Local News

  • Event Horizon


    Staff Writer


    The Tell City Marching Marksmen’s feature of “Orbis Lunar” has landed them a sixth-place finish in Class D at this past weekend’s Indiana State School Music Association finals. The season’s journey in success has been an out-of-this-world experience for members of a band that is quite quickly growing its reputation as one of the best in the region.

  • Programs, special section to honor veterans

    PERRY COUNTY – As Veterans Day approaches, Perry Countians will honor the lives of the men and women who have served our nation in uniform. Ceremonies are scheduled in all three county school systems and Lincoln Hills Development Corp. will host a breakfast for veterans and guests on Wednesday.

    • Cannelton City Schools will host a program Friday, Nov. 10, at the Cannelton Community Center. Local veterans will be recognized and students have been asked to submit photos of family members who have served in the military.

  • Box of Blessings:




    TELL CITY – A new Blessing Box created from the time and talents of Perry Countians over the past several months is offering non-perishable food to those in need. 

    According to Louann Oberhausen, a member of St. Paul Catholic Church’s Ministry of Charity, Blessing Boxes like the one located at the church have popped up across the country and allow people to donate non-perishable food items. Those in need can access what they need.

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  • The winter forecast?




    Cold weather is coming, but just how severe will Old Man Winter be in 2017-18? The answer depends on where you put your winter prognostication faith. Local lore is predicting either a bitterly cold winter or a mild season with either lots of snow or very little. The truth is likely somewhere in the middle.

    According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, winter will be warmer than normal, with slightly above-normal precipitation and below-normal snowfall.

  • Party caucus today will fill District 74 seat


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School will host a Republican Party caucus at 6 p.m. today to fill the Indiana District 74 seat vacated by Lloyd Arnold. The district consists of all or portions of Crawford, Dubois, Orange, Perry and Spencer counties. The candidate nominated will serve out the remainder of Arnold’s two-year term, which will conclude at the end of 2018.

  • Kiwanis Christmas food basket sign-up begins Nov. 6

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Kiwanis Club will once again be providing food baskets for families in need in Perry County.  Food baskets will be distributed on Thursday, Dec. 21, from Ivy Tech Tell City Career and Technical Center and Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton.  

  • Scouts collecting excess Halloween candy

    TELL CITY – St. Paul Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts with Pack and Troop 192 are accepting unwanted or leftover Halloween candy. Individually wrapped pieces of candy can be placed in drop-off boxes located at William Tell Elementary School, Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Perry Central Community School, Fifth Third Bank, Old National Bank, the main branch of German American Bank, Tell City Water Department and St. Paul Catholic Ministry Center.
    Candy will be accepted though this week and sent to service members.

  • Facial hair for TC Police OK as Fundrazor kicks off

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s normally clean-shaven police officers will be growing mustaches, goatees and other styles of facial hair as part of a No Razor Fundrazor during the month of November.
    Officers hope to raise $500 for local charities.
    According to Chief Derrick Lawalin, officers will chip in $25 to participate and in return, will be allowed to stop shaving. The one restriction: facial hair can’t exceed an inch in length.

  • Waupaca Foundry donation bolsters local career programs

    PERRY COUNTY – Efforts to promote among local students a healthy affinity for financial literacy, hard sciences, trade skills and how those fields tie into modern manufacturing received a shot in the arm Tuesday afternoon as both Perry Central and Tell City high schools were presented with $2,500 checks from Waupaca Foundry. This windfall will go to support Junior Achievement programs at the schools, which should help both teachers and students involved in the effort expand their horizons.