Today's News

  • Changing of the Barbers


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – You can see it as you drive down the street: the red, white and blue just happens to catch the eye, and you know exactly what the business is. Barbershops have long-been community fixtures, a place not only to get a trim and a shave, but where friends meet and an extension of family.

    In 1974, Jody Fortwendel, then in his early 20s, bought an existing barbershop in Tell City that would mark the beginning of his own 40-plus year tradition.

  • Tell City schools to refinance bonds


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Board took steps Tuesday to refinance several bonds, including one for $11 million used to build William Tell  Elementary and another for $3.3 million used to pay pensions. The refinancings will add to cash reserves the district can use to pay for future capital repairs.

  • Tell City may restrict off-season RV parking




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council conducted a first reading June 1 on a proposed ordinance that, if adopted, would allow boats, campers, motor homes and other recreational vehicles to be parked in front of their owners’ homes during peak recreational seasons. The same RVs, however, would have to be removed from streets during the rest of the year. Trailers would face even tougher year-round restrictions and would be allowed on streets for only three days.

  • St. Boniface celebrates 150 years
  • Adventures With Nature returning to Tipsaw Lake June 27

    TIPSAW – The 13th annual Adventures With Nature field day will be held at Tipsaw Lake Saturday, June 27. Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of State Parks, Perry and Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Purdue Extension Perry County and the U.S. Forest Service continue to work together to present the event.

    Activities will get underway at 9 a.m. and will conclude approximately 1 p.m.

  • Ferdinand to celebrate 175th anniversary of its founding

    FERDINAND – Join Ferdinand for an event 175 years in the making. Founded in 1840, the town of Ferdinand is celebrating its anniversary with a family friendly festival June 18 through 21. Ferdinand’s 175th celebration will feature many of the usual festival activities, along with a variety of special events and activities at the 18th Street Park on the town’s north side.

  • Noisy bugs invade portions of eastern United States

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Cicadas, locusts, bugs, whatever people call them, are coming. Maybe, they are already here. For one brood, 2015 is their year.

    Cicadas also are known as locusts, but they are not a true locust, They are however, unusual creatures. Scientists know a lot about them, but mystery still surrounds these strange bugs.

  • Ransom - Morris Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. James and Ruth Ransom of St. Croix announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, April Rene Ransom to James Thomas Morris of Tell City.

    The future groom is the son of the late William and Peggy Morris.

    He is a graduate of Tell City High School and attended Vincennes University. He is a heavy-equipment operator at Mulzer Crushed Stone.

  • Volunteers sought for June 20 River Sweep

    TELL CITY – Have a few hours to spare a week from this Saturday? The Perry County Recycling Management District has a brief but rewarding job for you: help clean two area parks that front the Ohio River

    Ken Smith, the district’s director, said volunteers are sought for the annual River Sweep June 20. It is a six-state event that extends the entire length of the Ohio River. Locally, volunteers are sought to work 9 a.m. to noon at Sunset Park in Tell city and Hafele Park in Cannelton.

  • Veggies abundant as farmers market kicks off




    TELL CITY – The first session of Tell City’s farmers market Saturday drew a good selection of late-spring produce as well as other edibles, crafts and other homemade items. It also attracted a small crowd of buyers.

    “We had a lot of nice things and there will be more each week,” said Betty Cash, who directs the county’s convention and visitors bureau.