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  • Tell City Post Office to participate in annual food drive Saturday

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive to combat hunger will be conducted Saturday.

    Letter carriers will collect nonperishable donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes. Tell City Post Office will participate in the drive.

    The 18th annual NALC National Food Drive to "Stamp Out Hunger" is the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

    Donations from this year's drive are expected to push the overall total since the annual drive began 18 years ago to over 1 billion pounds.

  • TC man charged in break-ins

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man faces charges of theft and burglary for allegedly breaking into a home April 20. Police are also working to determine if he is responsible for other area thefts.

  • Works board OKs dispatchers

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety approved last month the hiring of one full-time and two part-time dispatchers.

    Joanna Gallantin, who had worked for the Indiana State Police in Jasper as a dispatcher, has accepted the full-time post

    She replaces Michelle Huffines, who accepted a job in Florida this spring. Megan Frizzell and Jaime Glenn were named part-time dispatchers.

  • Flagpole to be dedicated

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council will begin its 7 p.m. meeting today with the dedication of a new flagpole in City Hall Park. The public is invited to take part.

  • School board hires firm to remodel media center

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted in a special meeting April 22 to hire Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Evansville to perform $594,000 worth of renovation work at Tell City High School.

    The company was one of 11 that submitted bids to perform the work, according to George Link of the Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders architectural firm, also based in Evansville.

  • Primary Election

    Perry Countians will decide several contested local races Tuesday, including those for sheriff, treasurer, commissioner and county council.

  • Fleeing driver spins car on Sailor Road; city's police dog takes fight out of suspect

    PERRY COUNTY - A man wanted on felony drug warrants led police on a miles-long chase Monday afternoon, finally spinning his car on Sailor Road. Even with his car in a ditch, Donnie A. McLain, 40, of 1820 Franklin St., Tell City, tried to drive off, police said, repeatedly hitting the car's accelerator with his foot even as officers shattered the car's windows, Tasered him with an electric stun gun and, finally, called in a police dog.

  • Marksmen shine at regional academic bowl

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School academic teams earned four first-place awards at regional contests at Evansville's North High School April 20, and three earned the right to advance to the state-level Academic Super Bowl.

    TCHS's English, interdisciplinary and science teams will vie for state honors May 8 at Purdue University.

    Social-studies coach Amy Kehl said Wednesday this year's topic, "An American Generation: 1964 to 1980," "has been quite a challenge. They go into quite a bit of detail when they're doing American subjects."

  • 4 Perry Central teams take third

    LEOPOLD - Four Perry Central High School academic teams placed third in their class at a regional contest April 20 at North High School in Evansville.

    "Overall, I am really pleased with the dedication and performance of all the students participating in the 2010 area competition," said Jennifer Ball, who coaches the Commodores' English team and is coordinator for all of them.

    Perry Central's English, interdisciplinary, math and science teams earned third-place rankings.

  • Kids to get free IDs

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 21 a request to use money collected through the county clerk's office to provide free identification cards for children.

    Teresa Kanneberg said $1,890 from the county's law-enforcement fund will pay for a visit from K-ID's BMV Inc. of Carmel Aug. 11, when children attending the Schweizer Fest free-rides night can have free cards made with their photographs, fingerprints and information such as their family doctors' names, any medical conditions and identifying marks.