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Today's News

  • On Oriole Pond
  • Site work starting on Switzer Road

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Work on the soon-to-be-developed Switzer Road near Waupaca Foundry is continuing on schedule. With actual construction on the road set to begin later this year, tree clearing along the route between Indiana 66 and Squirrel Road has started. That portion of the project necessitated a temporary closure of Squirrel Road earlier in the week.

  • Prescribed burns planned on HNF

    TELL CITY – The U.S. Forest Service will soon be conducting prescribed burns to maintain, restore or improve early successional habitat, maintain wetlands, restore unique barrens ecosystems, and regenerate oak and hickory. Prescribed burns also reduce fuel loads, thereby lowering the risk of wildfire impacts.

    Due to the overly moist and cold conditions last fall, many planned burns had to be postponed until this spring. 

  • Trees a concern for electric department

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Storms last week played havoc with electrical services. Dennis Dixon of the Tell City Electric Department. addressed the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety on Monday about a fallen tree last week at the corner of 13th and DeKalb streets that left around 250 customers without power.

    Dixon said, “Usually in these high wind days, we have a pretty solid system, but we did have a property owner’s large tree come down and took down our lines.”

  • Kaufman to be featured speaker at Historical Society meeting Monday
  • A fallen hero and Dutch determination

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A young man from the Netherlands who adopted the grave of a Troy solider killed in World War II is happy that Private First Class Clifford Mills’ remains will return home to Perry County.

    However, Nowy van Hedel feels a tinge of sadness that Mills’ last living sibling and nieces and nephews will grieve over a death that took place nearly 75 years ago.

  • After unexpected costs, Troy sewer rates in flux

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – Troy has seen its sewer bill more than double for February’s meter reading, and no one is certain yet if its temporary or a new norm. The town’s wastewater is pumped to the Tell City treatment plant, and customers are billed based on their use. But the town is billed wholesale on the overall treatment. Sewage flow went from 2 million gallons to 4 ½ million gallons last month.

  • School board honors Marksmen b-ballers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Accolades were abounding Tuesday for those who School Superintendent John Scioldo heralded as “Tell City’s favorite sons.” With the Marksmen basketball team fresh off it’s first sectional title in more than a quarter century, and after a weekend that saw the boys knock off the top-ranked team in Class 2A, there has been much excitement abuzz in the community.

  • Studying Artists
  • Library board expands annual self-evaluation

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County Library board members are participating in an annual self-evaluation. Forms have been sent from the Indiana State Library and were handed out during the library board meeting last week Wednesday.