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  • Area women hope to model for fashion chain

    SPENCER, PERRY COUNTY – Two area women are among 67 from throughout Indiana and approximately 1,500 nationwide who hope to represent the Maurices fashion stores as models.

  • Farmers markets may expand their offerings

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Farmers markets that have long been popular in Tell City and other Hoosier communities could be even busier this spring and summer thanks to legislation adopted by state lawmakers. The new rules allow producers to sell some baked goods and poultry products and while some of the details have yet to be ironed out, Perry County’s extension educator for agriculture says there are opportunities to be had.

  • County recycling fees due Thursday

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Collection of Perry County Recycling Management District annual fees was proceeding normally ahead of this Thursday’s deadline, district accountant Jerry Hoagland said at a board of directors meeting Feb. 23.

    The annual fee provides between $255,000 and $260,000 of the district’s $400,000 annual budget, with the rest coming from the sale of recyclable materials, he said before the board approved the regular financial report.

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  • USDA funds eyed for new hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A finance program offered by the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture could be tapped later this year to finance a new Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    A newly reconstituted Perry County Hospital Association voted Feb. 29 to host a public hearing on a pending application for approximately $40 million that would pay for the new facility, which has been held up by a struggling national economy.

  • Officials agree to pay jail designer to flesh out plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed in a meeting last Monday to pay the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis nearly $753,000 for their part in moving the county toward building a new jail.

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  • Tell City drama students light up stage

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to join the Tell City High School Drama Department for “An Evening of Theater” Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    The group will present two one-act plays each day, with the large cast coming together to perform “This is a Test” and “Take Five.”

    The first play to be staged will be “This is a Test” and follows a main character who is still in school. The test she is taking will determine “her future,” as one character explains.

  • United Way-FamilyWize savings top $331,000

    TELL CITY – Thousands of prescriptions go unfilled simply because they are too expensive. But free FamilyWize prescription discount cards, provided by United Way of Perry County and United Way of Crawford County address this problem. Last year, this partnership saved residents in Perry and Crawford counties $331,800.76  by cutting the cost of medicines by an average of 35 percent.

  • Corrections

    Calvin Cash, who was nominated as the county council’s representative to a county animal welfare, control and education board now being formed, was incorrectly identified by County Councilman Alan Cassidy in a Feb. 23 meeting. As the News reported Monday, the council tabled the nomination.