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Today's Features

  • Tell City firefighters joined hands with Santa Claus Saturday to brighten the holiday for 20 local youngsters, delivering presents to wide-eyed children. In turn, parents and even firefighters wiped the occasional moist eye.

    It was the fifth year for the department’s Christmas for Kids project. Firefighters raised money at area stores, placing out their boots and asking customers to fill them with donations. Other contributions come from people in the community, Chief Greg Linne said, including sizable gifts from two families.

  • TELL CITY - A new staff member has been welcomed to Tell City's post office. Dan Schroeder accepted the position of postmaster Sept. 5 and started two days later.

    Schroeder, who is from Kansas City, Mo., has been a part of the United States Postal Service for eight years. His wife, Lisa, is a native of Tell City and Schroeder said he loved the city the first time he visited with his wife.

    "From day one I knew I wanted to be a part of this community," he said.

  • TELL CITY - The lights were dim and bottles of wine were placed in buckets of ice to chill. Tables were covered with linen cloths and silverware had been laid out neatly at each place setting. A long table in the front of the dining area was laden with various ingredients, which brought curious gazes from those filing into the room.

  • Parade Winners

    First place, Rocky Farm's Farm-all float.

    Second place, Lilly Dale Church.

    Third place, Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    Fourth place, Perry County Animal Hospital.

     

  • An airport runway that normally serves local pilots' Pipers and Cessnas and the occasional business jet became an asphalt classroom for local police officers last month, as they pushed mettle and metal in a state-required emergency-vehicle operations course.

  • Editor's Note: This article, part of a regular series about the Hoosier National Forest, was written by Ben Ingram, a fire engine operator.

    Smokey Bear has done an excellent job telling people that fire is bad, but some ecosystems require fire. The Hoosier National Forest landscape has historically burned. So how do we create a healthy forest or grassland ecosystem in the absence of wildfire? There are several answers to this question. One is prescribed burning.

    What is Prescribed Burning?