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  • New playground equipment is a hit

    Kindergarten families were invited to celebrate the grand opening of the kindergarten playground at William Tell Elementary School Tuesday evening.

    The equipment and soft surfacing, all original to the building, were replaced over the summer.  Funding came from the school corporation and the William Tell Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Through a company grant that was applied for and received, the school received a 40-percent discount on the equipment.

  • Perry County tax sale to offer properties Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County will conduct a tax sale Monday, Sept. 8, for properties that have delinquent taxes and special assessments due from the prior year’s spring installment.

    In Indiana, the county treasurer and auditor are required to sell tax liens on delinquent properties that remain unpaid from the prior year’s spring installment.

    Perry County will offer the tax sale certificates at a public sale that is not less than the total amount due in delinquent taxes, costs, and penalties.

  • Grant will fund prescription drop-off box at police station

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A grant from CVS will allow the Tell City Police Department to install a prescription-drug drop-off box later this year for year-round collection of unwanted medications.

    Police Chief Greg Hendershot said the unit will be installed this fall and will be located in the lobby area of the station. The area is secure and medication will be removed regularly and placed in the department’s evidence room before being disposed of.

  • Time to drag Main Saturday

    TELL CITY – This year’s Draggin’ Main is set for Saturday afternoon and evening. Activities will be centered in City Hall Park with music.

    Participants are invited to cruise the city’s downtown and other areas.

    Local restaurants and other businesses are planning specials. See a story on Page 3B for more information.

    This is the fourth year for Draggin’ Main, which began as an idea by Perry Countian Joe Morton for people to again drive the city’s downtown, as they did in their youth.

  • Bringing down the jailhouse

    Heavy-equipment operator Jon Menke of Craftsman Construction pulls walls of the county’s old jail down Wednesday morning. The demolition was among tasks the Huntingburg company was to perform under the contract that had them construct the new jail behind the county courthouse.

  • City wants annexation remonstrance dismissed

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Typographical errors in a court-filed remonstrance opposing Tell City’s annexation could lead to the case’s dismissal. At least that’s the request from the city of Tell City, the respondent in the case brought by some landowners in the annexation area.

    The city’s attorneys filed a mot-ion Aug. 8 seeking to dismiss the remonstrance. In it, the city claims the petition filed by landowners references in several paragraphs the town of Fortville and its annexation efforts.

  • Test reveals 3,000 stray cats in city

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The results of a pilot program in Tell City are in, and according to Jim Carter, show the population of stray cats in the city to be approximately 3,000.

    The News reported June 9 the test would entail catching feral cats, spaying or neutering them, clipping their ears so they could be identified as having undergone the procedure, then returning them to the areas where they were caught.

  • Yard sale to benefit juvenile diabetes

    SIBERIA – Eugene and Delores Welp of Tell City will have a yard sale to benefit juvenile diabetes research from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27, 3½ miles east of St. Meinrad on State Road 62. Items available include clothing of all sizes, tools, collectibles and baby items and miscellaneous.

    Proceeds will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for Juvenile Diabetes.

  • Draggin’ Main to return Sept. 6; Cannelcade to offer trophies

    TELL CITY – It’s time again for Tell City’s annual remembrance of how many of its citizens and others spent their youthful Saturday nights.

    Draggin’ Main will return Sept. 6 with activities in and around City Hall Park. Joe Morton, who helped found Draggin’ Main four years ago, said the event will again reunite old friends and promote making new ones.

    People usually start gathering around 5 p.m. and downtown eateries will be open.

    Cannelcade of Music will be at the City Hall Park gazebo for the event.

  • United Way launches annual campaign

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A veteran pair of hands – and a new set – are at the helm of this year’s United Way of Perry County fundraising campaign.

    The community-based organization launched its 2014 effort late last month to collect $130,000. Money raised this fall through pledges will fund a range of community services provided by nearly 20 groups.

    Wendi Rich, who co-chaired last-year’s campaign with Chad James, is returning to help steer this year’s effort. Joining her is Andy Hollinden