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  • Special judge named in case

    TELL CITY - Dubois County Judge William Weikert will oversee the case of a Tell City man charged with plotting to kill his father.

    Weikert accepted a special judge appointment in the case against Patrick Hagedorn. He was arrested last month after allegedly crashing his vehicle into the Tell City home of his father, attorney Michael Hagedorn, and allegedly pointed a shotgun at the elder Hagedorn.

    Still jailed, Hagedorn faces two Class A felony charges of attempted murder.

  • Stuff the Bus returning July 17-19

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County will sponsor the second annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive for area students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteer organizations will solicit donations of much needed school supplies for all Perry, Hancock and North Spencer school corporations. The event is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 17-19.

  • Habitat breaks ground on Apostles House

    TELL CITY - Christians have long admired the faith of Jesus' first followers, known as his apostles. Some 2,000 years later, a Perry County family is looking forward to moving into a home carrying the "Apostles" name being built for them by Habitat for Humanity of Perry County.

    Ground was broken for the home in the 1000 block of 11th Street June 1. Known as an Apostles Built Home, it is being sponsored by several local churches and affiliated groups, said Sue Denoncour, director of the local Habitat chapter. Other Habitat chapters have successfully sponsored Apostle churches.

  • Commissioners approve data pact, money swap

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners voted in a regular meeting June 2 to approve information-sharing agreements between Perry County, Tell City and other utilities agencies. They also signed an ordinance prohibiting the resale of county-provided data and reduced an emergency-management appropriation.

  • Leopold hosting Flag Day observance Saturday

    LEOPOLD - Several events, both patriotic and community-minded, are planned in Leopold Saturday in honor of Flag Day.

    Perry County's Avenue of Flags, a collection of flag-tipped white crosses carrying the names of men and women from the county who lost their lives while in military service, will be erected in Leopold Park for the day.

  • Rescued horse looking for loving home

    PERRY COUNTY - His name is Spirit, and his coloration symbolizes "good medicine," Jim Carter said of a horse nearly nursed back to health and looking for another home.

    The Humane Society of Perry County president said Spirit was found in very poor condition when he was rescued from owners no longer able or willing to care for their animals, but has regained close to 150 pounds and is ready for immediate adoption.

    A woman who has been caring for him has to turn her focus to her own health problems.

  • TC Junior High principal resigns

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School Principal Chad Schenck will resign at the end of the month to take a position in the Southwest Dubois County School Corp., Huntingburg.

    "I am grateful for all the experiences that have crossed my path," he wrote in a June 5 letter. "Every day has been challenging, insightful and rewarding."

    He thanked board members, corporation administrators, principals of Tell City's other schools and, in particular, Brad Ramsey, for the support they provided since he became principal in the 2006-07 school year.

  • Expensive fuel, fertilizer make farming riskier

    Farmers need good weather to recoup higher input costs

    PERRY COUNTY - Local farmers wrapping up a busy planting season and in the midst of harvesting hay are hoping Mother Nature will be kind to them in 2008. They'll need good yields to recoup higher costs for fuel and fertilizer.

  • City again denied sewer-repair grant

    Cannelton mayor turns to Indiana 15 for third bid

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's mayor is turning to another source to help the city obtain a grant to fund repairs to its sewer systems after he announced at a common-council meeting Monday a second attempt had failed.

    Mayor Smokey Graves said he received notice last week "that we didn't make the cut," although "the city totally did what they were required to do" in an application submitted in March.

  • Photo galleries have new place on Web site

    Relay For Life images added June 11