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Today's News

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    As of Wednesday, no one had found a token hidden as part of a four-week Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt. Here are last week's clues and three more. Clues for Week 3 can be found below.

    Last Week's Clues

    What do these businesses have in common?

    • Schaefer & Paulin

    • Obrecht House

    • Tell City Chair

    • Captain Clay Schwitzer House/Carriage Inn

    • City Hall

    • Capers/IOOF

    This Week's Clues

    • Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    • Tell City apple

  • Area bars could support, may like glass-disposal offer

    TELL CITY - "We certainly do produce enough brown glass in this community," Paul Alvey said of beer bottles used in area bars that could support a request from an Evansville glass company.

    He was addressing the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors at their regular meeting July 23, and said a partnership with the business could benefit the district and bars, which are faced with disposing of the bottles.

  • Training enhances police officers' skills

    TELL CITY - Training attended by a pair of Tell City officers will allow them to train others in the areas of emergency-vehicle operations and traffic stops.

    Patrolmen Roger Smith and Derrick Lawalin attended summer instructor programs, Smith in emergency-vehicle operations and Lawalin in traffic stops.

    New police officers learn those skills while attending law-enforcement training academy but brushing up on the skills is helpful. Indiana is now requiring officers to have yearly training in the two areas.

  • Speaker to take podium Sunday

    LINCOLN CITY - Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will host the final speaker in its series of special speakers Sunday who have been invited to the park this year as part of the observation of the Lincoln Bicentennial.

     Janene Donovan, of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in North Carolina, will discuss the famous poet's biography of Lincoln. The public is invited to attend the 2 p.m. program in the Abraham Lincoln Hall at the park's Memorial Visitor Center.

  • Band students to wash cars

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School Marching Marksmen will wash cars from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the teachers parking lot.

    They will provide the service for free, but will accept donations.

  • Ress plays for U.S. in World Sports Festival

    VIENNA, Austria—Tell City junior Josalyn Ress helped a United States team place second in an international fastpitch softball competition earlier July 10-12.

    Ress pitched and played left field for the United States Foxes in the Friendship Games at the World Sports Festival.

    The competition was sponsored by People to People, a group started by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. He believed that direct interaction between ordinary citizens around the world could promote cultural understanding and world peace.

  • New Evansville arena probably won’t be hit with Perry Countians

    Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has succeeded in pushing through plans for a new downtown arena to replace Roberts Stadium. But I doubt that Perry Countians will visit it much.

    Hundreds of Tell Citians used to make nearly annual visits to Roberts Stadium for basketball games in the 1960s and ’70s.

    That was when Tell City was in the Evansville boys basketball regional and advanced to it nearly every year, winning sectionals 15 times in a 17-year span, 1959-75.

    The Marksmen also played five basketball semistates there in that span.

  • Kleemann to run for U of E's team

    EVANSVILLE—Dylan Kleemann, a 2009 Tell City graduate, is joining the University of Evansville’s men’s cross country team as a walk-on.

    Kleemann did not run any postseason meets for the Marksmen last fall because of an injury. But before he got hurt he was one of the team’s top four runners.

    College cross country races are 10 kilometers, twice as long as high school races. Kleemann said he thinks that change will help him because “I usually do a little bit better with longer distances.”

  • Kashyab wins another doubles tourney

    JEFFERSONVILLE—Anjan Kashyab of Tell City teamed with Tyler Haas of Dubois County to win their second doubles tennis tourney Sunday.

    They took the age-14-and-under boys doubles title in Bales Auto Mall-Jeffersonville Junior Open.

    They beat Chase Kayrouz and Justin Padgett of Jeffersonville 6-2, 6-1 in their first match.

    In the finals Kashyab and Haas beat Elliot Endris and Jack Stoner of Floyds Knobs 6-1, 6-0.

  • School construction will impact tax bills

    TELL CITY - The monthly impact of $10 million in improvements proposed for Tell City High School will cost each taxpayer in the school district "less than a hamburger, to put it in perspective," school-board member Debbie Reed said Tuesday.