Today's News

  • Wetland protection, restoration in national forest

    The Hoosier National Forest plays a small but important part in protecting and restoring wetland environments. Wetlands are one of the most endangered ecosystems in the country. Acres have declined drastically since European settlement from land conversion and development. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Midwestern farm belt states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin account for more than 36 million acres of wetlands lost since the country was first colonized.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Monday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Monday. Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • Fishing at Head Start

    During March, the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry County Classroom 3 Head Start Center enjoyed “Under the Sea” activities.

    The children played a number fishing game where they would catch a fish, and then had to identify the number on the fish they caught. In the picture, Christian Holmes and Trentan Titus try their hand at the fishing game. For more information about South Perry County Head Start, contact Yvonna Holmes at 547-9457.

  • Honoring community service

    Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder joined mayors from across the country earlier this month to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve. She met with representatives of Lincoln Hills Development Corp., which sponsors the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program locally. Pictured from the left are Tammy Thompson of LHDC, RSVP volunteers Henrietta Dickman and Bobbie Goffinet, RSVP volunteer and RSVP Advisory Council member Maxine Nelson, Snyder, RSVP Director Kim Scales and Bill Borders of LHDC. The photo was taken by Curt Powers, an RSVP volunteer.

  • Grand-opening festivities for CVB offices is May 11

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host grand-opening festivities and an open house for its new office and gift shop May 11. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and will take place at the CVB offices, located in the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City. 

  • Clayton hired as CFO for Fairfield Memorial

    FAIRFIELD, Ill. – Kathy Clayton of Tell City has been named the new chief financial officer of Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

    Clayton takes to Fairfield 28 years of experience earned from Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, which is similar in size to Fairfield Memorial.
    “After 28 years in the same facility, I was ready for a change with new challenges,” Clayton said. “I enjoy the hospitality of a small community and when I saw this opportunity present itself, I knew it would be the perfect place to transition to.”

  • Nominations announced for Chamber award dinner

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announced the nominations for the 2013 Chamber Award Dinner. Awards are given in four categories and nominees are: Large Business – ATTC Manufacturing, Waupaca Foundry, and WGS Global Services; Small Business and Entrepreneurship – EverBody’s Fun and Fitness Center, Glenn’s Cleaning Service, Hoosier Southern Railroad, Kessner Interior, McFall Family Meats, Power Plant, Winzerwald Winery and Tell City Pretzel; and Applause Award – Cannelton Foundation, Glenn Wood Hills Campgrounds and VNA Plus.

  • Oscar and Marilyn Mullis

    Oscar and Marilyn Mullis of Siberia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 20, 2013.

  • Doolittle Mills Cemetery fund report released

    DOOLITTLE MILLS — The 2012 Doolittle Mills Cemetery fund report has been released for 2012.
    People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2012 were:
    Roger Ball & family, $100; Shirley Mitchell, $50; Charolette McKim, $50; Eugene & Lora McKim, $20; Gerald En-low, $200; Russell Johnson $40; Norma Thompson, $200; Frances Belcher, $50; Frances Wells, $75; Eva Underhill (CD), $11.77; Nova Sturgeon, $100; Nolan Lynch Family, $25; and Herschel DuPont (CD), $32.36.
    Contributions for 2012... $954.13

  • Dylan Xavier Clouse

    Brittney McCoy and Justin Clouse announce the birth of their son, Dylan Xavier Clouser, Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Grandparents are David and Melissa Clouse, Duane and Christy McCoy and Jenny and Phillip Evans.
    Great-grandparents are Judy Boarman, Imogene Grant, Betsy Clouse, Robert McCoy and the late Wilfred Clouse, Gary Boarman, Brenda Burlingame, Margret Sumner and David Sumner.