Local News

  • Sectional Champs!

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  • Waupaca seeks to rezone 200 acres

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Plan Commission will consider during a hearing Tuesday a request by Waupaca Foundry Inc. to rezone some 200 acres it wants to use for an industrial monofill.

    The hearing begins at 6 p.m. in the commissioners room at the county courthouse. It is open to the public.

    A legal notice published in The News May 3 outlines the request to rezone from agriculture to heavy industrial use the acreage on the west side of Indiana 37 just north of the the intersection of Indiana 70.

  • Tax caps placing squeeze on city budget


    TELL CITY – City leaders are coping with a reduced general-fund budget by watching every penny and eyeing dormant accounts that could provide some relief – at least for this year.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing and Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter presented a somber report on the city’s finances at the May 7 council meeting, pointing out that the city is expected to receive nearly $279,000 less in property taxes because of property-tax caps that limit amounts owners of property can pay.

  • Children invited to free summer camps

     BEDFORD – Perry County children are invited to a variety of free camps offered by the Salvation Army.

    Hidden Falls Camp is a ministry of The Salvation Army Indiana Division. Located near Bedford, the 600-acre facility offers a variety of fun and recreation for every camper. 

    The camp has a swimming pool, paintball, rock climbing, zip line, a snack shop, suspension bridge, obstacle course, nature center, observation deck, lodge, dorms and a chapel. The camp even has a place for a campfire. 

  • Champion hunters
  • Student Art

     More than 400 works of student art were entered into this year’s Tell City Regional Arts Association show, held May 5-6 at the Schergens Center. A list of winners was in last Thursday’s News. More photos are available on this website.

  • City proclaims this to be Police Week

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder and the city’s common council proclaimed this to be Police Week there in a regular meeting Monday. 

    She read a proclamation that noted 900,000 law-enforcement officers serve in communities across the nation, “including the dedicated members of the Cannelton Police Department.”

  • Waupaca earns Lincoln Hills Community Partner Award

     TELL CITY – Waupaca Foundry’s Plant 5 in Tell City and its employees earned Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s 2012 Community Partner Award, the organization announced.

  • Relay for Life supports free patient programs and services

    PERRY COUNTY – It’s time to fight back against cancer and offer help to patients in Perry County who are battling the disease. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County will take place June 9-10 at Perry Central High School.

  • Wellness Walk

     William Tell Elementary School students stretched their legs Wednesday morning for an international wellness program titled All Children Exercising Simultaneously. Students and staff walked to and from Joe Schaeffer Park. It’s been a busy couple of weeks for students, who took part in a triathlon earlier this month and were invited to bike to school last week.