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Today's News

  • Miss Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 6

    SANTA CLAUS – The 2014 Miss Santa Claus Pageant will come to town Saturday, Dec. 6 at Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus. The pageant is open to ages from newborns to 22 years. There will be five Christmas baby categories and six categories for ages 3-22.

    The pageant will consist of interview and evening wear, but there will also be two optional competitions, photogenic and modeling, for those who would like to enter.

  • Council approves $10.5 million in bonds

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting Thursday the issuance of $10.5 million in bonds to finance land purchase, grading-work completion and construction of a rail spur, warehouse extension, warehouse and manufacturing facility and loading dock.

    Also to be funded are repair to a spur and spud tracks and completion of raw waterline work in or physically connected to the Perry County Economic Development Area Number 3.

  • Daughters of Isabella to celebrate 70th anniversary

    TELL CITY – The Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will celebrate their 70th anniversary Sunday, Dec. 7., at St. Paul Catholic Church, 824 Jefferson Street in Tell City.

    A Mass of celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Seating for the Daughters will be reserved in front pews marked with red bows.

    Following Mass there will be entertainment and a catered meal in the parish hall. All Daughters of Isabella members are welcome. To make a reservation, call Regent Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or Vice Regent Becky Hagedorn at 836-2805 by Monday, Dec. 1.

  • Will Read and Sing For Catholic Charities benefit scheduled for Dec. 7

    TELL CITY – Following the success of last year’s show, the Will Read and Sing For Food players are returning to Tell City for another performance to benefit Catholic Charities.

    The show will start at 6 p.m., Dec. 7, at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium.

    Hosted by Tell City native Scott Saalman, the show will deliver gut-busting laughs and great music. It’s a unique mix of humor essays and live music, said Saalman.

  • Community helps family after fire destroys home

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “We’re doing pretty good, actually,” Robin Thomas said Friday morning.

    Fire destroyed her family’s home at 7650 Ashtree Road at mid-day Wednesday, and since then, the community response has been great.

    “Oh my God, it has been,” she said. “I just didn’t have any idea all that happens.”

    She didn’t know how the fire started, just that it ignited in the garage before spreading to the house.

  • Fate of Obrecht House uncertain as works board, Indiana Landmarks consider options

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Board of Public Works and Safety discussed the status of the historic but embattled Obrecht House at 344 Seventh St. during a regular meeting Nov. 17. The home, slated for restoration by Carolyn Barr, is one of several properties within the city to elicit concern after falling into serious disrepair.

  • Decking the (City) Hall

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  • Ewing won’t seek third term as mayor

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Saying she wants to spend more time with her family, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing announced last week she will not seek a third term in office. Her decision comes just over a month before the filing period begins for 2015 municipal elections in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

    Ewing was elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 but has served in city government for three decades, first as deputy clerk-treasurer, then 20 years as clerk-treasurer and then seven years as mayor.

  • Judge pledges quick ruling on annexation legal motions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    JASPER – The first of what will likely be a months-long series of courtroom hearings over Tell City’s annexation efforts unfolded Thursday morning in Dubois County Circuit Court. Special Judge William Weikert listened to arguments on several motions filed by attorneys representing Tell City and landowners opposing the city’s annexation of more than 1,700 acres.

  • Cannelton stumbles twice

    MEDORA—Melissa Clausen scored a career-high 24 points but Cannelton lost to Medora 56-35 in girls basketball Friday.
    Clausen, a 5-foot-2 senior guard, hit 8 of 21 from the field, including 3 of 7 from three-point range, and 5 of 9 free throws.
    She also led the Bulldogs in rebounds with six.
    “She played about the best game she has played,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “She got a little confidence tonight and was shooting pretty well.”
    The rest of the Bulldogs hit only 4 of 27 from the field, though.