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Today's News

  • Officials OK voting site

    TELL CITY – County commissioners approved at their regular meeting April 4 the Cannelton Public Library as the only voting location to be used in this year’s primary election.

    As The News reported that day, the only contested race in May is for Cannelton mayor on the Republican ballot. Voters there will decide whether the name of former Mayor Mark Gerlach or former Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Mary Snyder will appear on their November ballot.

  • Girl Scouts registration event set for Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – All girls interested in joining the Girl Scouts are invited to a night of fun.
    Girls from kindergarten, including girls entering kindergarten this fall, to 12th grade can attend the event and preregister for Girl Scouts.
    The event will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, 802 10th St., Tell City.
    While parents complete registration paperwork, girls will make Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere and enjoy ice-cream sundaes.

  • Homeland-security appointment due soon

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners will convene a special meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the county courthouse to appoint a representative to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 10 Planning Council.

    County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said in announcing the meeting that the commissioners want to have representation at a planning-council meeting scheduled for April 19.

    Tuesday is the deadline for submitting letters of interest to her for the position.

  • Tootsie Roll drive to be held Friday and Saturday

    TELL CITY –The Tell City Knights of Columbus will have their annual Tootsie Roll drive at various locations in Tell City Friday and Saturday.
    The cause is to raise money for the mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.
    Watch The News for more information.
     

  • COLUMN: Protecting crime victims’ rights

    BY KELLI WILGUS, Guest Columnist

    Every 60 seconds, 10 Americans will be harmed by violent crime. That’s one victim every six seconds. And violent crime can strike anyone. Some victims recover quickly, but others suffer for years – or even a lifetime – from the physical, psychological and financial impact of crime. All victims should receive the help they need.

  • COLUMN: The rural charm of Perry County

    IRV RUEGER, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    My wife, Susan, and I always wanted to raise our children in the country, so in about 1975 we started looking for land within a federal forest.

  • COLUMN: A lenten message of peace

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    The autumn and winter of 1944 was a time of some of the bloodiest battles in human history as the allies fought Nazi Germany in France and Belgium. Oftentimes during the battles, German and American lines would be so close that they would actually cross each other.

    American units would be behind German lines and the Germans would be intertwined next to U.S. Army outfits.

  • EDITORIAL: Bills will benefit few at expense of many

    The state officials most responsible for ensuring Indiana’s children are educated seem to be doing all they can to stifle the process most likely to ensure the state’s prosperity.

    High-schoolers who are able will get the chance to move ahead to college a year early if Senate Bill 497 makes it into law. That’s wonderful, but it will affect the schools those students will leave behind.

  • Perry Central Health Fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD – Family Wellness is the theme of this year’s Health Fair at Perry Central Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and there will be lots of fitness activities and health and safety booths for the whole family.

    The annual event presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital and the Perry Central Wellness Program will feature more than 40 health and safety booths, a free fiesta supper with tacos, beans and rice, health screenings and family fitness activities.

  • TC ladder truck in Illinois for pump addition

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Fire Department’s ladder truck will be in neighboring Illinois several weeks for the installation of a large pump that will add to its already impressive range of firefighting capabilities.

    Firefighters delivered the truck to Alexis Fire Apparatus last Monday. The company, based in Alexis, Ill., will install the pump.