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  • Fund established for fire victim

    TROY - A fund has been established to help a Troy woman and her two sons who lost their home to a Thanksgiving-morning fire.

    The fund in Dayna (Bateman) Clifton's name has been set up at First State Bank. She and her two sons, ages 16 and 18, lost nearly all of their belongings in the blaze.

    Anyone wanting to make donations of items, such as household goods and clothing, can call 547-5331.

  • Area youth to be recognized for community involvement

    INDIANAPOLIS — Emily Davis of rural Tell City will be honored for her outstanding community service as one of the winners of the inaugural Youth Power and Hope Awards Contest.

    Electric Consumer, the state-wide publication of Indiana's electric cooperatives, sponsored the contest that was open to Indiana fifth- through eighth-graders residing in the service territory of an electric cooperative and emphasizes the important role young Hoosiers play in their communities.

  • THE END

    TELL CITY - Carroll Ray Goffinet has been a part of the Tell City-Perry County Library board since 1982, but his tenure officially ended at the board's monthly meeting Dec. 2.

    "I've enjoyed the years I've spent on the board," Goffinet said.

    Board members and library staff presented him with cards and gifts, including a plaque to commemorate his time on the board. Members of his family attended a short celebration held afterward and Goffinet fondly talked to members about his time on the board.

  • Officials redeem Waupaca bonds

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority adopted a resolution Dec. 3 to redeem bonds that funded a Hoosier Southern Railroad spur to Waupaca Foundry in 1997.

    The $1.8 million in bonds also funded a locomotive and repairs to the main rail line, explained Chris Goffinet, attorney for the three-member redevelopment authority.

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  • City to get $246,439 in 'walking-around' money

    CANNELTON - Cannelton is one of six southwestern-Indiana cities selected to get shares of nearly $1.5 million in federal Safe Routes to School funding. Cannelton will get $246,439 to improve sidewalks, curb ramps and drainage at all three of the city's schools.

    "It's great news," Superintendent of Schools Al Chapman said Friday. The school corporation hasn't provided daily bus transportation for three decades, he said, so students who aren't dropped off by parents walk or ride bikes or scooters.

  • Bullying prevention efforts paying off

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. is doing such a good job of implementing Olweus anti-bullying measures in its schools that a William Tell Elementary School counselor was asked to speak at the International Bullying Prevention Association National Conference.

    Sally Wolfe said Tuesday she talked about "empowering bystanders" at the event, conducted Nov. 15 to 19 in Pittsburgh.

  • Etienne to be installed Wednesday as Cheyenne bishop

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Perry County native, who was ordained a priest in 1992 and worked as a pastor in Indianapolis and a director of seminarians before returning to his home county last summer, will be ordained bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne Wednesday.

  • Foundry wants permit for monofill in Spencer County

    ROCKPORT — A public hearing Thursday will offer the community a chance to learn more about a proposal to construct an industrial monofill on 124 acres in Huff Township.

    According to a petition filed by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca and landowners Paul and Pamela Metz, the site would be used to dispose of solid residual materials generated as byproducts of the Perry County foundry's operations.

    Waupaca currently transports material to a monofill near Troy.