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  • Bicentennial events set for Rome

    ROME – Events in April, June, September and October will celebrate the Rome Courthouse’s bicentennial in grand style.

    While details of the celebrations are still being finalized, the community of Rome and a planning committee have announced dates for events, beginning with the town’s annual celebration of the Dogwood Festival on Sunday, April 22. Along with Rome’s well-known chicken dinners, country store and live music on the grounds of the historic courthouse, the day will include a petting zoo and a big car and truck show.

  • TC man jailed on charges of impersonating first responder

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An armed Tell City man who allegedly tried to pass himself off as a first responder was arrested Saturday night after entering a home while police were investigating a battery. Police also said a search of the man’s car turned up an AR-15 rifle and ammunition.

  • Body of missing kayaker found

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ROME – Indiana conservation officers, along with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, recovered the body of a missing Perry County man Tuesday, ending a search that began the previous Thursday after his kayak was discovered partially submerged in backwater.

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the body of Scott Whitehead was found just before 9:30 a.m. A conservation officer located the body in approximately 3 feet of water in the vicinity of where his kayak was found.

  • Red Cross assisting flood relief

    Addendum:
    EVANSVILLE, IN — As flood cleanup wears on, the Red Cross is mounting a major drive over the next few days to provide area residents free cleanup kits, rakes, shovels, trash bags, water and other supplies. As work on cleanup goes on through the weekend, the Red Cross will be delivering free lunches so residents can take a break to eat a meal.
    The drive is a special effort on top of the assistance the Red Cross has been providing since the water crested about a week ago.

  • Euchre tournament will benefit family’s adoption

    TELL CITY – On Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m., the community is invited to a euchre tournament at Twilight Towers.

    The event will be hosted by David and Ashley Hall and all of the money raised will be going toward fees for adopting, Manuela, a 10-year-old from the Central African Republic.

    It is $10 to play and cash prizes will be given to first and second place.

    Chili, drinks and baked goods will also be sold at the event. For questions or to RSVP, contact Ashley Hall at (812) 719-6247.

  • Local leaders evaluating and recording flood damages to seek federal aid

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – As flood waters continued to recede Friday, leaders from Perry County’s numerous affected communities were on hand at a meeting Friday spearheaded by State Rep. Steve Bartels and State Sen. Erin Houchin to discuss what aid may be available through federal funding. Perry County has already been declared a disaster emergency area earlier in the week by the governor.

  • Water search dispatched for local resident

    ROME – A search has been dispatched for a Perry County man who rescuers fear fell into the river from his kayak on Thursday.

    Sheriff Alan Malone said Scott Whitehead of rural Rome, told friends he planned to kayak in backwater in the area. His kayak was found in backwater Thursday afternoon. But Whitehead has not been seen. Indiana conservation officers are assisting with the search, which lasted several hours Thursday and is  resumed Friday.

    Whitehead is a cattleman and farmer who lives in the area.

  • Neighbor terrorizes family on Lily Road

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor
     

    PERRY COUNTY – A rural Perry County family endured what would have passed for a scene in a horror movie Feb. 24 after a neighbor allegedly barged into their home, began throwing furniture and attacked four people inside before police officers racing to the scene finally arrived and arrested him.

    Police have charged Matthew S. Fortwendel, 44, with a host of charges, including burglary, criminal confinement, intimidation and strangulation.

  • Hauser joins TC police force

    TELL CITY – Andrew Hauser has joined the Tell City Police Department as a patrolman. His appointment was approved by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety on Feb. 19. Like other new hires, Hauser’s appointment to the department is contingent on him passing a physical exam for the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund.

  • Tables set through Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY - The shelves of the Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry have goods on display similar to how one would see at a small grocer. Widow’s Barrel is an income based food ministry helping to provide food to low-income families in Perry County.