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  • Cannelton police seek vandals

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson is asking the public to help his department identify people who committed several acts of criminal mischief and vandalism late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

    He said during regular meetings of the city’s board of public works and common council Monday someone broke glass at Mulzer’s Tax Service, a U-Haul station and Bolin Excavation, damaged signs and mailboxes at Radio Shack and siphoned gas from a vehicle and boat.

    The total damage was estimated at $1,200.

  • Hundreds of students’ talents on weekend display

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – More than 300 entries from three counties will be on display Saturday and Sunday at an annual student art show sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association.

    Elementary, middle-junior- and senior-high-school students from Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties were invited to submit entries and association president Cheri Taylor said the show could bring a record number of paintings, sketches, models and sculptures.

  • Principal’s job to be vacant again

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary School will be without a principal this spring after Ryan Haas’ resignation was accepted Tuesday night by the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    Haas, a native of Ferdinand, took over at the beginning of the year. He has accepted the principal’s position at Pine Ridge Elementary School in Dubois County.

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said he was saddened to see Haas leave but thanked him for his work.

  • Tell City UMC to host Easter egg hunt

    TELL CITY – Easter is still more than two weeks away, but the Easter bunny will get an early start Saturday as Tell City United Methodist Church hosts an egg hunt from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in City Hall Park.

    More than 6,000 eggs will be hidden for children to find. Other activities include pictures with the Easter bunny, face painting, soap carvings, make-your-own necklace crafts and temporary tattoos.

    Parents should take cameras to snap photos of their children with Peter Cottontail.

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  • Musicians earn medals at concert-band competitions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School performers earned a silver rating overall, with silvers coming from two of the three judges and gold from the other, at a concert-band competition Saturday. They also earned a gold rating in a sight-reading category.

    Also called an organizational contest, the event at Castle High School was one of several conducted throughout the state by the Indiana State School Music Association.

  • County commissioner arrested for OWI

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – For the second time in just more than two years, Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel was arrested early Sunday on a charge of drunk driving.

    Fortwendel, 59, of Avery Ridge Road, was arrested after a part-time sheriff’s deputy stopped his minivan on Indiana 37 shortly before 3 a.m. Roger Smith, a full-time Tell City patrolman who works occasionally for the sheriff’s department, was on the lookout for a possible drunk driver reported to police by another motorist.

  • Cannelton police seek vandals

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson is asking the public to help his department identify people who committed several acts of criminal mischief, vandalism and theft late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

  • Alcohol-server training

    TELL CITY – State law requires everyone with a permit to serve or sell alcohol to complete a certified alcohol-server training program by April 30, 2011.

    This course is scheduled to be presented at the Tell City Bowling Center from 5 to 7 p.m. April 17.  Anyone who needs to complete this required program is invited to attend.

    The cost is $25 and you can register for the class by calling the bowling center at 547-7958.

  • Officials OK voting site

    TELL CITY – County commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 4 the Cannelton Public Library as the only voting location to be used in this year’s primary election.

    As The News reported that day, the only contested race in May is for Cannelton mayor on the Republican ballot. Voters there will decide whether the name of former Mayor Mark Gerlach or former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder will appear on their November ballot.