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Today's News

  • Cruise-in for Kearstin set for May 21

    TELL CITY – The second annual Cruise-in for Kearstin will be held Saturday, May 21, beginning at 7 a.m. at Perry County Fairgrounds. Admission for onlookers will be $5 and the show car fee is $10.

    The top five best of each class, including cars, trucks, jeeps and bikes will be awarded, along with a kid’s choice award.

    Festivities include on-site wood carving with a raffle, bounce house, corn hole tournament, half-pot drawing and live music.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gilliland

    The family of George and Geneva Gilliland surprised the couple on the occasion of their 65th wedding anniversary with a cook-out and carry-in meal.

  • Zoglman graduates with Bachelor in nursing
  • Community Events; May 2

    Beard Cemetery accepting trustee applications

     

    BRISTOW – Anyone wanting to serve as a trustee for the Beard Cemetery, contact Jerry Beard at 22998 Blue Ridge Road in Bristow by May 15.

    Applicants must be 25 years of age or older and have relatives buried in the Beard Cemetery.

    An election will be held May 29 at the cemetery.

     

    Maxon Luncheon set for May 10

     

  • Child abuse prevention an endless effort

    Child abuse, because of its broad societal impacts, should be at the forefront of our awareness all year.

    Child abuse and neglect, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls “significant public health problems” in the United States, are being called to the spotlight during April, Child Abuse Awareness Month.

  • Negotiations continue over Derby trash site

    DERBY – A county-sponsored trash drop-off site may have to be moved if a deal can’t be reached with the property owner. Members of the Perry County Recycling Management District said Thursday negotiations may have yielded fees steeper than they had initially hoped.

  • Waupaca CEO retires, replacement announced

    WAUPACA, WISC. – Waupaca Foundry chief operating officer and president Mike Nikolai will be appointed to chief executive officer effective July 1. Longtime CEO Gary Gigante, announced his retirement effective at the end of the company’s first quarter in 2016. Also announcing his retirement was executive vice president of sales and marketing, Kris Pfaehler, who will be succeeded by executive vice president John Wiesbrock.

  • Indiana’s VP legacy

    ANDREA NEAL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    For nearly a century, Indiana has been known as the “Mother of Vice Presidents.” From 1868 to 1916, 10 vice presidential nominees hailed from Indiana.

  • Perfect planting with “Tomato 101”

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Tomato 101 is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado.  I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.

  • Treasured relic; Courthouse Museum

    CANNELTON – On a small hill overlooking most of the town of Cannelton stoically rests the Perry County Museum. Like many of the buildings in the business district surrounding it, the sure steady brick construction calls back to the city’s era of economic affluence.