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  • Perry Central approves new contract with teachers

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central School Board approved Monday a contract with teachers for the 2014-15 school year. There were few changes in the agreement’s provisions, Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

    For the current school year, teachers can qualify for up to $1,000 in performance pay although evaluations that will determine who earns that money won’t be conducted until sometime in 2015.

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  • Cannelton awarded $432,000 wastewater grant

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is one of 12 in the state being awarded utility-improvement grants from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

    Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced the grants Aug. 19. They total more $5.4 million, with the funding provided through a Wastewater and Drinking Water Program managed by OCRA.

  • Government offices to close for Labor Day

    PERRY COUNTY – Government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

    All federal, state and local offices will be closed, as will the Perry County Public Library branches in Tell City and Cannelton.

    There will be no trash pickup Monday in Cannelton or Tell City, creating a one-day delay for the rest of the week.

  • Class of ‘74 reunion Oct. 11

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Class of 1974 will hold a reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Iron Gate restaurant in Cannelton.

  • Big John Williams memorial ride set for Sept. 6

    TELL CITY – The Big John Williams Memorial Ride will be Saturday, Sept. 6.

    Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Braunie’s Bar. All bikes will be out at 11 a.m. and will return at 4:30 p.m. All vehicles are welcome.

    Proceeds will go to the John Williams Memorial Scholarship of the Perry County Community Foundation.

  • Farmers market open

    TELL CITY – The Perry County farmers market is open 8 a.m. until sellout Saturdays and 4 p.m. until sellout Wednesdays.
    Markets will continue through fall. Anyone wanting to learn more can call 547-7933.

  • Benefits for Dakota Boeglin Sept. 13 and 20

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Biker Buds will host benefits for Dakota Boeglin Saturdays, Sept. 13 and 20.

    Dakota, 2, was diagnosed with hairy congenital nevi, which must be surgically removed due to a risk of cancer. Dakota’s family anticipates a minimum of 16 additional surgeries.

  • St. Pius Fall Fest planned for Sunday, Sept. 7

    TROY – St. Pius Catholic Church in Troy will have its annual fall festival Sunday, Sept. 7.

    On the menu will be the parish’s “famous soup,” sold by the bowl and gallon, fried chicken or roast beef dinners, hamburgers, polish sausage, ice cream and homemade pie. Entertainment will include the Crosswinds band, a large yard sale, games for adults and children and a raffle.

    Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Those wanting carry-out soup should take their own containers.

  • K of C to host soccer challenge Sept. 7

    TELL CITY – The Knights of Columbus will host a youth soccer challenge at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Ranger Station Field at 16th and Washington. Boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate.

    Entry forms will be available through the schools and on the day of the event. Shin guards and cleats are not required for this fun event.

    For more information, call John Waninger at (812) 547-2191 or (812) 719-2900.