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Today's News

  • Referendum plans take shape

    TELL CITY - County election-board members opted at a meeting Tuesday to open all 11 Tell City-Troy Township voting precincts for a Nov. 3 election that will determine the fate of $10 million in construction at Tell City High School.

    Meeting later in the day, the school corporation's board of trustees approved language to go onto the ballot for the referendum, a motion to schedule the election through county officials and to authorize the spending of up to $10,000 to cover its costs.

  • Acting chief targets abandoned vehicles

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's acting police chief, Eric Dickenson, plans to take advantage of a law that went into effect July 1 to help rid the city of abandoned vehicles - on both public and private property and whether covered or not.

    Legislators felt "there are too many abandoned vehicles across the state," he said at regular meetings of the city's board of board of public works and safety and common council July 13.

  • Hoosier Harvest: preserve it safely

    Canning or freezing home-grown vegetables is a great way to preserve summer's bounty for year-round enjoyment. For beginners, most experts recommend freezing over canning.

    As long as you have plenty of freezer space, this option requires very little initial investment and is a simple and convenient way to preserve fruits and vegetables. Freezing also helps retain the fresh flavor better than canning.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    As of Wednesday, no one had found a token hidden as part of a four-week Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt. Here are last week's clues and three more. Clues for Week 3 can be found below.

    Last Week's Clues

    What do these businesses have in common?

    • Schaefer & Paulin

    • Obrecht House

    • Tell City Chair

    • Captain Clay Schwitzer House/Carriage Inn

    • City Hall

    • Capers/IOOF

    This Week's Clues

    • Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    • Tell City apple

  • Area bars could support, may like glass-disposal offer

    TELL CITY - "We certainly do produce enough brown glass in this community," Paul Alvey said of beer bottles used in area bars that could support a request from an Evansville glass company.

    He was addressing the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors at their regular meeting July 23, and said a partnership with the business could benefit the district and bars, which are faced with disposing of the bottles.

  • Training enhances police officers' skills

    TELL CITY - Training attended by a pair of Tell City officers will allow them to train others in the areas of emergency-vehicle operations and traffic stops.

    Patrolmen Roger Smith and Derrick Lawalin attended summer instructor programs, Smith in emergency-vehicle operations and Lawalin in traffic stops.

    New police officers learn those skills while attending law-enforcement training academy but brushing up on the skills is helpful. Indiana is now requiring officers to have yearly training in the two areas.

  • Speaker to take podium Sunday

    LINCOLN CITY - Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will host the final speaker in its series of special speakers Sunday who have been invited to the park this year as part of the observation of the Lincoln Bicentennial.

     Janene Donovan, of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in North Carolina, will discuss the famous poet's biography of Lincoln. The public is invited to attend the 2 p.m. program in the Abraham Lincoln Hall at the park's Memorial Visitor Center.

  • Band students to wash cars

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School Marching Marksmen will wash cars from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the teachers parking lot.

    They will provide the service for free, but will accept donations.

  • Ress plays for U.S. in World Sports Festival

    VIENNA, Austria—Tell City junior Josalyn Ress helped a United States team place second in an international fastpitch softball competition earlier July 10-12.

    Ress pitched and played left field for the United States Foxes in the Friendship Games at the World Sports Festival.

    The competition was sponsored by People to People, a group started by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. He believed that direct interaction between ordinary citizens around the world could promote cultural understanding and world peace.

  • New Evansville arena probably won’t be hit with Perry Countians

    Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has succeeded in pushing through plans for a new downtown arena to replace Roberts Stadium. But I doubt that Perry Countians will visit it much.

    Hundreds of Tell Citians used to make nearly annual visits to Roberts Stadium for basketball games in the 1960s and ’70s.

    That was when Tell City was in the Evansville boys basketball regional and advanced to it nearly every year, winning sectionals 15 times in a 17-year span, 1959-75.

    The Marksmen also played five basketball semistates there in that span.