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  • Library preparing for larger Wi-Fi demand

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Time limits for computer usage may be lifted at the Tell City branch of Perry County Public Library. Currently, patrons working on computers have a limited time allotment, originally put in place when the computer center was frequently full of people and patrons were on a waiting list to use one.

  • Remembering Jago

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A German shepherd born half a world away who took a bite out of crime and the hearts of those who worked alongside him died last week at the age of 13. Jago, pronounced “Ya Go,” served on the Tell City police force from 2006 to 2015 and had been in declining health for several months, said Police Chief Derrick Lawalin, who was the dog’s on-duty partner for all nine years. After his retirement, he remained with the Lawalin family.

  • Port authority jump-starts bridge repair

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Upgrades on a rail crossing near Evanston are being fast-tracked by the Perry County Port Authority. The bridge allows for rail-traffic only.

    According to agency board president Bill Goffinet, a recent inspection of Bridge 11.7 showed deficiencies severe enough that “it’s an emergency that work begin.”

  • City of Cannelton rejoins PCDC

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Development Corp. will once again be representing the business-expansion interests of Cannelton. The council voted at its June 6 meeting to enter into a contract with the agency.

  • Career development retreat planned for TC educators

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The calendar hasn’t even officially changed over to summer yet, but the Tell City School Board is preparing for the upcoming school year. At the front of this off session, staff are preparing for a skills-building retreat June 25-26 in Bloomington.

    Funding for the trip will come from the school district’s Rural Schools grant.

  • Farmers market offers midsummer bonanza of fresh fruits, veggies
  • Annual River Sweep Saturday

    TELL CITY – The annual Ohio River Sweep begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Park in Tell City. Cleanup efforts along the river bank will continue until noon. In past years there has been enough debris to keep all volunteers busy for the full three hours. “The more people we get, the more we get cleaned up,” Perry County Recycling Management District Director Ken Smith commented.

    Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up ahead of time, though sign-up isn’t a requirement, and anyone can show up to help on the day. Groups are welcome as well.

  • Airing on the side of caution:

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – General Electric and its environmental research agency, Arcadis Design, have begun installing air mitigation systems to alleviate ground contamination in homes near the former factory. Work on those systems in homes along the 1400 Block of 13th Street started on Monday by Radon Environmental of Indianapolis. The company was expected to complete two homes that day and continue efforts throughout the week on at least three others.

  • New garden club forms at Twilight Towers

    Gardening is a hobby everyone can enjoy, including seniors. Planting a garden and seeing it grow is rewarding within itself, but the activity of gardening also has many other benefits.

    Raised bed gardens allow residents to come together and do something they enjoy. This not only allows seniors to reap the health benefits of gardening, but also gives them the opportunity to make new friendships and stay connected to those around them.

  • Cheers to the Rome Courthouse

    Despite the heat and afternoon rain, Rome’s beer, wine and music fest was a hit Saturday.

    Part of a year-long celebration of the town courthouse’s bicentennial, the day included food, music, craft beer and locally made wine. Proceeds will support courthouse maintenance.