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  • Students’ video tribute an award winner

    TELL CITY – The air still gets heavy to talk about it because it’s a pain no family should have to endure. The community mourned when it learned of the passing of 16-year-old Kearstin Parker in April 2015 stemming from an auto crash.

    Amid the tears and healing, there came a silver lining. With the memory of their friend still strong, students at Tell City Junior Senior High Schools used a tragedy to herald a tribute.

  • Tell City woman attends D.C. march

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Amid a sea of pink, protest signs and overall skepticism that President Donald Trump’s policies will improve the lives of all Americans, a Tell City woman stood last Saturday in proud unity with hundreds of thousands of others.

    Jennifer Hauser, 34, made the trip to the nation’s capital to rally last week with the masses of like-minded people to march in dissent the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

  • County recycling bills for 2017 sent

    PERRY COUNTY – Bills for 2017 Perry County Recycling Management District fees, assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County are being mailed during the month of January. The first rounds of bills are due March 15. The district will mail the bills for real estate and mobile homes in the following manner:

    • All homes and mobile homes on land owned by the occupant are considered real estate. These bills are being mailed this month and will be due March 15.

  • Tell City’s trash department often in the red

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While Tell City residents will soon see a major hike in their water and wastewater rates, another city office may soon seek an increase in revenue.

    The city’s trash department regularly runs in the red and faces increased costs for fuel, labor and making repairs to aging equipment, Street Commissioner Jeff Everly said.

  • Tips for winter bird feeding

    You may be surprised to learn what a huge difference you can make by feeding wild birds right outside your own door or window.  A large-scale winter storm, with deep snow or ice cover, cuts off many birds from their natural food supplies and can actually cause them to starve by the thousands and even millions.

    Backyard bird feeding can make a real contribution to their survival and even thriving during the winter months. Here are 10 pointers for a successful winter bird feeding season:

  • Troy officials weigh water treatment plant options

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The Town of Troy did not meet the requirements for a grant, and now will have to find other means of funding its envisioned water treatment plant.

    Due to the income level of the surveys Troy received from the citizens of the town of Troy, Troy Township and Huff township in Spencer County, the town was denied a grant from OCRA. The threshold was 51 percent of its residents at low enough income.

  • For sixth-graders the future looks GREAT!

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    More than 120 William Tell Elementary School sixth-graders are better prepared for the challenges and tough decisions that lay ahead in life … all thanks to a just completed Gang Resistance Education and Training Program. A graduation ceremony Thursday celebrated students’ completion of the 13-week program that brought Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin into the classroom each week to offer good advice on gangs, peer pressure and making appropriate decisions.

  • Work skills class honors first grads

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In its inaugural session, five students completed the Southwest Indiana Manufacturing Plus Program at Ivy Tech’s Tell City campus Thursday.

    Representatives from local manufacturers Webb Wheel, Waupaca Foundry, Mulzer Crushed Stone, Spencer Industries, Master Brand Cabinets and Best Home Furnishings were in attendance, as well as Glenn Goffinet’s class of about 15 Tell City Junior-Senior High School students and Tell City Mayor Jim Adams.

  • TCPD grants will fund body armor, computers

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department has received grants to purchase body armor for officers and computer equipment for cars.

    The Indiana Public Employees Plan is giving the police department $1,649.19,which Chief Derrick Lawalin said will be used to purchase body armor. Full-time officers and reservists are issued tactical vests and other gear. The vests don’t last forever and are certified for use for only a set number of years. They then have to be replaced.

  • Rustic appeal in Cannelton’s historic business district

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – What’s up with the ramshackle little ‘chicken coop’ in Cannelton? Looking past the broken boards and lack of windows, property developer Robert Moskos sees the rustic charm and the possibilities for the Indiana 66 location. If all goes to plan, he said the building could soon turn into a vintage-inspired ice-cream stand, complementing the historic downtown area.