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Today's News

  • City leaders fill posts on boards, commissions

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council filled positions of its own and received a list of appointments by Mayor Barbara Ewing at a meeting Monday.

    The city council appointed Gary Morton to the Perry County Development Corp. board of directors and retained Morton on the Perry County Recycling Management District Board.

    Council President Gerald Yackle will serve on the Personnel Advisory Committee and council members Julie Kohnert and Chris Cail were appointed to the Tell City Plan Commission.

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  • Tell City man turns tables on scammers

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Don Bruner lives with a number of physical impairments, among them macular degeneration, cataracts, leukemia, Guillain-Barré syndrome and something doctors haven’t been able to diagnose.

    But his mind remains “sharp as a tack; in fact, I’m writing a book,” he said, so when he started getting scam offers, he was annoyed at first, then decided to have some fun with their perpetrators.

  • Cannelton kids support soldiers

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Soldiers serving in Afghanistan continue to know someone stateside is thinking of them.

    As a service learning project her students are involved in, Cannelton teacher Joan Goble’s fifth-grade students are sending care packages to soldiers in Afghanistan. They sent packages to soldiers in both Afghanistan and Iraq the previous two years.

  • Fortwendel to run for council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In the last year of his fourth term as county commissioner, Jody Fortwendel filed Wednesday morning for an at-large seat on the county council.

    He joins three other Democrats seeking three at-large seats in May’s primary election: incumbents Steve Goodson and Ron Crawford and Dianne Rudolph. The at-large seats are voted upon by everyone in the county asking for a Democrat ballot and three highest vote getters will advance to the fall election.

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  • HTC update planned as Phase 1 wraps up

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness will share updates and solicit public participation for upcoming projects during a Feb. 21 meeting.

    The HTC steering committee will outline the findings of the first phase of the county-wide program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

    The public is invited.

  • Residents seek northern ambulance station

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Five people representing many more attended the county commissioners’ regular meeting Monday to ask that a promise made long ago be honored now. Irv Ruger was their spokesman and said he represented people living in the eastern, western, central and northern areas of the county.

    When a new building was constructed for the county highway department in 2000, it was understood an ambulance would be one of the vehicles housed there, Ruger told the commissioners.

  • Rangers’ post scoring in overtime beats Tell City

    TELL CITY—Forest Park outscored shorthanded Tell City 9-1 in overtime to beat the Marksmen 49-41 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.
    With the score tied 40-40, Tell City center McKenzie Hayes was charged with a foul with three-tenths of a second left in regulation.
    Forest Park missed both free throws, so the Marksmen were able to take the game to overtime. But the bad news for them was that was Hayes’ fifth foul, so they had to play the extra period without her and without Jami Rowe, who had fouled out earlier.

  • Southridge turns up defense to defeat PC

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Strong three-point shooting by two perimeter players and getting some points off turnovers helped Southridge beat Perry Central 50-32 in girls basketball Thursday.