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  • TCHS performers sell fruit by box

    TELL CITY - Tell City band students are taking orders for their annual fruit-sales fundraiser. Orders can be taken by any band member until Nov. 17. Available are juice and navel 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.

  • Breaking News UpdateState police investigate 19-year-old's death

    FRIDAY UPDATE - TROY - State police spokesman Chad Dick notified The News Thursday they haven't yet determined how a 19-year-old man died near Troy Wednesday. They believe the rifle shot that killed him was self-inflicted, but don't know whether it was accidental or intentional.

    INITIAL STORY:

    TROY - State police believe a 19-year-old found Wednesday in a wooded area near Troy died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Grant funds add new cars to two departments

    CANNELTON - "I am excited," Acting Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson said. "We finally got chosen for a criminal-justice grant for a car."

    It was similar news at Tell City's Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Oct. 5 as Chief Greg Hendershot announced that his department had been approved for a similar grant.

    Speaking at regular meetings of the board of public works and safety and common council Monday, Dickenson said the city qualified for $26,060 to boost a police-car fleet he called "deteriorating."

  • Local pastor named bishop of Cheyenne

    TELL CITY - The Rev. Paul D. Etienne, a Tell City native who returned home this summer to shepherd two Perry County congregations, was named Monday by Pope Benedict XVI as the next bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo.

    The 50-year-old Etienne, who is pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City and St. Mark Catholic Church north of Tell City, will be ordained a bishop and installed as the eighth bishop of Cheyenne in early December.

  • TC marching band advances to semistate

    EVANSVILLE - Tell City's Marching Marksmen didn't feel good about the performance at regional competition Saturday, but did well enough to advance to the semistate level this weekend.

    Director Barry Reasoner seeks his students' feedback when they return to their buses after performing and before awards tell them how judges liked their show. He pointed out, however, that the students are their own worst critics and "hold themselves to a very high standard."

  • Local bands battle for $1,000

    PERRY COUNTY - Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can help the Perry Central Marching Commodores or Tell City Marching Marksmen win $1,000 in television station WFIE's Ultimate Battle of the Bands from 6 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Nov. 10.

    Voting is conducted by going to www.14wfie.com, clicking on "Sports" and "Click here to vote for Battle of the Bands."

  • Marching Commodores earn silver rating at regional contest

    EVANSVILLE - "We had a really good, strong run," James Powell said of the Perry Central Marching Commodores' season. It ended Saturday when they achieved a silver rating at regional competition at Evansville's Central High School.

    "We had a lot of compliments from people in the stadium we didn't know," the assistant band director continued. "Our biggest concern is that we felt we were stronger than where we ended up." That sentiment was expressed by well-wishers, as well, he said.

    Powell saw progress between last year's regional.

  • Sex offender arrested in Tell City

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Sheriff's Department arrested a convicted sex offender earlier this month after he allegedly failed to register his current address.

    According to Deputy Daymion Marsh, Jimmy D. Wiseman had registered his address as 1988 Indiana 62, in Bristow, but had apparently moved to Tell City without notifying authorities, as is required of sex offenders.

  • Local teachers take advantage of hi-tech assistance

    TELL CITY - For the teachers who participated, Oct. 15 was a Christmas-like day, with bounties of technological booty to be taken back to their classrooms.

    It was delivery day for $47,500 worth of technological equipment purchased through a collaboration with Ivy Tech Community College.

  • Director: Library business booming

    TELL CITY - The News reported in August that July was a record month for business at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Library Director Larry Oathout said Oct. 6 the entire year is shaping up to exceed a record year two years ago.

    "Business is booming," he said at a meeting of the Even Start advisory board. "We’re close to 10,000 visits above last year’s 106,000." Even Start helps adults with young children continue their educations.