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  • County will provide GIS data to state

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed in a regular meeting Dec. 1 to provide geographic-information-system data requested by the state and to let WTH Engineering provide it.

    The company's Tony Gray said he attended the meeting at the request of Steve Hauser, county emergency-management director, and explained each county providing four sets of data will receive $14,800. WTH will charge $5,000 for doing the job, Gray said, which will include establishing an Internet-delivery system that will allow updates in information as they occur.

  • Wreck sends drivers to hospital

    A 2001 Buick and 1995 Chevy truck collided Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of 12th and Tell streets in Tell City after Rhonda G. Pyle of Tell City failed to yield oncoming traffic, according to Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith. He said Pyle, driving the Buick, made a left turn onto Tell Street from 12th Street and failed to yield to oncoming southbound traffic. Pyle and Christopher A. Coyle, driver of the Chevy, were taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital. Pyle was later transferred to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville by helicopter.

  • Sweets, Treats and Santa event Saturday

    TELL CITY – Perry County Junior Women will present its annual Sweets, Treats and Santa event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Schergens Center in Tell City. The program includes lunch and activities with Santa, with goodie bags going to the first 100 children and door prizes throughout the event. Lunch includes pizza, cookies and a drink.

    Admission is $3 per child and adults may eat with their children for $2 per adult.

  • Hubert competes in Indiana festival pageant

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City's Miss Schweizer Fest 2008 Ashley Hubert, competed in a state festival pageant Nov. 8 at Adam's Mark Hotel in Indianapolis.

    The daughter of Jim and Marilyn Hubert, Hubert is a senior at Perry Central High School.

    Her mother told The News that Ashley was “very excited to be chosen to represent Perry County in the pageant. Although she did not win, it was a great experience for her and she had a lot of fun.”

    She qualified for the festival as part of the honor for being named Miss Schweizer Fest.

  • Students 'explore' space
  • Kiwanis Club delivering baskets

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City Kiwanians will continue a decades-old tradition Dec. 22 by delivering Christmas food baskets in the community. Deliveries will begin at 1 p.m. that day and families who know they will be receiving baskets are asked to be at home during the afternoon.

  • Don't be taken by phony charities this season

    INDIANAPOLIS – Americans are generous people. Whenever we see or hear of someone in need, we help. But before you write that check or charge your credit card for a donation, a little homework and investigation can ensure your generosity benefits a legitimate cause.

  • National Guard soldiers return to Tell City

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana National Guard soldiers returned from Iraq to Indianapolis Saturday, and got a brief moment to visit with their loved ones before continuing on to Camp Atterbury, where they were to undergo out-processing until Wednesday evening.

  • Season of lights
  • Commissioners OK insurance plan

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners voted in a regular meeting Monday to continue a health-insurance plan for county employees under which the county is self-funded up to $45,000 per individual claim. Information about projected coverage was to be provided to county employees before a special meeting scheduled for mid-day Monday.

    Cathy Dunn, of the Columbia-based Dunn and Associates benefits-administration firm, and Pete Franzman of Franzman Insurance Agency attended the meeting to present renewal information.