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  • Pond management workshop Feb. 23

    PERRY COUNTY – Nearly every farm in Perry County has a pond. Pond management calls come frequently, often dealing with duckweed and planktonic algae.

    Managing fish populations can also be a challenge. Keeping a pond healthy is important for the appearance of the pond and its function.

  • TCJHS vocalists qualify for state

    TELL CITY – Three Tell City High School chorus students earned top honors competing at an Indiana State School Music Association Vocal Solo Contest Saturday at Evansville North High School.

    Senior Breanne Embry and juniors Leah Padgett and Rebecca Phillips each finished first.

  • Legendary groundhog forecasts questionable

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    If you have a coin in your pocket, you have a predictor of spring about the equal of the groundhog, which is looked upon for a forecast each Feb. 2.

    Around my place Feb. 2 is a special day. It’s the day Punxsutawney Phil and his pals are pulled from their den to determine if they see their shadow, and it’s also my wife, Phyllis’ birthday.

  • The story of the saint behind Valentine’s Day

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14, by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic saint became a commercial success. 

    One story about St. Valentine has its origins in third century Rome where the Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young single men because he valued them more as young warriors.

  • Kleaving vying for second term in District 3


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – First term commissioner Randy Kleaving has announced his election bid to retain the District 3 seat. He is running on the Democratic ticket.

    Residing at 3796 Ashland Rd., Tell City, where he and wife Dawn raised their two sons, Blake and Adam, Kleaving is a lifelong farmer.

  • Marksmen team wins Trivia Night fundraiser

    TELL CITY – Sixteen teams competed in Perry County Community Foundation’s Sixth Annual Trivia Night Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Schergens Center. The annual fundraiser allows trivia teams to compete for a chance to grant back to their favorite charities.

  • Community Events; Feb. 4

    Benefit for Raymond Pfeifer Feb. 27


    LEOPOLD – A “beat cancer” benefit for Raymond Pfeifer will be held at the Leopold Conservation Clubhouse on Saturday, Feb. 27.

    Grilled pork chop or chicken dinners with creek fried potatoes with green beans at a cost of $8 per meal will be served, beginning 11 a.m. A silent auction will also start at 11 a.m. Live music, provided by Overdrive, Carl Sommers and Ryan Pfeifer, will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight.

  • Cannelton royalty crowned
  • Keeper of the legacy: Collignon reappointed as county historian

    As Indiana’s Bicentennial year gets underway, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau are pleased to announce Tony Collignon has been reappointed as the official Perry County historian.

    Collignon is one of 92 men and women lending their talents to the County Historian Program, which was established in 1981 in an effort to improve the historical communication network across the state.

  • Hayes named to dean’s list at University of Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – McKenzie Hayes of Tell City has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Memphis for the fall 2015 semester. The dean’s list is composed of students who have earned 12 or more hours in either the fall or spring semester with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for that semester.