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  • Strassell remembered as dedicated public servant, caring friend

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Gayle Strassell’s family tree had strong and deep roots in Tell City. Her ancestors – Kroessmans, Holtzmans and Hansers – included men and women who led factories, chronicled the city’s life as photographers and supported its churches and civic organizations for generations. Strassell added her own branch to the family’s legacy, serving four years as mayor – the first woman to  hold the post.

  • Rehab plans outlined for Ohio River bridge

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    CANNELTON – Those in charge of maintenance on the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, which connects Cannelton with Hawesville, Ky., want commuters to know what to expect when a major overhaul of the bridge begins next spring.

    During a public forum convened Thursday evening by the Indiana Department of Transportation and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, community members were invited to speak with officials from the state agencies, along with engineers from the consulting firm, Michael Baker International.

  • Home destroyed by Sunday fire

    A fire destroyed a home in Branchville Sunday. Central Perry Fire Department members were called at 2:16 p.m. after a neighbor was asked to call the fire department. Firefighters were at the scene until after dark. The Tell City Fire Department responded with its ladder truck, which allowed water to be directed onto the roof. Central Perry Fire Chief Brian Suhrheinrich said the home was owned by Kenny Ambrose. He said work was taking place under the home and either a soldering tool or a forced-air heater likely started the blaze.

  • INDOT to share Ohio River bridge repair, repainting details this evening

     

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation will share its plans for repairing and repainting the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge during a public open house and meeting this evening.

    An open-house session will begin at 6 p.m. in the Cannelton Community Center and will be followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

  • Spirit-led missionaries find warm welcome

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Two young men sharing their faith as Mormon missionaries say they have found a warm welcome in Perry County. Elder Taylor Riphenburg of Great Falls, Mont., and Elder Wyatt Evans of Denton, Texas, are serving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, better known as the Mormons.

  • Pest control worker charged with stealing drugs

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A man employed by a pest-control company was apparently looking for more than insects, according to Tell City police officers, who arrested him Wednesday for allegedly taking prescription medication from a residence.

    Torrey L. Hanke, 32, of 7069 E. County Road 1930 N., Dale, faces one count each of theft and illegal possession of a controlled substance. Both are Class A misdemeanors.

  • Former TC Mayor Gayle Strassell dies

     

    TELL CITY – Gayle Strassell, who led Tell City for four years as the city’s first woman mayor, died Wednesday at Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She was 72 and had been hospitalized some time ago with pneumonia. a

    Strassell was mayor from 2004-2007 and had previously served on the Tell City Common Council. During her term as mayor, the city worked to redevelop property along Seventh Street and began improvements to several blocks of the city’s downtown.

  • County's long-range plan taking shape

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Residents from across the county gathered at Deer Creek Baptist Church Tuesday to provide input for a second Perry County Comprehensive Planning Project Workshop.

    Bob Grewe of the Evansville-based Lochmueller Group, who is helping to formulate the long-range development plan for the county, welcomed a considerable crowd to the evening meeting.

  • Holiday World to fill 2,200 positions in 2015

     

    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,200 seasonal positions in the coming months.

    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards, and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, grounds, shops, games and foods.

  • Rome Cemetery releases financial report for 2014