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  • Charles and Barbara Beard renew vows

    Charles “Dusty” and Barbara Beard of Cannelton reaffirmed their marriage vows during a convalidation ceremony Oct. 18, 2014, at St. Michael Catholic Church. The private ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Sengole T. Gnanaraj.

    Following the ceremony, a small reception was held at The Patio Steak House.

    Mr. Beard and the former Barbara Bryant were united in marriage Oct. 18, 1997, at United Methodist Church in Tell City.

  • Officials redefine family

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted at a regular meeting Nov. 3 to amend a county housing ordinance to change the definition of family.

    In preparing an application for a grant to fund a study for the Perry County Museum, Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission project administrator Nathan Held found that a required change hadn’t been made to a fair-housing ordinance county officials adopted in 1993.

  • Sex offender jailed again for failure to register

    TELL CITY – A joint investigation by sheriff’s departments in Perry and Dubois counties led to the arrest last week of Michael B. Haughee, who police said is a registered sex offender.

    According to Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh, deputies received information that Haughee was residing in Jasper and had failed to notify deputies in either county that he had moved. Haughee had registered an address in Tell City.

  • Central Bark gets green light for upgrades

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – A popular hangout in town is about to get a fresh makeover, thanks to a dedicated group of local volunteers, community leaders, students and even a couple of local companies.

  • Christmas parades around the corner

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are in place for Perry County’s three Christmas parades and related festivities. Cannelton will host its annual parade Nov. 28. Tell City’s parade and Christmas in the Park celebration will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, and Leopold’s parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 7.

  • Officials accept settlement for faulty courthouse carpet

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A settlement for faulty carpet installed during courthouse renovations was increased from $26,201.60 to $38,000, attorney Chris Goffinet explained during an Oct. 15 meeting of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission. Commission members discussed, during an Aug. 29 meeting, spots described as the size of a pencil eraser in the floor covering. They resulted from a manufacturing flaw, commission members learned.

  • Tell City man doesn’t get far in stolen car

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was behind bars Thursday morning after allegedly stealing a woman’s car from a convenience store and leading police on a brief pursuit.

    Ricky L. James, 31, faces preliminary charges of vehicle theft and resisting law enforcement, the Tell City Police Department said. He also faces a charge in Kentucky of possessing stolen property.

  • Elementary school earns governor’s award

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School will be honored next month with a Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities award for efforts at making its special-needs students feel welcome and helping non-special-needs classmates understand some of the challenges others face.

    The council’s Community Spirit Award will be presented Dec. 8 and will recognize the work of the school in raising awareness of issues related to students with disabilities.

  • Arnold takes reins of Tell City’s boys team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Greg Arnold was hired as Tell City’s boys basketball coach Sept. 9, so he is obviously getting a later start than most coaches.
    Years ago Indiana high school coaches couldn’t work with their teams during the summer but all teams started practice Oct. 15.
    Now coaches can work with and coach their team in games for two months during the summer but are not allowed to start regular practices until Nov. 10.