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Today's News

  • Former TC Mayor Gayle Strassell dies

     

    TELL CITY – Gayle Strassell, who led Tell City for four years as the city’s first woman mayor, died Wednesday at Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She was 72 and had been hospitalized some time ago with pneumonia. a

    Strassell was mayor from 2004-2007 and had previously served on the Tell City Common Council. During her term as mayor, the city worked to redevelop property along Seventh Street and began improvements to several blocks of the city’s downtown.

  • County's long-range plan taking shape

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Residents from across the county gathered at Deer Creek Baptist Church Tuesday to provide input for a second Perry County Comprehensive Planning Project Workshop.

    Bob Grewe of the Evansville-based Lochmueller Group, who is helping to formulate the long-range development plan for the county, welcomed a considerable crowd to the evening meeting.

  • Spirit-led missionaries find warm welcome

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Two young men sharing their faith as Mormon missionaries say they have found a warm welcome in Perry County. Elder Taylor Riphenburg of Great Falls, Mont., and Elder Wyatt Evans of Denton, Texas, are serving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, better known as the Mormons.

  • Home destroyed by Sunday fire

    A fire destroyed a home in Branchville Sunday. Central Perry Fire Department members were called at 2:16 p.m. after a neighbor was asked to call the fire department. Firefighters were at the scene until after dark. The Tell City Fire Department responded with its ladder truck, which allowed water to be directed onto the roof. Central Perry Fire Chief Brian Suhrheinrich said the home was owned by Kenny Ambrose. He said work was taking place under the home and either a soldering tool or a forced-air heater likely started the blaze.

  • Pest control worker charged with stealing drugs

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A man employed by a pest-control company was apparently looking for more than insects, according to Tell City police officers, who arrested him Wednesday for allegedly taking prescription medication from a residence.

    Torrey L. Hanke, 32, of 7069 E. County Road 1930 N., Dale, faces one count each of theft and illegal possession of a controlled substance. Both are Class A misdemeanors.

  • DAR events to include guest speakers, awards

     

    TELL CITY – The veterans project of the Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become massive and they are in need of help.

    The chapter will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library to discuss what needs to be done and how others can help. Currently, more than 750 Perry County veterans forms have been turned in. 

  • Rural News

    Gerald

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — First things first, I need to apologize to my faithful readers for not having an article in the rural news section last week. I had some people asking what happened. The fact is, with a touch of the stomach virus all afternoon I didn’t feel very well, so I passed on it.

    Our sympathy to the family of David C. Hermann who died Feb. 3. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Joseph Sr. and Dorothy (Glidden) Hermann. May he rest in peace.

  • Rome Cemetery releases financial report for 2014
  • United Way grant deadline March 6

    PERRY COUNTY – Health and human service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County. Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s website at www.unitedwayperryco.org/grantmaking. 

    All applications are due via email by 5 p.m., Friday, March 6.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must be a health and human service organization and maintain a 501c3 tax status.

  • Holiday World to fill 2,200 positions in 2015

     

    SANTA CLAUS – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to review a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,200 seasonal positions in the coming months.

    “We’re looking for friendly and energetic individuals who enjoy working with people,” said Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We need ride operators, lifeguards, and sweepers, plus staff for admissions, grounds, shops, games and foods.