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  • Table-sized tablet coming to library, with kids’ games

    TELL CITY – An interactive table will enhance children’s fun at the library. Perry County Public Library Tell City has purchased a PLAY Interactive Game Table, having been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act grant in the amount of $6,152 through the Indiana State Library. Table delivery takes approximately five weeks, and should arrive at the library by the end of September.

  • A home for feathered friends

    Wood ducks calling Perry County home will find improved nesting odds in coming years, thanks to the talents of Perry Central students and members of the local chapter of Delta Waterfowl.

    Students in Josh Craney’s beginning building trades class turned lumber, screws and sheet metal into nesting boxes for local woods ducks. The cedar lumber, which is resistant to rot, and other supplies were purchased by members of Four Oaks Delta Waterfowl. The building trades students took designs for the boxes, cut the wood and metal for roofs and measured and affixed the poles.

  • Archer with local ties earns national title

    HENDERSON, Ky. – A Henderson County High School junior with ties to Tell City recently won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Archery State Championship. Following up that near perfect showing, Dalton Hinkle, 17, grandson of William and Joy Hinkle of Tell City, went on to also capture top honors May 12 at the National Archery in Schools Program.

    The latter showcase included more than 14,000 students from 35 states. Cash scholarships were awarded to the top 16 individual shooters and top three teams.

  • On Saturday’s menu of things to do:

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s annual Farm to Table Dinner and Concert will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, in and around City Hall Park. The third year for the early-fall event will bring even more activities, including yoga, a farmers market, artisan booths and a beer and wine garden.

    Activities will begin at 1 p.m. and will continue through 9 p.m.

  • Rail crossing repairs planned

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced railroad crossing repairs on two state roads.

    Beginning on or around Tuesday, Sept. 25, crews working for Norfolk Southern Railroad will begin replacing crossings on both State Road 62 and 161 in Warrick and Spencer counties. The schedule for repairs is as follows:

    Sept. 25: S.R. 62 in Dale between U.S. 231 and S.R. 245. The official detour uses U.S. 231 and S.R. 162.

  • Mosby to lead PCDC

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Development Corp. has hired a new leader to replace Lee Chestnut who left the economic-development agency to accept an opportunity with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance in Tell City.

    B. Todd Mosby of Haubstadt has taken the helm of PCDC.

    For the past two years, Mosby worked at Sitco Solutions in Evansville, where he held the position of chief operating officer. Sitco Solutions is a technology company that builds fiberoptic networks, wireless internet networks and houses one of Southwest Indiana’s only data centers.

  • 10th Street Fall Fair returns this Saturday

    The 10th Street Fall Fair will be back again this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 22 in Tell City.  Family fun, music, food booths, shopping, petting zoo and games for all ages will fill the morning and evening. 

    This family friendly event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held on the grounds of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City and in the 800 Block of 10th Street between Fulton and Jefferson streets, two blocks off of Highway 66 (12th Street).

  • Vatican astronomer will speak at Saint Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – The director of the Vatican Observatory is coming to Spencer County next week and will deliver a special lecture at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    Jesuit priest Guy Consolmagno  will speak Tuesday, Sept. 25 on the  “Adventures of a Vatican Astronomer” at 7 p.m. Central time in the Newman Theater. The lecture is free and open to the public.

  • Interstate traffic stop uncovers $30K in meth

    PERRY COUNTY – Police arrested three people and seized methamphetamine allegedly valued at more than $30,000 last week. The arrests took place Friday on Interstate 64 in Perry County when Trooper Connor Giesler conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox for speeding in a construction zone.

    The driver was identified as Jakob Batchelor, 27, of  Jasper. Two passengers in the vehicle were identified as Barbara Kelley, 62, of Huntingburg and Jeremy Siddons, 32, of Jasper.

  • Perry Central chosen for mental-health partnership

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Central Community Schools will partner with Indiana  education leaders over the next five years to address the mental and emotional health needs of students so they can succeed despite the occasional challenges life throws at them.