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  • Fennhaven line break costs city 1.6 million gallons of water

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A leak that nearly crippled Tell City’s water system last week will need further attention. The line break was discovered Friday in a portion of six-inch main near the outskirts of the utility’s limits along east Indiana 66, directly in the path of a hill slide. It’s believed the heavy rains caused the earth to break free in that Fennhaven area, and the resulting force of the slide shifted the pipe.

  • Diplomas ready for Cannelton Class of ’16

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – This Saturday, May 21, the students who comprise Cannelton High School’s class of 2016 will officially finish secondary education and be handed the diplomas they earned through years of tests, homework and early life lessons.

    Atop the academic achievements for seniors are Valedictorian Jordyn Vogt and Salutatorian Damon Powers, who will each address their class at the graduation ceremony, which is set to begin at 10 a.m. in the Cannelton Community Center.

  • Beekeeping a sweet deal for junior monk at Saint Meinrad Archabbey

    By LEANN BURKE

    (Dubois County) Herald

     

    ST. MEINRAD – Some monks brew beer or cobble shoes. Brother Simon Herrmann keeps bees.

  • Ashlyn Marie Cronin

    Cassandra and Troy Cronin of Leopold announce the birth of their daughter, Ashlyn Marie Cronin on April 13, 2016. She was delivered at 7:22 a.m. at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Ashlyn was welcomed home by her sister, Madelyn, 6.

    Maternal grandparents are Pam and Greg Krygielka and Darin and Sharon James, all of Tell City.

    Paternal grandparents are Valerie Cronin and Rob and Deb Cronin, all of Tell City.

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  • School board recognizes tech department, students

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Highlighting the technological knowledge of students at Tell City Junior Senior High School, the school board heard Tuesday several advances the school is making.

    With wins at numerous recent technology competitions, including Ivy Tech’s onboard skills contest and a STEM contest at Oakland City University, success there has some students who weren’t planning on attending college changing their minds.

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  • Burst line creates havoc for TC water utility

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department spent the latter half of last week battling a worsening water leak whose location confounded crews until Friday.

    The leak, eventually located between Indiana 66 and Fennhaven Lake, had grown worse since the middle of last week and had caused low water pressure in several areas. The city issued a notice through social media Thursday asking residents to report any water leaks they might see. Customers were also asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption.

  • Police ID bodies found in Ohio River

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – The death of a Louisville, Ky., woman found floating in the Ohio River near Troy last week has been ruled a homicide and Indiana State Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in their investigation. 

    State police issued a press release Friday night, identifying the woman as 30-year-old Sarah Lindsay Ipock. After an autopsy Friday evening, state police said Ipock died of causes related to foul play. Her death is being treated as a homicide.

  • Wednesday fire triggered by lightning strike

    TELL CITY – A Wednesday fire that damaged a home on Brushy Fork Road was caused by a lightning strike, Tell City’s fire chief said.

    Firefighters were called to the Larry Kleeman residence at 9503 Brushy Fork Road at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday. Fire Chief Greg Linne said the fire began in the basement and was triggered by a lightning strike that followed a cable into the home. A thunderstorm with lightning was passing through the area and Linne said he saw the flash of a large bolt of lightning and the resulting thunderclap. The fire call was paged just minutes later.