Local News

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; June 18

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — The ladies of the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will be serving breakfast this Sunday morning in the church basement in honor of Father’s day.

    The meal will be served at 7:30 a.m. Sunday school will follow at 8:30 with church services at 9:30 a.m. Brother Tom Nixon of Mifflin is the church pastor. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Rural News: GERALD; June 18

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the families of those who have gone to their final home. Marlene Lautner passed away June 2, at her home in Tell City. She was a 1955 graduate of Tell City High.

    Also, Essie Hargis passed away June 6, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

    She was a lifelong resident of Gerald and the Derby area. May these and all the departed rest in peace.

  • Some signatures challenged in TC annexation case




    TELL CITY – The next chapter in the court case challenging Tell City’s annexation efforts will likely focus on more than 100 names of remonstrators flagged by the county auditor’s office for various reasons, many of them over alleged inconsistencies in signatures.

  • William Tell Elementary to expand preschool program


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. plans to expand its preschool program. Starting in the upcoming 2015-16 school year, William Tell Elementary will add a Title 1 preschool, in addition to the one it currently has through the Dubois-Spencer-Perry Cooperative.  

    The preschool schedule will include half-day morning and afternoon sessions Monday through Thursday during the school year. Students must be 4 years old by Aug. 1 to be eligible.  

  • Changing of the Barbers


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – You can see it as you drive down the street: the red, white and blue just happens to catch the eye, and you know exactly what the business is. Barbershops have long-been community fixtures, a place not only to get a trim and a shave, but where friends meet and an extension of family.

    In 1974, Jody Fortwendel, then in his early 20s, bought an existing barbershop in Tell City that would mark the beginning of his own 40-plus year tradition.

  • Tell City schools to refinance bonds


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Board took steps Tuesday to refinance several bonds, including one for $11 million used to build William Tell  Elementary and another for $3.3 million used to pay pensions. The refinancings will add to cash reserves the district can use to pay for future capital repairs.

  • Tell City may restrict off-season RV parking




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council conducted a first reading June 1 on a proposed ordinance that, if adopted, would allow boats, campers, motor homes and other recreational vehicles to be parked in front of their owners’ homes during peak recreational seasons. The same RVs, however, would have to be removed from streets during the rest of the year. Trailers would face even tougher year-round restrictions and would be allowed on streets for only three days.

  • St. Boniface celebrates 150 years
  • Ferdinand to celebrate 175th anniversary of its founding

    FERDINAND – Join Ferdinand for an event 175 years in the making. Founded in 1840, the town of Ferdinand is celebrating its anniversary with a family friendly festival June 18 through 21. Ferdinand’s 175th celebration will feature many of the usual festival activities, along with a variety of special events and activities at the 18th Street Park on the town’s north side.

  • Noisy bugs invade portions of eastern United States

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Cicadas, locusts, bugs, whatever people call them, are coming. Maybe, they are already here. For one brood, 2015 is their year.

    Cicadas also are known as locusts, but they are not a true locust, They are however, unusual creatures. Scientists know a lot about them, but mystery still surrounds these strange bugs.