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  • Joint service planned for Sunday in City Hall Park

    Veterans groups will come together around noon Sunday for a joint Memorial Day service in City Hall Park. The annual tribute to men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation will follow visits to local cemeteries by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars members.

    Cannelton American Legion members will visit several cemeteries Monday and will conclude their tributes with ceremonies in Cannelton's Gazebo Park at 11:55 a.m. and in Hargis Hafele Park at 12:05 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend local tributes to veterans this weekend.

  • Historical society seeks nominations for 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during the Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following criteria are considered in determining the honoree:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • Foster parents help brighten lives of Hoosier children

    TELL CITY - Since the end of May is fast approaching, the Indiana Department of Child Services reminds everyone that May is National Foster Care Appreciation Month.

    DCS would like to take this opportunity to thank all foster parents for their dedication to Indiana's children. Foster parents are important and invaluable in helping children in crisis.

    In addition, foster parents are an important partner with DCS to improve the chances that children can safely return to their families or another permanent home.   

  • Cash appointed township trustee

    PERRY COUNTY - Tom McCart, the county's Republican chairman, has announced the appointment of Michele "Shelly" Cash as Tobin Township trustee.

    The appointment was effective May 12 and follows the April 30 death of Trustee Elsie M. Keller.

    Cash can be reached at 547-4246.

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  • TC grad tapped for top job

    TELL CITY - A 1988 graduate of Tell City High School was selected Thursday to replace Laura Noble as principal at William Tell Elementary School.

    Sara A. Maas is serving as acting principal at Princeton Community Middle School and Lowell Elementary School in Princeton.

    She has also served as principal at Holy Spirit and Christ the King schools in Evansville, adjunct professor at the University of Southern Indiana and elementary teacher at South Vermillion Community Schools in Clinton. She has also served as a substitute here and in Evansville schools.

  • Police: teaching sub had sex with teen

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man who has worked in local school classrooms as a substitute teacher was arrested Thursday on a charge he had sex with a female student at Perry Central High School.

    Tyler Roberts, 23, of 932 17th St., faces a Class B felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor. He was arrested by Tell City Police officers and was being held Friday on $10,005 bail.

  • Coyle won't seek recount

    TELL CITY - A candidate who narrowly lost his race for county commissioner won't seek a recount of votes from the May 4 primary election.

    Chris Coyle, who lost to incumbent Gary Dauby by 23 votes, announced last week he would not seek a recount.

  • Two women jailed on felony meth charges

    TELL CITY - Two people were arrested Tuesday night on Class A felony drug charges after a 12th Street traffic stop netted more than 3 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

    Joyce E. Wetzel, 39, of 623 12th St., Tell City and Shannon Cronin, 42, of 9747 Highwater Road, Tobinsport, face Class A felonies of conspiracy to deal in methamphetamine as well as separate felonies of possessing meth, paraphernalia, marijuana and hypodermic needles.

  • Unwanted drugs, syringes to be collected June 11-12

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County residents will get opportunities June 11 and 12 to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of unwanted drugs and used hypodermic syringes for free.

    The items will be collected from 8 to 10 a.m. June 11 at the Perry County Family Practice Clinic at the intersection of Indiana 37 and French Ridge Road.

    Another collection will be conducted from 8 a.m. until noon June 12 at the Tell City Fire Department, 12th and Mozart streets.