Local News

  • Hollinden, Morton ready for new four-year terms

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden and Ward 4 Councilman Gary Morton are unopposed in Tuesday’s municipal election in Tell City.

    Hollinden is a past member of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board and is completing his first term on the council. He helped initiate the county’s greenway movement, worked to help Tell City obtain a Clean City designation and has been a major supporter of a city-county wellness program.

  • Property-tax bills due by Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Nov. 10.

    Property owners have several payment options. Old National and First State banks in Tell City and Rockport and German American Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer's office at the county courthouse. Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 to avoid penalties.

  • Halloween nuptials

    The staff at the Tell City Clinic jumped headlong into the spirit of Halloween Monday, donning costumes as part of an elaborate wedding that had employees playing roles from bride and groom to priest. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Monsters aplenty but no mayhem
  • Trunks of Treats
  • Manager: Waupaca carried us on their back

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority fared “pretty strong financially in August,” despite no barges coming in that month, Kevin Teague reported at the authority’s October board of directors meeting. And while operating revenues were low, overall, rail traffic was strong due to 75 cars moving for the Waupaca foundry, the port and governmental-affairs manager for the port-rail agency said.

    “Waupaca carried us on their back,” he said.

  • Recycling officials latest to question county-council budget moves

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Perry County Recycling Management District questioned again this year the county council’s role in determining the district’s budget and paying its employees.

  • Election law change confusing some voters

    PERRY COUNTY – A new state law that places only contested races on the ballot means that only some Tell City voters will be able to cast ballots Tuesday.

    In Tell City, where there are only two contested races, both for city council, only voters in four precincts will vote Tuesday. All three citywide races – mayor, clerk-treasurer and at-large city council – are uncontested. That means the names of Mayor Barbara Ewing, Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter and At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden will not appear on any ballots.

  • Afternoon harvest
  • Daylight saving time ends Nov. 6

    Don’t forget to turn your clocks back by an hour Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially ends early Sunday.