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Letters

  • Transportation change requests at William Tell Elementary

    Due to an excessive number of transportation change requests and to ensure the safety of all elementary students, we will no longer be accepting transportation changes via phone at William Tell Elementary.

    We have always encouraged parents to choose one destination for their students. This destination should be where the student most frequently travels after school.

    We do understand that occasionally situations arise that require parents to alter that destination, and we do plan to allow for that.

  • We shouldn’t condone animal cruelty

    Regarding the photo in a recent edition of the Perry County News showcasing the pig chasing/wrestling “contest” at the 4-H fair:  please allow a brief protestation.

  • City needs to end annexation efforts

    It is irresponsible for Tell City to continue the annexation fight. It will take over 150 years for them to recoup $10,010,550 at 1-percent interest. That’s providing water, sewer, fire hydrants, and electric for 157 houses, while losing $120,000 the first three years. That’s if they get bond money.

    Is this is about the new totally electric hospital being in the city limits? Well that idea is a wash. They are laying people off.

    If this is about population growth, Tell City is losing people.

  • Kids Fest a big success

    On behalf of Cannelton Elementary School, I would like to personally thank everyone involved in the success of out Kids Fest on July 27.

    Through the generosity of our communities’ donations, students were able to leave with a backpack filled full of supplies. The Cannelton Elementary School staff, as well as the students, truly appreciate everything you did and do for us.

  • Interesting Arlington Cemetery facts

    Here are some facts about Arlington Cemetery you may find interesting.

    • How many steps does the guard take on his walk across the tomb of the “Unknown Soldier” and why? 21 steps, it alludes to the 21 gun salute which is the highest to the given to any military or foreign dignitary.

    • How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk? 21 seconds for same reason as above.

    • Why are his gloves wet?

    His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.

  • Tree work in City Hall Park appreciated

    The Schweizer Fest committee would like to thank the fine crew on the Tell City Electric Department for removing and trimming diseased and damaged trees from the City Hall Park prior to the festivities.

    While we hate to see any trees cut down, the safety of all attending the festival is always our primary concern. Too many branches have been falling from those trees sometimes without being caused by weather and high winds.

     

    Ken Roland

    Vice President Tell City

  • River Sweep 2017 a big success

    The 2017 Ohio River Sweep has come and gone!

    Now, we would like to thank the volunteers who participated in the River Sweep.

    We would also like to thank the following donors of food, money and supplies: Chicago’s Pizza, Subway, Noble’s IGA, Papa John’s Pizza, Fifth Third Bank, Franzman Insurance Agency, Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Joseph and Marilyn Schoeppel and Perry County Memorial Hospital.

  • Arts Night at City Hall a big hit

    An Evening of Arts event was held at City Hall on July 8, hosted by Tell City Regional Arts. A large crowd throughout the night enjoyed the displays of many talented local artists, as well as wine and beer sampling and light snacks.

    On behalf of Tell City Regional Arts Association, I would like to thank Mayor Jim Adams and the Tell City Common Council for allowing the event to be held once again in City Hall.

  • Arnold’s support ensures access to records

    Editor’s Note: This letter  was written by the Hoosier Press Association Executive Director Steve Key to State Rep. Lloyd Arnold in appreciation of his support of House Bill 1523, which helps ensure Hoosiers’ access to public records.

     

    Dear Rep. Arnold:

     

    The Hoosier State Press Association thanks you for supporting H.B. 1523.

  • Forget the goofy typos

    Great column, Jake. (Insignificant stories steal more and more attention, June 5 issue). The world is falling apart around us, and so many folks are caught up in silly stuff.

    So Trump typed “covfefe” instead of coverage.  So what?  How many of us have written to our friends and sent out misspelled words, grammatical mistakes and other typos?  I agree with you; is this a national security issue like the Russian debacle?

    If typing covfefe instead of coverage is the worst of Trump’s sins, I would be delighted and relieved.