Local News

  • Good eats at the Schweizer Fest

    Brooklynn Brown adds ketchup to her hot dog along Tell City’s Main Street Friday. As they have for many years, Old National Bank served hot dogs and lemonade outside.

    Schweizer Fest delivered plenty of opportunities for good food, with City Hall Park vendors serving rib eye and chicken sandwiches, walking tacos, burgers and cobbler and ice cream. The 56th Schweizer Fest wrapped up Sunday.

  • County man jailed on child molesting charges

    ROME – A Perry County man was arrested Aug. 1 on a charge of child molesting after an investigation into alleged contact between the 69-year-old and a child.

    William M. Sheridan, of 7020 Bear Creed Road, Rome, was lodged in the Perry County Detention Center on two counts of child molesting. According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Perry Circuit Court, Sheridan is accused of fondling and engaging in other sex acts with the child.

  • Superintendent, board deny teacher’s incentive pay

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A written policy will be developed for the payment of teacher bonuses next year, Cannelton’s schools superintendent said at a regular school-board meeting July 17.

    Alva Sibbitt Jr. made the comment in response to comments from elementary teacher Bridget Bruggeman, who told the board she met all of the criteria and was under the impression she’d be paid an incentive bonus until she opened the paycheck she thought would contain it.

  • Smokey celebrates his 70th birthday in Tell City

    Smokey Bear celebrated his 70th birthday July 26 with cake and activities in Sunset Park. About 40 children and their families attended the celebration, hosted by staff of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Tyler Kleaving, winner of the birthday-card contest, poses for a photo with Smokey Bear.

  • Pet of the Week

    ROCKY was found in early April on Highway 237 in Dale by an Indiana State Trooper.

    He’d been hit by a vehicle when the officer, thinking him dead, stopped to remove him from the roadway.

    When he realized Rocky was still alive, the officer delivered him to a nearby animal hospital, where the veterinary staff treated Rocky for a skull fracture, concussion, broken leg, broken jaw and broken ribs.

    Rocky has endured several surgeries and now has the green light to find a new forever home.

  • School menus - Week of Aug. 11-15

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.
    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.
    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Country fried steak sandwich and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and pears.
    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Corn dog, baked beans and peaches.
    Wednesday: BREAKFAST - French toast sticks LUNCH - Sausage and egg biscuit, hash brown and cooked apples.

  • Hands-on science breathes new life into teaching, learning

    Feature Writer

    Behind door No. 1, large, industrious beetles claw their way across desktops, pulling varying amounts of paper clips behind them. Some are bigger and stronger than others, but all are moving forward, each with a length of white string tied around its thorax. Scientists gather around excitedly, predicting the load each beetle can bear and scrawling down observations.

  • Rural News


    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Congratulations to James Mark Rhodes II and Jaime Lee Hess, who were married Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tell City.  

    The reception followed at the Tell City American Legion. May God bless them with many years of happiness.

  • Blinzinger Reunion

    Fifty people attended the first Blinzinger family reunion July 5, at Windward Heights Country Club.The oldest person attending was Bette Pagragan from Tell City, who was 91 July 4. The youngest was Keeley Pagragan, 2 ½ months, from Lexington, Ky. The person attending from the farthest away was Darla Shoemaker Hetzel and her husband, Wilford, of Powhatan, Va.

  • Snippets of history from Tell City’s founding

    Mark Oberhausen shared his presentation in June to the Tell City Historical Society. In the spirit of celebrating Tell City’s history during Schweizer Fest, we are sharing portions of his work.

    • The Swiss Colonization Society was organized in Cincinnati in November, 1856, with the goal of acquiring land for a new city for its members. The society wanted to purchase 10,000 acres on a river and in a free state.