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Today's News

  • Busiest sesquicentennial days ahead

    Saturday-night fireworks will close out celebration

    TELL CITY - Saturday's big parade and Sunday's Kids' Day may have kicked off Tell City's sesquicentennial week in grand style, and Carl Hurley's antics brought smiles to hundreds, but the biggest days of the community's 150-year celebration lie ahead.

    Train excursions, trolley tours and river cruises all begin today and the Brau Garten stage will draw crowds nightly through Saturday. The party ends with a fireworks show Saturday night over the Ohio River.

  • Woman injured in hit-and-run crash

    UNIONTOWN - Indiana State Police from the Jasper post are asking the public's help in their investigation into an early-morning crash Thursday that sent one person to the hospital.

  • 4-H, Schweizer Fest publications available online

    Publications providing information for the celebration of Tell City's sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest are available in the Special Sections area of this Web site, as is a special section featuring winners of the July 4-H Fair.

  • Kast shares mission-trip reflections

    When asked to write a personal memoir of St. Paul's second mission to New Orleans, I assumed that it would be easy to assemble a few hundred words into an accurate depiction of my experience.

    But as I took the time to piece together all the tiny events that, when viewed collectively, made a breathtaking whole, I realized how unexpected my time spent in the bayou was.

  • Cannelton residents: How would you rather spend your $4,000?

    I read with great interest the two articles on the front page of The Perry County News July 28, 2008, concerning Cannelton City Schools.

    Regarding the story headlined, "New law may spawn more school transfers," it is great news that apparently Indiana will soon join more than 40 other states in allowing parents to send their children to public schools outside of their own district.

  • My sesquicentennial suggestions

    Tell City's sesquicentennial celebration is in full march. Saturday's parade and community picnic are behind us and Kids' Day wrapped up Sunday evening. So what's next to do? Plenty.

    While some folks are free the entire week courtesy of retirement, summer break or timely vacations, most of us have to balance sesquicentennial events with the rest of our lives.

    Here are a few suggestions for each of the six remaining days of Tell City's 150-year festivities.

    Monday - Carl Hurley

  • We love it when pride comes together

    If a stranger from afar were to enter Tell City right now, he'd catch on pretty quickly that we're in the midst of a celebration. He wouldn't have to investigate too deeply to find out what we're celebrating.

    We think he would find it obvious that a lot of pride has gone into preparing for our sesquicentennial party.

  • Redevelopment authority OKs bond redemptions

    Three-member board conducts reorganization

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Redevelopment Authority approved at a meeting Tuesday requests from Waupaca Foundry to redeem $430,000 in bonds.

    The company asked the redevelopment authority for permission to exercise its option to redeem $225,000 and $205,000 aggregate principal from 1998 and 2001 taxable variable-rate demand economic development lease rental revenue bonds, respectively, according to a resolution adopted by the authority.

  • Marie Clemens' 1960 flag design has Tell City's colors flying proudly

    The winning designer of a 1960 contest to design Tell City's flag, Marie Clemens' original sketch for the city's official colors doesn't exactly look like the flags fluttering en masse over Tell City this week.

    The final design chosen by a committee appointed by the historical society left out Clemens' Swiss flag-like white crosses and a torch she thought would represent Indiana.

  • Scammers try to snare money from victims

    Don't respond with account information

    PERRY COUNTY - "Your card has been suspended," said the robotic female voice captured July 25 by an answering machine. "To reactivate your card, please call the security department at (515) 414-3121." The same warning was being sent as text messages to cell phones. Anyone tempted to follow the instructions was being led into a trap intended to empty their bank account.

    The News received word of the scam that day and included a warning in last Monday's edition.