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  • Missing hunter found cold but alive near Leopold

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A deer hunter missing in the woods for two days was found, shivering cold but alive, near Leopold early Saturday. His rescue on Thanksgiving weekend, rescuers said, left everyone with a true meaning of the holiday.

    “He was out of energy, on the ground and probably thinking help wasn’t coming,” said Tell City Detective Roger Smith. He and others looked for  Frank Knight, 63, much of Friday.

  • Indiana WIC completes rollout of electronic benefit cards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana health officials announced today that Women, Infants and Children programs in all 92 counties are now using electronic benefit transfer cards instead of paper checks, streamlining the WIC shopping experience.

  • Perry Central Honors the county’s veterans
  • Christmas parades this weekend

    TELL CITY – Sleigh bells ringing will herald the arrival of Santa Christmas parades in Tell City and Leopold this upcoming weekend.

    Tell City Parade Dec. 3

     Tell City’s Christmas parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. Lineup will begin at 3 p.m. in the student parking lot at Tell City High School.

    Trophies will be awarded for best for-profit entry, best religious entry, best nonprofit entry, best overall entry and best youth entry.

    Entries will be accepted until the day of the event.

  • Interested in serving in county government?

    The Perry County Board of Commissioners and the Council are in need of qualified candidates to fill positions on several boards. Applications will be accepted at the courthouse through December and announcements will be made at the commissioners’ and council’s first sessions of the new year.

    Commissioner appointments expiring year-end 2016:

    • Alcoholic Beverage Board - 1 year term

    • Convention, Recreation & Visitor Promotion Commission, 3 positions - 2 year term

  • Creator of William Tell statue dies at age 95

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Donald Ingle died Nov. 12 in Evansville. A businessman and former Evansville City Council president, Ingle was the artisan behind the bronze statue of William Tell that stands in City Hall Park. That statue, and the fountain on which it rests, were dedicated during Schweizer Fest 1974. While headlines at the time centered on Watergate and the fate of President Richard Nixon, the Tell City News was sharing front page updates about the progress on the statue of the Swiss freedom fighter and his son.

  • Ringing in the Season
  • PCDC infrastructure improvements to continue

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The county council gave its stamp of approval Tuesday on the second in a series of bonds being financed through a Waupaca tax-increment-finance district. Identified as the Series 2016 A, Series 2016 B and Series 2016 C bonds, the total amount of the current indentures is valued at $3.28 million.

  • Search for Deer Lake solution continues

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – A Tobin Township lake continues to protect farmland, homes, roads and bridges from flooding, as it has for more than 30 years. It also continues to carry a high-hazard designation that worries local officials.

    That fact drew U.S. Forest Service representatives to the October meeting of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District for a status update on the lake. Also present were county commissioners, Randy Kleaving and Larry James.

  • Santa en route to Cannelton for Friday parade

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – Santa Claus will again land his sleigh in Cannelton Friday for that city’s annual Christmas parade. For generations the city has kicked off the holiday season with a post-Thanksgiving parade through the city. This year’s parade, Friday, Nov. 25, is again being sponsored by the Cannelton Legion Post 142, its Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion. The parade will begin at 6 p.m.

    Line-up will start at 4:30 p.m. and all entries should assemble on Old Indiana 37.