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  • Tell City man turns tables on scammers

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Don Bruner lives with a number of physical impairments, among them macular degeneration, cataracts, leukemia, Guillain-Barré syndrome and something doctors haven’t been able to diagnose.

    But his mind remains “sharp as a tack; in fact, I’m writing a book,” he said, so when he started getting scam offers, he was annoyed at first, then decided to have some fun with their perpetrators.

  • Cannelton kids support soldiers

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Soldiers serving in Afghanistan continue to know someone stateside is thinking of them.

    As a service learning project her students are involved in, Cannelton teacher Joan Goble’s fifth-grade students are sending care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan. They sent packages to soldiers in both Afghanistan and Iraq the previous two years.

  • Fortwendel to run for council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In the last year of his fourth term as county commissioner, Jody Fortwendel filed Wednesday morning for an at-large seat on the county council.

    He joins three other Democrats seeking three at-large seats in May’s primary election: incumbents Steve Goodson and Ron Crawford and Dianne Rudolph. The at-large seats are voted upon by everyone in the county asking for a Democrat ballot and three highest vote getters will advance to the fall election.

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  • HTC update planned as Phase 1 wraps up

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness will share updates and solicit public participation for upcoming projects during a Feb. 21 meeting.

    The HTC steering committee will outline the findings of the first phase of the county-wide program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

    The public is invited.

  • Residents seek northern ambulance station

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Five people representing many more attended the county commissioners’ regular meeting Monday to ask that a promise made long ago be honored now. Irv Ruger was their spokesman and said he represented people living in the eastern, western, central and northern areas of the county.

    When a new building was constructed for the county highway department in 2000, it was understood an ambulance would be one of the vehicles housed there, Ruger told the commissioners.

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  • Recipes sought for 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. The deadline to send recipes is March 1.

  • ‘Clean City’ project recycling office paper

    TELL CITY – A Tell City “Clean City” movement has initiated a white-paper recycling effort in conjunction with the Perry County Recycling District. Local businesses are encouraged to contact Ken Smith with the district office to coordinate pickup of white paper recycling.

    “Home Mutual Insurance of 532 Main st. in Tell City was one of the first businesses to contact Smith and are aggressively trying to cut their trash and recycle white paper,” Tell City Councilman and recycling promoter Tony Hollinden said.

  • Resident taken to hospital after Twilight Towers apartment fire

    TELL CITY – A first-floor resident of Twilight Towers was taken by ambulance to Perry County Memorial Hospital after catching his recliner on fire and suffering smoke inhalation.