Today's News

  • Santa Claus postmark selected for 2017

    The Santa Claus  Post Office has selected the 2017 special picture postmark for the upcoming holiday season. On Friday, Dec. 1, the post office will begin offering the picture postmark to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

    This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December – compared to only 13,000 pieces of mail per month the rest of the year. This special picture postmark has been offered every Christmas season since 1983.

  • Is it Medicare or Medicaid?

    A lot of people have a difficult time understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid. Both programs begin with the letter “M.” They’re both health insurance programs run by the government. People often ask questions about what Medicare and Medicaid are, what services they cover, and who administers the programs.

  • Market vendor workshop series to continue through spring

    CHRISNEY – If you are a current or potential vendor at farmer’s markets, roadside stands or other retail outlets, make plans to attend Purdue Extension’s upcoming Market Vendor Training Series. This five-part webinar series will cover business planning, food safety and farmers’ market regulations, product display and setup, and marketing. Participants will also have an opportunity to network with other vendors and local resources.

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  • Waupaca Foundry earns coveted Ford Motor Co. Q1 certification

    TELL CITY – Waupaca Foundry  Inc., a Hitachi Metals group company, has earned Q1 Certification from Ford Motor Co.

    The achievement confirms Waupaca Foundry-Tell City consistently delivers high quality products on time to Ford customers and Q1 certification is a milestone in the pursuit of quality.

    Foundry leaders accepted the recognition during formal flag-raising ceremonies held on Nov. 2 at its iron casting foundry in Tell City.

  • Cannelton furniture manufacturer recertified for exemplary safety and health programs


    INDIANAPOLIS – Best Home Furnishings, County Line Division, of Cannelton received recertification as a Star level participant in Indiana’s Voluntary Protection Program. Management commitment, employee involvement, on-site safety and health audits, hazard control and proactive training have resulted in a successful safety and health culture for this worksite.

  • TC Council reviewing sewage cost-of-service study


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    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council had a packed agenda Monday evening, including hearings, resolutions and ordinances on everything from preparing the city’s local match for its Community Crossings Grant to introducing proposed sewer rates. Some of these matters were concluded at the one-hour meeting, but others were merely introduced for further review in future meetings.

  • Republican caucus selects District 74 successor


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    LEOPOLD – It took three rounds of voting for precinct committeemen to make a selection during a caucus Monday at Perry Central School, but once the final ballots were tallied, a Crawford County Councilman, Steve Bartels, stood as the top candidate for the District 74 House seat. In that final round, he bested Mary Roberson by just two votes, 31-29, to earn the party’s choice for the office.

  • Lincoln Trail Bridge work nearly complete




    In a brief ceremony Wednesday morning, the Indiana Department of Transportation re-dedicated the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, gleaming in the sunlight with a new coat of baby-blue paint. The 51-year-old bridge has received $19 million of work over the past few years and INDOT, which invited Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials, contractors and local officials, marked the occasion by raising the bridge’s marquee sign in place. It was removed when work began.

  • Christkindlmarkt coming Nov. 18-19

    FERDINAND – The heady aroma of authentic Bavarian specialty foods and an incredible array of Christmas wares, antiques, quality hand-crafted, and primitives await the public at Ferdinand’s Christkindlmarkt, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19.