Depot dedicated

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A crowd of more than 150 attended Friday afternoon’s dedication of the Tell City Depot. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann was the guest of honor. Citing the partnerships that allowed the city to obtain funding for the building, Ellspermann said she was proud of not only the state’s role but was “personally proud” of the effort. Recognized during the ceremony were Ruth Anne and the late Ralph “Nubby” Werner. 


Ruth Anne Werner contributed $100,000 toward the depot’s pavilion, under which Friday’s ceremony was held. A bronze marker will be affixed to a brick wall. Family members pictured at left, are, flanking Ruth Anne Werner, Ruthie Nestrick and Stella Nestrick. Behind them are Paige Werner, Carson Werner, Olivia Werner and Henry Martin. Third row: Ryan Werner, Anne (Werner) Nestrick; Carter Martin; Austin Pearison, Isaac Pearison and Sophia Martin and Christy Pearison. Back row: Dwight Nestrick, John Werner, Rita Werner, Lettie Nestrick and Andy Nestrick.

Speaking on behalf of the family, John Werner told the crowd the family has been part of the community from almost its founding in 1858. He said the city has “allowed the Werner family to thrive” and the gift toward the new facility was intended was a gift in return for the city’s support of several generations of the family. 

Also recognized were Guy Neil and LaVerne Ramsey, who contributed $30,000 to the project shortly after it was proposed.