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  • Demolition resumes

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  • Recipes sought for 175-year cookbook

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will celebrate its 175-year anniversary, known as a terquasquicentennial, in October. Mu Gamma Sorority will assemble a cookbook in honor of this celebration and its members would like to receive recipes in all categories from past and present residents.

    Recipes are needed from residents of Cannelton as well as anyone whose from the community who like to have their favorite recipes published in this memorable cookbook.

  • Working toward improvements
  • City council acts to save $3,000 annually

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members approved at a regular meeting Jan. 9 an ordinance Mayor Mary Snyder said will save the city $3,000 yearly.

  • Tell City to post patrolman’s position

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City will soon accept applications for a patrolman after the retirement of a veteran officer this month.

    Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge’s official last day was Saturday, leaving an opening on the department’s roster. Chief Greg Hendershot said he will post the position. Likely candidates include current reserve officers and police who work for other agencies.

  • Crash claims life of USI student

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    ST. MARKS – A 20-year-old University of Southern Indiana student died Monday in a two-vehicle accident between St. Marks and Bristow.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Samuel J. Deom, 20, of 14928 Indiana 145, was pulling out of his driveway when his truck was hit by a northbound pickup truck driven by Aaron Meyer, 34, of Bristow.

  • Goffinet files for second term as judge

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet has filed for a second term in office.
    Goffinet, who was elected in 2006, filed her candidacy in Indianapolis. State election rules require judges and prosecutors to file with the secretary of state.

    Goffinet plans a formal announcement of her re-election plans Jan. 27 but confirmed her candidacy to The News Wednesday morning.

  • City bumps officer from reserve to part-time role

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Recent changes left the Cannelton Police Department short, Chief Lee Hall reported at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety Jan. 9.

    He was named chief by incoming Mayor Mary Snyder after Eric Dickenson resigned at the end of the year, and his upward move opened a full-time position.

    He secured the board’s permission to redesignate John Kleeman a part-time officer, a “bump up” from his unpaid reserve status.

  • County parks, rec hosting winter, spring hikes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will host several hikes this winter and spring. Open to the public:

    • Jan. 28, Two Loops Trail West at the Celina Lake Recreation Area, 10 miles long. Hike begins at 9 a.m.

    • Feb. 11, Morgan Trail South, six miles. Hike begins at 9 a.m. at trailhead on Indiana 70.

    • Feb. 25, O’Bannon Woods, 10 miles. Hike begins at 9 a.m. on Upper Blue River Trail at the first trailhead on Indiana 462.

  • Extension offers commodity marketing course

    TELL CITY – Purdue Extension in Spencer and Perry Counties is offering a commodity marketing course for local producers.

    The program, titled “Beginner’s Course in Commodity Marketing,” is geared toward any producer interested in learning more about grain marketing topics and strategies, regardless of experience.

    The three-session course will feature Corinne Alexander, a Purdue agricultural economics specialist, who will cover topics including futures, options, basis and hedging as well as basic grain marketing strategies.