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  • 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.

  • St. Isidore parishioners to celebrate golden milestone




    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.

  • 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.

  • Swapping school districts creates issues, opportunities


    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.

  • The amazing but underappreciated toad

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Earlier this season, as we worked on prepping and planting, we were curious about all the small holes we saw in the ground around the vegetable garden.

    Then it occurred to me one day when I saw several toads about that these were toad holes! And, now it seems, that everywhere I step in the yard, vegetable garden and perennial beds there is a toad under foot. They manage to jump out of harm’s way (from a rapidly approaching foot or spade) just in time.

  • Should I support gambling or not?

    Leo Morris


    Indiana Policy Review


    Several months ago, on the occasion of state legislators yet again mulling the rescue of casinos from the doldrums, I wrote of my mixed feelings about state-sanctioned gambling.

    Since occasionally I have enjoyed indulging in games of chance, I can’t claim any moral high ground. The challenge of beating the odds to reap unearned rewards is a temptation to which most of us have succumbed.

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  • Scott-Partridge

    Joshua and Kristina (Fortwendel) Scott of Tell City are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Beth, to Benjamin Elliott Partridge, son of Matthew and Lisa Partridge of Eldorado, Ill.

    Hannah is the granddaughter of James and Sandra Calvert and Dale and Linda Embry of Hawesville, Ky, and Richard and Barbara Fortwendel of New Boston. Benjamin is the grandson of Dr. Elliott and Darla Partridge and Dewain and Carolyn Barrett, all of Eldorado, Ill.

  • Beard-Miller

    Stori Nicole Beard and Reese Michael Miller announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of the Traci (Deom) Beard and granddaughter of Kenneth and Darla Deom of Tell City.

    She is a graduate of Tell City High School and earned her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University Southeast, New Albany. She is currently employed with the YMCA in Floyd County.

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