Today's News


    Bethel Christian Bible school begins today
    DOOLITTLE MILLS –  Doolittle Mills Bethel Christian church vacation Bible school will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 7-11. This year’s theme is “Jungle Safari.” Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

    Humane Society to meet Tuesday
    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Jim Carter at 836-4842.

  • Four generations

    The Davis family recently gathered to celebrate the arrival of Margaret Davis’ first great-grandchild, Sofia Bridgette Larson of Chicago.

    Also pictured are mother Courtney Davis Larson of Chicago and grandfather Dennis Davis of Johnson City. Margaret Davis is a resident of Bristow.

  • Hubert – James

    Ashley Hubert and Andy James, both of Evansville, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jim and Marilyn Hubert of Leopold.

    The groom-to-be is the son of Kenny and Donna James of Leopold.

    Miss Hubert is a Perry Central High School and University of Southern Indiana graduate. She is a registered nurse at St. Mary’s Emergency Services Department.

    Mr. James is a Perry Central High School graduate and is currently a student at the University of Southern Indiana.

  • Community foundation awards scholarships

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded two scholarships to students who previously graduated high school.

    Crystal Peter received the Mildred Wempe Memorial No. 1 Scholarship and Martha Thomas received the Charles S. (Blackie) Paulin and Rose H. Paulin Scholarship.

    Both scholarships are administered through the foundation.

  • Book-signing rescheduled for Aug. 9

    TELL CITY – Area author Joan Zoglman, a lifelong resident of rural southern Indiana, has rescheduled a book signing to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Tell City Library.

    Zoglman’s writing has been published in several poetry anthologies and inspirational magazines.

    Her debut novel, “Before the Fall,” marks her entry into the genre of fiction and celebrates her freedom as both a writer and a woman.

    Set in a tight-knit, small-town community, it tells a tale of a lost love later re-encountered.

  • William Tell Elementary students experience ‘We the People,’ meet Gov. Pence

    William Tell Elementary sixth-grade students participated in the We the People state hearings in Indianapolis in May.

    During the school year, students review the Constitution. During the simulated hearing, students assume the role of constitutional experts, presenting prepared oral statements before a panel of judges.

    Following the presentations, students respond to follow-up questions from a panel of judges to demonstrate their depth of understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and clarify issues they may have raised during formal statements.

  • Edelweiss Ball to rejoin Schweizer Fest schedule

    TELL CITY – The Edelweiss Ball used to be one of Schweizer Fest week’s big events, a formal event that drew hundreds of people who danced to the sounds of the late 1950s and 60s. The balls eventually faded from the festival schedule, until now. The 56th Schweizer Fest will return with a 1950s-themed ball scheduled for Aug. 2 at the Schergens Center.

  • Ewing honored for support of public power


    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing was unable to claim a national public-power award presented last month in Colorado so the award is coming to her.

    Ewing will be recognized during this evening’s city council meeting with the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award. It was presented June 17 during the national conference of the American Public Power Association held in Denver.

    Raj Rao, executive director of the Indiana Municipal Power Association, will present the award this evening.

  • Fun at the Moose Summer Fest

    Karson Sipes, 2, came to the Moose Summer Fest early the evening of June 26 and had a kids ride all to himself. The picnic’s three-day run included rides, games and fireworks.

  • ‘For sale’ sign going up at Fulton Hill


    TROY – For sale: a community center with a spectacular view of the Ohio River and plenty of room for additional development.

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Executive Director Larry Kleeman confirmed last week that the Tell City-based provider of community services will sell Fulton Hill Community Center and about 12 surrounding acres. Lincoln Hills purchased the property from the town of Troy in 2003 and leased the building for receptions, school reunions and other gatherings.