• Let’s help entrepreneurs




    With Tax Day behind us and National Small Business Week upon us, it’s the perfect moment to reflect on what helps small businesses prosper. Encouraging people to “Shop Local” definitely helps. Each year, Small Business Week gives my business a boost.

    Not so the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

    Although proponents of the law vowed to “help small business,” the hollowness of that promise became obvious this tax season.

  • Waupaca Foundry opens automated machining operations

    WAUPACA, Wis. – Waupaca Foundry Inc., a Hitachi Metals group company, has opened a machining operation adjacent to its gray iron foundry located on the east side of Waupaca, Wis. The new Waupaca Foundry machining plant is located at 600 Industrial Drive, Waupaca, Wis., and will machine brake components for the commercial vehicle market.

  • Immigration was the bright spot in the 2018 Indiana population data; 32 counties lost people in 2018

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist


    The U.S. Census Bureau released its annual estimates of population change last week. The data told a familiar tale for Indiana. Indiana very clearly struggles with population growth, and what growth we do experience is concentrated in just a few places. However, the data is not without bright spots.

  • Lives devoted to service of others

    Editor’s Note: This is the latest in an occasional series of articles from the Perry County Community Foundation on various funds. This history of the Raymond A. and Mary Jean Cassidy Charitable Fund was written by Lori Cassidy.


    For a long time, my brothers and I allowed the manner in which our parents died to overshadow the joy in which they lived. We lost our parents in a tragic fire at their home in February 1999.

  • Pick Perry one-year anniversary celebration Friday

    TELL CITY – Pick Perry’s event host for May is Shoe Sensation located at Indiana 66, Suite F, Tell City. There will be food, prize drawings, cake, nonprofit support, Run For Your Mother race registration and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

    All of this will take place Friday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by to visit, eat and shop locally while wearing your Pick Perry shirt throughout the day.

  • Historic Hoosier farms sought for rural preservation award

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Farm Bureau welcome nominations for the 2019 John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation. The award recognizes the preservation and continued use of historic farm buildings in Indiana. Since it was established in 1992, owners of 28 historic farms all over the state have been honored with the award.

    Anyone, including farm owners, can submit a nomination for the Arnold Award, which will be presented during Farmers’ Day festivities at the Indiana State Fair in August.  The nomination is simple and asks for:

  • Harding retiring from Home Mutual Insurance

    TELL CITY – Tim Harding will be retiring from Home Mutual after 32 years employment effective May 1. He joined the company as a sales agent in 1987 and was promoted to company and agency manager in 1993, where he has served in that capacity for the past 26 years.

    The Home Mutual Board of Directors has named Rick Wilgus to be the new manager of the company and agency. Wilgus began his career with Home Mutual in 2005.

  • Abbey Caskets to host open house May 5, give workshop tours

    ST. MEINRAD – Abbey Caskets, a division of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, will host a public open house on Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time. Abbey Caskets is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the blessing of its on-site workshop in St. Meinrad.

    Abbey Caskets is located just past the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop along State Road 545. Tours of the workshop will be given, caskets and urns will be on display, and refreshments will be available. Archabbot Kurt Stasiak OSB will bless the workshop at 1 p.m.

  • Habitat for Humanity receives Community Foundation grant
  • Continued community growth a PCDC aim


    Staff Writer official session as chairman of the Perry County Development Corp. executive board, Clay Ewing gave way to incoming chair David Goffinet. Ewing, serving with the board for more than a quarter century, led the group as chairman since 1995.

    Providing the welcome Thursday for PCDC’s annual member dinner, Ewing noted that the leadership changes have been well thought, all with a positive outlook for the future.