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  • German Ridge Trail closed weekdays through Dec. 31

    TELL CITY - Sections of the German Ridge Trail in the Tell City Ranger District of the Hoosier National Forest will be closed weekdays from today through the end of the year.

    According to the U.S. Forest Service, the closure is to ensure the safety of trail users during the German Ridge Restoration Project, which includes a timber sale to remove selected pine trees.  

    The trail closure is from Mondays through Fridays only. The trail will remain open on weekends.

  • Residents can still register for prison-alert system offered by Indiana DOC

    BRANCHVILLE - The Indiana Department of Correction, in partnership with the Indiana Sheriffs' Association, continues to provide an automated system to alert residents living near a state correctional facility of public-safety emergencies.

    The Alert Notification Service keeps residents informed of prison escapes as well as any potential environmental hazards. Alerts were issued in the wake of escapes in March and in 2008 at Branchville Correctional Facility

  • Limb chipping in Troy Monday; council to discuss hydrant fee

    TROY - Limbs will be chipped in Troy Monday and residents will need to have them set out for pickup by 7 a.m. that day.

    For more information call the town office at 547-7501. The town council will meet Sept. 16 and discuss the possibility of passing fire-hydrant charges to residents within city limits.

    The fees, currently paid by the town, are used for fire protection and hydrant maintenance.

    The council will listen to input from residents at the 6 p.m. meeting. The public is invited.

     

  • Security upgrades on fast track

    BRANCHVILLE - Seven new light towers and a 50-strand stun fence are the latest security enhancements at Branchville Correctional Facility. Officials at the low-medium-security prison discussed improvements and offered tours Thursday to local leaders and media.

    The pair of projects carry a price tag of more than $1.1 million and were put on a fast track after the March escape of three offenders who assaulted a maintenance worker and cut through a fence. Two other men scaled a fence in 2008. All five escapees were eventually recaptured.

  • Bullying prevention program under way

    TELL CITY - A lack of bullying in a school "opens so many doors (to students), because they don't have to worry about who's outside waiting for them or who might be waiting at the bus stop," fourth-grade teacher Mark Wahl said in a video recording that will soon be available at the William Tell Elementary School Web site.

  • Principal completes second half-marathon

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble, along with her husband, Wesley, completed the San Francisco Half Marathon July 26. The 13.1-mile course included routes along Fisherman's Wharf, Crissy Field and across the Golden Gate Bridge. 

    Noble is a 2009 Eli Lilly Fellowship Recipient and is running to promote wellness in the school and community. She set a goal to raise $5,000 for the William Tell Trail, which would serve as an extension to the Perry County Greenway.

  • Street Car Parade winners

    TELL CITY - Hauenstein's has announced winners in the annual Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade held Aug. 5. Winners in the three age categories are:

    Ages 4 and younger: First place, Madison Houghland, Maggie Davis, Shelby Davis and Gracie Gaynor. Second place, Cameron and Alyssa Howell.

    Ages 5-7: First place, Jayden and Devon Casebolt. No second or third-place winners.

    Ages 8-10: First place, Jenna Coyle, Jana Lacey and Kailynn Hawhee; second place, Kaylee Basham and Maddi Kellems; third place, Tyler Hawhee.

  • Tell City Pretzel factory reopens

    TELL CITY –The assets of the famous Tell City Pretzels Co. were recently acquired by Jasper residents Brad and Sandy Smith.

    The bakery, located at 1315 Washington St., Tell City,  produces the Tell City Pretzels.

    The pretzels are returning and, true to tradition, the pretzels are hand twisted and baked the old-fashioned way.

    While people all over the world will be able to once again purchase pretzels and observe their baking of the pretzels, the family recipe will remain a secret. Orders can also be placed by calling 548-4499 or (877) 334-4499.

  • Tell City man jailed on methamphetamine charges

    TELL CITY - A tip led police to a home on 19th Street Tuesday and their investigation ended in the arrest of a man they said was responsible for a spent methamphetamine lab allegedly found in the home.

    Ryan A. Evrard, 28, gave police an address of 1403 19th St., but police said he had been living 715 19th St. He faces preliminary charges of possession of anhydrous in an unapproved container, possession of methamphetamine, dumping a controlled substance, dealing methamphetamine, possession of a syringe and two counts of having an illegal drug lab.

  • Trash bags can't weigh more than 30 pounds

    TELL CITY - Street-department workers are enforcing existing regulations on the weight of bags of trash set out for pickup in Tell City.

    Street Commissioner Jeff Everly said filled bags can weigh no more than 30 pounds and crews will check the weight of bags they believe are over the limit.