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  • Tell City School Board bids farewell to long-time colleague

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – At a regular meeting of the Tell City School Board Dec. 9, the board honored outgoing member Dr. Gene Ress for his many years of service. Ress had served on the board for 16 years, before being unseated in November.

    Board Vice President Mack Cail and Superintendent John Scioldo presented Ress a plaque honoring his achievements and hard work. Cail called the moment, “the end of an era.”

  • Indiana LCNI newspapers earn Hoosier State awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Writers and editors from newspapers in Indiana’s Spencer and Perry counties earned 10 awards in the latest Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest.

    Awards were presented at a luncheon Saturday in Indianapolis.

    The Spencer County Journal-Democrat’s Don Steen earned first place in Division 1 – nondaily papers with circulation less than 3,001 – for an editorial headlined, “Honoring our most recent fallen.” No judge’s comments accompanied entries in that category.

  • It’s that special time of the year

    Tell City and Leopold hosted their yearly Christmas parades over the weekend. Conditions were cool but dry for the annual events that included floats, marching bands, police cars, fire trucks, Scouting groups, churches and other community participants.

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  • County employees will see small insurance increases

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Insurance figures discussed during their previous meeting weren’t final, Pete Franzman of Franzman Insurance Co. told the county commissioners at their regular meeting Nov. 18.

    “The lasers had not been determined,” he said, using a term to describe an employer paying unusually high bills with the intent of reducing the overall cost of coverage. “When we got those lasers back, the current carrier was ridiculous, in my opinion, on what they were trying to put on that.”

  • Remonstrators win first round in court

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    JASPER – The legal challenge to Tell City’s annexation efforts will continue into 2015.

    Special Judge William Weikert ruled in favor of remonstrators Tuesday, denying a city motion to dismiss an effort challenging the annexation by the city of more than 1,700 acres. Weikert also allowed remonstrators to file an amended petition, needed to correct errors made in the original filing, and to amend language challenging the city’s plan for the annexation area.

  • Seven charged as police crack suspected Wal-Mart theft ring

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Seven people face charges of theft, burglary and conspiracy to commit theft after Tell City Police discovered what they said was a theft ring that took items worth more than $2,500 from the Tell City Wal-Mart.

  • 4-H enrollment opens for 2015

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana 4-H enrollment is open in Perry County through Jan. 15. 4-H is a premier source of enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. Plus, new for 2015, enrollment is easier than ever with the 4-H online system, https://in.4honline.com.

    Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for grades 3-12, reaching over 200,000 youth in all 92 counties. 4-H youth development educators in each Purdue Extension county office coordinate local activities.

  • Cannelton student council shines in parade

    The Cannelton Elementary Student Council participated in the Cannelton Christmas Parade and earned first place in the civic division.

    The students and sponsors created a “Slam Dunking Christmas” float for the parade.

  • Cannelton library to observe new hours beginning Jan. 2

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton branch of the Perry County Public Library will begin new hours of operation Friday, Jan. 2. Hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 1-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

  • Library to close Dec. 24-27 for holidays, computer upgrades

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City and Cannelton branches of the Perry County Public Library will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday, and Friday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Dec. 27, for computer system upgrades.

    Libraries will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s.