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  • Cannelton closes gazebo amid vandalism

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – At the request of Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder, the historic gazebo in a city park was closed until further notice by city-council action July 9.

    Moved from a position along Seventh Street when the city built the fire department, the structure has long been a source of residents’ pride. Some don’t feel the same sentiment, however, the mayor said.

  • City offers to sell water tower to Troy


    TELL CITY – After months of discussion and informal dialogue, the Tell City Water Board voted July 16 to offer a water tower in the city’s industrial park at Troy to that community.

    The board, whose members serve on the city council but constitute the water board, offered to sell the tower to Troy for $50,000.

    “I think that’s a fair offer, for them as well as us,” member Tony Hollinden said.

  • Company’s coming, time to clean up

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  • Inspector promises he’ll get tough on violations

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Dennis Bolin reported at a July 9 meeting of Cannelton’s board of public works and safety he had issued 13 building permits since the beginning of the year.

    “That’s pretty good for a small town,” the building inspector noted.

  • It’s dry but local water supplies OK


    PERRY COUNTY – Despite a once-in-a-generation drought that has caused some utilities to ask customers to conserve water, Perry County’s public water systems are faring well, thanks in part to high-capacity wells and underground aquifers that thus far have been little affected by the lack of rain.

  • Luce Township Class of 1947

    The Luce Township Class of 1947 met July 13 at the Rockport Inn. Pictured from the left are Kenneth Schessele, Bettye Wilson, Melba Ayer, Wilma Jean Ferguson, Anita Heckel and Gerry Varner.

  • Reunions

    BOONVILLE – The 66th annual Lewis-Osborn(e) reunion will be Sunday at the Alcoa Clubhouse.
    A basket dinner will be shared at noon followed by games and entertainment.  All relatives and their friends are welcome to attend.
    For more information, call Martha Pratt at (812) 362-7938. 

  • State assistance applications for Tell City-Troy Township students

    TELL CITY – If you intend to apply for state assistance for your child (or children), the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. asks you to apply prior to the first day of school, which will allow online applications to be processed prior to the start of the school year.

  • Back to school time again! - Tell City Junior-Senior High information

    Tell City Junior-Senior High bookstore hours, opening information
    TELL CITY – Students in seventh- through 12th-grade who are new to the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are asked to come to high school for enrollment purposes between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 3 and Aug. 6. Students who attended William Tell Elementary last year do not need to enroll.
    Orientation for seventh-graders and any students new to the corporation will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 7.

  • Nord, Gunn appointed to medical staff

    JASPER – Neurologist Kristi Mahaffey Nord, M.D. was recently appointed to the medical staff at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. 

    Nord studied biomedical engineering as an undergraduate at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Penn.
    She completed her internship and residency in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.