Today's News

  • Commodores earn top rating

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central Marching Commodores' performance at district competition Saturday in Jasper "was a great show," Band Director Rob Cason said Wednesday. "It was easily the best show of the year and maybe the three years I've been here."

    It was good enough to net the students a gold rating, qualifying them to compete at the regional level Oct. 17 at Evansville Central High School.

  • Weekend fall tour in Cannelton, Bristow

    PERRY COUNTY - The 2009 Perry County Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour hits its zenith this weekend with major events in Cannelton and Bristow.

    Organizers of Cannelton's Heritage Festival Saturday said the mix of activities and attractions will blend history with arts and crafts for a truly family celebration. Bristow's 20th Octoberfest and car show Sunday will pack the central Perry County community with hundreds of classic cars and trucks spanning the automotive age.

    Cannelton Heritage Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

  • Resident ready to fight for police protection

    TELL CITY - Chaplin Road resident Roger Eckert was on the agenda for the Perry County commissioners meeting Monday, but couldn't make it due to illness. Sheriff Bob Glenn described his concerns in his absence, but didn't convey the passion behind them.    

    The sheriff said Eckert had called his department to report a problem, but no deputies were available to help him.

  • Off to school, on foot
  • Well-known Patoka Lake bald eagle dies

    PATOKA - Bald Eagle C52, which appeared in Department of Natural Resources shows at the state fair for the past eight years and with the DNR's Patoka Lake Interpretive Services for 20 years, years, died Tuesday while undergoing surgery.

    "Thousands of people became aware of the life of bald eagles through the program with C52," said Maria Abel-Crecelius, the park's interpretive naturalist in Birdseye.

  • Chair-plaiting demonstration Saturday

    CANNELTON - A chair plaiter will give demonstrations at the Perry County Museum during Saturday's Cannelton Festival. Demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. and will continue to 4 p.m.

  • St. Meinrad man killed in I-64 crash

    WARRICK COUNTY - A Spencer County man died Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in an accident on Interstate 64 in Warrick County.

    Glenn E. Vaal, 37, was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Medical Center shortly after the 5:45 a.m. crash. Police said he was a passenger in a car driven by 41-year-old Elizabeth Piper, of Tobinsport. Piper was traveling west when her car struck the rear of a crane truck driven by 59-year-old Victor Striegel of Jasper.

  • Not a color, a cause
  • Celebrate Oktoberfest!

    A recent Octoberfest gathering gave me the chance to dust off German-style dishes I don't prepare that often. Several visitors asked for a few of them. Here are a few, including a Reuben dip that  can easily be made in a slow cooker and is wonderful on crackers or with small cocktail bread.

    Editor Vince Luecke

    Reuben Dip

    1 can sauerkraut, drained

    1 package dried corned beef, chopped

    1⁄2 cup thousand-island salad dressing

    8 oz. Swiss cheese, cubed

  • Easy Apple Recipes

    Apples are abundant this fall and there are countless ways to use the fruit. Tasty year-round, nothing else quite says fall the same way as a tasty apple pie or apple strudel topped by ice cream.

    These recipes were taken from an October 1939 issue of The Tell City News. We trust they're just as tasty now.

    Apple Tapioca Cream Pudding

    3 apples, pared and thinly sliced

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1 tablespoon melted butter

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

    3 tablespoons boiling water

    21⁄2 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca