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  • Director of community foundation fired

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Community Foundation Director Sally Houzanme was terminated from her job last week.

    Reasons for her dismissal were unclear as of Wednesday afternoon. However, Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot said Tuesday his department has been asked by the Evansville-based Community Foundation Alliance to initiate a criminal investigation.

    The foundation alliance serves as a fiscal agent for community foundations in southwest Indiana.

  • Success stories tied to school grant multiply

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – Members of the Perry Central School Corp. board heard an update from Lisa Lutgring about the Safe Schools-Healthy Students grant, which has helped educators and a core management team address school safety, mental-health services, alcohol and other drug prevention and student behavioral, social and emotional support at Perry Central and Tell City schools.

    “We’re into the third year. We’re really proud of the results,” Lutgring said.

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  • City council to discuss 7th Street project Wednesday

    TELL CITY – A public meeting on a proposed Seventh Street visitors and event center is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall in Tell City.

    The city council will meet in special session to discuss the project, presented publically for the first time last Monday. The building would include a meeting room that would seat about 100 people, office space, a designated area for a farmers market and a depot-like connection to the nearby Hoosier Southern Railroad.

  • Oakwood Health Campus hosting April 21 Power Of The Purse

    TELL CITY – Do you love browsing and shopping for purses, jewelry, plants, hats, glasses, antiques, and more all in one place? Do you get excited seeing the latest in spring fashions? Do you enjoy sharing a beautiful spring day out with your friends, which includes a free lunch?

  • Options expected for sale of former junior-high school

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board hope to hear options next month on how to dispose of the former junior-high school vacant for nearly two years but still costing the school district thousands of dollars each month.

    School attorney John Werner and Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger will present the options available, which could include listing the building with local real-estate companies or conducting an auction.

  • Historical society’s Titanic fundraiser to mark local ties to century-old disaster

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society plans to recreate the 1912 sinking of the Titanic – minus the iceberg and loss of life – with a gala April 14 banquet that will raise money for the organization and serve as a reminder to diners of Tell City’s connection with what remains one of the most famous maritime disasters.

    The dinner will be held at the the office of Indiana Realty and Auction, 331 Main St.. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with drinks and hors d’oeuvres with dinner served at 6:30.

  • Final choice made for new animal-control board

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted at a regular meeting to appoint Calvin Cash to a county animal welfare, control and education board being formed to meet a requirement in a similarly named ordinance.

    County commissioners adopted the ordinance in December, and it specified requirements of city and county governmental bodies.

  • Gearing up for the Big Game

    Mike Evans of Tell City shops for an Indiana University T-shirt for his 4-year-old daughter Friday at Team Central in the 500 Block of Main Street. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Tractor Supply plans TC store

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tractor Supply Co., the largest farm and ranch retail chain in the nation, will open a store in Tell City later this year.

    Bunnell Hill Development Co., based in Lebanon, Ohio, will build the 19,097-square-foot facility along Indiana 66 north of the former Sonic restaurant.

    The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission recently approved a development plan for the property and the city’s water board learned last Monday that a water line will be extended to service the site.