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  • James points to progress in recorder's office

    Democrat files for second term in May 6 primary

    PERRY COUNTY - Jane James filed last week for re-election to a second term as county recorder. She was elected in 2004 and previously served as a deputy in the recorder's office.

    The Democrat pointed to several accomplishments in her first three full years in office, including the microfilming of public records and the placement of microfilmed records in a climate-controlled vault at the state archive in Indianapolis.

  • Eckerty pair jailed after wild run from police

    TELL CITY - Two Eckerty men who allegedly fled from police Wednesday night after ramping their car onto the top of a hill near the Tell City Ranger Station remained in jail Friday afternoon.

    Jason W. Smith, 24, of 6868 Governor's Trace and Tommy Britt, 21, of 1017 S. Cemetery Lane, each face charges of resisting law enforcement. Britt, who police said was the driver of the car that fled from them, is also charged with criminal recklessness and reckless driving.

  • County executive could replace commissioners

    Bill before Indiana Senate would require change in 3 years

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners noted Wednesday they don't always agree with one another - and that's not necessarily a bad thing - but they are united in opposing a recommendation that their three positions be replaced with one county executive.

  • Filing period opens for 2008 election

    TELL CITY - Wednesday was the first day candidates could sign up for this year's county elections. The filing period ends at noon Feb. 22.

    For more information, contact the county clerk's office at 547-3741.

    As of late Wednesday afternoon, the following candidates have filed for office.

    Don Sherry, Democrat, filed for a second term as county commissioner in District 1.

    Jody Fortwendel, Democrat, filed for his fourth term as county commissioner in District 3.

    Jane James, Democrat, filed for her second term as county recorder.

  • School hosting workshop Wednesday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the high-school library for all high-school seniors and their parents.

    All seniors who will attend any post-secondary schools are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA even if they do not believe they will qualify for federal or state aid. Contact Jody French for more information at 843-5121.

  • Snowfall causes few problems

    Tell City Street Commissioner Jeff Everly and his crew were up early Tuesday as approximately an inch of snow fell across much of the county. A small number of slide-offs were reported on local roadways but no serious accidents were reported. Perry Central Schools were closed for the day, with classes at Tell City-Troy Township Schools and Cannelton City Schools delayed by two hours. Everly was loading a mixture of sand and salt into one of the city's snowplows before dawn.

  • Boosters sell cash chances for Feb. 19 drawing

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School Band Boosters are selling chances to win $750, $500 or $250 in their annual cash raffle. The drawing will take place at the TCHS boy's last home game against Heritage Hills Feb. 19.

    Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Purchasers 18 years and older can get tickets from any TCHS band family. Contact Shari Everly at 547-6320 for more information.

  • Band members seek donations for auction

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Band Boosters are accepting donations from the public and businesses for their annual community auction, scheduled for March 8 at the high-school cafeteria.

    Volunteers are contacting local businesses for donations to the auction. The organization is also seeking a donated vehicle for the auction. Used cars, motorcycles, vans and boats that are in working order will be accepted.

  • Continuing-ed classes forming

    LEOPOLD - Residents wanting to register for one of Perry Central Community School Corp.'s continuing-education classes have until tomorrow to do so. This year's class schedule includes yoga, weight training, volleyball, hunter safety, photography, ceramics, quilting and ballroom dancing.

    To register, call Dixie Dickerson at 843-5122 or e-mail her at dixied@pccs.k12.in.us.

  • Hospital foundation plans dinner-dance

    Schergens Center event Feb. 16 to benefit group's work

    TELL CITY - Looking for that special Valentine's weekend event for the special person in your life? Well, look no further. Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation is sponsoring a formal dinner and dance Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Schergens Center.