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Today's News

  • Glenn returns to Tell City's police force

    Drivers to see reduced wait times at Main Street stoplights

    TELL CITY - Tell City's newest full-time police officer won't need much of an orientation when she begins work later this summer.

    Heather Glenn was appointed by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety Monday to fill the vacancy created by the retirement early this year of Police Chief David Faulkenberg.

  • Jurors to decide Kiplinger's role in slaying

    Confessed murderer O'Brien may testify about night Bobbi Jo Braunecker was killed

    ENGLISH - Two women who saw Kyle Kiplinger and Darrick O'Brien the night they allegedly murdered Bobbi Jo Braunecker in August 2006 testified Tuesday that both men had changed clothes and appeared wet after returning from what was supposed to be a quick nighttime trip to Wal-Mart.

  • Tax deadline set

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Auditor Connie Berger and Perry County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge have received approval from the Department of Local Government Finance for an Aug. 22, 2008, tax deadline.

    Tax bills will be mailed to property owners around the end of July.

  • Polster's mission: safe, affordable housing in Tell City

    TELL CITY - "Bobbi is an extraordinary individual. She is compassionate, dedicated, friendly and very patient ... She often places the needs of others ahead of her own. I am quite certain there is not a more deserving candidate," wrote Sharon Smith in her nomination of Bobbi Polster for The News' Hometown Hero Award.

  • Home-schooling curriculum should be standardized

    In February a California state appeals court ruled that unless parents have recognized teaching credentials they cannot home-school their kids.

    The court's opinion, citing a state education law, said, "Parents do not have a constitutional right to home-school their children."

    Advocates of home-schooling responded strongly against the ruling.

  • Editing birthday list a tad sad

    I've spent the past few weeks removing names from the birthday lists The News have maintained for many years.

    The roster of birthdays run on Thursday's Page 2B and while we've tried out best to keep it updated, it's not always been as high a priority as it should have been.

    That changed a few weeks ago when I was politely raked over the coals by a woman whose husband's name was still on the list a year after he died.

  • Babe Ruth all-stars announced

    TELL CITY - Regular-season champion Franzman Insurance placed three players each on Tell City's age-15 and age-14 Babe Ruth all-star teams announced Wednesday.

    Coca-Cola also had three players on the age-15 team.

    Kiwanis led the age-13 team with four selections while Coke and William Tell Woodcrafters each had three on it.

    The all-star teams will play in district tourneys this weekend.

    The age-15 all-stars will open district play at Jasper against the South Gibson vs. Washington winner Friday at 7:30 p.m., Perry County time.

  • Outreach to Space program coming to sesquicentennial

    TELL CITY - Evansville Museum of Art's Outreach to Space program will be in Tell City Aug. 6-9 as part of Tell City's sesquicentennial.

    The exhibit provides cutting edge space exploration content to non-traditional audiences in non-traditional venues.

    The project implements outreach delivery models to evaluate the audience's appreciation of science, technology, engineering, mathematics learning and tracks their follow-up visits to the host museums and the project Web site.

  • Happy Fourth of July!

    Fireworks illumine the sky over Zoercher-Bettinger Park Friday night during the annual Moose Lodge 1424 July Fourth Picnic. The event wrapped up Saturday night. Watch for more photos in Thursday's edition and online at www.perrycountynews.com.

  • BBQ contest, picnic join festival lineup

    ThyssenKrupp Waupaca sponsoring cook-off Aug. 2

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee is inviting backyard barbecuers to enter a new event during next month's 50th annual Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial.

    A barbecue cook-off contest is scheduled for Saturday morning, Aug. 2, in City Hall Park. One of several opening-day sesquicentennial events, the contest will conclude around noon with prizes to top barbecuers. A community picnic, sponsored by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, will follow in City Hall Park.