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Today's News

  • Tell City native found murdered in Fort Branch

    FORT BRANCH – A Tell City native who spent much of her adult life in Chrisney was found murdered Tuesday, state police said.

    According to troopers from the Jasper post, Patricia Heichelbech, 70, of 6558 N. Orchard Road, Chrisney, was found dead in the Fort Branch home of Robert Spangler, 66.

    State police received information that Spangler had killed his girlfriend. A few minutes later, the man arrived at the Evansville ISP post and turned himself in.

  • Tell City chili cook-off set for Nov. 28

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host a chili cook-off Sunday, Nov. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. on Main Street in conjunction with the Tell City Christmas parade.
    Participating businesses are asked to cook their best pot of chili and serve the public as they stroll Main Street during “A Christmas Celebration.”
    The cost of each station is $10. The money will go toward expenses for prizes and awards given to participating merchants.

  • Commissioners reject state insurance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A recommendation in what was billed as a citizens’ checklist for saving education dollars would have meant huge cost increases if results of a recent inquiry are a measure.

  • Cannelton schools schedule Veterans Day event

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools will celebrate Veterans Day beginning at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
    All veterans and the public are invited to the event at the Cannelton Community Center. Special seating will be available for veterans who attend.
    Guest speaker will be 1st Lt. Wendy Freeman.
    Students from preschool through 12th grades will have presentations for the public to enjoy.
    For more information, contact Margie Weatherholt at 547-4126 or by e-mail at mweatherholt@cannelton.k12.in.us.
     

  • Hasty – Scherer

    Kenny and Terri Hasty and William and Tammy Scherer, all of Grandview, announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Lindsey Hasty and Rick Scherer, both of Grandview.
    The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of South Spencer High School. She works at Harpenau Insurance.
    Mr. Scherer is a 2003 graduate of South Spencer High School. He works at Waupaca Foundry in Tell City.
    The wedding is planned for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, in Lincoln Boyhood Memorial Park in Lincoln City.

  • New homes under construction

    Arnold Masonry and other businesses working with general contractor Casebolt Construction have begun work on new homes in Tell City funded through a federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

  • Weber – Himsel

    Christine Weber of Dale and Luke Himsel of Dubois were united in marriage during a ceremony held June 19, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dale.
    The bride is the daughter of Frederick and Diane Weber of Dale. Mr. Himsel is the son of Lois Recker and Harvey Himsel of Dubois.
    The bride was given away in marriage by her father in the ceremony officiated by the Rev. John Brosmer.

  • Property-tax bills due Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians’ fall property-tax bills are due Wednesday and several county offices will be open extended hours to accommodate owners.

    County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge said her office, as well as the offices of auditor, recorder and assessor, will be open until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Payments can also be made at local banks in Tell City.

    Property owners can also pay bills in person in the treasurer’s office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

  • UPDATE: Lane murder charge dismissed, for now

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man jailed for 19 months on a charge of murder was released Wednesday after a judge granted a defense motion to exclude DNA evidence from a trial that had been scheduled to start Monday.

  • ORIGINAL STORY: Man charged with murder freed after DNA evidence ruled inadmissible

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man jailed for 18 months on a charge of murder was released Wednesday after a judge granted a defense motion to exclude DNA evidence from a trial that had been scheduled to start Monday.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet granted a request by special prosecutor Gary Schutte to dismiss the murder charge against Thomas E. Lane. Goffinet ordered the man released from the county jail, where he has been held since his arrest in April of last year.