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Today's News

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Do you agree with guest columnist Ted Kloeppel's assertion that TV is corrupting adults and youngsters?

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  • COLUMN: Television: Turn it off!

    By TIM KLOEPPEL
    Guest Columnist

    It is common in the United States today for the average family to spend several hours a day watching television. Though on the surface it may seem a harmless pastime, television viewing has an unbelievable impact on the way we act and think.

  • Contestants sought for Schweizer Fest Pageant

    TELL CITY – A follow-up meeting for this year’s Schweizer Fest pageant will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.
    Applications for contestants can be picked up at Cinderella’s, 922 Main Street in Tell City.
    Age groups are as follows: Princess, 9 to 11 year olds; Junior Miss, 12 to 15 years old; Teen, 16 to 19 year olds and Miss, 20 to 22 years old. The pageant is open to all Perry and Spencer county, and Hancock County, Ky., girls.

  • COLUMN: Hobos and homelessness

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Dorothy Tomlison, who until recently lived near Evanston, mailed me newspaper and magazine clippings about hobos.

    Being a hobo was quite a popular occupation in decades past, such as during the Great Depression, not out of choice, but necessity.

    Times were tough and people lost homes and farms. That necessitated hitting the road – or the railroad – in search of jobs and opportunities.

  • EDITORIAL: Cannelton superintendent, school board, it’s your burden to share the truth with us

    Supporters of Cannelton City Schools may have felt under fire in recent months – perhaps as long as the last few years. The list of challenges facing the small city school district is neither small nor filled with secrets. Limited enrollment, changes in the way the state provides its funding and rising expenses have crippled the school district’s finances to the point where debt has accumulated and bills, at times at least, have gone unpaid and educational staff reduced.

  • Band students, parents invited to meeting

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are preparing for their 2012-13 marching season, and invite all high-school band students and their parents to a show party and meeting at 6 p.m. today in the Tell City High School Café.

    For more information, call Selina Sims at 719-7232.

  • TCHS’s Sims earns Dewey E. Dauby Memorial Scholarship

    TELL CITY – Rich Dauby presented the Dewey E. Dauby Memorial Scholarship to Tell City High School graduate Tyler Sims. The $500 scholarship award is presented in the fields of science or math and recognizes Dewey Dauby’s service as an Army medic in the South Pacific during World War 11 from 1941-45.

  • Commissioners will consider monofill request Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners will consider a land-rezoning request from Waupaca officials at their June 20 meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

    As the News reported May 24, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to recommend the county commissioners approve the rezoning, which would support the foundry’s plans to develop a 200-acre area at the end of Albany Road for a monofill that would accept “nonhazardous solid residual materials” now going into one near Troy, a company spokesman said.

  • Perry County Memorial Home Care awarded CHAP accreditation

    TELL CITY – Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. announced that Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Standards of Excellence.
    CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long-term viability, according to a press release sent to The News.

  • Shamrocks collects food for local pantries

    Members of the Tell City Shamrocks 4-H Club collected nonperishable food items for a local food pantry recently. Pictured are members who attended the club’s May 24 meeting.

    In front from the left are Loren Braunecker, Breille Strobel, Kayla Seifert and Evan Spear. In the middle row are Garrett Jarboe, Audrey Bauer and Kennedy Bauer. Standing in the back are Cole Dickenson, Gavin Melton, Leann Goffinet, Bree Sodrel and Maggie Dawson.