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  • ‘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.

  • Boosters postpone auction

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Band Boosters yearly fundraising auction has been postponed to April 21.

    The boosters are still accepting donations for the annual event, originally set for this month at the school. They’ve been contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome donations from the public such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items and large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars marks 78 years

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 held its annual anniversary dinner Jan. 21, marking the 78th anniversary of the post’s founding.

    Student essayists taking part in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen contests were honored. They included Julia Theis, Damon Powers, Jessica Theis and Caleb Bettag.

    The post’s past commanders chose two recipients, Dallas Lemaire and Emory Yaggi, to receive service awards.

    State VFW Commander Chuck Simmons was among the dignitaries present and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing spoke.

  • School board adopts 2012-13 calendar

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – While the second semester of the current school year is just more than a month old, members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. approved a 2012-13 school year calendar, elected officers and conducted other start-of-the-year duties at a Jan. 10 meeting.

    The proposed school calendar calls for the school year to begin Aug. 13 for teachers and Aug. 14 for students. Fall break is scheduled for Oct. 26-29 with the Christmas holiday beginning and the first semester ending Dec. 21.

  • Hiking humanitarians pass through county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    They’ve worn the soles off of several pairs of walking shoes but Kirk and Cindy Sinclair have stirred the souls of thousands of people they’ve met along a 5,000-mile trek across the country.

    The couple were in southern Indiana late last month, making stops at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ near Lamar and the home of Mark and Rebecca Fenn in Tell City. They also visited a Perry Central High School classroom last Monday.

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  • Recycling district continues effort to obtain shredder

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Office paper is one of the highest-priced commodities that can be recycled, Ken Smith said Jan. 26, but the Perry County Recycling Management District gets only a portion of what it could for a couple of reasons.

  • Permanent fix sought for courthouse roof

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The roof on the county courthouse was built improperly. County officials didn’t become aware of problems until it was too late to make the contractor correct it. When it was repaired four years ago, the county didn’t have enough money to do it right. Now permanent repairs are being planned at an estimated cost of $200,000.

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