• Chamber of commerce sponsoring Small Business Saturday promotion

    PERRY COUNTY – Created in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the United States. 

    “We encourage our community and surrounding communities to support Small Business Saturday, either as a participating business or simply as a shopper,” Chamber Director Lagina Gogel said.

  • Goody’s shoppers support United Way
  • Regency acquires local shopping centers

    EVANSVILLE  – Regency Properties, a commercial real estate company specializing in county seat communities, recently acquired Lincoln Park Plaza, Orchard Hill and Plaza East shopping centers in Tell City.  The three centers will add an additional 145,355 square feet to Regency’s 3.2 million square feet portfolio.

    The shopping centers had been owned by the Ramsey family or companies they controlled.

  • Foundation distributes grants from designated, agency funds

    PERRY COUNTY – Recently, the Perry County Community Foundation distributed grants established by donors to benefit specific charitable groups. This includes funds created by individuals or families to benefit specific groups and also funds created by agencies.

    The foundation has several ways donors can give back to the charities and causes they love, Foundation Director Renate Warner said. Funds such as these, called designated and agency funds, are one way people can make meaningful gifts to improve quality of life in their communities, forever.

  • Esareys’ E&E Guns always on target

    TELL CITY – Nearly half a century of gunslinging to Perry County’s vast community of outdoorsmen, puts E&E Guns and Sporting Goods and its ownership under the Esarey clan in select company for longevity among local family businesses.

  • Boutique joins Main Street business district

    TELL CITY – Even before entering, the vibe of Vanessa’s Unique Boutique becomes apparent. Multi-colored Christmas lights hang in the window, complete with tinsel. Ponchos, cardigans and other garments line the walls and hang on racks out on the floor.

    Upon entering, the subtle presence of incense can be detected and now the rest of the lights, previously out of view, can be seen swooping up toward the turn-of-the-20th century tin ceiling.

  • Oakwood gift spurs United Way’s fall donation drive
  • German American merging with Madison-based River Valley Bancorp

    JASPER – German American Bancorp and River Valley Bancorp announced last week that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge River Valley into German American.

    Under terms of the definitive agreement, River Valley common shareholders will receive 0.770 shares of German American common stock for each share of River Valley in a tax free exchange, plus a cash payment of $9.90 per River Valley share.

  • TV reporter with Tell City ties wins Emmy

    KANSAS CITY – Erika Tallan won a Mid-America Regional Emmy Oct. 3 for her television news report titled, “Get Out Alive.”

    The report was a dramatic, real-time demonstration of how to escape a house fire after a number of fires in the Kansas City metro claimed the lives of young children and the elderly.

    Tallan is a TV news reporter for the CBS affiliate, KCTV5 News, in Kansas City.

    She is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University.

  • Minto joins staff of Presley Tours

    MACANDA, Ill. – Bev Minto, former executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, has taken a tour director position with Presley Tours.

    Located in Macanda, Ill., Presley Tours provides travel services for southern Illinois, Missouri and southern Indiana.

    Minto will travel on motor coach tours throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

    This is a part-time position and she will still be involved in local community activities.

    Beverly and her husband, John, live in Tobinsport.