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  • PCMH to offer free CPR sessions to public

    TELL CITY – To celebrate American Heart Month in February, Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer an American Heart Association CPR class, “Family and Friends,” that will be free to the community.

    Adult, child and infant CPR and choking-rescue skills will be demonstrated and practiced during these sessions. No testing will be required.

    This class is for anyone 10 years and older who desires to learn CPR skills and does not need a certification card.

  • TC man faces charge after standoff

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital after giving himself up to police after a brief standoff Thursday night. Though not yet charged, he faces a charge of intimidation after officers were requested to check on him after a possible disturbance in a 16th Street home.

    He allegedly locked himself in his room. He emerged after talking with Tell City Police Department negotiator Alan Malone and was taken into custody without incident. Cannelton officers and state police also responded to the scene.

  • City departments provide annual, monthly updates

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The city’s volunteer fire department responded to 79 calls for service during 2010, Fire Chief Greg Linne reported at a regular Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Jan. 18.

    His year-end report was one of several summaries of annual or monthly activities provided by city-department heads.

  • Franzman reflects on 28 years of service to county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man who gave his time and talents to county government for nearly three decades says capable men and women in office today will be able to face important issues in 2011 and beyond.

    District 1 Councilman Pete Franzman left the fiscal body at the end of 2010. He had been a member since January 1983 and was its president for many of those years. Franzman also served as a leader for the Association of Indiana Counties, held several leadership posts and was the group’s president in the 1990s.

  • Richter files for second term as clerk-treasurer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In the final year of her first term in office, Jenny Richter filed earlier this month for re-election as Tell City’s clerk-treasurer. The Democrat was elected in 2007.
    Richter said the experience she has gained in her first term, added to her experience in banking before seeking office, has helped her succeed in the role as the city’s financial officer.

  • Group forms to fight animal abuse in county

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s chief deputy prosecutor, Mark Ramsey, said he was representing the county prosecutor’s office when he addressed the county commissioners at a regular meeting Jan. 19.

    “I’m also here on behalf of various groups that are concerned about animal rights, and we would like to discuss the possibility of forming a committee approved by the commissioners to review the animal ordinances and procedures involved with animal control,” he said.

  • Charlie Wicker’s big Saturday

    Charlie Wicker had a grand day Saturday, thanks to the Never Too Late organization that grants longtime wishes. A resident at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City, Wicker loves sports and when recently asked about something he’d really like to do, the 85-year-old said wanted to attend a home Marksmen basketball game.

    Charlie and his buddies would always go to a local cafe to enjoy a burger and fries before games, then go and root for the home team. Since going to live at Oakwood, and especially since his children moved away, Charlie had missed his weekly routine.

  • Police: Man who ran from officer was carrying meth

    TELL CITY – A local man was charged with possession of methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement Jan. 20 after he allegedly fled from a Tell City police officer.

    Patrolman Jeff Bender was in the Wal-Mart parking lot when he was flagged down and told there had been an argument between two men. Someone identified Randy Bolin Jr., 30, of Rolling Pines, as one of the disputants but when Bender motioned for Bolin to speak with him, the man allegedly fled. He slipped on snow and fell.

  • Big Brothers, Sisters enjoy day at the cinema

    Mark Morgan of Tell City Cinemas helped Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley to a memorable day Jan. 15.

    “Bigs” and “Littles” from Perry and Spencer counties enjoyed a free movie and snacks at a special showing.

    “We really appreciate that a local business owner generously shared this opportunity for all of our matches, including our school matches,” said Lisa Schriefer, program director for Big Brothers-Big Sisters in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Tell City Schools could close early for teacher development

    TELL CITY – An idea presented by Laura Noble for coping with a state-mandated change ran into resistance at a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Jan. 11.