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  • Scouts collecting goods for soldiers

    PERRY COUNTY - Girl Scout troops 356, 179 and 126 are collecting items for care packages to be sent to soldiers until Friday. The packages will be put together and sent with the unit that is departing from the armory this month. To donate, drop off items at Radio Shack or the troops.

  • American Legion chooses Hoosier Girls State delegates

    TELL CITY - Girls from Tell City and Perry Central high schools will represent American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 at Hoosier Girls State at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

    Delegates from Tell City are Tory Coyle, daughter of Ron and Tracey Coyle, and Jenelle Clausen, daughter of Darryl and Shelly Clausen. Alternates are Carol Lain, daughter of Billy and Linda Lain, and Britney Hendershot, daughter of Greg and Yvette Hendershot.

  • Sesquicentennial books available from groups

    TELL CITY - Copies of books compiled by two local groups feature recipes and the city's history.

    The Tell City Historical Society is taking orders for its pictorial history book of Tell City while Mu Gamma's sesquicentennial cookbook is already available.

    Mu Gamma Cookbook

    Copies of a new cookbook published in conjunction with Tell City's sesquicentennial are hot off the press and available for purchase at several locations.

    The 360-page books sell for $10 each.

  • Tell City businesses earn advertising awards

    TELL CITY - Two local businesses were honored at the Advertising Club of Evansville's Award Show March 1 at the Executive Conference Center at Casino Aztar.

    Debra Emerson of Debra's studio won two American Advertising Federation Silver ADDY Awards while PowerPlant LLC received one.

    Emerson's awards were for a Debra's Studio advertisement and a stationery package under the student ADDY categories. She is the owner and photographer of Debra's Studio and part-time marketing and visual arts major at Ivy Tech in Evansville.

  • Annual fee due March 17

    CANNELTON - The annual $32 fee assessed by the Perry County Recycling Management District for all home and business owners in Perry County is due March 17, officials there remind residents.

    Payments must be received or postmarked by March 17 to avoid having an automatic $20 late fee added, bringing the total to $52.

  • Police jail two men found tending meth lab

    TELL CITY - Two Tell City men were jailed Thursday evening after state police and Tell City officers busted an alleged methamphetamine lab off Chestnut Grove Road east of Tell City.

    Stephen W. Walls, 45, of 422 13th St., and 26-year-old David E. Senn of 714 14th St., each face a Class B felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine and Class D felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, illegal possession of anhydrous ammonia and possession of ephedrine.

  • Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday.

    Daylight-saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.

    State legislation enacted in 2005 required all of Indiana to begin observing daylight-saving time in 2006. Federal legislation also enacted in 2005 moved the annual "spring-forward" ritual observed for years by most of the country from April to March.

  • It's official: March is Red Cross Month

    Agency helps save lives before tragedies strike

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners adopted in a regular meeting Monday a resolution offered by Llynn Enmen and Gene Baldwin proclaiming March as National Red Cross Month.

  • Vote on electric rates not likely until April

    Utility faulted for spending money on new HQ instead of system upgrades

    TELL CITY - A three-month-old proposal to raise electric rates in Tell City drew more fire Monday, much of it from customers who questioned why the Tell City Electric Department spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on purchasing and renovating its new Main Street headquarters instead of improving aging substations and other crucial systems.

  • Community on edge as homeless man eludes police

    Schizophrenic in his 50s may have been living in woods and barns around Troy for weeks

    TROY - Authorities continue to search for an apparently homeless man who has been living in barns in and around Troy. The man, who police believe to be in his 50s and suffering from schizophrenia, has raided trash bins for food and is suspected of turning on spigots just a few feet from some homes to obtain water.

    Police said they don't believe the man poses a serious threat to the public but want to find him for his safety and those of residents.