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  • Town of Troy offering spring cleanup April 21, 22

    TROY – Spring cleanup for Troy residents will take place Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22. All items need to be at the curbside by 7 a.m., on April 21. There will be no backtracking to pick it up.

    Items that will not be picked up are tires, items containing Freon or computer components. There will be no pick-up from vacant lots and all paint cans need to be drained before being placed at the curb.

  • Severe Weather Preparedness Week underway

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is urging Hoosiers to prepare ahead to protect themselves and their loved ones from dangerous storms during Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana, which is being observed March 20-26.

    “Hoosiers are well aware that the arrival of spring brings with it an increased threat of tornadoes and thunderstorms,” said John Erickson, Director of Public Information at IDHS. “Last year, Indiana saw its share of severe weather, including tornadoes, floods and dangerous thunderstorms.

  • Hitting like a girl

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Being safe and feeling empowered was the theme of an all-day seminar hosted Monday at Perry Central High School. Sponsored by officers from the Columbus Police Department, girls from the school’s junior and senior class learned the ins and outs of personal safety.

  • Board to address stormwater issues in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – An ordinance was adopted by the Cannelton City Council March 14 establishing a department of stormwater management. The newly created organization will be overseen by an appointed board of directors.

    According to city attorney John Werner, the department would determine future tax levies needed to maintain drainage infrastructure.

  • New laptops scheduled for high school

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Students enrolled in Tell City schools, may soon see technology upgrades in the laptop computers used for classes. The school board recently authorized high school administrators to seek bids for upwards of 700 new devices that would be used by junior and senior high schoolers.

  • Veterans memorial proposed for Cannelton

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Veterans may soon have a new park dedicated in their honor along the main thoroughfare of Cannelton. In a personal project spearheaded by the city’s street commissioner, David Marsh, a mostly unused lot along Washington Street may play home to the memorial grounds.

  • Jase Otto’s deer the stuff of hunting legends

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Not every hunter tries to get his or her name in the record books. Those who do often search years or decades for that elusive big deer or trophy bass.

  • Civics lesson for TC students

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  Upper classmen at Tell City Junior Senior High School got a firsthand look at the workings of county government Tuesday, March 15. In an ongoing effort to get students more involved in local proceedings, the county commissioners held their regular semimonthly meeting in the school’s auditorium.

  • Cannelton Draggin’ Main event Saturday

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Spring is in the air, as is the local automotive heritage. Get those garage doors up. Precision tune and wash and wax your coolest ride; helping to hone in the warmer weather will be a Cannelton-based Draggin’ Main event.

  • Commissioners advance PCDC’s infrastructure development

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Plans to develop a new entrance road for Waupaca Foundry and Webb Wheel inched forward Monday, March 7. Actual construction on that thoroughfare, known as Switzer Road, isn’t slated to begin until 2018, but county leaders have been making preparations for the better part of a year.

    Plans call for the new entrance to branch off from Squirrel Road. Doing so is expected to allow safer access to and from the plants.