Today's News

  • Cannelton pre-kindergarten, kindergarten pre-registration event set for Wednesday

    CANNELTON – A pre-enrollment-registration schedule for prospective pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15.

    A parent or guardian of any prospective or currently enrolled pre-k or kindergarten student should visit the office at the William Bennett Early Learning Center at 411 Washington St. in Cannelton. 

    Pre-k students must be 3 years of age by Aug. 11, and must be toilet trained.

  • WTE disability-awareness fundraiser raises $5,000 for autism training

    TELL CITY – Because of successful Disability Awareness Month fundraisers and activities, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will be able to donate $5,000 for “Hands in Autism” training planned in Perry County this summer.

    The training will be for special-education teachers, with evening sessions for parents. School corporations in Perry, Spencer and Dubois counties are raising money to bring the training to this area. 

  • Why Tell City, Indiana?

    John Scioldo


    Guest Columnist


    Moving to Tell City last July was a huge change for my family and me. We had a comfortable life in my hometown and I was not actively pursuing a superintendency. I was not interested in just any position, it had to be the right one.

  • Court and Police Records; April 9



    • Brittany G. Cook, 23, of 805 Steuben St., Tell City, April 2, on a preliminary charge of domestic battery.

    She was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released April 3 after posting $1,505 bail.

    • Joshua L. Harilson, 25, of 12250 Ohio St., Leopold, April 2, on preliminary charges of domestic battery and strangulation.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released April 4 after posting $3,005 bail.

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  • Social News; April 9

    THE MU GAMMA CHAPTER of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9 (today), at Evangelical United Church of Christ in the fellowship hall. Hostesses for the evening will be Sheilda Schmitt, Susan Harpenau, Tina Ziegelgruber and Vicki Whitehead.


    THE ST. MICHAEL ST. ANN SOCIETY will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 20, in Father Marendt Hall. There will be a business meeting, bingo and refreshments. Hostesses will be Rachel Schaefer, Pauline Thorn, Virginia White and Helen Wittman.


  • Olivia chosen for Miss Greek 10 pageant

    TELL CITY – Thea Phi Alpha chose sorority member Darian Oliva to represent them in the 2015 Miss Greek Indiana University pageant. The event is hosted by Delta Chi fraternity to raise funds and awareness for the V Foundation for Cancer Research along with each of the chapter philanthropies the contestants represent.

    Oliva raised $4,200, with more than $600 going to  her chapter’s local philanthropy, the Salvation Army of Bloomington, earning her the honor of top fundraiser for the event.

  • Fundraiser fitness walk-runs planned for April 12, 18

    TELL CITY – During the week of April 12 through 18, local fitness walks are planned that will raise money for Catholic Charities of Tell City and Stepping Stones Preschool in Leopold.

    On Sunday, April 12,  a fitness walk to benefit Catholic Charities of Tell City will begin at noon in the City Hall Park.

    A minimum donation of $10 per person or $25 for families of three or more is requested.

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; April 9

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The annual membership supper at the Birdseye Conservation Club near Birdseye will be this coming Saturday evening, April 11, at 5 p.m. Membership cards may be picked up at the door. No carryouts will be available.

    JoAnn Underhill hosted a meal Saturday afternoon at her home near St. Croix over the Easter weekend. Those sharing in the holiday meal were Shirley Andry; Angie, Blake and Brady Hill; Leroy, Theresa and Lauren Schwartz; Kaley House and Jake and Sheila Borden.