Local News

  • Bullying prevention efforts paying off

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. is doing such a good job of implementing Olweus anti-bullying measures in its schools that a William Tell Elementary School counselor was asked to speak at the International Bullying Prevention Association National Conference.

    Sally Wolfe said Tuesday she talked about "empowering bystanders" at the event, conducted Nov. 15 to 19 in Pittsburgh.

  • Etienne to be installed Wednesday as Cheyenne bishop

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Perry County native, who was ordained a priest in 1992 and worked as a pastor in Indianapolis and a director of seminarians before returning to his home county last summer, will be ordained bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne Wednesday.

  • Foundry wants permit for monofill in Spencer County

    ROCKPORT — A public hearing Thursday will offer the community a chance to learn more about a proposal to construct an industrial monofill on 124 acres in Huff Township.

    According to a petition filed by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca and landowners Paul and Pamela Metz, the site would be used to dispose of solid residual materials generated as byproducts of the Perry County foundry's operations.

    Waupaca currently transports material to a monofill near Troy.

  • Band invites others to Disney World

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School Band is planning to take a motor-coach trip to Orlando, Fla. March 22-27, and invites others to join them so costs can be held down for everyone.

    Band Boosters President Patty Hawkins said she'd like to have 12 to 14 more community members sign up to fill remaining seats on a bus. They don't have to be associated with the band. Any non-band student making the trip must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Perry County Community Foundation announces scholarship opportunities

    PERRY COUNTY - Steve Upmeyer, president of the Perry County Community Foundation's board of directors, has announced that scholarship opportunities are available through the foundation's Community Scholarship Program and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

  • Pruitt wins holiday art contest
  • Legion to honor World War II veterans today

    TELL CITY - Tell City American Legion Post 213 will host two events Monday in remembrance of Dec. 7, 1941, and in appreciation of World War II veterans.

    From 9 to 11 a.m., the Legion will hold a late breakfast at the post home. All veterans and their spouses or guests are invited to attend. Coffee, juice and baked goods will be served. The American Legion Auxiliary will bake and serve the food in appreciation of veterans' service to our country in all wars.

  • American Legion to host Petillo, McDonald

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 Tell City will host vocal group hall of fame singer Johnny Petillo and comedian Jeff McDonald Saturday at the Legion.

    Petillo is best-known for the song "Let's Go to the Hop" and has worked with other musicians over the last three decades.

    McDonald has traveled nationally and opened for Jerry Seinfeld and Drew Carey. He has written comedy for the Bob and Tom Show and has appeared in numerous commercials.

  • Maurices Toys for Tots drive ends Thursday

    TELL CITY - Maurices in Tell City will hold a Toys for Tots drive today through Thursday.

    Customers can drop off their donations anytime during store hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

    Items needed include new toys for all ages.

    Customers donating will receive a coupon for each donation good for 20 percent off any one regular-priced item in the store.

    Coupons are limited to 10 per person.

  • TC mayor: Lots of dirt to be turned in 2010

    TELL CITY - A lot of thinking has gone into a $1,875,350 grant awarded to Tell City in August. Now, three months later, plans are turning to the actual work soon to take place.

    "There will be a whole lot of dirt being turned in the new year," Mayor Barbara Ewing said last week while updating the city council on the grant and the city's obligations to demolish and rehabilitate more than 20 homes.

    The grant to Tell City is aimed at foreclosed, abandoned and vacant properties in an area of the city west of 12th Street. The city is required to do the following: