Today's News

  • Joe and Rosemary Lagrange

    Joe and Rosie LaGrange of St. Croix plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.

    Mr. LaGrange and the former Rosemary Heeke were married Oct. 24, 1964, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia.

    They are the parents of Tamara Dexter of Evansville, Tim LaGrange of Jeffersonville and Tara Bishop of Bandon. They have 10 grandchildren.

    Mr. LaGrange retired from Perry Central Community School Corp.

    Rosemary worked at Tell City National Bank, Franklin Insurance Co. and Insurance Advantage.

  • Tiffany and Kyle Rasche

    Tiffany and Kyle Rasche were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony June 21, 2014, on the Jasper Riverwalk.

    The bride is the daughter of Lynn Daverin of St. Croix and Keith and Michelle Englert of Dale. The groom is the son of Steve and Jan Rasche of Ferdinand.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father in a ceremony officiated by Bruce Collins.

  • Parks department seeks new truck

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department plans to ask the county council for money to purchase a new four-wheel-drive pickup truck.

    Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday that the department’s current truck has 272,000 miles on it and “about 12 to 15 things wrong with it.”

  • Leaders discuss collapsed storm drain, scooter law

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A storm drain had collapsed in the Pleasant Valley subdivision, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder reported at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety Sept. 8.

    “It’s got several potholes in a straight line down where the drain goes,” she said, adding, “it’s right between two houses, real close to a fence. We’re planning on working on it in late fall, maybe a few months down the road yet.”

  • Cannelton Council: Tear down the house

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted Sept. 8 to demolish a building at 217 S. Third St., after conducting a second public hearing its owners didn’t attend.

    “We did issue a letter for them to appear if they had something to say,” Mayor Mary Snyder said in explaining actions the city had taken up to that point. “They are not here now, so I would think they are accepting what we had to say in the letter.”

  • First of two forums set for Thursday

    TELL CITY – Candidates for county offices will take part in a 6 p.m. forum Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Tell City Knights of Columbus.

    That event will be broadcast live on radio station WTCJ 93.3 FM. It will also be webcast. Those wanting to watch the webcast should create an account at https://new.livestream.com/accounts/10290191/perrycountyforum.

    Candidates seeking election to Perry County’s three school boards are invited to a Tuesday, Oct. 21, forum and meet-and-greet at the Tell City Depot.

  • Retired pilot Dave LaGrange has lived his dream job in the wild blue yonder


    From his days as a boy watching a barnstorming uncle, David LaGrange knew he wanted to pilot airplanes for a living. He succeeded beyond the dreams any St. Marks boy in the 1960s could conjure, navigating some of the world’s most sophisticated aircraft over oceans and mountains. LaGrange has been around the globe with United Airlines and taken countless passengers safely to its every corner. And it all began the day nearly 50 years ago when a 15-year-old boy pointed his bicycle in the direction of the county airport in search of a job.

  • College-bound PC students learn to be creative, flexible

    Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – With most fast-growing job sectors requiring post-secondary education, today’s high-school students are faced with an increasing need for opportunities to develop skills needed for meaningful employment. At Perry Central High School, several programs and alternatives have been set into motion to allow students to do just that.

  • Rebels beat Cannelton

    REO—Shelby Sitzman served 10 aces and had 14 assists as South Spencer beat Cannelton 25-4, 25-9, 25-2 in volleyball Tuesday.
    Jordyn Vogt made four kills to lead Cannelton.
    Nicole Harris added three kills, three points and two assists and Kelsey Marshall made two digs.
    Cannelton, 1-21, will visit South Central tonight at 5:30.

  • Vikings, Wildcats defeat Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Tell City had two players in double figures in kills but lost to North Posey 25-10, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16 in PAC volleyball Saturday.
    Emma Kohnert made 15 kills and Mary Steen 11 for the Marksmen. Natalie Peter had 31 assists.
    Peter and Cassie Bryant each made 12 digs. Taylor Gentry served three aces and Kohnert made one block.
    Jasper beat Tell City 25-18, 25-17, 25-15 Tuesday. Steen had 10 kills and two blocks for Tell City and Kohnert added six kills and three blocks.
    Peter had 16 assists. Bryant made nine digs and served two aces.