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  • Governmental, other offices closing for holidays

    TELL CITY – Many governmental offices will be closed in coming days due to Christmas.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Friday and Monday and Jan. 2, as will the Perry County Courthouse and other county and state offices.

    Due to the holiday season, trash pickup in Tell City and Cannelton will be delayed a day the week after Christmas and New Year’s. Recycling will still be picked up with trash the week of Dec. 26 in Tell City.

  • Hogsett offers update on violent-crime initiative

    TELL CITY – After spending the second shift riding along with Evansville Police Department officers in high-crime neighborhoods earlier this month, United States Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett discussed year-end results from an ongoing Violent Crime Initiative. Hogsett also announced charges against six individuals who are alleged to have operated a methamphetamine operation in the area.

  • William Tell Elementary fitness efforts on TV tonight

    TELL CITY – A Public Broadcasting System segment titled “Building a Healthier Tri-State: Increasing Physical Activity in Schools” will air at 7:30 p.m. today on WNIN 9.1.

    Filming occurred at William Tell Elementary for a portion of this segment.

    If you miss the live broadcast, you can see the video online by going to their Web site, www.wnin.org and clicking on the black banner under the main heading on the word ‘Watch.’ There should be an option ‘Building a Healthier Tri-State: Increasing Physical Activity in Schools.’

  • It’s Girl Scout cookie time

    PERRY COUNTY – Thousands of girls in Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana will take orders through Jan. 13 for eight varieties of cookies — Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades and Shout Outs.

  • Office recycles electronic items

    PERRY COUNTY – Looking for ways to be green this holiday? You can take the following items to the Purdue extension office in Perry County so they can be recycled: cell phones and cell phone batteries, laser cartridges, ink-jet cartridges and any type of batteries.

  • Cannelton city employees to get 3-percent raise

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members approved in a regular meeting Dec. 12 a salary ordinance that will bump city employees’ pay 3 percent in 2012.

    Published in a Dec. 1 legal ad, the ordinance lists annual pay for the mayor at $12,056.16 and that of the clerk-treasurer at $12,600. Each member of the common council will be paid $1,500.

    The city’s building and code inspector will be paid $2,100, and the zoning administrator $3,250.08.

  • School board grants medical leave requests

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central School Board members granted medical leave requests for two teachers Monday, including a Spanish and English instructor whose job status created a stir among some students the previous week.

  • Firefighters deliver holiday cheer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    If the sight of shiny-red firetrucks didn’t light up the eyes of more than 20 youngsters Sunday morning, a jolly ol’ elf decked out in the same color did the trick.

    “Ho, Ho, Ho, is Cameron here?” Santa Claus asked as he stepped into the home of Cameron and Jordan Rogier near Troy.

    Santa ditched his sleigh in lieu of a firetruck as he joined Tell City firefighters to deliver toys, clothes and good cheer to children as part of the department’s Christmas for Kids program.

  • City officials to be sworn in with new year

    PERRY COUNTY – Newly elected city officials in Tell City and Cannelton will be sworn in during separate ceremonies Dec. 30 and New Year’s Day.

    Tell City officials will accept their oaths of office during an 11:30 a.m. ceremony Dec. 30 in the city council chambers at City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

  • Council appointments come with controversy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Some of the appointments made by the county council at their Dec. 15 meeting, like the one-year reappointment of Raphael LaGrange to the county’s alcoholic-beverage board and Rick Newton’s four-year reappointment to the park and recreation board, sailed through with little discussion.

    Pete Franzman’s reappointment to another year on the county redevelopment commission, however, didn’t come so easy.