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  • 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.”

  • TELL CITY - Third-grade students from Joyce Stath's class were given the task of creating different ads for eight local businesses for Newspapers in Education week. Ads chosen by the businesses are featured in today's print edition.

    According to Stath, the students were given a business and then had to research products that would be old at their business to include in their pictures. The class has spent a few weeks discussing what the businesses sell, looking up pictures on the Internet and drawing their ads. 

  • PERRY COUNTY - Team Extreme Dream, Brad Koiman and Kacey Struckman, won $3,750 in cash and prizes in the Campbell's Outdoor Challenge turkey hunt held April 21-23 in Perry County. Eleven teams using only bows and arrows took part in the challenge of filming hunts.

  • Editor's Note: This is the first in an occasional series on the Tell City Historical Society Museum. Future installments will profile some of the museum's offerings and projects.

    Through the years, Perry Country has been blessed with good doctors. These were dedicated people who went beyond the call of duty and made house visits or delivered babies at home. At the Historical Society Museum in Tell City, there is a collection of pictures and artifacts from these great people.

  • PERRY COUNTY - Imagine being up to your knees in mud. You take a look around and the place you call home is a large mud pit and you can't take a step without finding yourself covered in it. You're hungry, but there is nothing to eat, nothing to drink.

    That's what life was like for Ginny, a 25-year-old mule, until she was rescued by the Indiana Horse Rescue South Division in the fall of 2009.

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  • TELL CITY - Annual business awards presented Thursday by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce honored the local campus of Ivy Tech Community College, a longtime Tell City clothier and a provider of trophies and sporting goods. Also recognized among nonprofit groups was Catholic Charities of Tell City.

    The ninth annual Chamber Award Dinner was held at the Schergens Center. Ivy Tech Community College's Tell City campus was honored in the large-business category. Site Director Sherri Flynn said the location has seen a threefold increase in enrollment over the past two years.

  • TELL CITY - The Tell City Beautification Committee will partner with a master gardener program to beautify Tell City's Main Street this spring and summer. Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and chairwoman of the city's committee, outlined plans this week for the Main Street Beautification Project.

    Several local residents are enrolled in the master gardener program sponsored by Purdue Extension. Minto said the city program will tap into the expertise of graduates' talents.