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  • TC soldier killed in Afghan attack earns Silver Star

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Army Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis, a 1993 Tell City High School graduate killed in Afghanistan Nov. 29, 2010, has been awarded the Silver Star for saving an officer’s life in that attack.

    Michelle Tan, San Antonio bureau chief at Army Times Publishing Co., reported Nov. 26 that Jarvis pushed platoon leader 1st Lt. Will Janotka out of the line of fire when an Afghan border policeman began shooting at Americans.

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  • United Way welcomes new board members

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County has announced the addition of four new board members, Seth Clark, Carolyn Zellers, Kim Oliva and Kris Walsh. Each year the United Way invites individuals to serve on the Board of Trustees who represent the diversity of Perry County. The board members govern the work of the United Way in Perry and Crawford counties.

    Clark, a Perry County native, is the assistant principal of Perry Central High School. He and his wife, Ashli, live in Birdseye. He is also involved in the Leadership Perry County Organization.

  • Individual Development Account Program available

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. continues to operate the Individual Development Account Program and recently received a new contract. Under this program, income-eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $1,600 annually.

    Once eligible, families are able to participate in the program for up to four years. A provision allows for completion of the program in two years through fast tracking and as eligibility is approved more information will be made available.

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  • TC firemen called back to Twilight Towers

    TELL CITY – A resident of Twilight Towers who was treated and released after catching his recliner on fire Friday morning was back in the hospital late that night after a second fire filled his apartment with smoke and causing smoke and water damage on part of the first floor of the housing complex.

    Maurice R. Zoercher, 72, was hospitalized with smoke inhalation after Tell City Patrolman Phillip Flamion pulled him from Apartment 121 shortly before midnight.

  • City leaders fill posts on boards, commissions

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council filled positions of its own and received a list of appointments by Mayor Barbara Ewing at a meeting Monday.

    The city council appointed Gary Morton to the Perry County Development Corp. board of directors and retained Morton on the Perry County Recycling Management District Board.

    Council President Gerald Yackle will serve on the Personnel Advisory Committee and council members Julie Kohnert and Chris Cail were appointed to the Tell City Plan Commission.

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  • Tell City man turns tables on scammers

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Don Bruner lives with a number of physical impairments, among them macular degeneration, cataracts, leukemia, Guillain-Barré syndrome and something doctors haven’t been able to diagnose.

    But his mind remains “sharp as a tack; in fact, I’m writing a book,” he said, so when he started getting scam offers, he was annoyed at first, then decided to have some fun with their perpetrators.

  • Cannelton kids support soldiers

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Soldiers serving in Afghanistan continue to know someone stateside is thinking of them.

    As a service learning project her students are involved in, Cannelton teacher Joan Goble’s fifth-grade students are sending care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan. They sent packages to soldiers in both Afghanistan and Iraq the previous two years.