Local News

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; April 9

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The annual membership supper at the Birdseye Conservation Club near Birdseye will be this coming Saturday evening, April 11, at 5 p.m. Membership cards may be picked up at the door. No carryouts will be available.

    JoAnn Underhill hosted a meal Saturday afternoon at her home near St. Croix over the Easter weekend. Those sharing in the holiday meal were Shirley Andry; Angie, Blake and Brady Hill; Leroy, Theresa and Lauren Schwartz; Kaley House and Jake and Sheila Borden.

  • Tell City husband and wife face drug charges


    TELL CITY – A drug investigation led to the arrest Saturday of a Tell City husband and wife.

    According to the Tell City Police Department, officers following up on information they received about possible drug trafficking, obtained a search warrant for the 136 N. 14th St. home of Eric L. Howard and his wife, Dana M. Howard.

    The late-evening search of the home allegedly turned up nearly an ounce and a half of methamphetamine, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

  • Wanted: A nanny for two adorable children

    TELL CITY – “If you want this choice position, have a cheery disposition, rosy cheeks, no warts; play games, all sorts.” So begins the “Nanny wanted” advertisement written by hopeful youngsters Jane and Michael Banks in the popular musical, “Mary Poppins.”

    This year, the 57th Tell City Schweizer Fest will feature “Mary Poppins” during this summer’s celebration July 30-31 and Aug. 1-2.

  • No foolin’! Frostop opens April 1
  • Council to pick up RV parking issue at today’s meeting




    TELL CITY – Residents of Tell City in favor or against possible parking restrictions for recreational vehicles can add their voices to the discussion at this evening’s meeting of the city council.

    The council discussed at their March meeting whether to proceed with having an ordinance prepared that could ban parking or storage of watercraft, motor homes, campers and other recreational vehicles – and any type of trailer – on city streets.

  • Tell City schools plan for future facility needs, explore bond restructuring


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. is looking for options to bolster funding that would give the district ready access to money for needed upgrades. During a work session Wednesday, the group discussed the issue for more than an hour and met with a financial adviser to get the ball rolling on a fiscal plan.

  • Open houses planned at libraries


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – In celebration of National Library Week, the Perry County Public Library invites the community to visit the Tell City and Cannelton branches during open houses the week of April 13. 

    “Come see all of the changes at Cannelton,” said Director John Mundy, adding that cookies and punch will be available to guests at both locations. Friends of the Library members will also host tours of the library.

  • County leaders eye public-safety tax




    PERRY COUNTY – Members of the Perry County Council received information last month on a new local income tax that, if adopted, would generate money for public safety, including emergency-medical services, police and fire protection and operation of the county’s detention center.

    Gary Malone, a certified public accountant with Umbaugh & Associates spoke at the March 26 meeting and detailed how a public-safety income tax would be implemented and how money generated by it could be used.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX, April 2

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — The Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will have a Good Friday service this Friday night. The service will start at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    A Sunrise service will be held Sunday morning at 6 a.m. There will be no Sunday school this Sunday. Refreshments will be held in the church basement following the morning worship services. An egg-hunt for children will follow. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • Moving day plans in place at PCMH




    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees approved a detailed moving plan its president and chief executive officer said will cover just about every conceivable detail when patients are moved to the new hospital next month.