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  • Innovative farm family among nation’s best

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    A family with deep loves of land and community has been named to a list of America’s best young farmers and ranchers. Chad Goldman, who with his wife, Summer, owns Chad Goldman Farms in Spencer County, was named by Progressive Farmer to its list of the nation’s Top 5 Farmers and Ranchers. They were encouraged to apply for the honor earlier this year and received word in late July that they had been chosen. The annual awards go to farmers under the age of 40.

  • Kiwanis fish fry Sept. 16

    The Tell City Kiwanis Club will host its annual Fall Fish Fry  Sept. 16, before the Perry Central vs. Tell City football game.

    The fish fry will be located in the Tell City High School Cafeteria, with live music by Leo Gronquist. Serving begins at 4:30 pm and will end at 7. Advance ticket sales are currently being conducted. Prices are $7 for adults over 18; $6 for students age 13-18 and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets purchased at the door will cost an additional $1 for each ticket. Meals consist of all the fish you can eat, two sides, drink and dessert.

  • FOP sponsoring golf scramble, auction

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Fraternal Order of Police will host a golf scramble Oct. 14 at the Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus. A shotgun start begins at noon. The scramble consists of four-person teams with a limit of 34 teams.

    Cost is $50 per person, which includes green fees, golf-cart rental, practice balls, water and soft drinks. Everyone who participates will be invited to the FOP associate and new-membership drive that evening.

    Details on location and time are still being finalized.

  • ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Crawford County Friday.

    Drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.

  • Board accepts apparent low bids for railroad upgrade

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bids from companies hoping to help the Perry County Port Authority upgrade their Hoosier Southern Railroad facilities to handle 286,000-pound railcars were opened at a special meeting Aug. 29.

    The low bid for track work came from Balfour-Beatty Rail of Atlanta, Ga., which offered to do the work for $339,827.50.

    Other bids ranged up to $389,982.

    The low bid for bridge work was from Cooper Rail Service of Huntingburg. That company bid $1,709,762.99.

  • California workers give building facelift

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Karen McBride’s historic home at 121 Taylor St. in Cannelton, once known as the Union Hotel, was hit by an out-of-control vehicle earlier this summer. The workers she found to repair it are “just wonderful young men,” who came from California and were amazed at the historic significance of the building and the city, she said.

    Finding someone to do the work wasn’t easy.

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  • TC Schools 2012 budget on track for adoption

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – With no one in attendance other than board members and media Monday, Tell City-Troy Township’s proposed 2012 budget mustered a required public hearing and stands ready to be adopted Sept. 13.

    Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger called the budget similar to last year’s and predicted the final tax rate set by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance would differ little from the 2011 rate of $1.3526 per $100 of assessed valuation.

  • Animal ordinance won’t be ready for Sept. 7 meeting

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A proposed animal-control ordinance won’t be ready for the county commissioners to consider at their Sept. 7 meeting, Commissioner Bill Amos said at the conclusion of a special meeting Wednesday.

  • Leadership Academy to host YMCA grand-opening road rally

    FERDINAND – The Dubois County Leadership Academy will host a family road rally before the grand opening ceremony of the Tri-County YMCA in Ferdinand Sept. 10.

    The family rally will traverse all counties served by the Tri-County YMCA and will be open to family members of all ages.

    The rally, which is set to begin at 9 a.m. EDT with lineup and registration starting at 8 a.m., will take participants on a scavenger hunt throughout the Tri-County YMCA’s serving area of Dubois, Perry and Spencer counties.