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Today's News

  • Crisis Connection distributes books from ‘Power of Youth’

    PERRY COUNTY – Crisis Connection Inc. was the recipient of a grant from Power Of Youth, a program of the Perry County Community Foundation and United Way Of Perry County.

    The Perry County Power of Youth program promotes philanthropy among today’s young people to prepare them to support their communities of tomorrow by giving their time, talent and treasure.  More information is available at www.perrycommunityfoundation.org/power-of-youth.

  • Innovative farm family among nation’s best

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    A family with deep loves of land and community has been named to a list of America’s best young farmers and ranchers. Chad Goldman, who with his wife, Summer, owns Chad Goldman Farms in Spencer County, was named by Progressive Farmer to its list of the nation’s Top 5 Farmers and Ranchers. They were encouraged to apply for the honor earlier this year and received word in late July that they had been chosen. The annual awards go to farmers under the age of 40.

  • Kiwanis fish fry Sept. 16

    The Tell City Kiwanis Club will host its annual Fall Fish Fry  Sept. 16, before the Perry Central vs. Tell City football game.

    The fish fry will be located in the Tell City High School Cafeteria, with live music by Leo Gronquist. Serving begins at 4:30 pm and will end at 7. Advance ticket sales are currently being conducted. Prices are $7 for adults over 18; $6 for students age 13-18 and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets purchased at the door will cost an additional $1 for each ticket. Meals consist of all the fish you can eat, two sides, drink and dessert.

  • FOP sponsoring golf scramble, auction

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Fraternal Order of Police will host a golf scramble Oct. 14 at the Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus. A shotgun start begins at noon. The scramble consists of four-person teams with a limit of 34 teams.

    Cost is $50 per person, which includes green fees, golf-cart rental, practice balls, water and soft drinks. Everyone who participates will be invited to the FOP associate and new-membership drive that evening.

    Details on location and time are still being finalized.

  • COLUMN: Women received right to vote less than a century ago

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    The presidential election year of 2008 was an important juncture in this nation’s history; for the first time it was actually possible that a woman could be elected president. Women have come a long way in the past 91 years. Before that time they weren’t even permitted to vote.

  • ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Crawford County Friday.

    Drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.

  • Board accepts apparent low bids for railroad upgrade

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bids from companies hoping to help the Perry County Port Authority upgrade their Hoosier Southern Railroad facilities to handle 286,000-pound railcars were opened at a special meeting Aug. 29.

    The low bid for track work came from Balfour-Beatty Rail of Atlanta, Ga., which offered to do the work for $339,827.50.

    Other bids ranged up to $389,982.

    The low bid for bridge work was from Cooper Rail Service of Huntingburg. That company bid $1,709,762.99.

  • Reunions, Sept. 1

    Batson
    ST. MARKS – The 85th annual Capt. Andrew Peter Batson family reunion will be held Sunday at St. Mark Parish Hall. The meal will be served at 12:30 p.m.
    Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. Paper goods will be supplied.
    The meal will be followed by a family meeting. Please help update genealogy records by bringing information and photos. There will be a drawing for door prizes.

  • Fest Street Car Parade winners

    TELL CITY – The following entrants were judged winners in the Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade held Aug. 10.
    Among participants ages 4 and younger, first place went to Donnie and Abbie Kline; Angus Machen, second place; Isabella Martin, third place.
    Winners for ages 5 to 7 were Levi Smith and Raelyn Smith, first place; Sawyer Guillaume, second place; Braxton and Brody Biever, third place; Trent Moore and Dakota Howell, fourth place and Chase Martin, fifth place.
    The grand-prize winner went to Alyssa and Cameron Howell.

  • California workers give building facelift

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Karen McBride’s historic home at 121 Taylor St. in Cannelton, once known as the Union Hotel, was hit by an out-of-control vehicle earlier this summer. The workers she found to repair it are “just wonderful young men,” who came from California and were amazed at the historic significance of the building and the city, she said.

    Finding someone to do the work wasn’t easy.