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  • St. Isidore parishioners to celebrate golden milestone

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A local congregation will mark its 50th anniversary this weekend with a Mass celebrated by the archbishop of Indianapolis. The roots of St. Isidore Church, however, reach far deeper than half a century.

    Archbishop Charles Thompson will preside at the 9:30 a.m. liturgy, as will Pastor Luke Waugh OSB and Saint Meinrad Archabbot Kurt Stasiak OSB. Monks from the archabbey have served as pastors for long stretches of the parish’s history.

  • Swapping school districts creates issues, opportunities

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – When it comes to school choice for Perry County families and students, Perry Central is gaining the largest enrollment benefits, drawing children from both Cannelton and Tell City School districts. Indiana’s education philosophy of ‘money following the child’ can have both positive and adverse affects on school systems, depending on if they’re gaining or losing students and when.

  • Troy’s Linne earns ‘Seven Hats’ award

    NEW ORLEANS – Pudder Linne occasionally jokes he wears several hats in his job as operations manager of Troy Utilities. Now he has an award to prove it.

    Bernard Linne, known across the town and county as Pudder, received the American Public Power Association’s Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award at the Association’s national conference in New Orleans, La., on Tuesday.

  • Four face meth dealing, related charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City couple and two others were arrested June 13 for allegedly dealing methamphetamine.

    According to Tell City Police, Nathan S. Frashure, 35, and his wife, Connie R. Frashure, 40, were taken into custody after a search of their home at 624 15th St. allegedly uncovered 4.5 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana and other items police said are consistent with dealing illicit drugs. Drug activities had been reported at the home in the weeks prior to the arrests and police were able to acquire enough probable cause to secure a search warrant.

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  • Remembering Jago

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A German shepherd born half a world away who took a bite out of crime and the hearts of those who worked alongside him died last week at the age of 13. Jago, pronounced “Ya Go,” served on the Tell City police force from 2006 to 2015 and had been in declining health for several months, said Police Chief Derrick Lawalin, who was the dog’s on-duty partner for all nine years. After his retirement, he remained with the Lawalin family.

  • City of Cannelton rejoins PCDC

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Development Corp. will once again be representing the business-expansion interests of Cannelton. The council voted at its June 6 meeting to enter into a contract with the agency.

  • Port authority jump-starts bridge repair

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Upgrades on a rail crossing near Evanston are being fast-tracked by the Perry County Port Authority. The bridge allows for rail-traffic only.

    According to agency board president Bill Goffinet, a recent inspection of Bridge 11.7 showed deficiencies severe enough that “it’s an emergency that work begin.”

  • Library preparing for larger Wi-Fi demand

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Time limits for computer usage may be lifted at the Tell City branch of Perry County Public Library. Currently, patrons working on computers have a limited time allotment, originally put in place when the computer center was frequently full of people and patrons were on a waiting list to use one.