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  • Forest’s new district ranger begins duties today

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Forest Service employee with leadership roles working at several national forests will begin work today as the ranger for the Tell City and Brownstown districts of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Hoosier Forest Supervisor Melany Glossa announced that Chris Zimmer has been selected for the position. He fills a vacancy created when District Ranger Anne Carey accepted a position in Ohio.

  • Family’s new business hits the scenic trail

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The rugged beauty of Perry County can be seen just about anywhere, from local highways and backroads. A new trail-riding business however, offers some of the most scenic views of the county … from horseback.

  • City ready for cleanup week

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Blue postcards were being sent out advising residents of this week’s spring cleanup in Tell City, Mayor Barbara Ewing said at a regular meeting May 21 of the city’s board of public works and safety.

  • Councilman wants trash gone from park

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members voted at a regular meeting May 24 to allot the county’s parks and recreation department $3,500 it had withheld previously, but not without asking some hard questions.

  • The Class of 2012
  • Service project

    William Tell Elementary sixth-graders joined hands to clean Joe Schaeffer Park last week as part of a community service project related to their participation in a Gang Resistance Education program they took part in over the past several months. Other classes created their own service projects, including promoting classmates on how to treat others with respect and making good decisions. 

  • Police investigate vandalism to mailboxes

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City police and sheriff’s deputies are investigating several cases of vandalism to mailboxes. 

    Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith said he took at least 10 separate calls from people whose mailboxes were damaged Tuesday night or early Wednesday.

    Tell City Patrolman Phil Flamion also fielded cases early Wednesday. 

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068 or the Perry County Sheriff’s Department at 547-2441. 

  • Register by Saturday for Twilight Scout Camp

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Girl Scouts are planning a three-day day Summer Twilight Camp. It will be held July 18-20 at Vastwood Park in Hawesville, Ky. Hours will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Girls will plan a program titled “100 Year Green: Connecting With the Environment,” make crafts, swim and have a lot of fun making new friends. 

  • Folk Mountain Gospel in concert Saturday

    Folk Mountain Gospel will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tell City. Don and Donna Mohl have been traveling and sharing the love of Jesus through song since 1988. The group sings old hymns of faith, more recently gospel tunes and some songs that they have written related to family, values and love of God. 

  • Success at Shoot for the Stars

    Kira Maddle and Rebecca Shearn advanced to the September finale for the Tell City Regional Arts Association’s Shoot for the Stars singing contest held in May in City Hall Park. The other contestants were urged to return for the June 8 event. More contestants are expected. Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Food items will be available for purchase.