Local News

  • Unlikely correspondence penned from friendly ‘Martian’


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – As scientists anxiously pore over data sent from the New Horizons probe as it journeys past Pluto, signs of intelligent ‘alien’ life hit closer to home for one Tell City family. As it happens, the key to getting our elusive cousins in the cosmos to respond was as easy as writing a message on a party balloon and sending it skyward.

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS; July

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Lynch’s Ole Homeplace near Doolittle Mills has been the scene of many activities for the past several years.

    My father, Harold Lynch of St. Croix, has shared his home place with many people.

    The site has also been a favorite for memorable pictures to be taken. Laura Schwartz of Bandon is one of the local photographers who have taken pictures at the Lynch Ole Homeplace.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX; July 23

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 —Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Anna Heeke due to her recent death. Anna passed away Monday, July 20, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

    Becher Funeral home in Ferdinand was in charge of funeral arrangements. Funeral services for Anna will be held Thursday morning at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia with burial in the church cemetery.

  • Rural News; GERALD; July 23

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the families of Roger Arnold, Billie Rissler, Augusta Nugent and Earl Rearden. May these and all the departed rest in peace.

    Roger Arnold passed away Wednesday, July 1, at his residence in Texas. A celebration of life will be held for Roger at 12:30 p.m., Aug. 9, at his home place in Mariah Hill.

    Billie Rissler passed away July 11. She was laid to rest in the Walker Cemetery in Branchville. We will miss her smiling face at Golden Living, when we entertain the residents.

  • Rural News; BRISTOW; July 23

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 — As we enter into the Month of July, a lot seems to be going on. Family vacations, trips to Holiday World or family reunions. Everyone is on the go.

    This coming Sunday, Leopold will be busy with the church picnic taking place. Try to get out and show your support.

  • Strong Footings


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  • Commissioners advance budget; consider additional EMS personnel


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Commissioners voted Monday during a regular session to advance a proposed 2016 budget that will include 3-percent pay increases across the board for employees. The suggested raises were briefly discussed at the commissioners’ last meeting in June, when they announced it would be included on their budget agenda.

    The county council will consider the recommendations and have final say in formally accepted budgets and any salary adjustments.

  • Historical society plans art exhibit at museum during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is planning an art exhibit featuring artists of the past with ties to Tell City.

    These would include people native to Tell City or having lived in Tell City. It is believed that many paintings exist by persons from Tell City that may not have been displayed for many years.  This is an opportunity to recognize these talented people.

  • Tell City teaching tools to serve as Indiana model


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY -– With Tell City Junior Senior High School named a Four Star School earlier this year, and William Tell Elementary annually deemed high performing, the Tell City School Corp. will lend it’s teaching tools as a framework of success for others across the state.

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