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  • 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.

  • Officials object to claim city deficit was no one’s fault

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Councilman Melvin McBrayer hesitated at first, but then decided at a regular meeting March 12 to voice concerns he said he’d been hearing for a month.

    “People have been asking me constantly,” he started, “about an article that was in the paper, and when I read about what the ex-mayor of Tell City had said, (that) it wasn’t anybody’s fault about what happened to the $113,000 – I would really like to know whose fault it is.”

  • Crimes of the Past

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Half-hidden inside a courthouse storage room, piles of neglected books lie stacked waist high. Most recount dull histories of long-ago real-estate transfers or civil squabbles. But not all. In some tomes, underneath the dust, hard-to-read longhand script and faded type rests the county’s criminal history: dark tales of murder, rape, thievery and infidelity.

  • Ray Niehaus takes class members to White House

    WASHINGTON, D.C – Perry Central graduate and former high-school basketball standout Ray Niehaus received national recognition recently when he and members of his class at Pike Central High School traveled to Washington, D.C. Niehaus and the three students showed President Barack Obama an emergency shelter they designed as part of a Project Lead the Way engineering class.

    The students were among about 100 students who attended the second annual White House Science Fair.

  • Power of Youth Council is accepting applications for upcoming school year

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth, a program sponsored by the Perry County Community Foundation in partnership with Purdue Extension of Perry County, is accepting applications for its 2012-13 council.