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  • ‘American Cousin’ takes to the stage

    LINCOLN CITY – The second and final weekend of “Our American Cousin” will be presented Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Amphitheatre.

    “Our American Cousin” is a three-act farcical comedy about an American, Asa Trenchard, sailing to England to claim his inheritance from his English relatives.

    The lead characters include Shane Denu of Jasper playing Asa Trenchard, Gretchen Ross of Evansville playing Florence Trenchard, and Charlie Finecy of Santa Claus playing Lord Dundreary.

    Linda Simpson of Tell City is also in the cast.

  • INDOT to share details on Deer Creek bridge plans

    ROCKY POINT – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public hearing in Cannelton Sept. 1 on an upcoming bridge project in Tobin Township.

    The meeting on what INDOT is labeling the Indiana 66 Deer Creek Bridge Project will begin at 6 p.m. in the Cannelton City Hall Council Room.

    The public is invited to review plans and ask questions on the bridge-replacement project, which will affect the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 166 at Rocky Point.
     

  • 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.

  • State police jail 18-year-old on child-molesting charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was arrested Monday on a charge that he had sex with a 13-year-old girl. Matthew R. Sabelhaus, 18, was lodged in the Perry County Jail by state police. He was released Wednesday after posting a $1,005 bail.

    According to a probable-cause affidavit, Sabelhaus is accused of engaging in sex with the girl at her home. He faces a Class B felony count of child molesting.

  • Cannelton Media Club earns awards, seeks funds to claim them

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Youngsters in a media club led by teacher Joan Goble have once again earned honors for their efforts.

  • Over-and-under effort

    Contractors working for the Indiana Department of Transportation conduct an inspection of the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Area conservation officers promoted

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BIRDSEYE – A career Indiana conservation officer familiar to many Perry County residents has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and will oversee the local law-enforcement work of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Phil Schuetter of Tell City was promoted from first sergeant and now serves as commander of District 8, which includes Perry County.

    Schuetter worked for many years as a field conservation officer in the county and was commended by fellow officers and other groups.

  • Humane Society wants animal-control officer back

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sept. 7 will bring the first county commissioners meeting after their 60-day waiting period for an animal-control ordinance, Jim Carter said during the county leaders’ regular meeting Aug. 17.

  • Correction

    The Tell City Regional Arts Association meets the first Tuesday of each month in City Hall. Association President Cheri Taylor incorrectly stated the dates in an announcement at the Aug. 12 Shoot for the Stars competition.

  • Sales of paper savings bonds to end this year

    WASHINGTON – The Bureau of the Public Debt has announced that as of Jan. 1, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. This action, which supports the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s goal to increase the number of electronic transactions with citizens and businesses, will save American taxpayers approximately $70 million over the first five years.