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Today's News

  • Schroeder – Tempel

    Olivia Schroeder Tempel and Jon Tempel of St. Croix were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Sept. 6, 2014, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The bride is the daughter of Duane and Tracy Schroeder. The groom is the son of Patrick and Shirley Tempel.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dennis Duvelius

  • COLUMN: Become a holiday helper

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The upcoming holidays are a time when most of us go out of our way to give to others, whether it’s to children, parents, nieces and nephews or close friends.

    A lot of us also mark Christmas by giving to those who are less fortunate, especially children.

    Thanksgiving and Christmas have long been times when we’ve reached out to others. That was on display Thursday at Evangelical United Church of Christ and the meal volunteers there to serve.

  • EDITORIAL: City needs to develop noise ordinance for businesses

    An active and healthy downtown community should be bustling and sometimes noisy. But a city’s or town’s downtown can sometimes be too noisy. Tell City leaders will have to deal with noise and search for balance in 2015.

    Tell City’s Pour Haus restaurant and pub, judging from the size of the crowds it has drawn since its late-summer opening, enjoyed a successful 2014. However, Tell City needs a noise ordinance to provide guidance for businesses such as the Pour Haus – and others.

  • Volunteers sought to ring red-kettle bells

    TELL CITY – Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, is seeking bell ringers for shifts at Wal-Mart entrances between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. through Dec. 24.

    He can be reached at (812) 319-1861 or rnrroccia@comcast.net.

  • Tri Kappa selling historic prints

    TELL CITY – Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa has added eight new prints this year to its collection of historic landmarks in Perry County for sale to the public.

    New prints include the old St. Paul Church, the International Order of Odd Fellows-Capers, the William Tell and son statue, the Old National Bank building-the Vault, the old library-museum, the William Tell Hotel, the Franklin School building and Perry Central Community School are the new additions to the collection.

  • Town of Troy to flush hydrants this week

    TROY – Troy Water Utility will flush hydrants Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5. Customers may notice low water pressure and discolored water on these days.

  • Teacher bonus money to arrive at schools by Friday

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. may violate a state law regarding a one-time bonus intended for teachers.

    As the News reported Nov. 3, he secured the school board’s approval of a memorandum of understanding that stipulates Cannelton’s share of a $30 million state distribution will be divided equally among teachers. To qualify, they must have taught 120 school days in the 2013-14 school year and received effective or highly effective ratings.

  • County council to make appointments in January

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county council will make a number of appointments or reappointments in early January.

    Incumbents in each of the positions will remain in office until they are reappointed or replaced, County Auditor Connie Berger said at the council’s regular meeting Nov. 20. An organizational meeting for the council is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Jan. 5, she added, and the council voted to make the appointments then.

  • Cannelton officials vote to remove bump-outs

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – She and Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh had been out looking at bump-outs, Mayor Mary Snyder said at a regular board of public works and safety meeting Nov. 10.

    The decorative sidewalk extensions along Washington Street were the subject of considerable conversation and work several years ago, but elicited little discussion at the latest meeting.

  • Author proves home is where the heart is

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    ST. MEINRAD – Ask any author. Writing a book is a labor of love and is a little like giving birth to a child. There are long hours of preparation, plenty of fretting, a measure of pain and, finally, heartfelt joy.