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  • City bumps officer from reserve to part-time role

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Recent changes left the Cannelton Police Department short, Chief Lee Hall reported at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety Jan. 9.

    He was named chief by incoming Mayor Mary Snyder after Eric Dickenson resigned at the end of the year, and his upward move opened a full-time position.

    He secured the board’s permission to redesignate John Kleeman a part-time officer, a “bump up” from his unpaid reserve status.

  • County parks, rec hosting winter, spring hikes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will host several hikes this winter and spring. Open to the public:

    • Jan. 28, Two Loops Trail West at the Celina Lake Recreation Area, 10 miles long. Hike begins at 9 a.m.

    • Feb. 11, Morgan Trail South, six miles. Hike begins at 9 a.m. at trailhead on Indiana 70.

    • Feb. 25, O’Bannon Woods, 10 miles. Hike begins at 9 a.m. on Upper Blue River Trail at the first trailhead on Indiana 462.

  • Extension offers commodity marketing course

    TELL CITY – Purdue Extension in Spencer and Perry Counties is offering a commodity marketing course for local producers.

    The program, titled “Beginner’s Course in Commodity Marketing,” is geared toward any producer interested in learning more about grain marketing topics and strategies, regardless of experience.

    The three-session course will feature Corinne Alexander, a Purdue agricultural economics specialist, who will cover topics including futures, options, basis and hedging as well as basic grain marketing strategies.

  • Winter beef production educational series returns

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Beef Production Educational Series will be offered for four evenings in January, February and March.

    The sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, Feb. 20 and March 8. All of the programs except the Feb. 20 session will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Feb. 20 program is in conjunction with the Perry County Cattle Association annual meeting, which will be held at Perry Central school cafeteria.

  • Regional workshop on farm financial recordkeeping coming to southwest Indiana

    DALE – The Farm Financial Recordkeeping for Farm Women Program is a two-evening program that will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at the Lincoln Heritage Library in Dale. The program is being offered by the Purdue Women in Ag Team and Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.

  • Making it official

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  • Parks board: Eagles Bluff park will soon reopen on weekends

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Eagles Bluff Park will reopen on weekends this spring, thanks to the Perry County Council’s restoring $3,500 in pay for the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s part-time assistant.

  • Troy turned down for OCRA wastewater funding

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – Gathered Wednesday for their first meeting of 2012, members of the Troy Town Council discussed moving forward with a fiscal study ahead of a hoped-for annexation effort this year to incorporate areas north of the town.

  • Mayor: Look again at new rental ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In her first council meeting of 2012, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder questioned how a rental ordinance adopted last year will be implemented.

  • Praising God, serving others

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Courtney Berger’s fingers are tickling the church organ’s keys half an hour before Sunday morning Mass at St. Mark Catholic Church.

    Glancing at the sheet music from a bench near the front of the sanctuary, the 11-year-old concentrates on the chords of “Gather Us In,” the entrance song that will begin the morning service.