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Local News

  • Making it official

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise congratulates Chet Mathena after he and three other members of the Perry County Council were sworn in to four-year terms Monday morning at the courthouse.

  • Hopeful of sale, city will dismiss Dat’s Kajun suit

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – With hopes that a sale of the historic building to Historic Landmarks Foundation will take place within a week, the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety agreed Monday to dismiss a suit against the owners of the former Dat’s Kajun. The Italianate building at Main and Pestalozzi streets that housed the restaurant was the original Tell City National Bank and was for many years the Glow Room Tavern.

  • New work at Tell City High School outlined

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Further work planned at Tell City Junior-Senior High School was described at a 1028 hearing conducted there Dec. 27.

    The News did not attend the meeting, but Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Monday the work will include improvements to the building’s kitchen, cafeteria and lockers between the auxiliary gym and pool, finishing of hallways not renovated in other recent projects and upgrades to the auditorium, band area and classrooms in the portion of the building added in 1979-80.

  • Soldiers’ suit against KBR refiled in Texas court

    In yet more military news, a lawsuit filed by soldiers deployed from the Tell City armory to Iraq was denied by the Evansville court where it had been filed, and refiled in a Houston, Texas court in 2010.

  • TC principals resign, retire

    The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. lost two principals during the year.

    Sara Maas, a 1988 graduate of Tell City High School was selected to lead William Tell Elementary School beginning with the start of the current academic year, but was placed on administrative leave, The News reported Oct. 6.

  • Property-tax caps’ impact felt

    The News reported in May that property-tax caps signed into law in 2008 would reduce the amount of revenue available to local taxing units by $1,137,201, according to a report provided by County Auditor Connie Berger.

  • Cities work to eliminate combined-sewer overflows

    A Tell City project years in the making and called historic by the city’s mayor kicked off in April with words of praise and the cutting of a red ribbon at the community’s soon-to-be-expanded wastewater treatment plant.

    The ceremony marked the formal start of Tell City’s $12 million effort to eliminate combination-sewer overflows, a construction job that will take place over about 18 months and eliminate discharges of wastewater that occur during periods of rain.

  • Blaze destroys Woodcrafters; Waupaca recovers from fire

    Century-old timbers and wood floors inside areas of the former William Tell Woodcrafters building fueled a massive afternoon fire Feb. 24 that consumed the interior of the former woodworking plant and sent brick walls tumbling onto Seventh and Pestalozzi streets.

    Firefighters could do little to slow the spread of flames but were able to keep the intense heat from spreading to nearby buildings, including the historic Obrecht house and the Hearth.

  • Waupaca adding up to 160 foundry jobs

    Gov. Mitch Daniels didn’t mind the mild roar of foundry machines behind him in mid-October as he joined executives of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca to deliver news the company will expand its Tell City foundry operations.

    The company will add 160 new jobs by the end of 2012.

    Executives said the company will invest $36.5 million in equipment upgrades to expand the capacity at its 480,000-square-foot Tell City plant.

  • 1960 Electra crash remembered

    “Tears Came Falling Down From Heaven,” a poem composed by teacher Joan Goble's fifth-grade class, was among local contributions to a March commemoration of the 50th anniversary of a Lockheed Electra airliner crash at Millstone.

    A ceremony at a memorial there and gatherings in the Cannelton Community Center and in Tell City helped victims’ families mark the occasion.