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  • Grim Reaper in a snag

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  • Board takes first steps to sell former junior high

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Former schools don’t go on the market every day and the Tell City-Troy Township School Board voted Oct. 18 to take the first steps that could lead to the sale of the former junior-high building sometime early next year.

    The building was closed more than a year ago and students were transferred to William Tell Elementary and what is now Tell City Junior-Senior High School. It has been used for storage and its gym utilized last year, but the building is not needed by the school corporation.

  • Republicans vow to work hard to improve Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Republicans seeking seats on the Cannelton Common Council all vowed to serve the city’s needs in a variety of ways. Their responses to a News questionnaire were used to elicit the following information. Profiles for council candidates running as Democrats were published Oct. 20

  • Marching Commodores at 2011 South Spencer Invitational

    The Perry Central Marching Commodores' 2011 marching-band season was capped at the semistate level of competition. These pictures depict their performance at the South Spencer Invitational the week before.

    No season is a failure, however. Each brings the growth of every student as an individual performer and as a member of a team with a collective goal. Achieving that aspiration means turning very complex combinations of music and movement into seamless and seemingly effortless performances.

  • Marching Marksmen

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School's 2011 marching-band season was capped with their performance at the South Spencer Invitational after they were unable to qualify at regionals the week before for the semistate level of competition.

    No season is a failure, however. Each brings the growth of every student as an individual performer and as a member of a team with a collective goal. Achieving that aspiration means turning very complex combinations of music and movement into seamless and seemingly effortless performances. 

  • Last two missing teens in custody in California

    REDWOOD, Calif. – Two Cannelton teens missing since early June were located last week in California.

    According to Cannelton Reserve Patrolman Micah Jackson, Kimberly Seibert and Nicholas Ice were found in Redwood City. Both were in police custody.

    Seibert and Ice, along with Katherine Koonce and Tyler Harrison, were last seen June 6. Police did not suspect foul play but were unable to find clues to their whereabouts.

  • Hydrant flushing begins today in TC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants today, Monday, along Fourth Street near the floodwall. Work will move eastward.

  • Water association announces new meter rule

    PERRY COUNTY – Effective May 1, 2012, all Troy Township Water Association water users must have individual water meters for each individual home or campsite.

    Violations will result in disconnection of water service immediately.
    Questions may be addressed in writing to the association or by attending a monthly board meeting.

    The meetings are held at Zeke Ransom Excavating, 6028 Scotch Pine Road, the Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.

    The mailing address is TTWA, P.O. Box 125, Cannelton, IN 47520.

  • County zoning groups meeting Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning and Zoning Commission will meet Tuesday in back-to-back meetings.

    The appeals board will convene at 5:45 p.m. in the commissioners room in the courthouse. The planning commission will meet at 6.

    The two groups are expected to discuss personnel changes made by the county council, hear an update on a revised zoning ordinance and examine a list of members whose terms of office expire at the end of the year.

    Both meetings are open to the public.

  • Change of look

    Workers from Sign Art of Charlotte, N.C. prepare to mount a new sign atop a pole at the Fifth Third Bank on Indiana 66 in Tell City Friday morning. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)