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Local News

  • GERALD news; March 5

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Adolph J.Gogel who passed away Feb. 26, 2015. May he rest in peace with all the departed who have go to their eternal home. My brother, Bob Thomas Dr., drove my brother Bill and Wilma Thomas to Jasper for a test on Friday.

  • ST. CROIX news; March 5

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Not much news this week as most people have been snowed in and didn’t get out much, other than doing necessary things. Hopefully, spring will bring some much-wanted warm weather.

    Visitors and evening meal quests with Harold and me at my home Monday evening were Peggy and Jeff Eckert, Joel and Amy Schwartz and daughters Peyton and Jadyn, Brandon Eckert, Tiffany Smith, Michelle Toothman and daughters Aubey, Natalie and Arianna and Brandi and Brooklyn Eckert.

  • DOOLITTLE MILLS news; March 5

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The Birdseye Volunteer Fire Department will have its annual shooting match Sunday, March 8, at the Birdseye Conservation Club near Birdseye. A ham shoot will begin at 10 a.m. with a closed match at 3 p.m. There will be beef and pork choices. A variety of refreshments, including soup, sandwiches and chicken, will be available for purchase.

  • Social News; March 5

    HAZEL DAVIS HOSTED HER BUNCO CLUB Wednesday evening at The Patio Steakhouse. Winners were Joyce Dauby, Toodie Parker, Jeannie Walker and Sandy Davis. Jeannie Walker will host the next get-together on Monday, March 23.

     

  • Perry County native Schneider to sign children’s book Saturday at Depot

    BLOOMFIELD – Perry County native and award-winning journalist Nick J. Schneider will conduct a book signing from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Depot in Tell City. Schneider will be on hand to sign his new children's book “Decisions, Decisions and More Decisions: Jimbo is  Growing Up”. This faith-based children’s novel is comprised of 10 short stories influenced by Schneider’s experiences growing up in Tell City, as well as things gleaned as a father of two daughters and grandfather of five youngsters.

  • Park benches still available

    PERRY COUNTY – A limited number of locally made park benches produced through a partnership of several community organizations are still available for purchase.

    Tell City and Perry County versions of the benches are available through the Perry County Greenway Initiative Committee. A Cannelton bench is being offered through the Cannelton Foundation.

    Each bench costs $400. Of that, $100 goes to the greenway initiative or Cannelton Foundation  and is tax-deductible.

  • William Tell Elementary’s student artists showcase their talents Tuesday to help celebrate Youth Art Month
  • Group to push for repairs to Obrecht home

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Exterior repairs to a landmark Tell City home will be completed this year, city officials learned this week, either by its owner or by a statewide historic preservation group that still wields power over what happens to the structure.

  • Annexation case moving slowly

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Legal proceedings in the remonstrance brought by landowners opposed to Tell City’s planned annexation of more than 1,700 acres of land are moving forward at a snail’s pace.

    The News has found no evidence that any of the approximately 400 signatures submitted last July with a petition challenging the city’s April 2014 vote to annex their properties have been verified.

  • Clerk: Only voting in primary election will be in Tell City Precincts 3, 5 will be open May 5

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – There will be a primary election in Tell City this May but the only votes cast will be those in a single city council race on the Democratic ticket.

    County Clerk Mandy Mogan said two precincts, Tell City 3 and Tell City 5, will be the only ones voting in the May 5 primary. Voters in the Tell City 3 precinct will vote at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and voters in the Tell City 5 Precinct will cast ballots at Twilight Towers.