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Today's News

  • Optimist blanket drive under way

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Optimist Club members are sponsoring a blanket drive to help provide new blankets and throws for residents in need.

    Items can be dropped off at any German American location in Tell City, the Evangelical United Church of Christ or St. Paul Catholic Church.

    Boxes will be in place until Dec. 18. Items will be distributed by Catholic Charities.

  • Silly Safari to visit library Dec. 28 with special guests

    TELL CITY – Silly Safari’s Jingle John will visit the Tell City-Perry County Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28 to present a Christmas show.

    Sami the Reindeer Herder, a show sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will feature animals of the North Pole, including a reindeer.

    Silly Safari shows are informative as well as silly, said library staff.

    Those attending are asked to arrive early to get a seat.

    Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Girl Scouts gear up for annual cookie sale

    PERRY COUNTY – Area Girl Scouts are readying to take cookie orders from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.

    This year’s sale will offer eight varieties of cookies: Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-a-Lots, Lemonades and a new Belgian-style cookie called Shout Outs.

    A change this year will be a new “soft” packaging for the Thanks-a-Lots cookies, which, according to cookie supplier ABC Interbake, eliminates more than 150 tons of paperboard from the waste stream.

  • Younger Thomas to help run Hoosier Southern Railroad

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The memory of a man who was memorialized through the naming of a locomotive in April 2009 will live on in another way if his son is named to the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors.

    As The News reported at the time, Danny Thomas had the honor of smashing a champagne bottle to christen the locomotive the Gerald D. Thomas in honor of his father, who died the previous December.

  • Remembering a Fallen Hero

    Dozens of flags of various sizes were held aloft during Thursday’s procession for Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis, whose funeral drew hundreds of mourners.

  • TC police bring end to three-county pursuit

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Spencer County man led police on a winding chase through portions of three counties Wednesday night, ramming his truck against a Ferdinand police officer’s car and dodging stop sticks before being stopped and arrested in Tell City.

    More than a dozen police vehicles from the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department, Ferdinand and Santa Claus police departments and state police took part in the pursuit, which began in Dale.

  • Family, community lay soldier to rest

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Scores of supporters turned out Thursday to bid farewell to fallen soldier Sgt. 1st Class Barry Jarvis.

    Even truckers who need to keep to tight schedules expressed their support when told the reason behind the long procession traveling from Tell City to Deer Creek Baptist Church.

    “I don’t mind waiting for this one,” said a woman conversing via citizens-band radio.

  • Robert and Etta Jean Conen

    Robert and Etta Jean Conen celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, with a celebration held at the Patio Steakhouse and hosted by their children.
    Mr. Conen married the former Etta Jean Kieser Nov. 24, 1960, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.
    The couple have two children, Cathy Franey of Owensboro, Ky., and Bruce Conen of Newburgh. They also have four grandchildren, Patrick, Jennifer and Matthew Franey and Nash Conen.
    Mr. Conen retired from NSA 1989 and retired from farming in 1992.

  • Sitzman – Zarfos

    Rivaye Sitzman and Justin Zarfos of Derby were united in marriage during an outdoor ceremony held Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Mulzer Park in Derby.
    The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Mona Elder of Tell City. Mr. Zarfos is the son of Zeke Zarfos of Oriole.
    The bride was given away in marriage by her step-father. Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing officiated the double-ring ceremony.
    Kristin Fischer of Evansville was chosen as maid of honor.

  • WTE to host free, 8-week family program

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary will present “Making Good Families Better,” a free, eight-week program as a part of Strengthening Families.
    The program will begin Jan. 6 and be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at the school. It is for children 6 to 11 years old and their parents and caregivers. Free family dinners will be provided during the meetings.
    A homework club and child care will be provided for attendees.