Local News

  • Redevelopment authority OKs bond redemptions

    Three-member board conducts reorganization

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Redevelopment Authority approved at a meeting Tuesday requests from Waupaca Foundry to redeem $430,000 in bonds.

    The company asked the redevelopment authority for permission to exercise its option to redeem $225,000 and $205,000 aggregate principal from 1998 and 2001 taxable variable-rate demand economic development lease rental revenue bonds, respectively, according to a resolution adopted by the authority.

  • Marie Clemens' 1960 flag design has Tell City's colors flying proudly

    The winning designer of a 1960 contest to design Tell City's flag, Marie Clemens' original sketch for the city's official colors doesn't exactly look like the flags fluttering en masse over Tell City this week.

    The final design chosen by a committee appointed by the historical society left out Clemens' Swiss flag-like white crosses and a torch she thought would represent Indiana.

  • Scammers try to snare money from victims

    Don't respond with account information

    PERRY COUNTY - "Your card has been suspended," said the robotic female voice captured July 25 by an answering machine. "To reactivate your card, please call the security department at (515) 414-3121." The same warning was being sent as text messages to cell phones. Anyone tempted to follow the instructions was being led into a trap intended to empty their bank account.

    The News received word of the scam that day and included a warning in last Monday's edition.

  • County groups get arts grants

    JASPER - The Jasper Community Arts Commission recently announced recipients of the Arts Grant Funding to Organizations through the Regional Arts Partnership for fiscal year 2009.

    Twelve grants will be awarded to organizations in Perry, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin or Orange counties for arts programming offered up to June 30, 2009.

  • Saturday balloon race canceled

    TELL CITY - Due to a small number of entries received, Saturday's sesquicentennial hot-air balloon race has been canceled. A final decision to cancel the event was made last week.

  • Final round of Tell City treasure hunt under way

    TELL CITY - Larry Manley won the fourth round of a historical token treasure hunt sponsored by the Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee, earning bragging rights and gift certificates from Hauenstein's Mens Store, Ponderosa and Julie's Tell Street Cafe.

    The token was located under a fire hydrant at the corner of Ninth and Jefferson streets. Clue No. 1 from last week, making reference to Saint William, refers to the original name proposed for St. Paul Catholic Church.

  • Last fugitive still on the run

    TELL CITY - One of two runaways in the final round of a Kangaroo Court fugitive contest was nabbed last week. Glenda Gogel was identified as Fugitive No. 5 by Cheryl Hawhee. Three other fugitives were already captured.

    Fugitive No. 4 was still at large as of Friday. Here are last week's three clues and two new ones.

    Kangaroo Court Clues

    Fugitive No. 4

    Clue 1: I graduated high school in 1967 and love my three grandchildren.

    Clue 2: I have lived in Tell City for more than half of my life.

  • FIFTH UPDATE - BREAKING NEWS - Bodies of drowning victims recovered

    CANNELTON - The bodies of two men feared drowned in a Monday-morning boating accident were recovered Tuesday afternoon.

    Searchers recovered the bodies of Ricky Wiseman, 47, of Troy and 49-year-old Barton Zimmerman of Corydon Tuesday afternoon after their boats were capsized Monday morning. Both were recovered not far from the Cannelton Locks and Dam, whose downstream-side turbulence was said to have overturned their boats.

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  • UPDATE, BREAKING NEWS - Search continues for boaters

    UPDATE, Monday, 10:15 a.m. - Two boaters remain missing after their boats capsized or were swamped this morning.

    According to officials at the scene, a Jon boat with two people was swamped or capsized when it got too near Gate 5 of the Cannelton Locks and Dam. Two people in a second Jon boat tried to go to their aid, but their boat, too, was swamped or capsized.

    One person from each boat was pulled from the river by rescuers.

    Identifications of all four boaters remained unavailable.

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  • At last, Tell City's Sesquicentennial is here

    Here's a final rundown on events


    Barbecue Contest, Picnic

    8 a.m. - Backyard barbecue cook-off begins along Ninth Street on the east side of City Hall Park. Judging is at noon followed by community picnic in the park. ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, sponsor of many opening-day events, will treat festival goers to lunch of pulled pork, beans and chips.

    TCHS All-Class Reunion