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  • John and Betty Bowman

    John and Betty Bowman celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 25, 2012, at the Patio Steakhouse in Cannelton. The surprise event was hosted by their family.

    Mr. Bowman married the former Betty Storm March 1, 1947, at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Cannelton. The Rev. Edwin Riske officiated.
    Their attendants were the late Charles Bowman, brother of Mr. Bowman, and the late Ida Mae (Freeman) Mosby.

  • Chief lauds officers, civilians for accident response

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall publicly recognized Monday law-enforcement officials and civilians who responded to a March 2 accident involving a 10-year-old girl.

    Officers from the city’s police department and county sheriff’s department responded quickly, he said, to an accident March 2 in which fourth-grader Ovie McMahan was critically injured.

  • Boat Works barge launch

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  • Tell City planning process under way


    TELL CITY – What do people think about living and working in Tell City? Plenty.

    Three hours of sharing suggestions on the good and not-so-good characteristics of Tell City flowed fast and furious Friday as the first of two community input sessions drew more than 100 people to the Schergens Center. The comments will help prepare a new comprehensive plan for the community.

  • Graves makes All-PLAC again

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Ashley Graves was one of four repeat selections to the All-PLAC girls basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Graves, a 6-foot-1 junior center, finished fourth in the voting for the 12-girl team.
    She led Perry Central in scoring at 14.3 points per game, rebounding at 10.7 per game, blocked shots at 3.0 per game, and field-goal shooting at 55.5 percent.
    She hit 67.0 percent at the free-throw line, second on Perry Central’s team.
    Graves was the only Commodore to make the team.

  • PC’s Cassidy, Thomas repeat on All-PLAC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas were repeat selections to the All-PLAC boys basketball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    They were two of five repeaters on the 12-man team and the only Commodores to make the team.
    Perry Central finished in a three-way tie for first with Crawford County and Orleans, each going 5-1 in the conference, but only Crawford County had three players make all-conference.

  • Cannelton graduate played against Aaron 60 years ago

    Sports Editor

    FARGO, N.D.—In a biography of Hank Aaron published last year, the former major league home run king describes his first home run hit in the minor leagues in 1952.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Fewer than half of the county's residents had paid their annual solid-waste fee as of Feb. 23. Which group are you in?

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  • COLUMN: Battling a smelly problem

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I live in the country so skunks aren’t a big problem for me. I see them as roadkill or sometimes catch their unmistakable odor on my hill in New Boston or on the farm.

    Several Tell City residents, however, have had real problems with skunks recently, part of an apparent population boom in the mammals.

  • EDITORIAL: Crackdown on license plates unnecessary

    As the Indiana 2012 legislative session starts to wrap up, our elected officials are putting final touches on bills that have passed and probably making plans for the next session; all things that you would expect them to be doing.

    There is something that is going on, however, that is raising a few eyebrows.

    Last week, it seemed the GOP decided they wanted to revive the topic of specialty groups’ license plates, an issue that died already in the legislative session this year. So what exactly is the issue?