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – A handful of days away from the start of classes, members of the Perry Central School Board gathered in the high-school library. In the hallways, custodial and maintenance staff prepared for the arrival of students Aug. 4.

  • County finances tighten further

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    PERRY COUNTY – “This is not a reason to panic!” read a handout provided to attendees at the county council’s special session July 29. Nearly two dozen Perry County elected office holders and workers were in attendance to hear plans to combat financial limitations.

  • Tell City’s big week is here!

    Community gears up for 57th annual Schweizer Fest

    Tell City’s Schweizer Fest is underway. Weekend events included the hit theater production of “Mary Poppins” at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and Saturday’s bluegrass music concert in City Hall Park. Events will continue through Sunday, Aug. 9. The official opening ceremony will be Wednesday evening with a concert by the Tell City High School Band and recognition of this year’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year, Al Hauenstein. Here’s a list of some major Schweizer Fest events.

  • Tipsaw Lake closed to swimming as bacterial levels climb

    TIPSAW – Hoosier National Forest officials closed Tipsaw Lake to swimming or wading last week due to high bacterial levels that could put people at risk. 

    “Recent water tests have shown a high coliform count,” said Chris Zimmer, district ranger for the Hoosier National Forest. “We felt it was in the best interest of the users to close the area to swimming until the tests improve.”

    To reopen the area to swimming there will have to be two consecutive tests within the acceptable range. 

  • Tell City council sets pair of budget sessions

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has scheduled two special meetings as its members begin work on next year’s city budget. The council will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    Held annually, the meetings provide an opportunity for the council to hear updates on the city’s financial position and expected revenues. Department heads provide information on their anticipated budgets and the council often discusses potential raises for city employees.