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Today's News

  • Let’s put Hoosiers back to work

    Russ Stilwell, District 74 State Representative

    In January 2005, when Mitch Daniels became governor, Indiana’s unemployment rate was 5.5 percent. That translated to 176,510 Hoosiers out of work.


    In July 2010, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported that our state’s unemployment rate was 10.2 percent. That means 319,406 Hoosiers now are out of work.

  • My beloved sycamore

    By Louise Hagedorn Mattingly, Guest Columnist

    When I think about growing up on the farm in Perry County, many happy thoughts come to mind. Many things were learned from both parents. My mother was a teacher, my father, a farmer. I learned at an early age the desire for learning and the love of nature. These are wonderful gifts.


    My father would announce the return of birds in the spring and flowering plants and trees. “If you enjoy nature, you will never be lonely,” he taught me.

  • Tell us about your favorite tree

    A column a few months ago about trees generated suggestions  that the newspaper invite readers to submit brief comments about their favorites trees. I suspect many of us have them. Trees being so much larger – and sometimes more lasting – than ourselves, generate strong feelings.
     
    We gather under trees for shade, partake in the fruit and nuts they produce and even sacrifice them to give us everything from winter warmth to furniture. We rejoice in their majesty and prominence.

  • It’s time for eyesores to go

    Tell City is getting tough on its worst eyesores. Heaven, be praised.

    Suits have been filed against Carolyn Barr’s Rebarr Restoration LLC, owner of the former William Tell Hotel, and Tellco Properties, which owns the heap of rubble at the corner of Seventh and Franklin streets, and an intact building attached to it.

    As most everyone who spends even occasional time in Tell City knows, a large section of wall collapsed at the William Tell Hotel in late July.

  • Street-car parade winners

    TELL CITY – Hauenstein’s has announced winners of this year’s Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade. The store is the annual sponsor of the event, held the opening day of Schweizer Fest.

    Madison Houghland, Gracie Gaynor and Shelby and Maggie Davis took the grand prize. Among the street cars entered by children ages 4 and younger, first place went to Alyssa and Cambron Howell; second place, Sawyer Guillaume; third place, Nick Wilgus; fourth place, Ethan and Kendra Schraner and fifth place, Vanessa Hubert.

  • Tell City honors August Partners in Pride recipients

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council has announced August winners of Partners in Pride awards presented during the spring, summer and fall months to home and business owners who go the extra mile in caring for the appearance of their properties.

    Winners receive traveling yard signs. August’s winners are:
    • At-Large: German American
    • Ward 1: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hoesli, 145 Annecy Court
    • Ward 2: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Seibert, 835 29th St.
    • Ward 3: Mr. and Mrs. Don Litherland, 2930 Tell St.

  • Angel Food menus for September available

    PERRY COUNTY – September menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries’ discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $31 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and meat and fruit and vegetable specials.

  • TCAA holds final Music in the Park Friday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host this summer’s final night of Shoot for the Stars and Music in the Park Friday in City Hall Park.

    The remaining three Shoot for the Stars contestants, Euriah Bryant, Darian Oliva and Ricki Boling will kick off the evening at 5 p.m., singing two song choices. Former Kentucky state fiddle champ Randy Lanham, accompanied by Jeff “Wildman” Hardesty, will return to Music in The Park. Opening for Lanham and Wildman will be bluegrass band Chasin’ Chickens.

  • Deputy prosecutor mistakenly listed in criminal case

    TELL CITY — Readers of the court news in Thursday’s paper may have been surprised to see the name of the county’s chief deputy prosecutor listed next to several drug charges in a News error that listed her name instead of the Kentucky man who is charged with the offenses.

    Shaunda Lynch’s name appeared in the final entry in a list of new criminal charges Thursday. The charges were actually filed against Mario Thomas of Hopkinsville, Ky. He faces allegations of dealing in cocaine, theft and possession of cocaine.

  • Commodore students ready to ‘catch’ bullying

    LEOPOLD – A new program will en-courage Perry Central elementary and high-school students to treat one another with respect and to “catch” instances when students violate those rules and bully one another.


    A rally Aug. 20 kicked off the Olweus anti-bullying program for elementary students and last week saw the start of the program for high-schoolers. In their boisterous assembly, elementary students pledged their willingness to treat their fellow learners  well.