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Today's News

  • Tickets available for Perry County FOP circus

    TELL CITY – Everyone loves the circus. Mark your calendars for April 28 because Perry County Fraternal Order of Police has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for two shows.

    The traditional “old style” circus will present performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. under the big top along city-owned land on Seventh Street in Tell City.

  • St. Patrick’s Day Dash
  • Substance-abuse prevention funds OK’d

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Among additional appropriations approved by Perry County Council members at their regular meeting March 31 were two totaling $55,287.25.

  • Police search home Tuesday

    TELL CITY – A woman was jailed Tuesday and police searched for a man who fled on foot in an investigation of a possible methamphetamine lab on Old Indiana 237.

    The Perry County Sheriff’s Department hadn’t released details as of Wednesday afternoon. However, Ryan Short, 27, was jailed on several charges, including dealing in and possessing meth. She was held on $14,005 bail.

  • Schweizer Fest musicals return with ‘The King and I’

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Absent from Tell City’s annual celebration for the past two years, a musical has been added to the 2011 Schweizer Fest.

    Schweizer Fest Inc. announced this week that the “The King and I” will be performed Aug. 4-7 on the Tell City High School stage. The community-led production will be the 22nd musical presented by Schweizer Fest since 1987.

    The last musical, “1776” was staged in 2008 as part of the 50th Schweizer Fest and the sesquicentennial of the city’s founding.

  • Man kills self after standoff in Troy

    TROY – A Troy man fatally shot himself Sunday night following an hour-long standoff with police.

    Ellsworth “Skip” Mongillo, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was injured in the standoff, which began just after 7 p.m. with a call from a family member who had been in the home at 300 Washington St. but who left to call police. She said the 57-year-old threatened to kill himself and was armed.

  • Council grants funds for child-support collections

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted at a regular meeting March 31 to fund a company that will help recoup costs going into the collection of child-support from parents delinquent in their payments.

  • Man kills self after standoff in Troy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – A man with a gun to his head fatally shot himself in Troy Sunday night following an hour-long standoff with police.

    Ellsworth “Skip” Mongillo was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was injured in the standoff, which began just after 7 p.m. with a call from a family member who had been in the home at 300 Washington St.  but  who left to call police. She said the 57-year-old threatened to kill himself and was armed.

  • Community news, April 4

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Health fair at WTE Tuesday

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary will hold a family health fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the school gym.
    An Air Evac Helicopter will land in the back of the building around 5:30 p.m. and many local businesses and organizations will be in attendance. They will include New Directions, Everbody’s, Perry County Memorial Hospital, Purdue Extension, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Ivy Tech, Herbs and Health Care, Omni Home Care, Golden Living Center, Oakwood Health Campus, Burris-LeClere Eye Center and Deaconess Gateway Hospital.