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  • Gengelbach recognized

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  • Tell City’s Ivy Tech marks 30 big years

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Schweizer Fest week added a day of festivities last month with an evening program and public celebration marking the 30th anniversary of Ivy Tech’s Tell City campus. An Aug. 9 program in City Hall Park honored city officials who worked to bring the local campus to the community three decades ago, as well as those who have and continue to support its presence and programs.

    A plaque was presented to Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing to recognize the city and citizens for supporting higher education.

  • Setting boundaries

    Editor’s Note: This article is part of a regular Hoosier Happenings update on events and programs taking place in the Hoosier National Forest. This installment was provided by Jake Korngable, a surveying assistant.

    With approximately 1,400 miles of property lines in the Hoosier National Forest, it is inevitable that there would be boundary-line issues. Our primary goal is keeping these issues to a minimum.

  • Riverwalk Taster’s Fest set for Sept. 10

    JASPER – The fifth annual Anderson Woods Taster’s Fest is scheduled for 4 to 7:30 p.m. Eastern time Sept. 10 along the Riverwalk in Jasper. The Taster’s Fest features wine and food samples offered by area restaurants and wineries.

  • Crisis Connection distributes books from ‘Power of Youth’

    PERRY COUNTY – Crisis Connection Inc. was the recipient of a grant from Power Of Youth, a program of the Perry County Community Foundation and United Way Of Perry County.

    The Perry County Power of Youth program promotes philanthropy among today’s young people to prepare them to support their communities of tomorrow by giving their time, talent and treasure.  More information is available at www.perrycommunityfoundation.org/power-of-youth.

  • Innovative farm family among nation’s best

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    A family with deep loves of land and community has been named to a list of America’s best young farmers and ranchers. Chad Goldman, who with his wife, Summer, owns Chad Goldman Farms in Spencer County, was named by Progressive Farmer to its list of the nation’s Top 5 Farmers and Ranchers. They were encouraged to apply for the honor earlier this year and received word in late July that they had been chosen. The annual awards go to farmers under the age of 40.

  • Kiwanis fish fry Sept. 16

    The Tell City Kiwanis Club will host its annual Fall Fish Fry  Sept. 16, before the Perry Central vs. Tell City football game.

    The fish fry will be located in the Tell City High School Cafeteria, with live music by Leo Gronquist. Serving begins at 4:30 pm and will end at 7. Advance ticket sales are currently being conducted. Prices are $7 for adults over 18; $6 for students age 13-18 and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets purchased at the door will cost an additional $1 for each ticket. Meals consist of all the fish you can eat, two sides, drink and dessert.

  • FOP sponsoring golf scramble, auction

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Fraternal Order of Police will host a golf scramble Oct. 14 at the Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus. A shotgun start begins at noon. The scramble consists of four-person teams with a limit of 34 teams.

    Cost is $50 per person, which includes green fees, golf-cart rental, practice balls, water and soft drinks. Everyone who participates will be invited to the FOP associate and new-membership drive that evening.

    Details on location and time are still being finalized.

  • ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Crawford County Friday.

    Drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.

  • Board accepts apparent low bids for railroad upgrade

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bids from companies hoping to help the Perry County Port Authority upgrade their Hoosier Southern Railroad facilities to handle 286,000-pound railcars were opened at a special meeting Aug. 29.

    The low bid for track work came from Balfour-Beatty Rail of Atlanta, Ga., which offered to do the work for $339,827.50.

    Other bids ranged up to $389,982.

    The low bid for bridge work was from Cooper Rail Service of Huntingburg. That company bid $1,709,762.99.