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  • Caring for history

    A nearly finished floodwall mural offers a pictorial view of the medical care offered over the years by Tell City’s doctors and pharmacists. Joining other murals depicting the community’s river heritage, the health-related images show landmarks still standing such as the former Parkview Hospital, Dr. N.A. James’ home on Ninth Street, left, and Dr. Donald Lashley’s home on Franklin Street, below. Other images painted by Emilie Young include Schreiber’s and Dusch’s drug stores and the Main Street home that housed offices of Drs. William Muelchi and D.A.

  • St. Nick plans pair of visits

    PERRY COUNTY – Santa Claus is coming to town twice this weekend as Cannelton and Tell City host their annual Christmas parades. Cannelton’s parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Tell City’s parade starts at 4 p.m. Sunday and will be followed by festivities in City Hall Park.

    Cannelton Parade Friday

    Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 will join the post’s auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion detachment as sponsors of Friday’s parade in Cannelton.

  • Edison phonograph fetches $6,100

    TELL CITY – A century-old phonograph sold by a Tell City auction company fetched a rich price this month. The Edison Opera phonograph sold at an auction in Gentryville went to a collector in North Carolina for $6,100 after drawing interest from several other bidders.

    Dixon & Dixon Auctioneers handled the sale and an online listing apparently grabbed the attention of the North Carolina buyer, said Mike Finley, who works for the auction company and was on the phone with the buyer during the bidding.

  • Recycling management district braces for tight economy

    TELL CITY – Paul Alvey called 2008 “a really blessed year” for the recycled materials he sells as executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, but said “prices have fallen drastically.”

  • Free straw for doghouses

    TELL CITY — The Humane Society of Perry County is giving away free straw for lining doghouses, adding to the organization’s program of providing doghouses for those in need.

    The straw can be picked up at the Orscheln Farm and Home store in Tell City from noon until closing Saturday. For details or to donate used doghouses, contact Jim Carter at 836-4138.

  • Groups collecting coats for less fortunate

    TELL CITY – The 2008 Holiday Helpers United coat drive is well under way for this season and it’s not too late to donate. There is still a great need for children’s coats. All donations should be new or gently used.

    Coats can be dropped off at the following locations:  Oakwood Health Campus, Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, Fifth Third Bank or Wal-Mart.

  • School board approves $2 million in renovations

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted to proceed with approximately $2 million worth of renovations at Tell City High School using qualified-zone-academy-bonds funding already approved, and to seek approval of other work later.

    Their action at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday was introduced as a recommendation by Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne.

  • Slide repairs may be done by year’s end

    TELL CITY – A second attempt at repairing a sliding embankment along Indiana 37 in central Perry County could wrap up by the end of next month, an Indiana Department of Transportation spokeswoman said last week.

    INDOT’s first attempt earlier this year at stopping movement in the steep embankment on the west side of the highway, just north of Indiana 70, did not work, said Cher Goodwin, spokeswoman for INDOT’s Vincennes District.  

  • Park draws crowd on its opening day

    CANNELTON — Eagles Bluff Park’s new welcome center and rebuilt overlook deck drew nearly 200 visitors the first two days it was open, County Recreation Director Dan Adams told the the Parks and Recreation Board Wednesday.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation did its final inspection of the construction Oct. 23 and the park, which was closed several months during construction, reopened Nov. 8. It is now open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Adams reported that 122 people visited the park Nov. 8 and 74 did so Nov. 9 despite chilly temperatures that weekend.

  • Jury in meth cases returns five guilty verdicts

    TELL CITY – A jury of eight women and four men deliberated for three hours Thursday before convicting a Perry County man on a charge of dealing in methamphetamine.

    John R. Crawford, who had been living in Cannelton before his arrest in April, faces between six and 20 years in prison on the Class B felony when sentenced Dec. 5.