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Local News

  • Evansville man arrested on drug charges

    DOOLITTLE MILLS – On Jan. 12, Perry County Central Dispatch received a call regarding a suspicious vehicle parked in a driveway in the Doolittle Mills area.

    The caller stated they didn’t have any idea who was in the vehicle and that no one should be at the residence.

    Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh arrived on scene and spoke with the driver and a passenger of the vehicle.

  • School speaker to deliver ‘laughtime’ experience

    TELL CITY – Kevin Wanzer jokes he has been going to high school for more than 20 years. His hair is, well, not the same. His “Saturday Night Fever” cassette tape is worn out, and his prom tux recently asked to be retired.

    No surprise! Kevin actually goes to quite a few high schools, as well as middle and elementary schools sharing with young people the importance of being true to oneself and living an authentic life. He graduated from North Central High School in Indianapolis in 1985 and then went to Butler University.

  • New visitors bureau director expected by March 1

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau hope to have a new director in place by March 1, filling a vacancy that has existed since August.

    The visitor bureau’s board met last Thursday to discuss several issues, including the process of hiring a new director.

    Resumes for the position are due to the visitor’s bureau office by Monday and a committee of board members will review candidates and conduct interviews. Two finalists will be interviewed by the entire board.

  • Locally built Coast Guard vessel set to mark 50 years of service

    DUBUQUE, IOWA – A U.S. Coast Guard cutter assembled by skilled ironworkers and welders in Tell City will mark its 50th birthday this year and a man who served aboard the craft is hoping to safeguard some of its local history.

    Timothy R. Nass of Bellevue, Iowa, served 22 years in the coast Guard and retired with the rank of chief machinery technician. He is helping to gather information on the USGC Wyaconda, which was built at the Maxon Construction shipyard in Tell City and launched in May 1965.

  • Clifford draws fans at Saturday carnival, book fair

    Kindergartner Garrett Kuster gets a hug and a quick photo with Clifford the Big Red Dog during Saturday’s Winter Carnival and Scholastic Book Fair at William Tell Elementary. Clifford was played by various members of the WTE student council.

  • William Tell students find success in robotics ‘coopertition’

    TELL CITY – A group of William Tell Elementary School students earned an award  and accolades from other teams and coaches during  a recent robotics challenge held in Evansville.

    The Legos-robotics event at the University of Southern Indiana challenged teams to design a mobile, untethered robot that could maneuver across a themed playing field, confront one of several obstacles, perform a task and return to its starting point in less than two and a half minutes.

  • 12-year-old OK after falling through ice

    LEOPOLD – The father of a 12-year-old who fell through ice on a frozen pond Monday said he hopes news of the boy’s close call will serve as a safety lesson to others.

    The man, who preferred not to give his name or his son’s, said he wanted the focus of Monday’s incident to be on safety.

    “I hope this can be a lesson to other kids and parents about what can happen,” he said.

  • Daughters seek veterans photos for upcoming book

    TELL CITY - The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county’s history to present.

    The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict.

    The information and photos will be compiled into a book.

  • Lincoln Hills Development Corp. celebrates 50 years

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp., a Perry County headquartered Community Action Agency, celebrated the 50th year of existence with an open house and ribboncutting Jan. 7 at its corporate headquarters at 302 Main St. in Tell City.

    Approximately 75 people turned out for the event, with the Perry County Chamber of Commerce cutting the ribbon. There was also a special appearance by Abraham Lincoln impersonator Dean Dorrell. Founding Board Chairman J. David Huber was also on hand and was presented a special memento to commemorate the occasion.

  • 10-digit dialing to begin Feb. 7

    PERRY COUNTY – Beginning Saturday, all consumers in Indiana’s 812 telephone area code should start using 10 digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls.

    For example, the News’ telephone number of 547-3424 should be dialed (812) 547-3424. Local calls made with seven digits will work until Feb. 7 to give consumers in the 812 area ample time to adjust to the changes.

    The change in dialing patterns is necessary for the introduction of the new 930 area code, which will be implemented shortly March 7.