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  • State association recognizes Eagles Bluff Park project

    CANNELTON - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Board will receive a County Achievement Award from the Association of Indiana Counties Sept. 24 for its work in getting a restroom building and visitors center built at Eagles Bluff Park overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    The award will be presented at the AIC's annual conference at the Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, Ind., Sept. 24.

    "This is no small thing," said Parks Board President Edd Ransom at the board's monthly meeting Aug. 13. He noted it is the only such award being presented by the AIC this year.

  • New York company acquires Schwab

    Workers in Cannelton part of SentrySafe subsidiary

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - SentrySafe announced last week that it has purchased Lafayette-based Schwab Corp., a manufacturer of security and fire resistant files, safes and cabinets.

    Though headquartered in Lafayette, Schwab employs about 80 workers at its production facility in Cannelton.

    In a news release issued last week, officials said the purchase is an opportunity for both businesses to leverage their assets to create an even stronger business.

  • School board approves hirings

    Ress passes along compliments

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board heard about several resignations and approved a number of other personnel actions at a regular meeting Aug. 12.

    People tendering resignations included Kimberly Simpson as high-school auxiliary color guard sponsor, Donna Jennings and Tammy Strobel as William Tell Elementary School program assistants and George Slunder as junior-high assistant football coach.

    The board approved the employment of Mary Billings and Cathy Hammack as elementary-school program assistants.

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  • Harris arrested on OWI charge

    CANNELTON - A traffic stop Friday night led to the arrest of Gerald "Jerry" Harris, a Cannelton School Board member and the city's fire chief.

    The vehicle Harris was driving was stopped by Trooper Mark Lehmkuhler after he allegedly failed to heed a traffic light.

    Harris, 50, of 45 Pleasant Valley, was released the following day after posting $605 bail.

  • The curious tale from 1951 of Rhoda the mule

    By 1951, Rhoda was the only mule left in Mule Hollow, a Cannelton-area neighborhood where 75 to 80 mules once worked in that area of the American Cannel Coal Co's mines.

    Rhoda labored in the mines for many years and at a height of 3 inches under that of the coal banks dug into local hillsides, was well-suited to the job. She later worked at the Tell City Brick Plant, hauling clay and finished bricks.

  • A Tell City native's wartime example of heroism

    Relatives of World War II hero Edward Rossman donate uniform, medals to city's historical society

    Editor's Note: During a brief ceremony at the Tell City Historical Society Museum Aug. 8, sons and other family members of the late Edward Rossman presented the World War II hero's uniform, military medals and ribbons to the museum as part of a permanent display. Information for this article on Rossman is based on a 1945 Tell City News story.

  • Council accepts revised pipe-work bid

    Electronic-ticket system installed, officers to be trained today

  • Commissioners opt to spend money to recover money

    County leaders decline terrorism-insurance coverage

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners agreed at a regular meeting Monday to spend $3,420 to recoup approximately $27,000 next year.

    They approved the renewal of a three-year contract with Malinowski Consulting Inc. of Carmel to recover "indirect costs" associated with certain grant programs.

    Founder Charles Malinowski said in a proposal letter to the commissioners the county operates a number of grant programs for which state and federal agencies provide reimbursement.

  • First human West Nile case reported here

    Patient from Perry County recovering after contracting virus; simple steps reduce your risk

    TELL CITY - Perry County is home to the state's first human case of West Nile virus in 2008. State health officials Wednesday confirmed a probable human case of the virus in the county. They encourage residents to take basic precautions that can limit their exposure to the mosquitoes that carry the virus.