Today's News

  • Locally built Coast Guard vessel set to mark 50 years of service

    DUBUQUE, IOWA – A U.S. Coast Guard cutter assembled by skilled ironworkers and welders in Tell City will mark its 50th birthday this year and a man who served aboard the craft is hoping to safeguard some of its local history.

    Timothy R. Nass of Bellevue, Iowa, served 22 years in the coast Guard and retired with the rank of chief machinery technician. He is helping to gather information on the USGC Wyaconda, which was built at the Maxon Construction shipyard in Tell City and launched in May 1965.

  • Clifford draws fans at Saturday carnival, book fair

    Kindergartner Garrett Kuster gets a hug and a quick photo with Clifford the Big Red Dog during Saturday’s Winter Carnival and Scholastic Book Fair at William Tell Elementary. Clifford was played by various members of the WTE student council.

  • William Tell students find success in robotics ‘coopertition’

    TELL CITY – A group of William Tell Elementary School students earned an award  and accolades from other teams and coaches during  a recent robotics challenge held in Evansville.

    The Legos-robotics event at the University of Southern Indiana challenged teams to design a mobile, untethered robot that could maneuver across a themed playing field, confront one of several obstacles, perform a task and return to its starting point in less than two and a half minutes.

  • 12-year-old OK after falling through ice

    LEOPOLD – The father of a 12-year-old who fell through ice on a frozen pond Monday said he hopes news of the boy’s close call will serve as a safety lesson to others.

    The man, who preferred not to give his name or his son’s, said he wanted the focus of Monday’s incident to be on safety.

    “I hope this can be a lesson to other kids and parents about what can happen,” he said.

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  • Church News; Jan. 22

    St. Boniface to celebrate 150th Saturday


    FULDA – Historic St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda will celebrate 150 years with an evening of cards, painting and wine beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the parish center.

  • St. Boniface Catholic Church to host wine and art event Saturday

    FULDA – St. Boniface Catholic Church will host an evening of cards, painting and wine Saturday, Jan. 24, at the parish center. Doors will open for a euchre tourney at 6:30 p.m. and play will begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be six 20-minute games. Cost will be $15 per player.

    There will be door prizes and half-pot drawings. Finger foods and drinks will be furnished. A “wine and canvas” event will begin at 6:30 p.m. where visitors can take cues from a master artist while sipping on wine from Monkey Hollow Winery.

  • Rural News; Jan. 22


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Noah James of Boonville, who died Wednesday, Jan. 7. He was the son of Rob and Amy James of Boonville and the grandson of Ronnie and Beth (Alvey) James of Branchville. Our condolences also to the family of Casper L. “John” Etienne, who passed away Monday, Jan. 12, at his home. Sympathy to the family of Beth Ann Kellems, who passed away, Sunday, Jan. 11.

  • Looking Back; Jan. 22

    70 Years Ago

    Jan. 15, 1945


    • Three Hoosier Marine Corps friends from Perry County staged a reunion in the Pacific recently, their first since being shipped off to war. Pvt. First Class Ernest Schwartz of Cannelton, Pvt. First Class James W. Miller of Tell City and Pvt. First Class William A. Jarboe, also of Tell City, saw their first action on Guam.

    • George W. Alvey and Fanny B. Sims, both of Troy, were married by Squire Joseph Schwartz Jan. 6.

  • Daughters seek veterans photos for upcoming book

    TELL CITY - The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county’s history to present.

    The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict.

    The information and photos will be compiled into a book.