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  • Recycling chief: Tapping cash reserves not unusual

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Prices received for recyclable materials were high last year, so “we were pretty much able to get through the year” without tapping cash reserves, Ken Smith said Aug. 23. “This year, we’re going to have to dip into that.”

  • Determined duo to lead United Way campaign

    By VINCE LUECKE

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way is kicking off its annual fundraising campaign with a $125,000 goal. Money raised in coming months will fund a variety of community groups offering emergency aid, health services and educational opportunities.

    Missy Noble and Mary Roberson are co-chairing this year’s campaign and the two former Perry Central classmates are promising a high-energy, determined push to raise money.

  • Family honors Civil War ancestor

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Descendants of Civil War soldier Christian Saalman gathered in Branchville Saturday to celebrate their common kinship and to dedicate a memorial to a man whose family history recalls him as a devoted husband, father and neighbor and a valiant soldier defending the  Union. 

  • Former TCJHS on auction block Saturday

    Like the real estate, the contents will sell without reserve or any minimum bid.  TELL CITY – The former Tell City Junior High School will be sold to the highest bidder Saturday, along with hundreds of student desks and chairs, old computers and kitchen equipment. 

    The real estate will be offered in two parcels at 10:30 a.m. and then combined. The sale of the former school’s contents will follow. 

  • Mayor given OK to seek CSO-repair funding

    By KEVIN KOELLING 

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members agreed in a special meeting Aug. 27 to authorize Mayor Mary Snyder to apply for $3.5 million to fix the city’s combined-sewer-overflow problem.

    Commonly referred to as CSOs, storm and sanitary sewers are considered combined when heavy precipitation can cause the latter to overflow into the former, allowing untreated sewage to flow into public waters.

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  • Commissioners to hear hospital proposal Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Perry County Memorial Hospital will make a presentation to county commissioners Wednesday regarding a proposed new hospital. The hospital will likely seek approval of a resolution offering a tax backup to financing for the project.

    The resolution is required for the hospital to obtain a low-interest, 40-year loan that has already been tentatively approved by state and federal officials. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

  • Financial Peace classes begin Sept. 25

    TROY – Area residents are invited to participate in Financial Peace University classes to learn how to plan and budget their finances.

    The program is directed by Pastor Bill Reid, who is a trained FPU coordinator. Classes will begin Sept. 25 at the Troy United Methodist Church at the corners of Spring and Walnut streets in Troy.

  • Lake Rudolph hosting Halloween-themed weekends

    SANTA CLAUS – Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus will host seven Halloween-themed weekends every Friday and Saturday beginning Sept. 14 and ending on Oct. 27. The 12th annual Lake Rudolph Halloween Weekends will feature games for all ages including the Rudy’s Kid’s Carnival, Hadi Shrine Clowns, pumpkin decorating, Hallowteen games and mummy’s bingo party.

  • Church gearing up for 175-year celebration

    LEOPOLD – Plans are taking shape for the 175th anniversary celebration of St. Augustine Catholic Church Sept. 15-16.

    A weekend of activities will mark the church’s milestone as well as the 50th anniversary of the Central Perry Fire Department.

    A special Mass will be celebrated Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. with a meal following in the parish hall and shelter. Organizers are asking for a donation of $8 per person.