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  • Kiwanis flying honor flags alongside City Hall

    TELL CITY – Kiwanis members lifted 30 flags outside City Hall along Jefferson and Mozart Streets. Each flag bears a tag in honor of loved ones chosen by community members. Volunteers included co-chairs Rebecca Fenn and Renate Warner, Brian Fletcher, Laura Schilling, Joe Malone, Pam Krygielka, Linda Reed and Daniel Warner. The flags went up for Memorial Day weekend and will remain up through Independence Day.

  • A monster of a good time at Frankensew

    CANNELTON  – The Cannelton Branch Public Library hosted the Frankensew activity last week, on both Wednesday and Saturday. Participants “combined the best parts of a quilt and pillow to make their own monster, the basic quillow,” the activity program read.

  • Run for the Wall
  • Cyber threats ... another collusion

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perrycountynews.com

     

    The he said-she said within the stories of the Russian influence and North Korean angst are boring. But still here I am daily, doing my best to stomach the unseasoned palate of mainstream media that’s at all our fingertips.

  • Marksmen Milestones
  • Jail population increasing, adding to medical care needs

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When an offender is booked into an Indiana jail, it occurs with certain rights; one being access to medical care. The Perry County Detention Center has taken steps to ensure that this standard is met. That means cost to the county, and expenses are on the rise as both the price of care and the inmate population increases.

  • County’s health rankings improve

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The growth in wellness activities and a renewed emphasis on good nutrition have helped to boost Perry County’s health rankings over the past decade, from near the bottom of Indiana’s 92 counties to above the midway point.

  • Seven valedictorians on Perry Central stage

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Diplomas for 89 graduates of Perry Central High School will be stacked in neat rows on the stage Sunday as the school holds its commencement exercises.

    The ceremony in the high school gymnasium will begin at 2 p.m. Student council representative John Bashor will welcome fellow graduates, faculty, administrators, family and friends.

  • Contamination found in General Electric soil tests

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The long-vacant General Electric factory along the 1400 Block of 13th Street of Tell City could be the source of groundwater contamination. According to the company, the compound trichloroethylene has been discovered in soil samples taken from the grounds and adjacent areas. While the compound is present in soils reaching several feet underground, researchers say the city’s drinking water, supplied by a deep-well aquifer, much deeper than the actual water table, has not been impacted.

  • Gulf War sacrifice comes full circle

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Little mementos can sometimes make the biggest impact. That’s especially true for Jane Varner of Cannelton. The memories are all she has of her son, Mark Miller, and that’s why she cherishes his now-returned 1988 class ring.