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  • Photo contest will help animals

    TELL CITY - The Orscheln Farm and Home Store in Tell City will sponsor a photo contest to raise money for the Humane Society of Perry County.

    Employee Sarajane Damin said a wild-bird photography contest will be conducted Sept. 14-21. Each photo submitted with a $1 entry fee will be attached to a container in the store, and people can vote by dropping money into the container of the photo they like best, she said. Prizes will be awarded for most money raised and for the best photo.

  • Band offers coupon books

    TELL CITY - Tell City Marching Marksmen are selling coupon books that offer more than $300 in savings, according to band booster Julie Hakes.

    Most of the coupons offer buy-one, get-one-free deals, and purchasers can recover the $10 purchase price through a single night's meal and movie rental, she said.

    The books can be purchased from any band member, at several businesses in Tell City or by calling Beth Gonzalez at 547-8630 or Sam Hess at 547-3116.

  • Correction

    Due to a News error, the last name of artist Emilie Young was incorrectly listed in the Tell City floodwall mural story in Thursday's issue.

  • School officials consider grant

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Community School Corp. will hold a public meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the junior-senior high school library to discuss an Indiana Department of Environmental Management grant to purchase equipment for community recycling.

    Among discussion issues will be whether the purchase will displace private-sector services comparable in scope and value.

  • Partners in Pride recipients for August

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has named honorees for August in the city's Partners in Pride effort to identify residents and business owners who care for their properties.

    At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden chose Butler Dentistry at 819 Main St. District 1 Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph chose to honor Marcella Busby at Washington and 11th streets while District 2 Councilman John Little's August nominee was the residence of Dessa Keown and Gary Brown at 1702 Jefferson St.

    Alene Dauby's home at 1146 13th St. was District 3 Councilman Gerald Yackle's choice.

  • Funding sought to advance community's 'common good'

    United Way of Perry County sets out to raise $125,000

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County's annual fundraising drive is under way and the dollars pledged this fall will provide a year's worth of support for nearly 20 agencies who provide youth and family, education, wellness and crisis services to thousands of people.

    This year's fundraising effort will also give support to United Way programs like Holiday Helpers, Stuff the Bus and Days of Caring that reach out and aid the community each year.

  • Board approves tuition rates

    Budget process progresses for Tell City schools

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members approved in a special meeting Tuesday a tuition schedule recommended by Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne. He said, however, uncertainty remains as to whether tuition will be charged at all after the first of the year.

    "It's complicated, with the rates changing at the end of '08," Etienne said of the list of tuition charges he provided.

  • Link-N-Go adds new vehicle to fleet

    TELL CITY - One year ago, Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, Inc. began offering transportation services under the name Link-N-Go Transit Service.

    The group provides Medicaid recipients with medically related transportation in Dubois, Perry and Warrick counties and collaborate with Ride Solutions to offer public transportation in Dubois and Warrick counties.

    The service has expanded its fleet with the addition of a low-floor vehicle with wheelchair ramps.

  • Extension educator excited about job

    CANNELTON - Improving current programs and implementing new ones are just the beginning for new Perry County extension educator and 4-H youth development coordinator Renate Jobst.

    A former 4-H'er herself, Jobst said the time she spent as a 10-year member and volunteer helped her develop leadership skills and acquire contacts who became like family members. She wants Perry County 4-H'ers to have the same opportunities.

  • Council adopts last township budget

    Fiscal body OKs $120,000 in advances

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members learned a proposed Troy Township budget for next year didn't show as large an increase from this year as they were told previously, and provided in a regular meeting Thursday a nonbinding review required under a new law.