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Today's News

  • PCMH to offer free CPR sessions to public

    TELL CITY – To celebrate American Heart Month in February, Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer an American Heart Association CPR class, “Family and Friends,” that will be free to the community.

    Adult, child and infant CPR and choking-rescue skills will be demonstrated and practiced during these sessions. No testing will be required.

    This class is for anyone 10 years and older who desires to learn CPR skills and does not need a certification card.

  • TC man faces charge after standoff

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital after giving himself up to police after a brief standoff Thursday night. Though not yet charged, he faces a charge of intimidation after officers were requested to check on him after a possible disturbance in a 16th Street home.

    He allegedly locked himself in his room. He emerged after talking with Tell City Police Department negotiator Alan Malone and was taken into custody without incident. Cannelton officers and state police also responded to the scene.

  • City departments provide annual, monthly updates

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The city’s volunteer fire department responded to 79 calls for service during 2010, Fire Chief Greg Linne reported at a regular Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Jan. 18.

    His year-end report was one of several summaries of annual or monthly activities provided by city-department heads.

  • Franzman reflects on 28 years of service to county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man who gave his time and talents to county government for nearly three decades says capable men and women in office today will be able to face important issues in 2011 and beyond.

    District 1 Councilman Pete Franzman left the fiscal body at the end of 2010. He had been a member since January 1983 and was its president for many of those years. Franzman also served as a leader for the Association of Indiana Counties, held several leadership posts and was the group’s president in the 1990s.

  • Richter files for second term as clerk-treasurer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In the final year of her first term in office, Jenny Richter filed earlier this month for re-election as Tell City’s clerk-treasurer. The Democrat was elected in 2007.
    Richter said the experience she has gained in her first term, added to her experience in banking before seeking office, has helped her succeed in the role as the city’s financial officer.

  • Group forms to fight animal abuse in county

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s chief deputy prosecutor, Mark Ramsey, said he was representing the county prosecutor’s office when he addressed the county commissioners at a regular meeting Jan. 19.

    “I’m also here on behalf of various groups that are concerned about animal rights, and we would like to discuss the possibility of forming a committee approved by the commissioners to review the animal ordinances and procedures involved with animal control,” he said.

  • Squirrel Club to host shooting match

    ROME – The Southern Indiana Squirrel Club of Bristow will hold a shooting match Sunday, Jan. 30 at the club.
    An open match will start at 11 a.m. with the closed match set for 2 p.m. This will be a money match shoot.
    Proceeds will be donated to the old Perry County Courthouse in Rome for cost of repairs to the building.
    Concessions will also be available.
     

  • Tell City eighth in PAC

    LINCOLN CITY—Ryan Henrickson placed second to lead Tell City to eighth place in the nine-team PAC wrestling tourney Saturday.

  • PC gets record 16th win

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central held Rock Creek to four field goals and beat the Lions 42-12 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    Perry Central improved to 16-3, breaking the school record of 15 wins in a season set three previous times, including last year.
    The Commodores did not shoot well, hitting only 25.0 percent from the field and 46.7 percent at the free-throw line.
    But they grabbed 37 rebounds and committed only nine turnovers, as well as playing strong defense.

  • Tell City stops Rappites

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City held New Harmony to 22.2 percent field-goal shooting and beat the Rappites 53-28 in girls basketball Tuesday.
    The Marksmen also outrebounded the shorter Rappites 53-28.
    McKenzie Hayes led the Marksmen with 15 points and 15 rebounds in 13 minutes. Playing her first game after missing five weeks with stress fractures in both legs, she came off the bench and was limited to playing approximately three-minute stretches in each quarter.