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Today's News

  • District ranger stepping down in January

    Denoncour found ways to tie community involvement with forest stewardship

    TELL CITY - Jim Denoncour, district ranger for the Hoosier National Forest since 1990, will retire from the U.S. Forest Service next month. And while retirement will give the 60-year-old more time for family and personal pursuits, the stewardship he devoted to the forest itself and the communities close to the 200,000 acres of federal land will linger long after Denoncour trades his khaki shirt and olive trousers for civilian clothes.

  • Ordinance bans dogs from Greenwood Cemetery

    TELL CITY - Pet owners who fail to abide by a city ordinance banning dogs from Greenwood Cemetery could face citations and fines from police.

    Mayor Gayle Strassell offered a reminder at Monday's board of public works meeting that dogs and other animals are not allowed in the cemetery. Sexton Earl Parker has reported problems with dogs urinating on tombstones, Strassell said.

  • County employees can set up medical accounts

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Monday flexible spending accounts that can help county employees deal with high medical costs.

    Employees who participate will have money taken from their paychecks before taxes are computed, which can mean big savings for people paying expensive bills, like those for braces on their children's teeth, according to Pete Franzman.

  • Rescheduled parades to roll Sunday ... if rain holds off

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City's and Leopold's annual Christmas parades, both postponed due to rain Sunday, have been rescheduled for their original times this Sunday. Also rescheduled are follow-on activities in each community's park.

    Leopold's Christmas parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. with Tell City's parade getting under way at 5:30 p.m. Lineup for the Tell City event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Tell City High School student parking lot. The parade will proceed west on Tell Street to Main Street and then south on Main to Washington Street.

  • Jasper man killed in I-64 crash

    Police: Driver swerved to miss animal in roadway

    KITTERMAN CORNER - An animal in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 Tuesday evening triggered a one-car crash that claimed the life of a Dubois County driver, state police said.

    According to Trooper Brent Hoover, 37-year-old Michael S. Sinnott, 1613 Main St., Jasper, was westbound near the 74-mile marker when according to witnesses, an animal entered the roadway.

  • Time remains to help United Way

    With the United Way signs disappearing, Thanksgiving gatherings a fond memory and our minds now turning toward Christmas, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you there is still time to give to the United Way of Perry County's annual fund drive.

    The annual campaign, co-chaired this year by Don Gill of Best Chairs and Rita Mahoney of Old National Bank, was officially completed Nov. 1 but donations may be made through the end of the year.

  • Plenty awaits in busy 2008

    While New Year's is still a month away, we at The News are already working on plans for a memorable 2008. And what a year it should be, with Tell City's sesquicentennial celebration in August and various community projects getting under way or wrapping up.

  • It's time for the community to deal drug economy major blow

    Recent headlines in this newspaper reporting large seizures of methamphetamine, marijuana and cash prove the war on drugs - and the drug trade - are far from being won. Despite statewide decreases in the number of drug labs dismantled by police, there are still criminals willing to manufacture meth or cultivate plots of marijuana.

  • Defense helps Tell City girls win two in a row

    TELL CITY - Tell City used strong showings on defense to win girls basketball games Thursday and Friday.

    The Marksmen held Southridge to a season-low point total as they beat the Raiders 35-18 in a PAC game Thursday.

    The Raiders, who fell to 0-2 in the conference and 0-7 overall, hit only 16.1 percent from the field.

    They did not reach double figures in points until 2:30 left in the third quarter.

    The Marksmen also got off to a slow start, leading only 9-6 at halftime after hitting just 4 of 18 shots from the field.

  • Gibson, Linette, Piper make all-state teams

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central’s Bo Gibson, Wes Linette and Robbie Piper were named to Class A all-state football teams last week.

    Gibson made the Associated Press team picked by media members and was also named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s senior team Friday, making both as a running back.

    Linette made the IFCA’s senior team as a kicker and Piper made the coaches’ junior team as an offensive lineman.

    Gibson, 6-foot, 190 pounds, made the 24-man AP team for the second year in a row.