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  • Western gunfight adds bang to Heritage Fest
  • Shubael Little events to close out fall tour


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s Hoosier Heritage Fall tour will conclude this weekend with miles of bargains and a good dose of pioneer history.

    Route 66 yard sales Friday and Saturday and an open house at the Shubael Little Pioneer Village Saturday and Sunday will close a schedule of community festivals that began early in the month.

  • Witches Walk set for Thursday, Oct. 30

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking “goodies” from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk.

    Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.

  • Candlelight vigil for infant loss set for Oct. 15

    TELL CITY – Early Flight Angels will host a candlelight vigil for pregnancy, infant loss and Infertility Day.

    Organizers invite everyone to attend and support the community and loved ones during this dedication.

    The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Sunset Park in Tell City, with a guest singer, warm drinks and balloons for children. Candle-lighting will be at 7 p.m. and candles and lanterns will be provided free of charge.

  • Parent-teacher conferences at William Tell Elementary Thursday, Oct. 23

    TELL CITY – The afternoon and evening of Thursday, Oct. 23, are designated times for parent-teacher conferences at William Tell Elementary School.

    There will be no school Friday, Oct. 24 or Monday, Oct. 27 due to fall break.

    Parents will be notified of their scheduled times by Monday, Oct. 20.

    If parents need to change their appointments, they are asked to call their child’s teacher at 547-9727.

  • TCJSHS grades to be issued Thursday, conferences set Oct. 23

    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High School will receive grade cards and parent-teacher conference information Thursday, Oct. 16.

    Parent-teacher conferences will be held Thursday, Oct. 23 from 4 to 7:45 p.m. School will not be in session Friday, Oct. 24 or Monday, Oct. 27 due to fall break.

  • Manufacturing in the 21st Century set for Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Manufacturing in the 21st Century will be presented by Hire Technology students at Perry Central and Tell City high schools.

    The Perry County College Success Coalition will host the event beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Schergens Center in Tell City. An open house will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by student recognition and a panel discussion from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Parks department seeks new truck

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department plans to ask the county council for money to purchase a new four-wheel-drive pickup truck.

    Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday that the department’s current truck has 272,000 miles on it and “about 12 to 15 things wrong with it.”

  • Leaders discuss collapsed storm drain, scooter law

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A storm drain had collapsed in the Pleasant Valley subdivision, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder reported at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety Sept. 8.

    “It’s got several potholes in a straight line down where the drain goes,” she said, adding, “it’s right between two houses, real close to a fence. We’re planning on working on it in late fall, maybe a few months down the road yet.”

  • Cannelton Council: Tear down the house

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted Sept. 8 to demolish a building at 217 S. Third St., after conducting a second public hearing its owners didn’t attend.

    “We did issue a letter for them to appear if they had something to say,” Mayor Mary Snyder said in explaining actions the city had taken up to that point. “They are not here now, so I would think they are accepting what we had to say in the letter.”