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  • Youth Conservation Corps Program at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

    LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is accepting applications for the National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps program for the summer of 2012.
    The YCC program is a well-balanced, work-learn-earn program, which develops an understanding and appreciation of the nation’s environment and heritage. Administered by the National Park Service, the program offers gainful summer employment to young people in a healthful, outdoor atmosphere.

  • Thomas to celebrate birthday

    ROME – The family of Ruth Thomas of Rome invites friends, family and the community to help celebrate her 90th birthday.
    The celebration will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. March 24 at Rome Methodist Church. Ruth asks for no gifts, but cards are welcome.
    If you are unable to attend, but would like to send Ruth birthday wishes, mail them to Ruth Thomas, 9305 N. State Road 66, Rome, IN 47574.

  • 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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