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  • German Ridge trail will be closed until Nov. 14 as timber sale resumes

    GERMAN RIDGE – A nearly mile-long connecter trail in the Hoosier National Forest’s German Ridge Trail System will be closed until Nov. 15. The closure is to ensure the safety of trail users while loggers are working in the area. Timber sale activities have resumed after being idle for awhile. The timber sale is to remove selected pine trees.

    The German Ridge Lake Hiking Trail will remain open and the remaining 23 miles of the multiple-use German Ridge Trail remain open.

  • Local documentary on former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb wins Emmy

    INDIANAPOLIS – The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has awarded “Full Circle: The Life and Times of Edgar D. Whitcomb” a 2011 Emmy Award in the Lower Great Lakes Region. The winning of this award reflects the hard work and dedication of many individuals and organizations.

  • Supporters counting on big dividends from Benefit Bank

    PERRY COUNTY – A local nonprofit organization already providing services to many Perry Countians will begin a new initiative this week: serving as a resource needing help in applying for federal and state services.

    Benefit Bank is sponsored statewide by Purdue University’s Extension program and will be hosted locally by Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery.

  • Postal service cuts could affect two offices

    PERRY COUNTY – Post offices in Derby and Leopold could be closed as the U.S. Postal Services takes a hard look at how many of its 32,000 retail centers should remain open.

    The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will conduct studies of about 3,700 retail offices as it looks to save money and reduce a multi-billion-dollar deficit.

    In Perry County, Leopold and Derby are on the list, as are more than 90 other Indiana post offices.

  • Morning shower

    Kenny McCallister, employed for the summer by Tell City, waters geraniums blooming around City Hall Friday morning. 

  • Waupaca to reduce two bond issues

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Both of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority members present at a meeting Thursday voted to allow Waupaca Foundry to redeem $525,000 in aggregate principal to pay down two bonds that funded their facility’s construction.

  • ‘One-stop shop’ could serve people in need

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – One of the abandoned buildings in this community, perhaps the old Tell City Junior High School, will become a center for nonprofit agencies if efforts begun in 2008 come to fruition.

  • UPDATE: Missing man found safe

    UPDATE, Aug. 2, 8:40 a.m.: A Tell City man who disappeared last week was found Monday in an Evansville hospital.

    Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick said Kurtis W. Head was located at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Shadwick said he had checked multiple times with area hospitals starting Thursday, but none of them reported having Head as a patient.

  • Schweizer stage coming alive

    Dress rehearsals began this week for the Schweizer Fest production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I.”

    Tony Award winner for “Best Musical” and the 1996 “Best Revival of a Musical, “The King and I” tells the story of Anna Leonowens, who became governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the mid-1800s.

    Performances are nightly at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4-6, and 2 p.m. Aug. 7.

  • Correction

    The News erroneously reported Monday the starting time for a Sept. 7 county commissioners meeting. It would normally have been a Monday meeting, but is shifted to Wednesday due to the Labor Day holiday, and will begin at 6 p.m. in the county courthouse.