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Today's News

  • Saturday band auction offers hundreds of deals

    TELL CITY – A four-drawer fireproof filing cabinet donated by Schwab Safe Corp., major and minor appliances, furniture, clothing, personal-care items and even a bathroom sink are among hundreds of articles to be auctioned off Saturday in the Tell City High School cafeteria.

  • Forest Service revises rules for cutting firewood

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest has revised its firewood-cutting program in response to increased demand and available downed trees in the wake of recent wind and ice storms.

    "We have always had a firewood permit program," said Anne Carey, Brownstown-Tell City District ranger, "but the severe weather impacts from Hurricane Ike and the recent ice storm, plus wood from our timber-sale program, have created more opportunities to provide the public with firewood."  

  • Chamber to publish updated community map

    PERRY COUNTY – Sales for a community map being produced for the Perry County Chamber of Commerce are under way, according to Cheri Taylor, the chamber's executive director.

    She and the chamber board are working with Village-Profile.com Inc., which has been producing publications for the chamber since 1998.

    The map will be published this summer with 5,000 printed copies distributed throughout Tell City and the surrounding area to visitors and to individuals and businesses inquiring to the chamber about relocation.

  • Troy residents asked to set limbs out for chipping

    TROY – Residents of Troy are asked to stack limbs knocked down by the recent ice storm next to the street. Town employees plan to chip the limbs. Residents should not place limbs in the street or take them to Burke Park because of the possibility of flooding in the low-lying area.

    For more information, call the town's utility office at 547-7501.

  • Red Cross blood drive set

    TELL CITY – With cold and flu season at its peak and inclement weather affecting some parts of the country, the American Red Cross needs healthy and eligible donors to donate blood regularly – especially during the winter months.

    A blood drive will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.

    Donors must be at least 17 years old or 16 with a signed consent form; have a blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification.

  • City meeting date changes

    CANNELTON – The March meetings of Cannelton's board of public works and safety and common council will be conducted March 2, a week earlier than usual.

    The public-works board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the council room in the lower level of the Cannelton Public Library.

    The council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.

    City Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth will be undergoing training the second Monday of the month, the normal meeting day for the groups.

  • Some offices closing for Presidents Day

    TELL CITY – Some governmental offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. Federal, state and county offices will be closed. However, city offices in Tell City and Cannelton will be open.

    The Perry County News will be closed Monday. There will be no mail delivery that day but copies of the Feb. 16 edition will be on local newsstands Saturday evening.

  • School board sets make-up days

    TELL CITY – Monday will be the first of several snow days established at a regular Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Tuesday.

    Other make-up days will be April 13 and May 22, 26 and 27. Commencement is still planned for May 22.

  • Perry Central girls surprise Mater Dei

    FERDINAND—With the second best record in the field and having played probably the strongest schedule, Mater Dei was one of the favorites to win the Forest Park Class 2A girls basketball sectional this week.

    But someone forgot to tell Perry Central. The Commo-dores jumped to a 15-0 lead and survived some rough spots later to beat Mater Dei 47-41 in the first round Tuesday.

    The Commodores will face 1-19 South Spencer, a team they have beaten twice this season, in the semifinals Friday at 5:30 p.m.

  • Rangers outrebound Tell City for victory

    FERDINAND—For the second time in six days, taller Forest Park’s rebounding proved too much for Tell City, as the Rangers won 55-49 in the first round of their Class 2A girls basketball sectional Tuesday.

    But this time the Marksmen made a game of it.

    Trailing 36-26 with 3:13 left in the third quarter, the Marksmen went on a 9-0 run in the next 2:58 to pull within one point.

    Lauren Goffinet scored seven of those points on a three-point basket, a 10-foot baseline shot and two free throws.