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  • Mayhem to reign at New Year's Eve event

    TELL CITY – With 2009 down to its final days, the Tell City Regional Arts Association has plans in place for a New Year's Eve murder-mystery dinner theater.

    The group is hosting  Masquerade Murder Mayhem at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Schergens Center.

    "It promises to be fun night of solving a classic whodunit crime," said Cheri Taylor, the group's president.

    The association hosted a similar event last winter that received rave reviews and Taylor said the New Year's Eve event will offer the same creative fun.

  • VNA receives grant for home-monitoring service

    TELL CITY – The Visiting Nurse Association received a grant Dec. 8 from the Perry County Community Foundation.

    The $2,760 grant will be used to aid in the rental of Telehealth Home Monitoring Systems that will benefit local patients by ensuring they get attention each day by a nurse from the office.

  • Council debates support for school improvements

    TELL CITY - Ron Etienne continues to work toward what he says will be a better learning climate at reduced costs, but may face an obstacle at the county level.

    County-council members deferred action Dec. 17 on a request from the Tell City-Troy Township School superintendent to approve a plan to make up to $2 million worth of renovations to Tell City High School.

    The council bumped the issue to their January meeting after Council President Pete Franzman asked Etienne how the project's tax impact will affect other tax units' ability to collect revenues.

  • Indy firm apparent low bidder for CSO work

    TELL CITY - An Indianapolis firm tendered the apparent low bid Monday on Tell City's upcoming project to eliminate its combined sewer overflows and expand the capacity of its wastewater-treatment plant.

    Bowen Engineering Corp. bid $8,923,000 to do the work. Other bidders were Reynolds Inc. of Orleans, $9,177,000; Deig Brothers of Evansville, $9,569,880 and MAC Construction and Excavating of New Albany, $9,580,000.

  • Recycling district wraps up year under budget

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District will finish the year $3,000 under budget, with salaries $4,000 lower than budgeted, Jerry Hoagland projected Dec. 14.

  • Away in a manger
  • Events to mark 50-year anniversary of Electra crash

    MILLSTONE - Several events March 13-14 will mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 710. The midair breakup of the Lockheed Electra over Millstone March 17, 1960, claimed the lives of 63 people.

    Members of Tell City's Kiwanis Club are leading the effort to mark the anniversary, with a committee formed to plan events and extend invitations to relatives of crew and passengers who died in the disaster.

  • Hit and run in Leopold
  • Tobinsport man on parole arrested on pot-dealing charge

    TELL CITY — A traffic stop Saturday night led to the arrest of a Tobinsport man on several charges, including a felony count of dealing in marijuana.

    Keith A. Lammers, 19, of 10930 New Cut Road, Tobinsport, was lodged in the county jail early Sunday, Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin said.

  • Missing Santa safe and sound

    TELL CITY — A missing 3-foot-tall plastic Santa Claus stolen from a home last week was found Sunday, its owner said.

    Patti Coyle said a newspaper carrier found the figure and with the help of Tell City Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge, returned it to the family. In a News story published Monday, Coyle said she witnessed a man unplug the Santa just outside of her home in the Spring Mill Apartments, toss it in the back of his truck and drive off.

    Coyle said the Santa, though old and worn, was a family keepsake treasured by her daughters.