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  • Mix-up puts brakes on city police car

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A second new police car that should have been placed in service last month was instead sent back to a dealership after it didn’t fit specifications.

    The Chevrolet Caprice had been on order for several months and was supposed to come with an open center console to house police radios. However, when it arrived, the console was in the wrong location.

  • International Walk to School Day

    William Tell Elementary Students, accompanied by Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing, teachers and other staff and parents gathered at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library Wednesday for a delightful early-autumn walk to school. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Commissioners oversee land-dispute resolution

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners handed a land dispute taken to them Oct. 3 back to the men who presented it to them.

  • County recognized for emergency preparations

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s designation as a storm-ready county doesn’t mean it’s storm-proof, Joe Sullivan noted during a ceremony marking the designation. It means the county’s emergency-management agency is prepared and can issue warnings and emergency information in plenty of time for people to take shelter.

  • Heritage Fest Scavenger Hunt - Cannelton Edition

    Following on the heels of a Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt published every summer, The News is sponsoring a similar event marking Cannelton’s Heritage Fest celebration Saturday.

    Readers are invited to try to identify these landmarks, all located in Cannelton. What we need from you are locations, being as specific as possible.

    We’ll place all the correct entries, or those who correctly identify the most photos, into a hat.

    The winner of the drawing will win a one-year subscription to The News.

  • Oakwood to kick off college football

    TELL CITY – A sports grill at Oakwood Health Campus will open its doors to residents Friday

    A special dinner is one of the campus’ quarterly themed events planned especially for the campus residents.

    The menu will feature tail-gating cuisine, including boneless chicken wings, mini-cheeseburger-sliders baskets, complete with a choice of french fries or potato chips, and choice of pasta salad or fresh vegetables with dip.

  • Ranger district open house today

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to attend an open house today at the Tell City Ranger District office. The office will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. with refreshments, door prizes and information on the forest.

    Co-sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, the event will celebrate 75 years of the Hoosier National Forest in Perry County and the Tell City community. There will be historic displays and information available about the 75th anniversary of the forest.

  • Moved recently? Check voter registration

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that Tuesday is the last day to register to vote for the general election being conducted Nov. 8. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.

    This year’s elections are being conducted in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

  • No mail delivery Monday; some offices closed

    PERRY COUNTY – Federal and state offices will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. City and county offices will be open and in Tell City, there will be no change in next week’s trash pickup.

    While trash will be collected, there will be no mail delivery Monday, meaning that day’s issue of The News won’t reach mailboxes until Tuesday. Monday’s issue will be on newsstands over the weekend.

  • Works-board meeting canceled

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety meeting scheduled for Monday has been canceled, according to the city’s clerk-treasurer, Arvina Bozarth.

    The common-council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. that day will be conducted.