Local News

  • Start-your-own-business workshops begin Sept. 14

    TELL CITY – Have you ever thought of opening your own business or do you have an idea you would like to think through as a business venture?

  • Yackle earns destination-management award

    CORYDON – Jeremy Yackle, assistant director for the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, was one of 23 tourism industry professionals graduating with the Certified Destination Management Executive designation.

    These individuals were recognized during the Destination Marketing Association International 96th Annual Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 22.

  • Golden Living Center will honor grandparents

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center Lincoln Hills residents and staff will celebrate National Grandparents Day Sept. 12.

  • Power of the Purse event returns Oct. 7

    PERRY COUNTY – Are you ready to do some early Christmas shopping with local vendors, get together with friends, enjoy a free lunch, tour a beautiful health-care facility and help a local charity all in one day?

    Then you need to mark Oct. 7 on your calendar for “Power of the Purse” from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oakwood Health Campus.

  • Picnic rallies support for Republican candidates

    PERRY COUNTY – Labor Day usually marks the official start of the fall campaign season, but last week’s Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic extended by a few days what are already spirited races for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and Indiana Statehouse.

    U.S. Rep. Mike Pence was the keynote speaker at the Aug. 25 event at Mulzer Camp that drew more than 400 people. Chairman of the House Republican Conference, Pence spoke about Midwest values, saying they provided moral fiber to leaders past and present.

  • Elementary students begin year with anti-bullying fun

    TELL CITY – The kickoff of this year’s anti-bullying efforts at William Tell Elementary School should remain in students’ minds for a long time, because it was turned into a day of fun with “a very strong message,” Sally Wolfe said.

  • Online tool measures referendum impacts

    INDIANAPOLIS – With the November election just over two months away, property taxpayers in Perry County may be considering the effects of the proposed referenda for two local school corporations: Tell City-Troy Township Schools and Cannelton City Schools. The Department of Local Government Finance last week announced that it had launched a Web site that allows residents to determine the impacts on their pocketbooks by using the department’s online tool at www.in.gov/dlgf/8789.htm.

  • More candidates explain reasons for running

    TELL CITY – Two more of the 13 candidates seeking positions on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board have provided information for News profiles ahead of the November election that will seat three of them.

    Joseph Loren Stephens said if voters select him, “what you see is what you’ll get,” someone who is “outspoken, open-minded, honest, accountable, and a man of his word.”

  • Street-car parade winners

    TELL CITY – Hauenstein’s has announced winners of this year’s Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade. The store is the annual sponsor of the event, held the opening day of Schweizer Fest.

    Madison Houghland, Gracie Gaynor and Shelby and Maggie Davis took the grand prize. Among the street cars entered by children ages 4 and younger, first place went to Alyssa and Cambron Howell; second place, Sawyer Guillaume; third place, Nick Wilgus; fourth place, Ethan and Kendra Schraner and fifth place, Vanessa Hubert.

  • Tell City honors August Partners in Pride recipients

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has announced August winners of Partners in Pride awards presented during the spring, summer and fall months to home and business owners who go the extra mile in caring for the appearance of their properties.

    Winners receive traveling yard signs. August’s winners are:
    • At-Large: German American
    • Ward 1: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hoesli, 145 Annecy Court
    • Ward 2: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Seibert, 835 29th St.
    • Ward 3: Mr. and Mrs. Don Litherland, 2930 Tell St.