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Today's News

  • COMMUNITY EVENTS; Nov. 28

    Tell City Band Boosters to hold fundraiser Dec. 4

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters will hold a bean soup and cornbread fundraiser Dec. 4. We will be located across the street from the high school where chicken dinners are usually held. Organizers will begin serving between 10 and 11 a.m. and will continue until sold out.

    The cost of 16 ounce cups will be $5 and include corn bread muffins.  We will also fill jars for those who wish to take their own. Lip sync battle Saturday

     

  • Scholarships for future teachers

    Erin Houchin

    State Senate District 47

     

    The winter months are an exciting time for high school seniors as they begin to decide what their next step will be after graduation. For those who are choosing to continue their education at a college or university, the daunting task of deciding where to go and how to pay for it follow soon after the acceptance letters arrive in the mail.

  • Indiana’s November surprise

    Larry DeBoer

    Guest Columnist

     

    Ten Indiana school districts offered property tax referenda Nov. 8, to finance buildings or budgets. That was the most for a November election since 2010. More referenda are offered during elections in May, probably because 69 percent of all May referenda have passed since 2010. Only 39 percent of November’s have passed in that time.

    On Nov. 8, 2016, nine out of 10 school referenda passed. It was a November surprise. Why did it happen?

  • Time for St. Nick’s visit

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I was chided last year for not reminding readers in time about the approach of St. Nicholas Day. Not so this year. St. Nicholas is coming Dec. 6, so there is well more than a week to make plans to take part in a great pre-Christmas tradition. Just don’t forget to put out your shoe the evening before the big day.

  • Tell City’s lions should return to city’s depot

    We were happy to hear the news, reported in Thursday’s Perry County News, that money has been raised to repair the century old Venetian lions fronting City Hall. The concrete lions are in rough shape after moving location over the years.

    We’d like to suggest that once repaired, they be moved to sit outside the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street. The old Depot is no longer with us but the lions were originally intended to be sentinels that greeted guests or residents returning by train.

  • Creator of William Tell statue dies at age 95

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Donald Ingle died Nov. 12 in Evansville. A businessman and former Evansville City Council president, Ingle was the artisan behind the bronze statue of William Tell that stands in City Hall Park. That statue, and the fountain on which it rests, were dedicated during Schweizer Fest 1974. While headlines at the time centered on Watergate and the fate of President Richard Nixon, the Tell City News was sharing front page updates about the progress on the statue of the Swiss freedom fighter and his son.

  • Ringing in the Season
  • PCDC infrastructure improvements to continue

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The county council gave its stamp of approval Tuesday on the second in a series of bonds being financed through a Waupaca tax-increment-finance district. Identified as the Series 2016 A, Series 2016 B and Series 2016 C bonds, the total amount of the current indentures is valued at $3.28 million.

  • Undefeated team reunites for 50th anniversary

    Members of Cannelton’s 1966 football team, which won the Pocket Athletic Conference title and finished undefeated, reunited Nov. 19 at the Patio Restaurant. Team members attending were (front row, from left) Darryl Irvin, Sonny Claycomb, Rick Brumfield, Rick Clemens. Standing: Assistant coach Bill Harkness, Ralph Dixon, Joe Daum, Gordon Hafele, Lynn Spencer, Glenda Hafele Stone (widow of late player Darrel Stone), Paul Gunn, David Thorn, Gary Johnson, David Miller and Harold Lee Glenn. Coach Paul Osborne was unable to attend.

  • Tell City JV beats PC in OT

    LEOPOLD—Nate Kaiser scored 13 points as Tell City defeated Perry Central 50-45 in overtime in JV boys basketball Wednesday.
    Austin Snyder, Caleb Malcomson and Kyle Powers each added 10 points for the Marksmen, with Powers hitting three three-pointers.
    Ryan Hubert scored 11 points to lead Perry Central. Andy Graves and Clay James each added 10 points and Cain Hohne tallied nine.
    Kyle Mabry hit a three-point shot from beyond halfcourt for Perry Central to end the third quarter.