Today's News

  • ST. CROIX news; March 5

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Not much news this week as most people have been snowed in and didn’t get out much, other than doing necessary things. Hopefully, spring will bring some much-wanted warm weather.

    Visitors and evening meal quests with Harold and me at my home Monday evening were Peggy and Jeff Eckert, Joel and Amy Schwartz and daughters Peyton and Jadyn, Brandon Eckert, Tiffany Smith, Michelle Toothman and daughters Aubey, Natalie and Arianna and Brandi and Brooklyn Eckert.

  • Park benches still available

    PERRY COUNTY – A limited number of locally made park benches produced through a partnership of several community organizations are still available for purchase.

    Tell City and Perry County versions of the benches are available through the Perry County Greenway Initiative Committee. A Cannelton bench is being offered through the Cannelton Foundation.

    Each bench costs $400. Of that, $100 goes to the greenway initiative or Cannelton Foundation  and is tax-deductible.

  • Looking Back; March 5

    70 Years Ago

    March 2, 1945

    • Several Perry County men will leave soon for military service, having been notified by the local induction board. Serving their nation in war are Charles A. White, Loyd D. Stiles, Casper L. Aders, John V. Ress, Dunward R. Howe, Joseph E. Marshall, Paul Frederick Reed and Paul W. Volgemann.

    • Tell City National Bank will be 71 years old Sunday, March 4.

  • Students seek photos, donations of lumber

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior Senior High School environmental science class seeks donations of treated wood for a city project. Wood can be new or used, such as wood from old decks, etc. The wood will be used to create new bins to contain garbage and recycling along greenway areas in Tell City. For more information, call Bill Alvey at (812) 547-3131.

    Also needed are photos of Tell City Junior High activities, clubs, sports and events from 2011 to today to be used for a school project.

  • Court and Police Records; March 5



    • Stephen A. Huffman, 25, of 438 11th St., Tell City, Feb. 26, on a preliminary charge of disorderly conduct.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released later the same day after posting $305 bail.

    • Curtis M. Bennett, 29, of 1931 Spruce Drive, Tell City, Feb. 27, on a body attachment.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released later the same day after posting $505 bail.

  • The role of Congress and learning to be a citizen

    Lee Hamilton

    Center for Congress


    The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. Some knotty problem is being discussed, and someone in the audience will raise his or her hand and ask, “Okay, so what can I do about it?”

    I love that question. Not because I’ve ever answered it to my satisfaction, but because it bespeaks such a constructive outlook. Democracy is no spectator sport and citizens are not passive consumers.

  • Hoosier Wine Trail kicks off ‘Slam Dunk’ promotion

    SOUTHERN INDIANA – The Hoosier Wine Trail announces a March Madness promotion, “Slam Dunk!” which coincides with the NCAA basketball tourney.

    Customers who purchase four or more bottles of wine at individual wineries between March 17 and April 6 will receive a free wine glass. Potentially, if you purchase four bottles of wine at each winery on the trail, you will have a complete setting of eight new wine glasses; thus, the “Slam Dunk!”

  • Church News; March 5

    Family fun night at First United


    TELL CITY – Tell City First United Methodist men’s ministry Group will host a family fun night Saturday, March 7.

    Live entertainment will start at 6 p.m. The community is invited to this karaoke-with-a-twist. Attendees donate money to nominate someone to sing. The nominee may then either accept the challenge or match the donation. Money raised will help people in the community.


  • Youth help fill pantry shelves
  • Ides of March make way for spring and weeds


    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Do we still teach children about Brutus’ betrayal of Caesar and to Beware the Ides of March? Well, I hope that this year the Ides of March – March 15 – will mark a not-so-foreboding future. After this last blast of winter weather, we are due for spring.

    My onion slips and seed potatoes should be arriving in the mail, in addition to a March 20 arrival date of 200 Freedom Ranger chicks and the first of our lambs to be born, literally on the first day of spring.