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Today's News

  • Community Events; July 27

    VFW to hold breakfast buffet Saturday

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City VFW will host a buffet style breakfast with made-to-order eggs. The next breakfast buffet will be July 29, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The breakfast will be at the VFW Post at 301 Main St. in Tell City.

    Guests are invited to go try the expanded buffet this month, which includes fruit, coffee and juice. The costs is $7.

     

    Marksmen chicken dinners Sunday

     

  • Benjamin Raider Weyer

    Nick and Katie Weyer of Tell City announce the birth of their second son, Benjamin Raider. He was born May 1, 2017, at the Women’s Hospital in Newburgh and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

    Ben was baptized on June 25 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City by Father Dennis Duvelius. Godparents are Stacy Davis of Boonville and Matthew Weyer of Ferdinand. Grandparents are Bruce and Sarah Chinn of Tell City and Ron and Lou Ann Weyer of Ferdinand. Ben has a brother, Jack Becher.

  • Kathy and Steve Schmidt

    Steve and Kathy Schmidt of Tell City will celebrate their 25th anniversary July 29 at the couple’s home with a family gathering.

    They were married July 25, 1992, at Tell City Baptist Church. The couple have three children, Lisa (Ponch) Martinez of Santa Claus, Shannon (Kayci) Amos of Floyds Knob and Shawnna (Marshall) Ritchie, and seven grandchildren.

    Mr. Schmidt is employed at ATTC. Mrs. Schmidt is retired from Branchville Correctional Facility.

    The couple will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Jamaica in the near future.

  • Early bloomers
  • Playwright honored for telling young Lincoln’s story

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

  • Camping with cops
  • More housing possible along TC’s 7th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A city-owned parcel of land in the 400 block of Seventh Street could become the site of Tell City’s next major housing project. That’s the hope of a housing committee working under the auspices of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Murder trial slated to begin Aug. 7

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ST. CROIX – The criminal case against a Tell City man charged in a March death is on a fast track, with a trial slated to begin early next month.

    Jury selection is scheduled to start Aug. 7 in the murder trial of Randal Coalter, 45. He is accused of killing 62-year-old David Weedman of St. Croix. Weedman was found dead March 3 on the living room floor of his home at 21755 Omar Road.

  • As legislators consider alcohol law fix, put consumers first

    This editorial was first published by KPC News Service.

     

    After years of teasing Hoosiers that they might reform Indiana’s liquor laws, state legislators seem ready to get serious this summer.

    A new study commission will begin unraveling our complicated tangle of statutes governing how alcohol is sold. The task is so formidable, the commission is being given two years to do its work.

  • Preparing for Schweizer Fest

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    The 2017 Schweizer Fest, Aug. 9-13, is just around the corner. It’s my favorite week in Tell City and has been since I was a kid.

    Mid- to late-summer weeks are a busy time for many of us with vacations, back-to-school preparations and, for many, just completed 4-H fairs. However, Schweizer Fest is the county’s largest festival and nearly all of us take part in it one way or another.