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    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 —Congratulations to April Ransom and James Morris on the birth of their new baby. They became the proud parents of a daughter March 19. She was given the name Aaryn Rene. Aaryn’s grandparents are Jim and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix and great-grandmother is Mary Lois Ransom of Branchville.

  • 1944 county grade-school champs

    This St. Paul basketball team won the Perry County grade-school championship. The members of the team are, standing left to right, Ivan Sprinkle, coach; Lloyd Zuelly, Edward Marchand, Shirley Rogier and Jimmy Bruggenschmidt. Seated are Paul Simpson, Eddie Marchand, Ralph Boerste, Ralph Marchand, Ralph Dauby and Bud Miller.

  • Hospital Construction

    As construction of the new Perry County Memorial Hospital continues this year, tours for hospital staff will offer them a chance to view progress and learn about the areas where they will work. A group led by hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber toured construction Friday. Accompanying them were employees of general contractor Weddle Brothers.

  • No one hurt when boat on river takes on water

    TELL CITY – Two men in a boat were able to beach the craft on the shore near Sunset Park Tuesday after it began taking on water.

    According to officers at the scene, Shelmar Perry and Jason Pirtle put the boat in the river at the ramp in the park.

    However, they apparently left the drain plug out and after engine trouble slowed the craft, water began entering it.

    They managed to reach the shore and with the help of officers and others, tied a rope to a tree on the shore. They were working Wednesday to remove the boat.

  • Perry County Development Corp. enters partnerships to benefit area entrepreneurs

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Development Corp. announced this week it has entered into partnership agreements with the Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, the Evansville Chapter of SCORE and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of fostering both existing and future area entrepreneurial activities.

  • Chamber director promotes county’s anniversary events

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners heard from the county’s chamber of commerce at their March 18 regular meeting at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    Chamber Executive Director Cheri Taylor said she was also speaking on behalf of a committee coordinating events commemorating this year’s celebration of the county’s 200th anniversary.

  • Tell City man faces child molesting, solicitation charges


    TELL CITY – Tell City police officers arrested a 27-year-old man Monday on charges he had illegal sexual contact with three children.

    According to Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone, Christopher L. Applegate, of 1124 10th St., Tell City, was arrested after a lengthy investigation by the Tell City Police Department and the Indiana Department of Child Services.

  • Port authority board discusses derailment

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A “small derailment last Friday put one engine and one car on the ground on State Route 66 on the way up the hill to Waupaca,” Kevin Teague reported at a Perry County Port Authority board meeting March 11.

  • Humane Society president presses for action

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Carter, president of the local Humane Society chapter, is working to improve county procedures regarding stray animals, and reminded the county commissioners March 18 he’d asked them two questions two weeks earlier.

    The first was whether they would appropriate $6,000 to hire someone who would work under a contract with the county picking up animals when requested by the sheriff and delivering them to the county’s animal shelter.

  • What a life you’ve had, Ed Whitcomb

    An evening filled with tributes and laughter honored the life of former Indiana Gov. Ed Whitcomb Friday. About 150 people attended a fundraising dinner at the Schergens Center.

    Speakers shared information about his military service during World War II, including two escapes from the Japanese. Also sharing anecdotes was Wayne Stearns, right, holding up a copy of Whitcomb’s book, “Cilin II : A Solo Sailing Odyssey,” which shares his sailing adventures.