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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Waupaca adding up to 160 foundry jobs

    Gov. Mitch Daniels didn’t mind the mild roar of foundry machines behind him in mid-October as he joined executives of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca to deliver news the company will expand its Tell City foundry operations.

    The company will add 160 new jobs by the end of 2012.

    Executives said the company will invest $36.5 million in equipment upgrades to expand the capacity at its 480,000-square-foot Tell City plant.

  • 1960 Electra crash remembered

    “Tears Came Falling Down From Heaven,” a poem composed by teacher Joan Goble's fifth-grade class, was among local contributions to a March commemoration of the 50th anniversary of a Lockheed Electra airliner crash at Millstone.

    A ceremony at a memorial there and gatherings in the Cannelton Community Center and in Tell City helped victims’ families mark the occasion.

  • State officials close Tell City armory

    Tell City officials were notified in May the National Guard armory here would be closed later in the year and the 74 full-time armory staff and soldiers who trained here would be transferred to the unit in Jasper to which they were already reporting.

    The armory here was one of three Indiana National Guard armories selected for closure, according to a news release issued from the Guard's headquarters in Indianapolis, which cited fiscal and strategic reasons.

  • Hess earns degree from USI

    EVANSVILLE – Sara Hess, daughter of Rick and Rhonda Hess of Tell City, graduated from the University of Southern Indiana Dec. 11. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice.
    While attending USI, she was employed with the scheduling services since her freshman year.
    Hess also participated in a campus ministry called Campus Outreach, where she learned ministry while living in Orlando, Fla., for one summer.
    She is a 2007 graduate of Tell City High School and the granddaughter of Bob and Linda Hess of Tell City.

  • Republicans score Election Day victories

    Republicans scored major gains during what turned out to be a spirited 2010 election season, defeating Democrat incumbents.

    Tell City attorney Rod Acchiardo defeated incumbent Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins by a margin of 502 votes. Acchiardo received 53.8 percent of the vote.

    Gary Dauby lost his bid for a second term as the county’s District 2 county commissioner, falling to Republican Tom Hauser.