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  • Fire call turns out to be false alarm

    DERBY – A fire call Aug. 28 turned out to be a controlled burn.

    Central Perry firefighters were summoned at 8:50 p.m. after a caller reported fire in a forested area off Indiana 66 near Derby.

    The fire call was canceled after a  property owner who heard the fire call said the fire was on his property and was under control.

  • Flying plywood hits vehicle

    TELL CITY – There was minor damage in an Aug. 22 accident in which a sheet of plywood flew off a truck and struck another vehicle’s mirror.

    Patrolman Bryce Hammack investigated the incident on Indiana 66 in Tell City and said the plywood was being held down by a strap. However, wind got underneath the wood, causing the sheet to break and part of it to fly out.

  • 5K run-walk Sept. 20 at archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – St. Meinrad Archabbey’s wellness program will sponsor an On the Hill 5-kilometer run-walk Saturday, Sept. 20.

    Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with the run-walk getting underway at 8.

    Cost is $25 with  proceeds benefiting Relay for Life. The entry fee will include a T-shirt. The starting line will be at the Human Resources Building.

    To register, call (812) 357-8329.

  • Preaching lecture, workshop set at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology will present the 24th annual John S. and Virginia Marten Lecture and Workshop in Homiletics on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 7-8, on the Saint Meinrad campus.

    This year’s lecturer is the Rev. Donald Senior of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Senior is president emeritus of CTU and a professor of New Testament studies.

  • Cattlemen’s Association, Purdue Extension to host fall beef meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Cattlemen’s Association and Purdue Extension in Perry County are partnering to offer a beef-health workshop at 6 p.m. Sept. 18  at Perry Central School.

    Dr. Greg Hoagland and a representative of Zoetis Animal Health will speak on beef castration and vaccines.

    A light supper of steak sandwiches will be available for $5.

    RSVP by Monday, Sept. 15 to the Purdue Extension office in Perry County at 547-7084.

    The county’s extension agents thank Zoetis Animal Health for sponsoring the meeting.

  • 10-digit dialing delayed indefinitely

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has indefinitely extended the seven-digit dialing period for phone service customers in the 812 area code, according to reports at Inside Indiana Business and other media agencies.

    The commission’s announcement came last month after communications companies serving medical and law-enforcement agencies said they weren’t ready for the change. It was to have occurred Saturday.

  • 4 promoted within city fire department

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department roster is again at full strength after the city’s board of public works and safety voted Sept. 2 to promote four reserve firemen from reserve to full status.

    Chief Greg Linne recommended that Brandon Berger, Lucas Sprinkle, Jason Fenwick and Justin Floridia, all reserves, move to the regular roster.

    The move fills recent vacancies and brings the department to its full 24-person roster.

  • Democrats: Government needs to reverse course

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part report.

    TELL CITY – A long-time state senator and a man who hopes to assume a seat in the Indiana House of Representatives visited the News Aug. 21 and talked about issues that concern them.

    With Sen. Richard Young and Perry County resident Chris Coyle was John Zody, chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party. Issues they discussed included partisan politics, state budgets, infrastructure, local-government services and education.

  • Monument unveiled for former Gov. Edgar Whitcomb

    By JANUARY WETZEL
    Seymour Tribune

    JENNINGS COUNTY – A hint of a smile and just enough confidence in the eyes.

    Those are the features sculptor Greg Harris of Tell City said he tried to capture in a monument he recently created to honor Edgar D. Whitcomb, Indiana’s 43rd governor.

    On Saturday, Whitcomb, 96, his wife, Evelyn, family members, friends and many others gathered in his small hometown of Hayden to unveil and dedicate the monument, located next to his childhood home.