.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Moose Lodge Summer Fest dates set

    TELL CITY – The annual Summer Fest picnic sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424 will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park Thursday through Saturday, June 25-27.

    Gene O’ Rides will operate rides all three days and the annual fireworks show is scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at approximately 10:15 p.m.

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; June 18

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Special Father’s Day activities are being planned at the Bethel Christian Church for this coming Sunday, June 21, beginning with a breakfast to be served in the church basement prepared by the ladies at 7:30 a.m.

    Regular morning worship services will then be held with Sunday school beginning at 8:30 a.m., followed by church service at 9:30 a.m. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church minister. Everyone is invited.

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; June 18

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — The ladies of the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will be serving breakfast this Sunday morning in the church basement in honor of Father’s day.

    The meal will be served at 7:30 a.m. Sunday school will follow at 8:30 with church services at 9:30 a.m. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Rural News: GERALD; June 18

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the families of those who have gone to their final home. Marlene Lautner passed away June 2, at her home in Tell City. She was a 1955 graduate of Tell City High.

    Also, Essie Hargis passed away June 6, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

    She was a lifelong resident of Gerald and the Derby area. May these and all the departed rest in peace.

  • Some signatures challenged in TC annexation case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The next chapter in the court case challenging Tell City’s annexation efforts will likely focus on more than 100 names of remonstrators flagged by the county auditor’s office for various reasons, many of them over alleged inconsistencies in signatures.

  • William Tell Elementary to expand preschool program

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. plans to expand its preschool program. Starting in the upcoming 2015-16 school year, William Tell Elementary will add a Title 1 preschool, in addition to the one it currently has through the Dubois-Spencer-Perry Cooperative.  

    The preschool schedule will include half-day morning and afternoon sessions Monday through Thursday during the school year. Students must be 4 years old by Aug. 1 to be eligible.  

  • Changing of the Barbers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – You can see it as you drive down the street: the red, white and blue just happens to catch the eye, and you know exactly what the business is. Barbershops have long-been community fixtures, a place not only to get a trim and a shave, but where friends meet and an extension of family.

    In 1974, Jody Fortwendel, then in his early 20s, bought an existing barbershop in Tell City that would mark the beginning of his own 40-plus year tradition.

  • Tell City schools to refinance bonds

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Board took steps Tuesday to refinance several bonds, including one for $11 million used to build William Tell  Elementary and another for $3.3 million used to pay pensions. The refinancings will add to cash reserves the district can use to pay for future capital repairs.

  • Tell City may restrict off-season RV parking

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council conducted a first reading June 1 on a proposed ordinance that, if adopted, would allow boats, campers, motor homes and other recreational vehicles to be parked in front of their owners’ homes during peak recreational seasons. The same RVs, however, would have to be removed from streets during the rest of the year. Trailers would face even tougher year-round restrictions and would be allowed on streets for only three days.

  • St. Boniface celebrates 150 years