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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bulldogs fall to Lanesville

    By PHILLIP BALL
    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—Lanesville used strong defense to defeat Cannelton 87-21 Wednesday night to win the Bulldog Invitational boys basketball tourney.

  • Commodores nip Tell City in double overtime

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Perry Central hit 14 of 16 free throws in the second overtime to beat Tell City 68-66 in the second round of the PSC Holiday Classic boys basketball tourney Wednesday.

  • Column: High hopes for the new year

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Though these words take shape on the Thursday before New Year’s, I find myself with feelings of anticipation and even tinges of excitement as 2011 nears.

    I’m reminded of how many things I’ve yet to do before the new year chimes in. I have a to-do list not quite as long as the one Santa tended to, but daunting nonetheless. I want to clear my desk of paper, put files strewn about for weeks in their proper places and dust shelves. I want to enter the new year at least halfway organized.

  • Editorial: Outgoing public servants deserve our thanks

    As we turn the final page on one year and begin another, it’s natural to look forward to the months ahead, as well as recall the events of the past year.

    We would like to mark the new year by extending our thanks to the men and women who left public office last week. Without a doubt they served us well.

  • Soldiers’ suit against KBR refiled in Texas court

    In yet more military news, a lawsuit filed by soldiers deployed from the Tell City armory to Iraq was denied by the Evansville court where it had been filed, and refiled in a Houston, Texas court in 2010.

  • TC principals resign, retire

    The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. lost two principals during the year.

    Sara Maas, a 1988 graduate of Tell City High School was selected to lead William Tell Elementary School beginning with the start of the current academic year, but was placed on administrative leave, The News reported Oct. 6.

  • Property-tax caps’ impact felt

    The News reported in May that property-tax caps signed into law in 2008 would reduce the amount of revenue available to local taxing units by $1,137,201, according to a report provided by County Auditor Connie Berger.

  • Cities work to eliminate combined-sewer overflows

    A Tell City project years in the making and called historic by the city’s mayor kicked off in April with words of praise and the cutting of a red ribbon at the community’s soon-to-be-expanded wastewater treatment plant.

    The ceremony marked the formal start of Tell City’s $12 million effort to eliminate combination-sewer overflows, a construction job that will take place over about 18 months and eliminate discharges of wastewater that occur during periods of rain.

  • Blaze destroys Woodcrafters; Waupaca recovers from fire

    Century-old timbers and wood floors inside areas of the former William Tell Woodcrafters building fueled a massive afternoon fire Feb. 24 that consumed the interior of the former woodworking plant and sent brick walls tumbling onto Seventh and Pestalozzi streets.

    Firefighters could do little to slow the spread of flames but were able to keep the intense heat from spreading to nearby buildings, including the historic Obrecht house and the Hearth.