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Today's Features

  • Sloane Mary Mendenhall

    John and Abbie Mendenhall of Lapel announce the birth of their daughter, Sloane Mary Mendenhall, Saturday, July 24, 2010, at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville. The infant weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 18 1⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Mendenhall is the former Abbie Etienne. Sloane has one older brother, Reed Jackson, 2.
    Grandparents are Helen Etienne of Tell City, Jack and Diane Mendenhall of Anderson and the late Michael Etienne.

  • Trinity UCC to host ice-cream social
    FULDA – Trinity United Church of Christ will hold an ice-cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the church, one mile south of Fulda on Indiana 545.
    Sloppy joes, chips and desserts will also be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    LWML to sell dinners Sunday
    TELL CITY – The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will sell pork-chop dinners Sunday at the corner of 12th and Tell streets in Tell City. Serving will begin at 11 a.m.

  • TELL CITY - Tears mingled with gently falling raindrops July 31 as family, friends and co-workers dedicated a courthouse memorial to two public servants.


    Doris Davis and Kenny Blinzinger lost battles to cancer in 2009. Davis was serving as county clerk while Blinzinger worked for more than 30 years as a sheriff's deputy.

  • More than 250 descendants of a pioneering Perry County couple returned to their family's Oil Township roots Saturday and Sunday for the 100th Esarey Family Reunion. The event also marked the 200th anniversary of Jonathan Davis Esarey's migration from Kentucky to land in what would become Perry County. Weekend events were held at the Schergens Center in Tell City and Branchville Conservation Club, with family members proudly wearing Esarey hats and shirts. There were even Esarey buttons.

  • TELL CITY - Many long-time residents in the 10th and Jefferson streets area of Tell City remember hearing the bells of Evangelical United Church of Christ play many years ago.

    After being silenced for decades, the bells, which are thought to have been installed in the 1950s from money left to the church by the Erna Coldeway estate, are once again played two times a day and enjoyed by many area residents. Miss Coldeway was a lifelong member of the church.

  • Lilly Burden's hands are worn, but her heart beats with the determination of a woman decades younger. Her heart is in remarkably good shape after open-heart surgery last year. Burden, who was 92 at the time, bounced back quickly and still works four days a week. That's right, Lilly holds down a job, contributes payroll taxes and wouldn't have it any other way.

    "I enjoy working, whether it's at my job or in my garden," she says, seated, hands folded on the kitchen table in her Girl Scout Road home.

  • The News' Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back. This is one of 20 landmark photos appearing in the current print edition for people to identify in attempts to win a one-year subscription to The News. Pick up a copy to see the other photos and read the rules, then let us know how well you know Tell City. The deadline is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. Happy hunting.

  • TELL CITY - Shasta Simpson had no intentions of driving three hours straight to Nashville late at night July 14. But to make it to Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville before 5 a.m., that's exactly what she would have to do. If she arrived after 5 a.m., she would not get a wristband and would not get a turn on stage in front of an American Idol producer.

    The only problem was trying to decide whether she wanted to go or not. The 24-year-old Tell City resident, who said she has always loved singing and music, wasn't sure if she wanted to go audition.

  • St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold's annual picnic Sunday meant fun for hundreds who enjoyed home-cooked dinners and tried their luck at bingo, a cake wheel, silent auction and quilt raffle. Summer brings several events at area churches and will be followed by autumn shooting matches and fall festivals. The events ensure busy days for congregation members, who keep alive a tradition of working side by side, just as they pray together each week.