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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Small steps can lead to health and wealth in 2011

    BRENDA HAGEDORN, Purdue Extension

    Just in time to rescue failed New Year’s resolutions to improve health and personal finances, the cooperative extension system is launching an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth Challenge called Winter 2011 SSHW Challenge.

  • Chicago’s Pizza to help band

    TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza will offer all-you-can-eat pizza, breadsticks and drink for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24.

    The offering will be a fundraiser, with $3 of the price going to the Tell City Junior-Senior High School band program.

    “We encourage everyone to stop by and eat to help the band out,” said band booster Velma Mann.

  • Free doghouses available

    PERRY COUNTY – The Humane Society of Perry County offers doghouses to people who can’t afford such shelters for their pets.

    The organization also provides straw for insulation. For information, call Jim Carter at 836-4138.
     

  • Vested in their offices

    Perry County Clerk Jean Schulthise shakes hands with Lee Chestnut after swearing him in as the county’s sheriff.
     

  • Acchiardo sworn in as prosecutor, announces staff

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Elected in November, S. Rod Acchiardo was sworn in Thursday as Perry County’s prosecuting attorney. He also announced his office’s staff.

    Tell City attorney Mark Ramsey will become chief deputy prosecutor. James Tyler, who served as deputy prosecutor under former Prosecutor Robert Collins, will remain in his position. MacKenzie Payne, who also worked for Collins, will serve as a deputy prosecutor.

    Acchiardo said he will be even-handed in prosecuting cases.

  • Wilson appointed new DNR law enforcement director

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed Scotty Wilson as the new director of the DNR Division of Law Enforcement to replace Col. Mike Crider, who is retiring.

    Wilson was assigned to Perry County for several years.

  • County officials open positions to public

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members opted in their first meeting of the year to extend the service of two county redevelopment-commission members through this month so they can vote on whether to fund a new jail.

    In a presentation to the council earlier in the meeting, Paul Downing of the Indianapolis architectural firm DLZ Corp., said he’d been working with a committee examining the possible construction of a new county jail.

  • Making it official

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise congratulates Chet Mathena after he and three other members of the Perry County Council were sworn in to four-year terms Monday morning at the courthouse.

  • Hopeful of sale, city will dismiss Dat’s Kajun suit

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – With hopes that a sale of the historic building to Historic Landmarks Foundation will take place within a week, the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety agreed Monday to dismiss a suit against the owners of the former Dat’s Kajun. The Italianate building at Main and Pestalozzi streets that housed the restaurant was the original Tell City National Bank and was for many years the Glow Room Tavern.

  • New work at Tell City High School outlined

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Further work planned at Tell City Junior-Senior High School was described at a 1028 hearing conducted there Dec. 27.

    The News did not attend the meeting, but Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said Monday the work will include improvements to the building’s kitchen, cafeteria and lockers between the auxiliary gym and pool, finishing of hallways not renovated in other recent projects and upgrades to the auditorium, band area and classrooms in the portion of the building added in 1979-80.