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  • Spring Blossoms
  • Musicians earn medals at concert-band competitions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School performers earned a silver rating overall, with silvers coming from two of the three judges and gold from the other, at a concert-band competition Saturday. They also earned a gold rating in a sight-reading category.

    Also called an organizational contest, the event at Castle High School was one of several conducted throughout the state by the Indiana State School Music Association.

  • County commissioner arrested for OWI

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – For the second time in just more than two years, Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel was arrested early Sunday on a charge of drunk driving.

    Fortwendel, 59, of Avery Ridge Road, was arrested after a part-time sheriff’s deputy stopped his minivan on Indiana 37 shortly before 3 a.m. Roger Smith, a full-time Tell City patrolman who works occasionally for the sheriff’s department, was on the lookout for a possible drunk driver reported to police by another motorist.

  • Cannelton police seek vandals

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson is asking the public to help his department identify people who committed several acts of criminal mischief, vandalism and theft late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

  • Alcohol-server training

    TELL CITY – State law requires everyone with a permit to serve or sell alcohol to complete a certified alcohol-server training program by April 30, 2011.

    This course is scheduled to be presented at the Tell City Bowling Center from 5 to 7 p.m. April 17.  Anyone who needs to complete this required program is invited to attend.

    The cost is $25 and you can register for the class by calling the bowling center at 547-7958.

  • Officials OK voting site

    TELL CITY – County commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 4 the Cannelton Public Library as the only voting location to be used in this year’s primary election.

    As The News reported that day, the only contested race in May is for Cannelton mayor on the Republican ballot. Voters there will decide whether the name of former Mayor Mark Gerlach or former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder will appear on their November ballot.

  • 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.