Local News

  • BREAKING NEWS - Hospital purchases 38 acres as likely building site

    TELL CITY - A tract of land along Indiana 237 may hold the future for Perry County Memorial Hospital. The health-care facility's board of trustees voted Monday to purchase 38 acres for just more than $1 million and confirmed the property is a possible site for a new county hospital. The land along the four-year-old highway could one day become a medical campus for a new hospital, emergency-medical services department and other health-related services.

    A formal announcement of a new hospital hasn't been made but could come as soon as this fall.

  • Out at First

    Umpire Jordon Hosler calls Dauby's Body Shop Little League runner Brady Hager out at first base during an age 7-8 playoff championship game Thursday. R&A Sports first baseman Travis Burchett made the play in what turned out to be a slugfest. R&A Sports won the game 21-18. Members of both teams received trophies and R&A players enjoyed a pizza delivered to the field after team photos.

  • School gearing up alcohol-prevention efforts

    Three-year Department of Education grant to Perry Central allows board to hire social worker

    LEOPOLD - A former employee of Cannelton City Schools will begin work next month at Perry Central Community School. Rob Moskos was hired at the June 16 meeting of the Perry Central School Board and will serve as a social worker under a new alcohol-abuse- prevention grant awarded Perry Central this summer.

    The $586,607 grant will fund a three-year effort within Perry Central Community School to reduce alcohol use by students, including binge drinking.

  • Soldiers describe Iraq duty

    One returns to unit after surviving explosion

    IRAQ - Although the days start out pretty much the same, with showers and other hygiene functions, chow and mission preparation that includes vehicle and weapons inspections, "there is no typical duty day," said Army Spc. Justin Payton.

  • Calling backyard chefs

    TELL CITY - There are less than two weeks left to join in on the fun and competition for the sesquicentennial and Schweizer Fest barbecue cook-off to be held in Tell City's City Hall Park Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Bring family and friends and enjoy a morning of grilling. Meats are provided free of charge but there is a $10 entry fee.

    Cash prizes will be awarded, followed by a community picnic.

    The cook-off, community picnic and other opening-day events are sponsored by Thyssen-Krupp Waupaca.

  • Musical tickets available

    TELL CITY - After a year's absence, Schweizer Fest Inc. will again bring premiere theatrical entertainment to Tell City. In honor of the historical significance of the city's sesquicentennial, this year's production is 1776, the musical story of our founding fathers' efforts in the Continental Congress.

    Curtain times at Tell City High School are 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2. A matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Tickets can be purchased by calling 547-7563 or 547-6156. Prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

  • Celebration to draw TCHS alumni, past band members

    TELL CITY - A Tell City High School all-class reunion is planned for Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue through the start of the sesquicentennial parade at 2:30 p.m.

    For more information, call Stephanie Walsh at 547-2961 or Sharon Keilman at 547-7850. Information can also be obtained by e-mailing Walsh at kswalsh@psci.net.

  • Festival to honor eldest, newest Tell City citizens

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for the oldest male and female residents of Tell City in hopes of honoring them at the upcoming sesquicentennial.

    Also recognized will be the first male and female infants born on or after Aug. 2, the opening day of the festival. Winners will receive certificates.

    To nominate someone for the oldest citizen, send the person's name, address, date of birth and telephone number to P.O. Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586.

    The first infants to be born will be recognized after the week-long fest.

  • One Kangaroo Court fugitive nabbed; two at-large

    TELL CITY - One of three Kangaroo Court fugitives was identified last week, leaving two runaways on the loose.

    Larry Hagedorn was identified as Fugitive 1 by a single clue, "I have lived in Perry County all my life, but moved to Tell City when I was a teen."

    Kathy Schneider of Tell City won when she asked Hagedorn the required question: "Are you the Tell City Kangaroo Court fugitive?"

    She wins $50 from William Tell Antiques in Tell City.

    Kangaroo Court Clues

    Here are the two previous clues for Fugitives 2 and 3 and a new clue for each.

  • Partner in Pride

    Tell City Councilman Gary Morton poses with Mary Thelander in front of her home at 1344 17th St. Thelander was one of five recipients of July's Partners in Pride awards for community beautification. Watch for photos of other winners in Thursday's News. An editorial supporting the program can be found in our Opinion section.