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  • Tell City police crack down on impaired driving

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department has joined other police departments across Indiana during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over traffic enforcement campaign. Officers said they will have zero tolerance for anyone attempting to drive while impaired.

    “Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be arrested,” said Assistant Chief John Allen. “Officers will be working overtime to identify and apprehend those who disregard the message.

  • Applications sought for Southern Indiana Power Operation Round Up grants

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects. The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Sept. 15. Disbursement will take place in October.

  • Halls win 2014 Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    TELL CITY – Dan and Sarah Hall are winners of this year’s Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt. They correctly identified 18 photos published in the July 31 issue of the News. Several other people correctly identified all of the locations with Dan and Sarah’s entry chosen in a random drawing.

    They will receive a year’s subscription.

  • Auto-body classes lead to Tell City

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Joseph I. Williams learned to restore wrecked car bodies at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute in 1990 and ’91. In a strange way, the classes that led to his technical certificate in automotive body paint and collision damage repair launched him on a path that put him in charge of the Tell City campus for Ivy Tech Community College.

  • Perry Central awarded grant for tech-based learning


    PERRY COUNTY – County high-school students will benefit from new and innovative technology in their classrooms as part of a $76,101 grant awarded to the Perry Central Community School Corp.

    It was one of several career and technical education grants announced last month by Gov. Mike Pence.  Grants totaling more than $3 million will fund career and technical educational curriculum programs across the state.

  • Good eats at the Schweizer Fest

    Brooklynn Brown adds ketchup to her hot dog along Tell City’s Main Street Friday. As they have for many years, Old National Bank served hot dogs and lemonade outside.

    Schweizer Fest delivered plenty of opportunities for good food, with City Hall Park vendors serving rib eye and chicken sandwiches, walking tacos, burgers and cobbler and ice cream. The 56th Schweizer Fest wrapped up Sunday.

  • County man jailed on child molesting charges

    ROME – A Perry County man was arrested Aug. 1 on a charge of child molesting after an investigation into alleged contact between the 69-year-old and a child.

    William M. Sheridan, of 7020 Bear Creed Road, Rome, was lodged in the Perry County Detention Center on two counts of child molesting. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Perry Circuit Court, Sheridan is accused of fondling and engaging in other sex acts with the child.

  • Superintendent, board deny teacher’s incentive pay

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A written policy will be developed for the payment of teacher bonuses next year, Cannelton’s schools superintendent said at a regular school-board meeting July 17.

    Alva Sibbitt Jr. made the comment in response to comments from elementary teacher Bridget Bruggeman, who told the board she met all of the criteria and was under the impression she’d be paid an incentive bonus until she opened the paycheck she thought would contain it.

  • Smokey celebrates his 70th birthday in Tell City

    Smokey Bear celebrated his 70th birthday July 26 with cake and activities in Sunset Park. About 40 children and their families attended the celebration, hosted by staff of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Tyler Kleaving, winner of the birthday-card contest, poses for a photo with Smokey Bear.

  • Pet of the Week

    ROCKY was found in early April on Highway 237 in Dale by an Indiana State Trooper.

    He’d been hit by a vehicle when the officer, thinking him dead, stopped to remove him from the roadway.

    When he realized Rocky was still alive, the officer delivered him to a nearby animal hospital, where the veterinary staff treated Rocky for a skull fracture, concussion, broken leg, broken jaw and broken ribs.

    Rocky has endured several surgeries and now has the green light to find a new forever home.