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  • Council denies trash request

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members denied at a regular meeting Feb. 22 a request from city resident Karen Stonewall to have a trailer park she owns removed from the city’s trash-collection route.

    The park has six permanent and three camper trailers, Mayor Mary Snyder said. The park’s single water meter is the basis for the city’s trash-collection fee. Stonewall uses a contracted trash service, the mayor added.

  • High schools, Ivy Tech prepare local students for next steps

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Lynn Blinzinger, superintendent of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., touched on partnerships when he spoke as part of an educators panel Feb. 16.

    As the News reported March 1, the panel addressed community leaders gathered for the Perry County Development Corp. annual dinner meeting at the Hoosier Heights Country Club.

  • Jockeying for a takedown

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  • Cannelton 4th-grader hit by truck doing OK

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – A 10-year-old girl struck by a vehicle on Taylor Street Friday night has made a steady recovery this week, a police officer who worked the accident said.

    According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, Ovie McMahan, 10, a fourth-grader at Myers Grade School, was making good progress in recovering from leg and head injuries.

    “She had a telephone conversation with teachers and her classmates at the school and could be coming home soon,” Jackson said Tuesday night.

  • Salvation Army accepts tornado aid

    PERRY COUNTY – “The emergency response for tornado disaster relief has been tremendous,” according to Rhonda Money, southern Indiana liaison for the Salvation Army. “People have been very generous with supplies and needs, so at this time The Salvation Army is only accepting monetary donations.”

  • Legislative breakfast set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit, 1525 11th Street, Tell City.

    Sen. Richard Young and Rep. Sue Ellspermann are planning to attend.

    The legislators will give a summary of the session and will open the floor to questions.

    Bill and Dave’s will offer a full breakfast buffet for $7.95 per person.

  • Downtown group members appointed

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing has named members to a Tell City Development and Action Committee that will present ideas for rejuvenating the city’s downtown area.

    Members of the group are Jon Scheer, Cheri Taylor, Chris Cail, Tony Hollinden, Carol Hagedorn, Penny Newlin, Bev Minto, Vince Luecke, James Rasch and Debra Emerson.

  • County parks, rec hikes coming

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will host several hikes this winter and spring. All of the hikes are open to the public:

    • Saturday, Pete’s Cave, four miles. Trail begins at 9 a.m. with group meeting at the St. Croix convenience store at the intersection of Indiana 62 and Indiana 37.

    • March 24, Two Loops Trail East, 10 miles, at the Celina Lake Recreational Area. Hike begins at 9 a.m. at the entrance on Indiana 37.

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  • PC students shine at contest

    LEOPOLD – Marimba player Trent Pringle earned a gold medal at Indiana State School Music Association solo and ensemble competition Feb. 26 in Indianapolis, and a percussion ensemble earned a silver rating despite a broken arm.

    Snare drummer Cord Bennett was injured four days before the contest, according to Music Director Rob Cason.