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Today's News

  • Former News editor reunites with county native, Andy Hall

    MADISON, Wis. - Andy Hall, a native of Perry County, was reunited with Max Heath, former editor-manager of The Perry County News, at a Wisconsin Newspaper Association Feb. 12.

    Heath, retired former vice president, executive editor and circulation director of Landmark Community Newspapers, was there to receive a Distinguished Service Award for his service to WU newspapers as 27-year postal chair of the National Newspaper Association.

  • Wellness event Tuesday at TCHS

    TELL CITY - A Wellness 2010 event is set for Tuesday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    Guest speaker will be Brian Huxford, presdient and founder of Fitness Experts Inc. He will speak on a number of issues, including on-site fitness and nutrition programs.

    The program begins at 6 p.m.

  • Legislative brunch Saturday in Santa Claus

    SANTA CLAUS - The Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 2010 legislative brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Nick's Restaurant at Santa's Lodge. State Sen. Richard Young and State Reps. Russ Stilwell and Suzanne Crouch will attend. Residents are invited to attend, listen to legislators speaking about the 2010 session, ask questions and share comments. Refreshments will be served.

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  • 'Alice in Wonderland' a journey worth taking

    "Alice in Wonderland," Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's latest collaboration, is equal parts strange and goofy. This is not a bad thing, I was just hoping for something a bit darker. The film is still enjoyable and it certainly held my interest.

  • At Rest for 50 Years (Part 2)

    Editor's Note: John Christie, a retired professor of English at Indiana State University, penned a two-part story about the 1960 Electra crash that was published in The News in 1993. Christie, who now resides in Pennsylvania, offered to allow the republication of the feature to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the crash. His work was originally published in the Hopewell Review at Ball State University and was later adapted into an Indiana PBS documentary titled "Peaceful Existence." Part 1 of Christie's account of the crash appeared Monday.

  • Saturday's service moved to city community center

    The Tell City Kiwanis Club and a committee of community members will lead weekend services to mark the 50th anniversary of the Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 crash.

    In a change made over the weekend, Saturday's memorial service has been moved from the crash site at Millstone to the Cannelton Community Center. The location will better accommodate the crowd and eliminate concerns about weather and a lack of parking along Millstone Road.

  • Breaking NewsFormer ONB employee charged with theft, forgery

    TELL CITY - A former Old National Bank employee has been charged with 26 felony counts of theft or forgery for allegedly taking more than $6,500 from a customer's accounts.

    Lisa Harpenau, 40, of 410 Protsman St., Troy, was arrested Tuesday, Tell City Detective Lt. Alan Malone said. Harpenau, whose employment at the bank was terminated March 1, was not jailed but faces a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.

  • Archers outwrestle Castle

    TELL CITY—Tell City won five of the last six matches to beat Castle 60-42 in junior high wrestling Tuesday.

    Tell City trailed 39-33 after the 135-pound match.

    Spenser Beard battled for nearly the three full periods in the 145-pound match before pinning Wanhainen in 2:46 to tie the score.

    Trevor Zuelly trailed 2-0 late in the 155-pound match but scored a three-point near-fall in the closing seconds to win 3-2 to put the Archers ahead for good.

  • Tell City shut out on All-PAC team

    TELL CITY—No Tell City player was named to the All-PAC boys basketball team selected by conference coaches Monday.

    North Posey and Southridge, which tied for the conference title with 7-1 records in conference play, accounted for half of the 10-player team—three from North Posey and two from Southridge.

    Five of the other seven conference teams each placed one player on the team while Tell City and South Spencer were shut out.