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Local News

  • Supporters counting on big dividends from Benefit Bank

    PERRY COUNTY – A local nonprofit organization already providing services to many Perry Countians will begin a new initiative this week: serving as a resource needing help in applying for federal and state services.

    Benefit Bank is sponsored statewide by Purdue University’s Extension program and will be hosted locally by Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery.

  • Postal service cuts could affect two offices

    PERRY COUNTY – Post offices in Derby and Leopold could be closed as the U.S. Postal Services takes a hard look at how many of its 32,000 retail centers should remain open.

    The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that it will conduct studies of about 3,700 retail offices as it looks to save money and reduce a multi-billion-dollar deficit.

    In Perry County, Leopold and Derby are on the list, as are more than 90 other Indiana post offices.

  • Morning shower

    Kenny McCallister, employed for the summer by Tell City, waters geraniums blooming around City Hall Friday morning. 

  • Waupaca to reduce two bond issues

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Both of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority members present at a meeting Thursday voted to allow Waupaca Foundry to redeem $525,000 in aggregate principal to pay down two bonds that funded their facility’s construction.

  • ‘One-stop shop’ could serve people in need

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – One of the abandoned buildings in this community, perhaps the old Tell City Junior High School, will become a center for nonprofit agencies if efforts begun in 2008 come to fruition.

  • UPDATE: Missing man found safe

    UPDATE, Aug. 2, 8:40 a.m.: A Tell City man who disappeared last week was found Monday in an Evansville hospital.

    Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick said Kurtis W. Head was located at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Shadwick said he had checked multiple times with area hospitals starting Thursday, but none of them reported having Head as a patient.

  • Schweizer stage coming alive

    Dress rehearsals began this week for the Schweizer Fest production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I.”

    Tony Award winner for “Best Musical” and the 1996 “Best Revival of a Musical, “The King and I” tells the story of Anna Leonowens, who became governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the mid-1800s.

    Performances are nightly at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 4-6, and 2 p.m. Aug. 7.

  • Correction

    The News erroneously reported Monday the starting time for a Sept. 7 county commissioners meeting. It would normally have been a Monday meeting, but is shifted to Wednesday due to the Labor Day holiday, and will begin at 6 p.m. in the county courthouse.

  • Clarification

    Mark Ramsey, an attorney who was said to own neglected Cannelton property discussed in a News report Monday, only recently entered negotiations to purchase the home in the 4000 block of Indiana 66, he explained that day. The News quoted Mayor Smokey Graves as saying Ramsey owned the property, and it had been a problem for more than three years.

    “The reason I bought it was I had to drive by it every day,” Ramsey said of the foreclosed property, “and I thought, ‘this place needs to be cleaned up.’ ”

  • TC band plans kickoff party

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Marching Marksmen will meet for a kickoff party Friday at Mulzer Camp west of Troy. Food will be served at 6 p.m.

    Friday will mark the end of a series of camps for the performers, including one this week that had all of the students training together.

    “We will have lots of games and prizes for all” at Friday’s party, said band booster Jaimie Howell.

    “Please remember that all of our band dinners are a family affair,” she added. “We love to have everyone.”