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Today's News

  • CORRECTED - Mail carrier delivers rescue for Academy Road woman

    ACADEMY ROAD – Sharon Turner knew something wasn’t right. Betty Sue Snyder wasn’t standing where she can be found each morning – at the end of her Academy Road lane waiting for the mail.

    Turner is a mail carrier for the route that includes Snyder, 75, and her son, Marty. Over the past year, she’s struck up a friendship with the woman, who suffered a stroke several years ago. Betty Sue can’t speak well but when her hearing aids are in place, she understands just about everything.

  • American Legion sets dates for poppy sales

    TELL CITY - Red crepe-paper poppies will be offered for distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 213 on today through Saturday at three Tell City locations, Noble's IGA, Wal-Mart and Cash Saver.  This reminder is a sacrifice of thousands in all wars and is an annual event sponsored by members of American Legion Unit 213, Tell City.

  • National Guard's Tell City armory to close this year

    TELL CITY – The National Guard armory in Tell City will be closed later this year, and its soldiers transferred to the unit in Jasper to which they now report. The armory here is one of three Indiana National Guard armories selected for closure, according to a news release issued Monday from the Guard's headquarters in Indianapolis. Maj. Gen. R.

  • Shelter to host spay-neuter clinic June 1

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Animal Shelter will host a low-cost spay and neuter clinic June 1.

    Animals can be dropped off at 6:30 a.m. and picked up at 9 at the animal shelter, 200 Herzelle St., Cannelton. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to register their pets earlier as slots are expected to fill quickly. Payment must be made at time of registration. Only money orders or cash payments are accepted.

    The cost for cats is $40 to spay and $30 to neuter. Dogs are $50 to spay and neuter and dogs over 100 pounds will cost $80.

  • Schweizer Fest food booth meeting set

    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest Committee will host a meeting for food-booth vendors at 6 p.m. today at the Perry County Chamber office, 601 Main St.

    Food-booth opportunities are available to any Perry County nonprofit group. New groups must sell a product different from those already offered at Schweizer Fest.

    All current and potential food vendors are asked to attend this informational meeting.

    For more information, contact Cheri Taylor at 547-2385.

  • Teacher Creativity Fellowship grant awarded to William Tell teacher

    TELL CITY – Kimberly L. Strobel of William Tell Elementary School has been selected to receive a Teacher Creativity Fellowship grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

    The program enables teachers, principals, guidance counselors and school librarians from all over Indiana to take time to pursue their personal interests, explore subjects that intrigue them and just “get away.”

    Strobel will work with school-related stress management, attending retreats and workshops focused on stress-reduction strategies for teachers and students.

  • TCHS chorus, band to perform Sunday

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School music students  will perform choral and band concerts beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday in the school’s auditorium.

  • TCHS schedules senior awards program

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School will host a senior awards program at 1 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.

    In addition to awarding all scholarships, other prestigious honors such as the Jerome Stenftenagel and Bryan Taylor athletic awards, will be given.

    All graduates and their families, along with community members, students and staff, are invited and encouraged to attend this event. Some of the awards are confidential until announced at the program; therefore, students who may not be expecting an award still might receive one.

  • More ‘Iron Man’ is better

    “Iron Man” was a bit of a surprise for me when it came out in 2008.  I’ve always been more of an X-Men and Batman fan, so I went to check it out with fairly low expectations.  When I walked out of the theater I had become a fan of Tony Stark. The first movie had plenty of action, wit and fun. Most importantly, “Iron Man” was a film that featured a near-perfect performance from Robert Downey Jr. and it was a film that didn’t take itself too seriously. I’m happy to say that all of the above applies to “Iron Man 2.”

  • So, you’re angry? Fine. But channel it constructively

    Everywhere you turn these days, you find someone insisting that Americans are fed up. They’re angry at the White House, or at the government in general, or at politicians as a breed.