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Today's News

  • Southern Indiana Grazing Conference coming Feb. 6

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District invites livestock producers in Perry County to attend the Southern Indiana Grazing Conference.
     It will be held Feb. 6 at the Simon J. Graber Building in Odon. Registration is from 7 to 8 a.m. and the conference time is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Speakers and topics are:
    • Walt Davis, Okla., producer, “Tricks of the Trade and Grazing for Grain”
    • David Hall, Mo., producer, “Selecting Cattle for Fescue Tolerance”

  • Christmas at the William Tell Center

    The public was invited to a special Christmas dance held at the William Tell Center in Tell City.

    In the first picture, Santa and his helper, Ashley Hagan, made a special appearance at the dance. They passed out presents to those in attendance. In the second picture, Gladys Hattenbach got to share a special dance with Santa. The William Tell Center holds weekly dances at 7 p.m. Saturdays. The center will host a New Year’s Eve dance today from 8 p.m. to midnight. The public is invited to attend.

  • IU fan

    This snowman was put together near Gatchel by Eddie, Maria, Hayden, Holly and Valarie Olberding.

  • Sprinkle – Newton

    Vanessa Sprinkle and Chris Newton were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Blue Heron Winery Farm in Rocky Point.

    The bride is the daughter of Bob and Vicki Sprinkle of Tell City. Mr. Newton is the son of Terry and Darlene Newton of Tell City.
    The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Jason Sprinkle, brother of the bride and man of honor.

  • Apple to drop tonight

    The city of Tell City is kicking off its first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration with a myriad of activities followed by the dropping of a large apple.  

    In honor of the community’s Swiss heritage, an 8-foot diameter illuminated apple will be lowered on its 40-foot pole at midnight in City Hall Park. Fireworks will follow the apple drop along with the traditional singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”

  • A look back at 2012: School superintendent convicted of felonies

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – A man hired late in 2011 first as a fiscal consultant, then interim, then permanent superintendent for Cannelton City Schools was convicted last year of two felony and two misdemeanor charges. Relying on the writing of Roger Moon of the Bedford-based Times-Mail, the News reported Oct. 4 a Crawford County jury found Alva Sibbitt Jr. guilty of felony and misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement, intimidation, a Class D felony; and criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor.

  • A look back at 2012: Perry Central wins first cross country regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor
    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s boys cross country team made history in 2012 by claiming its first regional title and winning the Jasper sectional for the seventh year in a row.

    The Commodores’ sectional-winning streak breaks the previous record of six in a row set by Tell City 1973-78. Their regional title was the school’s first ever in a sport other than football.

  • COLUMN: Why the U.S. is collapsing

    TIM KLOEPPEL
    GUEST COLUMNIST
    Who is to blame for America’s momentous and ongoing decline? Many will attribute this recognition to the Democrats and Barack Obama, but this is incorrect.

  • COLUMN: Being a good neighbor involves taking risk

    This column first appeared in 2004 but is relevant today. I thought of what I wrote eight years ago after watching media coverage of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting and the shooting deaths of two firefighters who were killed when they responded to a house fire in New York.
    Not many of us are called upon to risk our lives to save others. Staff members at the school did that trying to stop a deranged shooter. The firefighters did as well. As the new year arrives, we might think about how we might respond to help others, in all sorts of situations.  

  • EDITORIAL: Consider these resolutions for new year

    Each new year brings, for many people, resolutions they hope to fulfill in efforts to become better people. Some resolve to begin healthier practices such as eating better and exercising more. Others promise to devote more time to their families and friends. Some want to work harder to increase their own earnings or other measures of success.  

    All of those are noble goals on a personal level. We’d like to offer some suggestions for improvements on a community level.