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Today's News

  • City will try second time to sell former firehouse

    The city of Tell City will try again Dec. 3 to sell its former firehouse on Humboldt Street.

    Three bids opened Nov. 5 failed to meet a required 90 percent of the property’s appraised value. Bids were submitted by Brian Cail at $27,234.92, Scott and Heidi Dixon for $20,900 and News Editor Vince Luecke for $20,750. Another offer from Nita Claise offered to trade eight lots for the property.

  • UPDATED: Commissioners, council seek appointees

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners and council members will make a number of appointments in the near future and letters of interest are being sought for some.

    County-council appointments to be made at their Dec. 13 meeting, and for which letters of interest must be submitted by Dec. 6, will assign members to alcohol, library, zoning-appeals and Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission boards.

  • Sibbitt charges reduced in deal

    By ROGER MOON
    Times-Mail, Bedford

    ENGLISH – Felony convictions of intimidation and resisting law enforcement have been reduced to misdemeanors in the case of Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr.

    The action, taken Monday by Crawford Circuit Judge K. Lynn Lopp, was in exchange for Sibbitt waiving his right to appeal. A Crawford County jury convicted him Oct. 2.

  • Tell City, Leopold to host weekend parades

    PERRY COUNTY – Having taken part in Friday’s Christmas parade in Cannelton, Santa Claus will return to Perry County this weekend for two more.

    Santa will be the guest of honor at Tell City’s Christmas parade Saturday at 4 p.m. There will a variety of Christmas in the Park events in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m., as well as an annual chili cook-off. Free tastings will be offered.

    Santa Claus will be in the park from 2 to 4 and there will be hot chocolate and cookies and caroling. See Page 3 for details.

  • Flood-risk meeting Wednesday

    CHICAGO – Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will host an informational flood-risk open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    The open house will provide Perry County residents an opportunity to review a recently completed preliminary flood-insurance study and accompanying preliminary flood-insurance rate maps.

  • ’Tis the Merry Season

    Offering hearty holiday greetings during the city’s annual Christmas parade, Santa Claus and his elves greet the crowd Friday night on Washington Street in Cannelton.

  • Community Events, Nov. 26

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mail-ed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Parent enrichment program Friday

  • News gathering Santa letters

    TELL CITY – The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus. Good boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, to be published this year Dec. 20 — just in time for Santa to read them as he’s checking what’s in his sleigh.
    Letters can be dropped off at The News’ office at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com. Students in area schools have been asked to write letters.

  • WTE first grade class organizes local food drive

    Kara Braunecker’s first grade class at William Tell Elementary organized a school-wide food drive Nov. 13 through 16, encouraging other students and staff to donate nonperishable food items to the local Council of Agencies in Tell City. 

  • South Perry Head Start visits the farm

    Students in Classroom 2 at South Perry Head Start enjoyed activities that focused on fire safety, fall, harvest and Halloween during October.

    The class took a field trip to Trunnell’s Farm Market in Utica, Ky. Students learned how pumpkins grow and each child got to pick their own pumpkin from the patch. They tasted apple cider slushies and played in the Family Fun Acre. Pictured from the left are Hailey Martin, Chloe Hale, Kenadie Ambrose and Skylyn Snively. For more information about South Perry Head Start, contact teacher Beth Cassidy at 547-9464.