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  • Lost driver finds way to jail

    TELL CITY - An Evansville driver was sure he was just a mile or two from home when stopped and arrested by police in Tell City Thanksgiving night. He and a passenger were lodged in the county jail after officers learned the car they were in had been stolen hours earlier from a home near Owensboro, Ky.

    Andrew Jelonek, 45, who gave officers an address on Columbia Street in Evansville, asked police if he was on Morgan Avenue after the 1993 Dodge Shadow he was driving was stopped near Tell City Bowling Center just after 11 p.m.

  • Oxley still hospitalized, but improving

    JASPER - State Rep. Dennie Oxley remained hospitalized last week, but family members said the freshman lawmaker's condition was steadily improving more than a week after he went into cardiac arrest.

    "Today, Dennie is in stable condition at the critical care unit of Jasper Memorial Hospital," family members said in a statement released through House Democrats' Caucus.

    Oxley was being held for observation at the hospital since Nov. 17, when he went into cardiac arrest.

  • Tell City High school to get science upgrades

    TELL CITY - Approximately $300,000 was left over from the last improvements at Tell City High School, Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Tuesday, so he planned to seek bids to upgrade the school's science department.

  • Two charged after meth-lab supplies found inside car

    CANNELTON - Two people were jailed Tuesday night after a sheriff's deputy allegedly located ingredients used to make methamphetamine during a routine traffic stop.

  • William Tell principal completes half-marathon

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble has completed the Big Sur Half-Marathon, the fourth of five half-marathons she is participating in for her Eli Lilly Fellowship grant. Noble completed the 13.1-mile Highway One coastal route along Monterey Bay along with her husband, Wesley.

  • Junior Women to host 'Sweets, Treats and Santa' event Dec. 19

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Junior Women will host a Sweets, Treats and Santa event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    A lunch will be served, including pizza, cookies and drink. The cost is $3 per child and adults may eat with their children for $2.

    Craft activities with Santa will be available and goodie bags will be given to the first 100 children. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.

  • Nationally recognized bullying prevention expert visits Dec. 8

    LEOPOLD - Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens International Inc., will conduct two programs for parents at Perry Central High School Dec. 8.

    "School Safety Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" will help dispel many of the school-safety myths that dominate the American media and popular perception of school staff, students and parents.

    Attendees will hear a brief historical overview of major school-safety incidents followed by tangible and practical real-world action steps to make school a safer place.

  • Ellspermann hosting listening session today at library

    TELL CITY - Sue Ellspermann, candidate for the District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives, will host a listening session in Perry County from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The public is invited to attend and share their thoughts and opinions about the future of Perry County and their expectations for their legislator. Ellspermann, the founding director of the Center for Applied Research at the University of Southern Indiana, will facilitate the session.  

  • Golden Living Center to host bazaar Friday

    TELL CITY - The Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills will hold its annual resident council Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the center, located at 402 19th St. in Tell City.

    Craft items, new and gently used items, candy, baked goods and more will be for sale. Proceeds will go to the Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills resident council.

  • St. John's hosts bazaar Saturday

    NEW BOSTON - St. John's Lutheran Church, one half-mile west of New Boston, will hold a Christmas bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Items include crafts, needle work, apple dumplings and homemade candies. Baked goods will include springerles, turnip kraut, turnip slaw, jellies, produce and more.

    Soups, sandwiches and pie will be available throughout the day. Special soup will be sold by the gallon; anyone interested in purchasing a gallon must bring their own container. Everyone is welcome to the event.