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Today's News

  • School board discusses hiring, high-ability funds

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton’s school board voted July 18 to add administrative-assistant duties to those of third-grade teacher Margie Weatherholt and to employ an instructional assistant to teach elementary art.

  • 55th Schweizer Fest arrives this week

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest, Tell City’s annual celebration of its Swiss-German heritage, will unfold this week with favorite activities from the past and new ones. Throw in rides, games, a Main Street beer garden and four nights of music and  you have all the ingredients for a big celebration.

  • Schweizer Fest dinner to honor Dot Kessner

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner to honor Dorothy “Dot” Kessner Thursday.

  • TC man jailed after car collides with house

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Police said a Tell City man whose car crashed into a home was inhaling vapors from a canister of compressed air when he apparently blacked out Friday morning.
    Michael C. Aders, 27, of 545 N. 14th St., was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, inhaling toxic vapors and speeding too fast to avoid a collision after his car traveled off the alley in the 400 block between 12th and 13th streets and hit the home, damaging its foundation.

  • Former mayor reflects on public life grounded on family, service

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – Former Mayor Bill Goffinet wasn’t born in the city he led for 16 years, but nearly a decade after he left office, he calls Tell City a wonderful hometown that has supported him and his family for more than half a century. He, in turn, is proud of the service he has provided to the community and its citizens.

  • Book-rental fees for William Tell Elementary School

    TELL CITY – Following are the book-rental fees for William Tell Elementary School.
    Kindergarten
    Rental math, $22.53    
    Rental science, $16.25    
    Non-rental materials fee, $10    
    Non-rental reading fee, $10    
    Non-rental technology fee, $10    
    Non-rental art materials, $5    
    Non-rental music, $4    
    Non-rental student handbook, $4    

  • William Tell Elementary School provides information on opening

    TELL CITY – Kindergarten through sixth-grade parents can take care of book rental fees and update students information either online starting Tuesday or at William Tell Elementary School during the following times: from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
    The textbook rental fees vary according to grade level. A complete list of book rental fees appears on Page 9 of today’s edition of the News. Bus routes will be posted in the newspaper later.

  • Shots!

    TELL CITY – When a child enrolls in a school corporation for the first time, or any subsequent time and at any level, the parents must show either the student has been immunized or that a current religious or medical objection is on file. Parents must provide the school corporation with complete immunization records prior to the beginning of the school year.
    The following are the minimum immunization requirements for students entering William Tell Elementary for the 2013-14 school year:

  • Back-to-school info
  • COLUMN: Looking back, Tell City was a great place to grow up

    JOE MORTON
    GUEST COLUMNIST
    Growing up in Tell City was, what I think most people would agree, the ideal small town experience. We lived in a town that was safe enough to give kids  freedom to roam around on their own, yet being a small town, your parents knew plenty of people who would tell them if you were seen breaking their rules.
    I came into my own as a preteenager in the early 1980s.