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  • What in the world? Learning with sensational science

    TELL CITY – Science can be further understood outside the classroom, commented Purdue Extension 4-H youth development educator Cathy Boerste, during this week’s Science Sensation program attended by area middle schoolers.

    Inviting students to the 4-H fair grounds for classes on science allows the students and teachers to witness and gain first-hand experience with applied science. Perry County’s seventh-grade, and some eighth-grade students, participated in the lessons.

  • Together in Child Advocacy

    TROY – The Southwest Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition and Crisis Connection recently unveiled Monday their new joint forensic interview offices. With home offices in Jasper, the new location for these abuse-intervention services arose through a partnership from several groups in both communities, including Spencer and Spencer counties’ prosecutor’s offices and SIRS, the latter which donated space for the offices.

  • Walking the Yard

    Corrections officers, employees, and their families were welcomed to Branchville Correctional Facility May 10 and 11 for a 5K walk/run. The event was part of the facilities weeks long celebration of workers during Correctional Officer Appreciation Week. Each day’s trek from the grounds around Tipsaw Lake was well attended with about 40 people signing up to participate.

  • Gatchel resident to take Honor Flight

    PERRY COUNTY – Marvin E. Howell of Gatchel, retired former co-owner of Howell’s Garage Inc., age 85, who served as a U.S. Army corporal  during the Korean Conflict, will be going on the upcoming Honor Flight set for Saturday, May 5. His daughter, Mary R. Howell Miller, who will serve as his guardian during the flight, will also attend. They will join 84 other veterans and their guardians for a once-in-a-lifetime day trip to our nation’s capital to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the war memorials for WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

  • City hall approves school resource officer

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township Schools, working with the Tell City Police Department, will be bringing in a school resource officer starting in the fall 2018 school year. The move will add a continuous police presence at the schools going forward.

    Tell City Chief of Police Derrick Lawalin cited an increase in school violence around the nation, 22 mass shootings have been reported in just this first part of the year.

  • Veterans groups plan weekend services

    PERRY COUNTY –  On Monday, May 28, the nation will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

  • Summer festivals coming to Rome, Derby

    PERRY COUNTY – The riverside communities of Rome and Derby will host big community celebrations, respectively, in June and July, showcasing their history, heritage and civic spirit.

  • City seeking proposals for Seventh Street property

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Requests for proposals seeking development ideas for city-owned property along Seventh Street in Tell City are being mailed to nearly 20 developers this month. The city hopes one of the proposals will be chosen, providing a blueprint for future housing in the city’s center.

  • Illinois recycler eyes Troy site

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – A Danville, Ill.-based company hopes to locate a recycling business in the Troy Industrial Park, bringing with it new jobs and increased utility revenue for the town’s electric utility.

  • Agreement reached on power provider for hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department has paid Southern Indiana Power $500,000 for the permanent right to provide power to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The agreement, which was negotiated before the Tell City Common Council voted May 7 to end its efforts to annex more than 1,700 acres, comes after the city utility constructed infrastructure to serve the hospital, which was built and opened during the period of time that annexation was being disputed in court.