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  • Census jobs still available

    TELL CITY - The U.S. Census Bureau is offering employment opportunities in 2010 as part of the census. Temporary positions include census takers, crew leaders and crew-leader assistants. Two test sites have been established in Tell City, the Tell City-Perry County Public Library and the Community Building, located at 16th and Franklin streets.

    Census tests, which assess applicants' basic math, reading and organizational skills, are offered at the library at 1 and 3 p.m. Monday, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

  • Offices closing for King holiday

    PERRY COUNTY - Most government offices in Perry County will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    County offices at the courthouse in Tell City and annex building in Cannelton will be closed, as will City Hall offices in Tell City. There will be no trash pickup in Tell City Monday and a one-day delay for pickup the rest of the week.

    Federal and state offices are also closed, including the Indiana Department of Child Services.

  • Breaking NewsSandage acquitted in child-death case

    TELL CITY – Heather Sandage was acquitted by jurors Saturday morning. The panel of nine women and three men deliberated about 90 minutes before returning a not-guilty verdict on a charge of battery resulting in death.

    She fought back tears Friday while repeatedly denying any role in causing the 2005 death of a 7-month-old boy she was caring for in her home.

    The testimony came as Sandage’s defense team rested its case. Jurors were expected to hear closing arguments Saturday morning before beginning their deliberation in a rare weekend session of circuit court.

  • School-savings checklist poses big challenges

    PERRY COUNTY - Gov. Mitch Daniels advocated in a Dec. 28 news release that Indiana residents use a checklist to determine if local school systems are doing all they can to avoid teacher layoffs in the face of budget shortfalls.

    That checklist was to have been considered and adopted by the state board of education Friday, according to a Dec. 18 news release from that agency. It includes several actions that are difficult, if possible at all, for school corporations to accomplish under existing laws or contracts negotiated with teachers.

  • City department heads back in posts for 2010

    TELL CITY - Mayor Barbara Ewing reappointed herself and two council members to Tell City's board of public works and safety last week. She also announced the reappointment of department heads who will lead the city's police and fire departments and utilities in 2010.

    Ewing said council members John Little and Dianne Rudolph will stay on the board of public works and safety. Both have served since Ewing, who is beginning the third year of her four-year term, took office in January 2008.

  • Band Boosters gearing up for community auction

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Band Boosters will conduct its annual public auction of new and used items to benefit the Tell City High School band programs Jan. 23 at the school's cafeteria.

    The Perry County business community, celebrities, sports teams and individuals are donating to the auction.

    A wide variety of items will be available for sale, such as furniture, appliances, theme park and zoo tickets, baseball game tickets, gift certificates, jewelry, household items, sports-team and NASCAR items, hair products and more.

  • Oakwood recognizes National Activity Professionals Week

    TELL CITY - Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City will celebrate National Activity Professionals Week, Jan. 17 through Jan. 22.

    This annual January event, declared by the National Association of Activity Professionals, honors and recognizes the activity professionals for the important role they play in enhancing the quality of life of the residents in their care.

  • Oxley expects to return to Statehouse soon

    INDIANAPOLIS - The family of State Rep. Dennie Oxley (D-Taswell) issued the following statement last week on the legislator, who has been under medical care since going into cardiac arrest while being held for observation at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper in mid-November:

    "We have asked that the speaker of the house excuse Dennie from attending Indiana House sessions in Indianapolis this week. Although Dennie will not be able to be there, we fully expect him to be back at his job serving the people of the 73rd House District very soon."

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  • Small steps to health and wealth online challenge

    CANNELTON - Just in time to keep those New Year's resolutions to improve health and personal finances, Purdue Extension invites all Hoosiers to participate in the Small Steps to Health and Wealth Worldwide Challenge 2010.

    A land-grant partner, Rutgers Cooperative Extension is launching a new online Small Steps to Health and Wealth Challenge Web site. This free six-week program, open to anyone who enrolls online, will be held from Jan. 17 through Feb. 27. Prizes will be awarded for participants who report the highest point totals.