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Today's News

  • TC man jailed after car collides with house

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Police said a Tell City man whose car crashed into a home was inhaling vapors from a canister of compressed air when he apparently blacked out Friday morning.
    Michael C. Aders, 27, of 545 N. 14th St., was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, inhaling toxic vapors and speeding too fast to avoid a collision after his car traveled off the alley in the 400 block between 12th and 13th streets and hit the home, damaging its foundation.

  • Former mayor reflects on public life grounded on family, service

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Former Mayor Bill Goffinet wasn’t born in the city he led for 16 years, but nearly a decade after he left office, he calls Tell City a wonderful hometown that has supported him and his family for more than half a century. He, in turn, is proud of the service he has provided to the community and its citizens.

  • Book-rental fees for William Tell Elementary School

    TELL CITY – Following are the book-rental fees for William Tell Elementary School.
    Kindergarten
    Rental math, $22.53    
    Rental science, $16.25    
    Non-rental materials fee, $10    
    Non-rental reading fee, $10    
    Non-rental technology fee, $10    
    Non-rental art materials, $5    
    Non-rental music, $4    
    Non-rental student handbook, $4    

  • William Tell Elementary School provides information on opening

    TELL CITY – Kindergarten through sixth-grade parents can take care of book rental fees and update students information either online starting Tuesday or at William Tell Elementary School during the following times: from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
    The textbook rental fees vary according to grade level. A complete list of book rental fees appears on Page 9 of today’s edition of the News. Bus routes will be posted in the newspaper later.

  • Shots!

    TELL CITY – When a child enrolls in a school corporation for the first time, or any subsequent time and at any level, the parents must show either the student has been immunized or that a current religious or medical objection is on file. Parents must provide the school corporation with complete immunization records prior to the beginning of the school year.
    The following are the minimum immunization requirements for students entering William Tell Elementary for the 2013-14 school year:

  • Back-to-school info
  • COLUMN: Looking back, Tell City was a great place to grow up

    JOE MORTON
    GUEST COLUMNIST
    Growing up in Tell City was, what I think most people would agree, the ideal small town experience. We lived in a town that was safe enough to give kids  freedom to roam around on their own, yet being a small town, your parents knew plenty of people who would tell them if you were seen breaking their rules.
    I came into my own as a preteenager in the early 1980s.

  • COLUMN: Enjoy the big week ahead

    Vince Luecke, Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    For me, Schweizer Fest is a lot like some holidays. There is lots of extra work, so much in fact that finding time to enjoy the actual festivities can be a challenge.  

  • EDITORIAL: Grab your Schweizer running (or walking) shoes

    Schweizer Fest has always been a celebration of Tell City, its rich past, its exciting present and the promise of an even brighter future. This  week, we invite everyone to make fitness a meaningful part of their festivities. There are more opportunities than ever to include a good workout – or at least some exercise – into the merriment of the week.

  • Apalona blaze

    A June 22 fire destroyed a barn, trucks and farm equipment at an Apalona area farm. Central Perry firefighters were called to the Ray Flamion farm just after 1:30 p.m. and found the barn fully engulfed.

    Anderson Township Fire Department members were later called and they were able to limit the spread of the fire. The Perry County chapter of the American Red Cross provided water at the scene. The fire was believed to have been electrical in nature.