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  • Meetings with Ellspermann canceled

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Two public meetings with District 74 State Rep. Sue Ellspermann scheduled for April 4 and April 11 have been canceled.

    The sessions were promoted as nonpartisan meet-your-state-representative events, based on the understanding that the effective date for redistricting was March 1.

    United Way of Crawford County learned March 23 and confirmed March 26 with State Election Board officials that House districts remain in effect until the end of the year, after the fall election.

  • Cannelton students, soldiers exchange greetings

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students in Joan Goble’s fifth-grade class have received a note of thanks from soldiers serving in Afghanistan for care packages they sent.

    Eight soldiers posed for a photo in front of a bulletin board at their Kandahar Airfield duty station.

    “Dear Mrs. Goble and Students,” their message to the Cannelton youngsters reads, “thank you from the soldiers of HHC, 45th Sustainment Brigade.”

  • Wilzbacher is new port-rail chief executive

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Perry County Port Authority have announced the hiring of a new executive vice president and chief executive officer.

  • Cannelton leaders to conduct 2 hearings, 2 meetings Monday

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall for two public hearings, one of which the city’s mayor would like “everybody to turn out for.”

    As the News reported March 22, Mayor Mary Snyder said she was working on a grant application through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund radios, a police car and equipment for it. Grant requests can be strengthened by shows of support from the citizens who will benefit from them.

  • Courthouse to receive new metal roof

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission voted March 21 to reroof the county courthouse with the metal material called for in its original design. They also opted to make repairs to the courthouse parking lot to eliminate a drainage problem, fix another problem at the building’s front door and install canopies to provide weather protection at back doors.

  • Perry County commissioners’ certificate sale scheduled

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Commissioners will conduct a certificate sale of properties with delinquent taxes which did not sell at the 2011 Perry County tax sale. The sale will take place at 10 a.m. April 5 at the Perry County Courthouse.

  • Saturday event to raise money for county’s Little Warriors

    In a moment of prayer, Santa and Mrs. Claus gather with Tyler Zoglman and his family Tuesday at the Tell City home of his grandmother, Becky Paulin. Tyler has battled hepatocellular carcinoma, a rare liver cancer, for the past two years and has given hope to everyone he has come into contact with, Santa told the 13-year-old who is now receiving hospice care.

    “There are some things Santa can’t do, but I know you’ve been a blessing,” said Santa, who asked God for strength, not only for Tyler, but his family as well.

  • Director of community foundation fired


    TELL CITY – Perry County Community Foundation Director Sally Houzanme was terminated from her job last week.

    Reasons for her dismissal were unclear as of Wednesday afternoon. However, Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot said Tuesday his department has been asked by the Evansville-based Community Foundation Alliance to initiate a criminal investigation.

    The foundation alliance serves as a fiscal agent for community foundations in southwest Indiana.

  • Success stories tied to school grant multiply

    Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – Members of the Perry Central School Corp. board heard an update from Lisa Lutgring about the Safe Schools-Healthy Students grant, which has helped educators and a core management team address school safety, mental-health services, alcohol and other drug prevention and student behavioral, social and emotional support at Perry Central and Tell City schools.

    “We’re into the third year. We’re really proud of the results,” Lutgring said.

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