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  • County port board honors founding member

    TELL CITY – A man who served as charter member of a number of local organizations was honored posthumously Jan. 14 for his role in launching the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, where he served as general manager for three years.

    Gerald D. "Gerry" Thomas, who also served as president of the Indiana Rail Transportation Group, was honored in a resolution adopted by the port authority's board of directors in a regular meeting. He died Dec. 12 at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

  • Police net stolen goods; more charges possible

    TELL CITY – Laptop computers, kitchen appliances, DVDs and even a stuffed toy dog, all allegedly stolen from Wal-Mart stores in three cities, were seized Tuesday night by Tell City police officers.

    "Someone could get a good start furnishing a small apartment with what we found tonight," Patrolman Roger Smith said while showing off items that included a Sony laptop computer, coffee maker, mixer and a collection of several DVDs.

  • Judge rules Tell City man incompetent to stand trial

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man charged last year with attempting to kill his father has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and will be treated at a state hospital before his case is reviewed this spring.

    Special Judge William Weikert signed an order last week declaring Patrick C. Hagedorn lacks comprehension of the criminal charges facing him and is unable to assist in his own defense.

  • Perry County among five receiving federal aid

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Baron Hill announced this month that Perry, Spencer, Floyd, Orange and Scott counties will receive federal emergency-grant funds.

    The $720,000 grant will be administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

  • United Way accepting applications for funding

    TELL CITY – Health and human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County. Applications are available at the United Way office at 1012 31st St. in Tell City or by calling 547-2577.

    Last year the United Way distributed more than $71,500 to health and human-service organizations that provide services in Perry County.

    Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 27. Applications received after the deadline or those incomplete will not be considered.  Applicants must have 501c3 tax status.

  • Beef nutrition to be discussed at Jan. 29 program

    TELL CITY – Perry County's Purdue Extension program will sponsor a meeting on beef nutrition Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes at 8:30.

    Margie Zoglmann, Extension educator for agriculture and natural resources will be the speaker for this program. The program will look at basic nutrition information for the beef herd, utilizing alternative feedstuffs and basic ration formulation.

  • TC band boosters seek donations, offer $850 at last-game raffle

    TELL CITY — The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraiser auction to be held Saturday, Feb. 14 and will give away $850 Feb. 27.

    Local businesses will be contacted by a member of the band booster auction committee.

    Anyone doing pre-spring or post-holiday cleaning who has gently used items to donate can call Patty Hawkins at 547-3731. Transportation of items can be arranged.

  • Property-tax board of appeals meets Feb. 3-4

    TELL CITY – The county's Property Tax Board of Appeals will meet Feb. 3 and 4 at the courthouse. Hearings begin at 9 a.m.

     

  • Breaking NewsWaupaca eliminates 120 jobs

    TELL CITY – ThyssenKrupp Waupaca is eliminating 120 jobs at its Tell City foundry as demand plummets for the cars and trucks built with its parts.

    Personnel Manager Ed Zellers said the cuts were announced Thursday morning. Approximately 120 employees will lose their jobs as the company copes with declining demand for brake drums, disc brakes and the range of other products it produces for the automotive, truck and agricultural markets.

  • County parks board receives two donations

    CANNELTON — The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department received two donations Wednesday to help develop its parks.

    The Perry County Community Foundation donated $9,200 to the parks board to erect a second shelter house at Eagles Bluff Park overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    Foundation Director Sally Houzanme and community foundation board member Pat Crawford presented the check to Edd Ransom, president of the parks and recreation board.

    The community foundation also provided the funds for the first shelter built at Eagles Bluff.