Today's News

  • River crests; disaster declared




    PERRY COUNTY – The Ohio River reached its highest point in 21 years early this week, surrounding homes, businesses and even entire communities in an inland sea of murky, debris-filled water.

    Perry County was among the first counties in a disaster declaration signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb. News could come in the following week whether the county will be declared a federal disaster area, which would clear the way for financial help to local governments and, perhaps, property owners who suffered losses,

  • Anderson Township FD annual meeting Monday

    BRISTOW – The 69th annual meeting of the Anderson Township Fire Department Inc. will be Monday, March 5, at the Bristow Community Center. 

    A business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will include election of directors 2, 3, 4 and 5. 

    Programs for the evening will include presentations by Derek Lawalin, Tell City Chief of Police, and Alan Malone, Perry County Sheriff. 

    The annual $40 membership dues can be paid at the meeting.

  • Lenten prayer, music service March 19

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology will present a service of Lenten prayer and music, called “Harvest of Sorrows.”

    It will be held on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Central time in the school’s St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel. The service is free and open to the public.

    In the Roman rite of the Catholic Church, the Tenebrae service was celebrated in all churches with a sufficient number of clergy until the liturgical reforms of Pope Pius XII in the 1950s.

  • Carter Ray Schaefer

    Isaac and Morgan Schaefer of Magnet welcomed home a son, Carter Ray, born 10:49 a.m. on Dec. 28, 2017, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. Carter weighed 5 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. 

    Maternal grandparents are Brad and Sandra Hammack of Tell City. Paternal grandparents are Cathy and the late Raymond Schaefer of Tell City.  

    Great-grandparents are the late Luke and Vivian Kellems; the late Ferd and Francis Hammack; the late Janette and Carroll Hearst; and the late Genevieve and Raymond Schaefer. 

  • DuPont-Ratcliffe

    Daniel and Claudia DuPont of Tell City are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Hannah Mae, to Cory Matthew Ratcliffe, son of Karen Clodfelter and Jeff Ratcliffe both of Olney, Ill. 

    Hannah is the granddaughter of Raymond and Lucille Howell of  Tell City and Raphael and Vivian DuPont of Tell City. Cory is the grandson of Jim and Jan Liles and Ted and the late Judy Ratcliffe, all of Olney. 

  • Frank and Martha Heeke

    Frank and Martha Heeke of Evanston celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 16, 2017. They were wed on Dec. 16, 1967, in Siberia. 

    The celebration was held at the Arnold F. Habig Community Center in Jasper, and was hosted by their children and family. 

    Frank and Martha Heeke are the parents of Bridget and Kevin Goffinet from Bristow; Deanna and Lee Moseby of Evansville; and Brent and Vicky Heeke of Evansville. Frank and Martha also have 14 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

  • Tell City’s floodwall does its job ... again

    Where would Tell City have been this week without its floodwall, a couple of feet under water most likely. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the concrete wall kept most of the city dry during what has been the most major Ohio River flood since 1997. These photos of the wall and earthen berm’s construction came from Mack and Chris Cail, who assembled a collection for the Tell City Historical Society. 

  • TC wrestling club places in tourneys

    TELL CITY—Five Tell City Wrestling Club members placed in the Indy Nationals Feb. 18.
    Landon Terry went 3-2 with three pins in the novice 100-pound weight class to place third.
    Jace Froehlich went 2-2 in peewee 40 to place fourth.
    Brody Ford went 2-2 with two pins to take fifth in bantam 65.
    Kasyn Ingle was sixth in bantam 55 and Noah Terry eighth in novice 95.
    Four Tell Citians were champions in the Southridge Mat Raid tourney Feb. 4.
    Kelby Glenn went 3-0 with three pins to take the schoolboy 84 title.

  • Tell City boys 3rd among 4 teams

    DUBOIS—Evan Noble won two individual events to lead Tell City to third place in a four-team junior high boys swim meet Thursday.
    Forest Park won with 252 points. Northeast Dubois scored 248, Tell City 213, and Southridge 184.
    Noble won the 50-yard freestyle in 28.76 seconds and the 50 butterfly in 34.17.
    He teamed with Will Hammond, Evan Hagedorn and Nicholas McDowell to place second in the 200 free relay in 2:30.71.
    Hammond, Jack Goffinet, McDowell and Noble placed second in the 400 free relay in 5:57.95.

  • Southridge tops TC with help of forfeits

    HUNTINGBURG—Having to forfeit six of the seven heaviest weight classes hurt Tell City in a 63-39 junior high wrestling loss to Southridge Thursday.
    “Head to head I thought we matched up very well with them,” said Tell City Coach Chase Litherland. “We won the head to head battle in the actual matches wrestled 35-27.
    “But with six forfeits at the end of our lineup, it’s hard to win matches against a full squad of solid wrestlers.”