Local News

  • Happy retirement, Toodie

    A happy gathering of family, friends and co-workers saluted Marcia “Toodie” Parker Friday during a retirement reception at the Tell City Electric Department. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Perry County Friday. Drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.

  • Farmers market shifts location

    TELL CITY – Due to Schweizer Fest’s use of City Hall Park and Ninth Street this week, the Perry County Farmers Market will change locations Saturday.

    The market usually takes place in the 700 block of Ninth Street but will move to the parking lot of First United Methodist Church at 10th and Mozart streets.

    The market’s 7 a.m. Saturday start time remains the same. The market will return to Ninth Street next week. Tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers and melons were among last week’s top sellers.

  • Segway patrol

    Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot, right, and Lt. Alan Malone pose in Sunset Park Monday on the city’s two new Segways. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Cannelton native completes world’s longest bicycle tour

    CANNELTON – Mindy Herzog Paulet, daughter of Norman and Judy Herzog of Cannelton, completed the 2011 Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. This is an annual seven-day ride now in its 39th year. It is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle-touring event in the world.

    The route averages 472 miles and is not flat. It begins along Iowa’s western border on the Missouri River and ends on the eastern Iowa border at the Mississippi River.

    This was Paulet’s first year to ride and she said she thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Local adult-ed chances increase, accelerate

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A high-school diploma or GED is the beginning of what’s necessary to get many jobs, but shouldn’t be considered the end, according to a local adult-education director.

    Kevin Hunter oversees a Vincennes University program for the economic-growth region encompassing Perry and neighboring counties.

  • Schweizer Fest Ride bracelets reduced to $15

    TELL CITY – The cost of bracelets allowing for rides in City Hall Park has been reduced this year to $15 from the $20 charged in the past couple of years.

    Ken Roland, president of Schweizer Fest Inc., said he hopes the reduced cost encourages more families to visit the festival today through Saturday night.

  • 2011 festival in high gear

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s 53rd Schweizer Fest kicked off in grand style Wednesday with an opening concert, recognition of this year’s distinguished citizen and a family night of free rides. Here are a few of the upcoming events. For a full rundown on this year’s festival, pick up one of the red programs available at The News and many businesses.

    Schweizer Fest Market

    Vendor booths offering collectibles, antiques and a variety of goods will be open through Saturday night in City Hall Park.

  • Miss Schweizer Fest 2011

    Fourteen contestants were a part of this year’s Princess Division of the Miss Schweizer Fest Pageant held Monday night at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • ISTEP scores rise at Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Edito

    CANNELTON – Overall passing rates on Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams increased for Cannelton students from 58.8 to 70.6 percent in math and from 60.2 to 76.5 percent in English, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported July 21.

    Addressing the school board at a regular meeting, she said the rates for third through eighth grades were below state averages of 79 percent for math and 78 percent for English, but she called each of the increases “a good jump.”