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  • Museum Spotlight

    Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series on the Tell City Historical Society and Museum.

    The year was 1865. Tell City was put on the map as a community that forever will be known for the manufacturing of fine hand-crafted wooden furniture. Even presidents could not resist some pieces. The Tell City Chair Maker’s Union factory, later the Tell City Chair Co., located on the banks of the Ohio River, was the epicenter of this trade until the final closing whistle.  

  • County’s best on display during documentary’s premiere party

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Capers played host to a packed crowd Thursday, Jan. 6 as community members and leaders gathered for the WNIN premiere of “The Art of Living,” a documentary made by a local man about the community of Perry County.

    Quality of Life Committee members circled the large dining room of the restaurant, greeting residents of the county and sharing their excitement for the project.

  • Council pays fill-in director, retains lawyer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members voted at their first meeting of 2011 to pay an interim recreation director for working to the end of last year, keep their attorney and assign a new member to the county’s recycling-management district.

  • Mayor to look into funeral-escort ‘miscue’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety members discussed at a regular meeting Monday a lack of police escort for the funerals of two residents, one a former common-council member.

    G. “Snooks” Scarboro died Jan. 3 at the age of 84, and was buried in Tell City’s Greenwood Cemetery Jan. 6.

  • Sold!

    The former Dat’s Kajun on Main Street changed hands Tuesday, turning a first page on a new chapter for the historic building.

  • County set for 2nd year of on-time tax bills

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Local Government Finance certified Perry County’s 2011 budget order and tax rates last week, paving the way for on-time property tax bills for the second year in a row.

  • $2 million high-school plan progresses

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. Board of Directors voted Tuesday morning to adopt a resolution supporting further renovations at the high school.

    John Werner, who serves as attorney for the building and school corporations, explained the former body’s approval would extend a lease of the building to Dec. 31, 2030 and increase its annual rent by more than $253,000.

  • Clarification

  • Crisis Connection promotes stalking awareness campaign

    DUBOIS COUNTY – Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, yet many victims and criminal-justice professionals underestimate its seriousness and impact.

    In one of five cases, stalkers use weapons to harm or threaten victims and stalking is one of the significant risk factors for femicide, the homicide of women, in abusive relationships.

    Victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction and severe depression at much higher rates than the general population, and many lose time from work or have to move as a result of their victimization.

  • New soil scientist appointed for forest

    BEDFORD – Chalonda Jasper is the new soil scientist for the Hoosier National Forest. Jasper will work on a number of soil-related issues in the forest and provide input for most forest projects. Originally from Hammond, La., Jasper most recently worked in the national forests and grasslands in Texas.

    She has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La.