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  • Historic walking tour Saturday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society, Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and INShape Indiana will sponsor a walking tour of Tell City Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., maps and a souvenir will be available at the Tell City Historical Society Museum. The tour will highlight historic buildings in Tell City. For more information contact Chris Cail at 547-3109.

  • Tell City council members to get stormwater-study update

    TELL CITY - City council reports offered last week included discussion on Greenwood Cemetery and Tell City's downtown.

    Councilman Gary Morton, a member of the Greenwood Cemetery Committee, said the process of creating walkways in a new area of the cemetery is making progress, and ruts created in the process are being taken care of.

    Bonar Group, a company that has been working on a stormwater study for the past couple of years, is due to make a presentation to the council June 2.

  • Firefighters dedicate improvements

    Daughter: Upgrades reflect love Peck Goffinet felt for others

    TELL CITY - A Tell City Councilwoman who contributed money for a new kitchen and meeting room for city firefighters said the gift reflects the love her late father had for the city and his fellow firefighters.

    Improvements at the city's main fire station at 12th and Mozart streets will be named in honor of Leonard "Peck" Goffinet, Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph's father. As a firefighter and young father, Goffinet would allow his children to occasionally ride along to fires, Rudolph recalled.

  • Musical series kicks off Sunday

    Arts association tapping local talent for free shows

    TELL CITY - Tell City Regional Arts Association will have the first of five summer concerts from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    Music in the Park is a free event and the public is invited to bring lawn chairs, picnic meals or buy from available concessions. Concerts will be very third Sunday beginning this weekend and ending in September with rain-out dates the following Sunday.

  • Cast chosen for '1776' Schweizer production

    TELL CITY - A talented pool of men and women, on stage and behind the scenes, will return life to the Schweizer Fest stage this summer as the Schweizer Fest musical "1776" helps launch Tell City's sesquicentennial celebration.

    This year's cast was recently announced by Bob Godthaab, who will director the show. The production offers a musical version of the historical 1776 events in the Continental Congress leading up the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

  • Students complete degrees

    Perry Central superintendent pinch-hits for commencement speaker

    EVANSVILLE - Twenty-one Perry and Spencer County residents were among more than 600 students whose efforts toward associate degrees were capped Saturday by an Ivy Tech Community College commencement ceremony in Evansville.

    Perry Central Community School Superintendent Mary Roberson provided the commencement address in lieu of scheduled speaker Douglas Bawel, president of Jasper Engines and Transmissions, who was unable to attend due to a family medical emergency.

  • Cannelton officials, residents question PCDC membership

    Mayor notes city hasn't progressed in 12 years

    CANNELTON - People have asked Cannelton Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson if money pledged to the Perry County Development Corp., could be put to better use in developing the city, she said during a regular council meeting Monday.

    She also questioned the city's having to pay the full cost of joining the economic-development organization, even though it's happening midway through the year.

  • Escapes bring added razor wire, rule changes at prison

    Movement of offenders restricted since escape

    BRANCHVILLE - New strands of razor wire, additional lighting and beefed-up restrictions on the movements of offenders at Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County are among changes put into place since two men escaped last month, the medium-security facility's superintendent said last week.

  • Township assessors receive guidance

    Laws appear to conflict on how long to pay them

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's township assessors might continue to receive salaries for the remainder of the year, even though their duties will be transferred to the county assessor's office July 1, according to an opinion issued by Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter.

  • Son charged in plan to kill attorney

    Patrick Hagedorn accused of crashing truck into father's home; shotgun seized

    TELL CITY - A 27-year-old man faces two counts of attempted murder after allegedly crashing a pickup truck into his father's home Sunday night and brandishing a loaded shotgun at him.

    Patrick C. Hagedorn, 27, of 123 14th St., Tell City, is charged with trying to kill his father, Tell City attorney Michael Hagedorn.