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  • Homeland-security appointment due soon

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners will convene a special meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the county courthouse to appoint a representative to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 10 Planning Council.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said in announcing the meeting that the commissioners want to have representation at a planning-council meeting scheduled for April 19.

    Tuesday is the deadline for submitting letters of interest to her for the position.

  • Perry Central Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Family Wellness is the theme of this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and there will be lots of fitness activities and health and safety booths for the whole family.

    The annual event presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and the Perry Central Wellness Program will feature more than 40 health and safety booths, a free fiesta supper with tacos, beans and rice, health screenings and family fitness activities.

  • TC ladder truck in Illinois for pump addition

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department’s ladder truck will be in neighboring Illinois several weeks for the installation of a large pump that will add to its already impressive range of firefighting capabilities.

    Firefighters delivered the truck to Alexis Fire Apparatus last Monday. The company, based in Alexis, Ill., will install the pump.

  • County preparing for 49th Dogwood Tour

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are in place for the 49th annual Perry County Dogwood Festival. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, a week earlier than usual due to Easter falling on the fourth Sunday of the month.

    The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is helping share news of the various activities taking place during the weekend. Many of the events associated for decades with the festival are back. Here’s a preliminary rundown.

  • Library board OKs purchase of adjacent home

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – In a public hearing held before the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Tell City-Perry County Library Board members discussed the moving of funds for the purchase of a vacant house and property that sits in front of the library.

  • Park Here, Please

    John Hall rolls yellow paint onto the parking areas of Ponderosa in Tell City Thursday.

  • County to have representation on employment board

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Representatives of two agencies devoted to improving employment addressed the county commissioners at their regular meeting April 4. One wants to send a Perry County name or two to the governor for appointment to a work-force board.

  • Property-tax bills hitting mailboxes soon

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians will receive their property tax bills in the mail over the coming week, marking the second consecutive year tax statements will be mailed and payments collected on time.

    County Treasurer Judy Pund said statements are scheduled to be mailed Thursday with spring installments due May 10.

  • County commissioner arrested for OWI

    TELL CITY – For the second time in just more than two years, Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel was arrested early Sunday for drunk driving. However, he spent less than an hour in the county jail before posting bail and being allowed to leave with family members. Sheriff Lee Chestnut said that decision was made not from favoritism, but due to a lack of room in the jail to house the county official by himself.

  • TCHS ART SHOW

    The seventh annual Tell City High School Art Show opened this week and is open today and tomorrow.

    Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with art exhibits on display in the high school library.

    Visitors should park in the teachers-visitors parking lot and sign in at the office.

    Visitors can vote for their favorite paintings, paper mache sculptures, paintings and ceramic work.