Local News

  • Bell-ringers needed for ‘God’s Army’

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart entrances in Tell City between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, said bell-ringers are needed for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Nov. 26 to Dec. 24.

  • Deer hunters find meth-lab items on Bear Creek Road

    TOBIN TOWNSHIP – Two hunters uncovered an active methamphetamine lab on Bear Creek Road Friday, triggering a search of the area for a man police said was seen running from the area.

    Police recovered a handgun at the lab site and  a search of the area by Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin and his canine, Jago, was unable to locate the man. Police said it is possible he was picked up. A state police lab team removed the lab.

  • Dogs shot, missing

    PERRY COUNTY – Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County, said Wednesday he has been getting reports of dogs being shot or going missing.

    “Deer season has started, so people should keep their dogs on their own property,” he said. Irresponsible hunters may shoot “at anything that moves,” he said, and some shoot dogs that chase deer.

  • Lawyer provides updates on city buildings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing asked the city attorney for updates Monday on lawsuits filed  in efforts to get half-demolished and dangerous buildings razed.

  • Perry Central Elementary celebrates its veterans

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central elementary students gathered Veterans Day to pay tribute to local veterans.

    Boy Scout Troop 191 presented the flags and several items from different veterans were displayed for students and guests to see.  

    World War II veteran and prisoner of war, former Gov. Ed Whitcomb was the special guest speaker.

    “I told my father if the Japanese are foolish enough to start something, it will be over in six months. I was incorrect,” he said as he began his story.

  • Discussions under way on future use of Guard armory

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Discussions continue on the future use of National Guard armory, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said during a board of public works and safety meeting Monday.

    The News reported in May that Indiana Army National Guard officials in Indianapolis had opted to close the Tell City and two other facilities this year. At that time, the only timeline offered was “later this year.”

  • Schools chief seeks QZAB after referendum’s defeat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – With another referendum defeated, Ron Etienne said Nov. 9, he has started the process toward securing another qualified zone academy bond to continue improvements at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    Voters defeated this month the second of two referenda by a 585-vote margin. The first came in 2009, when 23 votes among the 1,521 cast separated the yes and no votes. This year’s election brought 3,919 responses to a ballot question asking about support for up to $6 million in improvements.  

  • TCHS musicians selling fruit through Thursday

    TELL CITY –Tell City High School band members are taking orders for their annual fruit-sales fundraiser. Orders can be taken by any band member until Thursday.

    Available are navel and juice oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and mixed-fruit boxes. The fruit will be delivered in early December.

    Contact Kathy Birchler at 547-3202 for more information.

    Proceeds will benefit the school’s band program.

  • Mu Gamma Christmas auction set for Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Mu Gamma will hold a Christmas auction Tuesday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 802 10th St., Tell City.

    Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 6:30. Items will include holiday crafts and baked goods.

    Refreshments will be served.

    Those attending will also be able to taste and order Christmas Old English and holiday cheeseballs.

  • Tri Kappa hosts annual poinsettia sale

    TELL CITY — Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa members have announced plans for their annual poinsettia sales fundraiser.

    Members are selling red and white potted poinsettias for $6 and $10 and 8-inch hanging baskets for $20.

    Committee members are Becky Davis, Kathy Clayton, Jean Schulthise, Debbie Weatherholt, Darlene Schneider, Sheila Ferguson, Debbie Neyhouse, Mary Jo Tarter and Rachel Roccia.

    To place an order, contact any Tri-Kappa member. Orders are being taken until Nov. 30 with delivery is scheduled for Dec. 1.