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  • May retires from Navy after 27 years

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Navy Capt. Neil May, son of Glenn May of Tell City, recently retired after 27 years of active duty while serving his final tour as assistant chief of staff for Third Fleet Training and Readiness in San Diego.

    May graduated from Indiana University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and was commissioned January 1983. He  attended the Naval War College and received a master’s degree in  national security and strategic studies in November 1997.

  • Federal grant to stimulate minds, economy

    LEOPOLD - A far-reaching  federal grant to Perry Central Community School Corp. will promote healthy childhood development over the next four years, the district’s superintendent said Tuesday. The $729,132 grant, which will be awarded annually for four years, will also deliver an economic stimulus by creating several new jobs.

  • County’s rec director tenders resignation

    PERRY COUNTY - Dan Adams will resign his position as Perry County recreation director July 10, Pete Franz-man announced at a regular meeting of the county council June 25.

    “Thank you for all your hard work,” the county council president told Adams. “We appreciate your 10-and-a-half years of service.”

    “I didn’t set out for it to be that many,” Adams replied. “But I think we did a lot of good things with the amount of money we’ve had.”

  • Winning Wines

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County’s wineries claimed gold – as well as silver and bronze honors  – last month in one of the nation’s largest wine competitions.

    Wines from 10 countries as far away as France, Australia and Spain were judged in the June 16-18 Indy International Wine Competition, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

  • County’s jobless rate drops slightly

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in May to 9.8 percent, remaining below the state’s seasonally adjusted rate of 10.6 percent. However, the number of local workers seeking jobs actually rose.

  • Moose picnic under way

    TELL CITY - Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Fourth of July Picnic kicks off today with food, rides and games. Activities in Zoercher-Bettinger Park culminate with Saturday night’s fireworks display.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners through Saturday. Serving begins at 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Friday and Sat-urday. Friday’s schedule had called for serving to begin at 4 p.m. but lodge members decided to offer chicken and pork chops for hungry lunch goers and others visiting the park Friday afternoon.

  • Mozart, Fulton streets paving planned

    TELL CITY  - The city of Tell City will pave Mozart Street from 12th Street to 19th Street Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9.

    The roadway will be closed to normal traffic flow with limited access for residents.

    The city will also pave the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Fulton Street.

    The Fulton Street paving project is part of the Waste Tire Modified Asphalt Grant through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

  • Help offered in filing for jobless benefits

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library are joining hands to help local residents file for unemployment benefits via computer. Volunteers will be in the library’s conference room from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. Volunteers will have laptops to walk people through the online forms.

    No appointments are needed and help will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • Funds will help Waupaca diversify

    TELL CITY - With a financial boost from the Perry County Redevelopment Commission, local officials will explore possibilities for diversifying ThyssenKrupp Waupaca's products to strengthen it against the lagging automotive industry.