Today's News

  • TC School Board OKs bus buy, new hires

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board OK'd the purchase of a school bus and several personnel actions at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

    Bruce Chinn, assistant to the superintendent, said the new bus, a 78-passenger bus "much like the last one we bought," would involve the trade of one of two rear-engine buses "that's been a real pain for years. When we get rid of the other one, our fleet will be in good shape."

  • Plastic Santa Claus, with family 13 years, taken from Tell City home

    TELL CITY - Patti Coyle doesn't know why anyone would want to run off with a worn 3-foot-tall plastic lighted Santa Claus - other than to damage the spirits of her family.

    "I'm sitting here crying over a Santa Claus," Coyle said Friday, still fuming after watching a man unplug the Christmas decoration just outside the family's residence at Spring Hill Apartments and throw it in the back of a short-bed pickup truck.

  • Tell City welcomes new postmaster

    TELL CITY - A new staff member has been welcomed to Tell City's post office. Dan Schroeder accepted the position of postmaster Sept. 5 and started two days later.

    Schroeder, who is from Kansas City, Mo., has been a part of the United States Postal Service for eight years. His wife, Lisa, is a native of Tell City and Schroeder said he loved the city the first time he visited with his wife.

    "From day one I knew I wanted to be a part of this community," he said.

  • Cops shop for kids
  • Tots Lots preschool helps needy children get books

    TELL CITY - Students from Tots Lots Preschool are joining Super Bowl MVPs Peyton and Eli Manning and Scholastic Book Clubs to help donate one million books to disadvantaged children.

    This fall, students at Tots Lots preschools pledged to read 100 books as part of Scholastic Book Clubs' ClassroomsCare program. The philanthropy-based literacy campaign is designed to teach children about the joys and importance of reading and giving.

  • Moose Lodge New Year's Eve Dance planned

    TELL CITY - The Moose Lodge in Tell City will host a New Year's Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the lodge.

    Doors open at 7 p.m. and music will be provided by Damaged Goods. Party favors, snacks and champagne will be provided.

    Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the lodge. For more information, call the lodge at 547-2606.


  • High-resolution scopes arrive at PC Hospital

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital is now using high-resolution colonoscopes with narrow band imaging technology to perform colonoscopies.

    These scopes will aid physicians in detecting small growths in the colonic wall called polyps. The high-resolution colonoscopies will provide a much better visualization of the mucosa lining in the internal wall of the colon where polyps form.

  • First Baptist Christmas Eve service set

    TELL CITY - The First Baptist Church of Tell City will host a Christmas Eve service of music and meditation at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

    Traditional Christmas carols and scripture readings will be highlighted during the family worship experience. The church is located at the corner of 13th and Jefferson streets.

  • Legion hosting party New Year's Eve

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 in Tell City will hold a New Year's Eve party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m.

    The band Crosswinds will play 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll and country music all night.

    Sandwiches, chips, pretzels and party favors will be furnished. Beer and well drinks are $1.75 each and draft is $1.

    Tickets are on sale now at the Legion. Advance ticket costs are $10 for a single ticket or $15 for couples. Price at the door is $15 for singles and $20 for couples.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor's Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia's letter and Church's reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O'Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?