Today's News

  • Contract in place for armory renovation


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – By this time next year, Perry County could have a fully operational new courthouse annex. In an expected move, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission selected Kleeman Excavating of Troy to undertake renovations at the former Tell City National Guard Armory in Tell City.

    That announcement had been delayed by about three weeks after bids for the project came in higher than anticipated and were more than what was available in funding.

  • TIF-funded road upgrades on schedule


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Future construction of Switzer Road, a new entrance for Waupaca Foundry off Squirrel Road, is on schedule to possibly begin next year. Funded largely by an expected federal highway grant that will pay up to 80 percent of the anticipated $5 million tab, engineering toward its generation has been ongoing for several months.

    That federal money could be available in the fall of 2017.

  • It’s 4-H fair time
  • Womens conference coming in October

    FERDINAND – Registration is now open for the Women of the Church national conference, to be held Oct. 7-9, in Ferdinand.

    Responding to Pope Francis’ call for “a more incisive female presence” in the Church, two Indiana Benedictine institutions are co-hosting “Women of the Church: Strength of the Past. Hope for Tomorrow. A Catholic Leadership Conference.”

  • Wreath-making program set for July 19

    ROCKPORT – The Purdue Master Gardeners (Dubois, Perry, Spencer) has a special program for the month of July.

  • John’s Tractor Service Inc. awarded New Holland’s highest dealer honor

    ST. MEINRAD – John’s Tractor Service Inc. in Saint Meinrad has been named to New Holland’s exclusive President’s Club, the highest honor New Holland bestows on a dealership.

    The award recognizes superior service to customers as well as excellence and continuous improvement in business performance.

  • New EMS director named at PCMH

    TELL CITY – Brian Minton has officially been announced the new EMS Director at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    He has over 13 years of experience working in Emergency Medical Services, including military, rural, urban, municipal, private and rotor-wing ambulance services.

  • TripAdvisor names

    SANTA CLAUS – The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.com, just announced the nation’s top water parks, with Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari very close to the top of that list.

    The 40-acre water park, among the largest in the world, was named the No. 4 park in the nation and No. 13 in the world, following only Orlando parks in the U.S. rankings. According to TripAdvisor.com, the Travelers Choice Awards honor the top one-percent of attractions worldwide.

  • So what are they fighting over?

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    Barring a surprise at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month, the race for the presidency is set. So this seems a good time to step back and consider just what it is that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are fighting about.

  • Linda and Donald Hubert

    Linda and Donald Hubert will celebrate their 50th anniversary July 4. They were married July 4, 1966, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold.

    They are the parents of Chris (Lora), Vince (Jamie) and Nathan (Brittany Howell). They have six grandchildren, Hillary, Ryan, Jaxson and Weston Hubert, Kyra Roberts and Peyton Howell.

    Donald retired from union carpentry in 2004 and Linda retired from PSC in St. Meinrad in 2009.