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  • Voter-registration deadline just a week away

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise  reminds voters that next Monday, April 7, is the last day they can register to vote in the May 6 primary election. All registration applications must be received in the clerk’s office by 4 p.m. Voter registration forms and instructions are available at the office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at     www. indianavoters.com.

  • County won’t pay for some damage to mailboxes

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved in a regular meeting March 18 a resolution spelling out when the county will and will not be responsible for mailboxes damaged by highway-department operations.

    It’s difficult for drivers plowing snow and ice from roads to avoid inflicting damage on mailboxes, county Highway Superintendent Ed Feix explained.

  • Man who fought for new nation’s independence to be honored

    Editor’s Note: The location of Saturday’s marker dedication for Jacob Kepler has been moved to Rome United Methodist Church.  The decision to move the location was made after Monday’s issue had been printed.

    A grave-marker dedication Saturday at the Old Rome Courthouse will honor the life of Revolutionary Patriot Jacob Kepler. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and will be hosted by the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

  • Ambulance-service contract amended

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved in a regular meeting March 18 an amendment to an ambulance-service contract between the county and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Noting that he works part time as a paramedic, Commissioner Tom Hauser said he wouldn’t participate in the discussion.

  • Crash on Stone Road claims life of Kentucky woman (Edited)

    Editor’s Note: This story has been edited to remove a statement in the original version that indicated the vehicle driven by Kelsey Gowers struck the vehicle driven by Shellayne Cronin. The original story was based on comments made by sheriff’s deputies. However,  Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh said Tuesday afternoon he was awaiting a report from state police crash reconstructionists before completing his report on how the collision occurred.

  • Leopold Gang 4-H members give demonstrations

    LEOPOLD – The Leopold Gang 4-H club had its second meeting of the year March 11 at Perry Central. Club members enjoyed a trail-mix snack, homemade caramel corn, yogurt and fruit donated by Rebecca Etienne.

    Snacks started at 5:45 and the meeting started promptly at 6 p.m. Adam Dauby called the meeting to order. Leaders distributed project manuals and several demonstrations were given. Camiren Zellers and Jace French showed club members how to make homemade pizza pockets while Phillip Dauby demonstrated how to make Koolaid.  

  • Special education workshops April 8, May 6

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs will offer two workshops for those who want for more information about special-education practices.

    Register online. If fewer than three registrations are received, the workshop may be canceled. The program is free and open to the public.
    The workshops will be presented by Leisa Barber, INSOURCE Regional Program specialist.

  • Leadership Perry County alumni reunion April 3

    PERRY COUNTY – Alumni and friends of Leadership Perry County are invited to an April 3 reunion dinner at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. and there is no charge for alumni. Friends of alumni can eat for $15.

    Some records of alumni are incomplete so those attending should make reservations by sending email to Mary K Cardinal at marykcardinal@sbcglobal.com or call 547-8945.

  • Tots Lots enrolling for 2014-15 school year

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is now enrolling for the 2014-15 school year. For a child to be eligible for the 4-year-old Frog session of Tots Lots, he or she must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. This session will meet Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 to 11:30 a.m. or Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.    

    For a child to be eligible for the 3-year-old Tadpole session of Tots Lots, which is held Mondays and Tuesdays, he or she must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Sommer benefit set for April 12

    TELL CITY – Family and friends of Perry County resident Urban Sommer will hold a benefit in his honor Saturday, April 12 at the Indiana Realty and Auction Co. in Tell City.

    In January, Sommer was diagnosed with stage four, metastasized ocular melanoma of the liver. There is no cover charge for this event.