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Today's News

  • Etienne-Williams

    An afternoon ceremony Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at St. Mark Catholic Church united Lydia Anne Etienne and Brandon Eric Williams in marriage.

    The bride is the daughter of Helen Etienne-Schipp and Dennis Schipp of Tell City and the late Michael Etienne. The groom is the son of Sherri Leimgruber Meserve and Curt Meserve of Hawesville, Ky. and the late Eric Williams, took place Oct. 15, 2016, at 2 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church.

    The bride took the groom’s last name.

  • Hospital trustees OK Tell City Clinic upgrade

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Clinic will get a needed sprucing up under a $120,000 upgrade plan approved Wednesday by Perry County Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees. The group approved upgrades for the clinic, including new floor covering, ceiling tile and painting. The work won’t cover the entire building, which includes a large lower level. However, it will include the clinic’s waiting room and some other patient areas.

  • Firefighters saw fewer runs in 2016

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department responded to 79 runs in 2016, a number Fire Chief Greg Linne said was below most years’ averages. But he wasn’t complaining. The department fought 11 structure fires and responded to seven vehicle fires, nine reports of smoke and three brush and grass fires. There were 13 miscellaneous responses to vehicle accidents, hazardous materials spills, electric fires, open burning and school fire drills.

  • The Great Flood of 1937

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The News safeguards bound volumes of its past issues on upstairs shelves. Nary a copy is missing from the large yellowing books that reach back in date to the 1920s, except 1937. The great flood of January and February in that year hit the paper hard, as it did the rest of the community and county.

    The flood stopped the paper’s presses for weeks, leaving a gap in the news pages for that year. No event in the ensuing 80 years would postpone the paper’s publication for so long. 

  • New home construction up last year in Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – It was a busy year for Tell City’s Building and Zoning office, with five new homes permitted in 2016 along with commercial projects valued at more than $5.2 million.

    Building and Zoning Director Bill Alvey presented his report for 2016 at the Jan. 17 meeting of the board of public works and safety. While the number of new homes is not huge, the total is more than many past years. The five homes had a value of $758,000, which will add to the city’s and county’s tax bases.

  • Perry Central 3rd, Tell City 4th in JV tourney

    FERDINAND—Andy Graves had nine points and 11 rebounds as Perry Central beat Tell City 41-35 in the consolation game of Forest Park’s JV basketball tourney Tuesday.
    Ryan Hubert and Aidan Sauer each added seven points and Garrett James scored six.
    Cody Mabry grabbed eight rebounds, Hubert seven, and James five to back Graves on the boards.
    Clay James had four assists and three steals for the 8-6 Commodores.
    Kyle Powers scored nine points to lead Tell City. Nate Kaiser and Austin Snyder each added eight.

  • Patriots outswim Tell City

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills won nine of the 12 events to beat Tell City 113-72 in boys swimming Thursday.
    Tell City scored best in the 100-yard butterfly and 100 breaststroke, taking three of the top four places in each of those events.
    Drew Ettensohn won the 100 fly in 1:01.38 and Sam Rogers placed third in 1:03.50, his best time.
    Neal Hollinden won the 100 breast in 1:14.54, 29-hundredths of a second ahead of Heritage Hills’ Dominic Williams.
    Tell City’s Thomas Simpson placed third in 1:22.37.

  • Plenty of reasons to watch HS athletes

    After the PAC swim meet Jan. 21 a Tell City parent emailed me, “Thank you so much for spending your entire day at the swim PAC. I think the kids appreciate having an audience besides their parents occasionally. I know the parents appreciate it.”
    I appreciated the fact that she appreciated my being there, as everyone likes to be appreciated.
    But it struck me as interesting that while swimming is generally one of the most watched sports in the Olympics, few non-parents show up to watch high school swim meets featuring kids they actually know.

  • Wolfpack pounces on PC

    MARENGO—Perry Central’s girls basketball team tried a box-and-one defense for the first time in the first quarter Friday.

  • Trojans top Tell City

    By MIKE SPRAGUE
    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Nearly perfect free throw shooting helped Wood Memorial beat Tell City 56-47 in boys basketball Friday.
    The Marksmen scored the first four points of the third quarter on two free throws by Tretter Lyons and a two-pointer by Devon Blake, cutting their deficit to three at 28-25.
    Wood Memorial’s Paxon Bartley was then fouled and made both of his free throws.