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  • Local community donates to Alabama tornado relief

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City and Perry County residents opened their hearts and donated items as varied as clothing and cleaning supplies, toothbrushes and diapers to help the people of tornado-devastated Alabama.

    “I think everyone needs to know of the generosity of the people who live in our county. All the news here isn’t bad,” said Mandi Lucas. Her husband, Jeff’s brother, Danny, and his wife, Jolene, live about an hour away from Tuscaloosa, which was devastated by the twisters.

  • Run, bike, swim

    Dozens of students took part in William Tell Elementary’s annual triathlon Saturday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Jail planners to set public meetings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Details that have been worked out so far toward the possible construction of a new jail were presented during a joint meeting of the county commissioners and council Wednesday morning.

    A committee has been working since 2009 to determine if the county can and should replace its aging facility in Cannelton. Attorney Chris Goffinet explained that two lawsuits have been lodged concerning the jail, and a resolution of one included an agreement to form a study committee.

  • Legally blind Tell City man missing

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department continued its search Wednesday for a 54-year-old man missing since Monday night.

    Allen D. Gerlach was last seen in the 300 block of Main Street at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday and his disappearance triggered a Silver Alert, a program that distributes news of missing seniors and others believed to be in danger. Silver Alerts are similar to Amber Alerts issued for missing or abducted children.

  • Tell City police issue Silver Alert

    The Tell City Police Department is investigating the disappearance of an adult from Tell City.

    Allen D. Gerlach, a 54-year-old white male, five feet nine inches tall, 175 lbs, with brown eyes and curly brown hair is missing. He was last seen near Main Street in Tell City at approximately 8:30 pm Monday, May 16, 2011, and is believed to be in danger. He was last seen wearing a white Jacket and a pair of pants of unknown color. Allen D. Gerlach is blind, and walks with the aide of a walking stick.

  • As summer nears, swimming pools and power lines need to keep their distance

    TELL CITY – Summertime is near, as is the time to install pools. The Tell City Electric Department encourages those planning on setting up pools to look up before deciding on a location. If there are wires above where the pool will be, think again.

    These pool-safety guidelines follow the National Electric Code and the National Electric Safety Code.

    • Do not place the pool under utility service lines.

    • Do not install your pool over any utility lines. Future access is compromised and may be impossible in an emergency.

  • Officers commended for saving life, drug arrests

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Three Cannelton police officers were recognized at a board of public works meeting May 9 for life-saving and drug-busting efforts.

  • Council discusses child-support-collection funds

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Stan Goffinet asked at a regular meeting April 28 to have some information added to the minutes of the council’s March 31 meeting.

    Charles Malinowski said if the county doesn’t use its share of 4-D funding, “the federal and state government may require us to give it back,” he reminded the other members. “I questioned him on that and asked him how long we have to use it, and he said 10 years.”

  • Teen balances stage, screen, ‘real world’

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Alexa Gengelbach has turned a childhood love of dance into a budding modeling and acting career that has the New Boston student doing things most teens her age only dream of. Yet through it all she’s kept her feet firmly in reality.

  • Bicycle Rodeo

    An after-school bicycle rodeo Friday at William Tell Elementary drew nearly 100 students. (Click photo to enlarge.)