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  • Republicans rally behind Berry

    TROY – While neighboring Illinois struggles to provide basic services and pay its bills on time, Indiana is weathering the nation’s recession from a position of strength.

    That was the message delivered Sunday by State Auditor Tim Berry, who was the keynote speaker at Mulzer Camp and the annual picnic sponsored by Republicans in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Democrats cheer on candidates

    TELL CITY – Democrats hoping to win 2011 campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate rallied local party loyalists Oct. 1 during Perry County Democrats’ annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner.

    John Gregg, of Sandborn, is a former Indiana House member and former Speaker running for governor. In his comments, Gregg drew applause for saying Democrats shouldn’t allow opponents to characterize them as without values or unpatriotic.

  • Vacant homes breed crime, candidate says

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – All of the Democrats hoping to keep or earn seats on the Cannelton Common Council expressed desires to improve the cleanliness of the city, saying that will help entice new businesses to the city.

    Priscilla Phillips, District 1

  • Contract brings insurance changes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Cooperation and the realities of school finances helped bring a one-year contract with school staff before the Perry Central School Board Monday. Approved unanimously, it and a separate agreement with noncertified employees will have all employees and administrators paying for significant portions of health-insurance premiums for their families.

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  • PC band advances to semistate competition

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned a gold rating at regional band competition Saturday, and were also in the top 10 among bands competing in their class, earning a ticket to the next level.

    “This group of kids works really hard,” Marching Commodores Director Rob Cason said Wednesday morning. “They’re dedicated, they go all out and make teaching fun for me.”

    The Commodores haven’t qualified for state finals since 2001, he noted.

  • Cannelton mayoral candidates:

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In describing why he should remain in office past this year’s election, the current mayor of Cannelton points to a variety of steps completed to improve the city’s appearance and save its money while he’s served in the position.

  • Cannelton mayoral candidates:

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Mary Freeman-Snyder believes her work history and education show successful financial and leadership abilities that make her the best choice for Cannelton mayor.

    “I believe I am a better candidate because I care and want to make a difference,” she said in response to a News questionnaire.

  • County to get $19,506 from state timber sales

    INDIANAPOLIS – Sixteen counties are sharing more than $280,000 that the Department of Natural Resources is distributing from revenues generated by state forest timber sales.

    The revenue sharing is established in Indiana law, which bases each county’s share on 15 percent of net revenue from state forest timber sales in each county during the 2010-11 fiscal year.

    Perry County is receiving $19,506.33, while neighboring Crawford and Dubois counties will get $24,173.46 and $39,618.09, respectively.

  • JA launches Destined to Travel contest

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Junior Achievement USA is offering high-school students an opportunity to win a three-day adventure for four people to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

    To enter the Destined to Travel with JA contest, students need to review an interactive Destination Build lesson, a teaching tool that allows students to explore the tourism industry, complete a quick quiz and submit their answers.