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  • And-Tro flushing lines

    GATCHEL – And-Tro Water Authority began flushing lines last week and the work will continue several weeks. Due to the possibility of discolored water, customers are encouraged to use caution when doing laundry.
     

  • Christmas festivities planned in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for the annual Christmas in the Park celebration and parade Nov. 27 in Tell City.

    Activities are planned for 2 to 4 p.m. in City Hall Park with the parade at 4 p.m. Santa will be available from 2 to 4 p.m. to hear Christmas wishes.

  • 4-H volunteer for 55 years

    Nolan Williams was honored at the Indiana State Fair for celebrating his 55th year as a 4-H volunteer in Perry County.

    He was a 4-H member and exhibited dairy and swine.  Williams has served on the Perry County 4-H Council and on the Perry County 4-H Livestock Committee for many years. He has also served as a club leader of the Mount Pleasant 4-H Club for many years with his wife.

  • Board member says anonymity boosts learning

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board member Barbara Beard said at a regular meeting Oct. 27 she’d attended a meeting where she learned students are more open with teachers when they can communicate with them secretly.

  • Family honors its Lincoln Legacy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TOBINSPORT – A family with roots extending deep into Perry County’s history erected a marker in September honoring an ancestor’s role in ushering a young Abraham Lincoln into Indiana.

    The Weatherholt family installed the roadside marker in Tobinsport Sept. 8 at the point where Indiana 166 terminates at the Ohio River. The dedication ceremony was held Sept. 24, following the 35th annual Weatherholt Reunion at the Clayton Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Tobinsport.

  • 2011 Election Candidates

    Note: Names of uncontested candidates will not appear on the ballot.

    Tell City

    Mayor

    Barbara Ewing - Democrat

    Clerk-Treasurer

    Jenny Richter – Democrat

    City Common Council
    District 1

    Chris Cail – Democrat

    District 2

    Joe Daum – Democrat
    Julie Kohnert – Republican

    District 3

  • Decision day nears in city elections

    PERRY COUNTY – Voters across Cannelton and portions of Tell City will head to the polls Tuesday to choose mayors, clerk-treasurers and city council members.

    Most of the attention will be in Cannelton, where all but the clerk-treasurer’s race is contested. Incumbent Democrat Smokey Graves is running for a second term. His Republican challenger is former Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder.

    All five seats on the city council are contested.

  • Laid-off school worker poses questions on taxes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Former school-corporation employee Betsy Riley asked at a regular Cannelton School Board meeting Oct. 27 whether the combination of a referendum and decrease in student population will mean taxes will go up or down.

  • Kiwanis tours Tell City Junior-Senior High School

    Tell City Kiwanis members gathered in the library of the Tell City Junior-Senior High School Oct. 19 for their meeting and to enjoy a lunch.

    While they ate, Family Outreach Coordinator Wendi Rich discussed her position in the school and what the program provides the school. School Principal Brad Ramsey talked to members about the improvements made in the school’s appearance with the student body.

  • Former Cannelton mayor charged with OWI

    CANNELTON – A traffic stop Saturday night led to the arrest of former Cannelton Mayor Mark Gerlach on a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    The 57-year-old’s vehicle was stopped by Patrolman David Biever. Gerlach, who sought to return to office but was defeated in May’s primary, was taken to the Perry County Jail but later posted bail.