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  • Residents seek northern ambulance station

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Five people representing many more attended the county commissioners’ regular meeting Monday to ask that a promise made long ago be honored now. Irv Ruger was their spokesman and said he represented people living in the eastern, western, central and northern areas of the county.

    When a new building was constructed for the county highway department in 2000, it was understood an ambulance would be one of the vehicles housed there, Ruger told the commissioners.

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  • Recipes sought for cookbook

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will celebrate its 175-year anniversary, known as a terquasquicentennial, in October.

    Mu Gamma Sorority will assemble a cookbook in honor of this celebration and its members would like to receive recipes in all categories from past and present residents. Recipes are needed from residents of Cannelton as well as anyone whose from the community who like to have their favorite recipes published in this memorable cookbook. The deadline to send recipes is March 1.

  • ‘Clean City’ project recycling office paper

    TELL CITY – A Tell City “Clean City” movement has initiated a white-paper recycling effort in conjunction with the Perry County Recycling District. Local businesses are encouraged to contact Ken Smith with the district office to coordinate pickup of white paper recycling.

    “Home Mutual Insurance of 532 Main st. in Tell City was one of the first businesses to contact Smith and are aggressively trying to cut their trash and recycle white paper,” Tell City Councilman and recycling promoter Tony Hollinden said.

  • Resident taken to hospital after Twilight Towers apartment fire

    TELL CITY – A first-floor resident of Twilight Towers was taken by ambulance to Perry County Memorial Hospital after catching his recliner on fire and suffering smoke inhalation.

  • Boosters postpone auction

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Band Boosters yearly fundraising auction has been postponed to April 21.

    The boosters are still accepting donations for the annual event, originally set for this month at the school. They’ve been contacting area businesses seeking donated items for the auction and would welcome donations from the public such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items and large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars marks 78 years

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 held its annual anniversary dinner Jan. 21, marking the 78th anniversary of the post’s founding.

    Student essayists taking part in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen contests were honored. They included Julia Theis, Damon Powers, Jessica Theis and Caleb Bettag.

    The post’s past commanders chose two recipients, Dallas Lemaire and Emory Yaggi, to receive service awards.

    State VFW Commander Chuck Simmons was among the dignitaries present and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing spoke.

  • School board adopts 2012-13 calendar

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – While the second semester of the current school year is just more than a month old, members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. approved a 2012-13 school year calendar, elected officers and conducted other start-of-the-year duties at a Jan. 10 meeting.

    The proposed school calendar calls for the school year to begin Aug. 13 for teachers and Aug. 14 for students. Fall break is scheduled for Oct. 26-29 with the Christmas holiday beginning and the first semester ending Dec. 21.

  • Hiking humanitarians pass through county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    They’ve worn the soles off of several pairs of walking shoes but Kirk and Cindy Sinclair have stirred the souls of thousands of people they’ve met along a 5,000-mile trek across the country.

    The couple were in southern Indiana late last month, making stops at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ near Lamar and the home of Mark and Rebecca Fenn in Tell City. They also visited a Perry Central High School classroom last Monday.

  • Sliding on a sunny day

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