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  • The commissioners room in the county courthouse became a training center of sorts Wednesday evening as county rescue-squad members and dispatchers took part in a cardiopulmonary resuscitation recertification class. The group trained on adult- and infant-sized mannequins with compressible chests and tiltable heads. The use of automated external defibrillators was also demonstrated. AEDs located in many public buildings and schools, including the courthouse, provide immediate care for people suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.

  • Top Teams

    This year's Perry County Relay for Life raised $49,144.88, well more than the $36,000 goal set by organizers. The amount was also higher than last year's total.

    Top fundraising teams were:

    First place: Wolf Pack, $18,393.22

    Second place: Rainbow of Angels, $5,182

    Third place: Lifesavers, $4,648.32

    The top youth team was Drew's Super Team, whose members raised $4,054.54.

  • A Relay for Life team's determination to honor the memory of a family member and friend who succumbed to cancer in January has raised more than $18,000 for the American Cancer Society.

    The Wolf Pack team, named in honor of Debbie (Wolf) Dickman, was the top fundraising team during this year's event. Wolf Pack team members raised $18,393.22 and walked more than 200 miles Saturday and Sunday.

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  • CANNELTON - Young Cannelton cyclists pedaled their way May 8 to a $2,306 contribution to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

  • Editor's Note: This article on the history of the Hoosier National Forest is part of an occasional series marking the 75th anniversary of the forest's creation. For more information and to read previous installments, visit www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier.

  • PERRY COUNTY - New interpretive panels at six locations in Perry County offer residents and visitors historical snapshots of local history and culture. The panels are among 68 placed along the Hoosier portion of the Ohio River Scenic Byway, a 943-mile stretch of roadways in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. The route follows Indiana 66 in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • TELL CITY - Barry Reasoner was looking forward a week later to moving north to be closer to family members, but took time May 17 to reflect on the 25 years he served in the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. music programs.

  • William Tell Elementary students ran, biked and swam Saturday in a minitriathlon promoting wellness. A total of 125 students in first through fifth grades ran from the elementary school to the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. For there, they hopped on bicycles and pedaled their way west on Tell Street to Tell City High School for a lap in the pool.

  • CANNELTON – Students at Cannelton’s Myers Grade School have been conversing with, helping and following the exploits of Iditarod sled-dog-race participants since early 2009. They got to meet one last week when veteran musher Hugh Neff visited them.

    He and his team, named Annie’s Army after his lead dog, Annie, finished in ninth place this year, teacher Joan Goble said. “He and his dog team have been in several Iditarods in the past several years, among other long-distance races.”