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  • Master gardener course offered this fall

    SPENCER COUNTY – Local folks who enjoy gardening and helping others grow should make plans to take part in this fall’s Purdue Master Gardener Course in Spencer County.  

    The program is a volunteer training program which offers an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to help teach others what class members have learned.

    The course will be held on 12 consecutive Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Sept. 12, at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center near Chrisney.

  • Schweizer Fest’s Opening Day

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  • Parks board trying to locate donated site’s boundaries

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is still trying to determine the boundaries of a small parcel of land that a former county resident wants to donate to the department.

    Michelle Allen Deom told the parks board in May that she wants to donate approximately a half acre of land on Indiana 66 between Lafayette Springs and Rocky Point.

  • Principals report on academic progress

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – During a regular meeting of the Tell-City-Troy Township School Board Tuesday, reports were given by each school’s principal about Adequate Yearly Progress and Public Law 221.

  • Schweizer Fest Street Cars

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  • Firms win bids for old TC Chair building work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jerry Aigner Construction of Boonville will perform demolition and earthwork at the former Tell City Chair Co. building for $293,500 after the Perry County Redevelopment Commission accepted bids Thursday for a variety of work.

  • School board lays off 5 noncertified employees

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The names of five noncertified employees of the Cannelton City Schools Corp. who will not return to work today were read at a special school-board meeting Thursday.

  • Three hurt in amusement ride mishap at Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Three people were injured Friday night after a light fixture on an amusement ride in City Hall Park apparently fell on ride goers during Tell City’s Schweizer Fest.

    One of the three people was being transferred to another hospital with cuts to his face. The other two people suffered scratches.

    None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.

    The ride company is Gene O Rides of Fordsville, Ky.

    The ride was closed and a representative of the state fire marshal’s office was en route to the city late Friday.

  • Happy retirement, Toodie

    A happy gathering of family, friends and co-workers saluted Marcia “Toodie” Parker Friday during a retirement reception at the Tell City Electric Department. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Perry County Friday. Drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.