Today's News

  • Former governor to host book signing in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Former Indiana Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb will host a book signing at Cinderella’s in Tell City Saturday
    The signing for Whitcomb’s latest book, “Cilin II, A Solo Sailing Odyssey,” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Copies will be available for sale at the signing.

  • Ace Philip Feldpausch

    Keith and Cassie Feldpausch announce the birth of their son, Ace Philip Feldpausch, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at St. Mary’s in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.
    Ace has two older siblings, Annie, 10, and Aden, 8. Mrs. Feldpausch is the former Cassie Wood.
    Grandparents are Ronald and Mary Feldpausch of Tell City, Mike and Sharon Wood of Owensboro, Ky., and Harris and Suzie Williams of Germantown, Tenn.

  • Cyrus McCager Dixon

    Scott and Heidi Dixon of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Cyrus McCager Dixon, Friday, June 8, 2012, at Deaconess Women’s Hospital in Newburgh.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 14ounces and was 20 inches long. Cyrus has two older siblings, Alexandra Lynn, 7, and Brody Scott, 3. Mrs. Dixon is the former Heidi Howe.
    Grandparents are Emma and the late Norman Dixon, Cindy and Bob Howe of Tell City. Great-grandparents are Ralph and Alice Hinton of Cannelton and Willie and Helen Howe of Troy.

  • Avery Kate Hess

    Neil and Julie Hess of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Kate Hess, Thursday, July 12, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 201⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Hess is the former Julie Coyle. Avery has one older brother, Ty, 7, and two older sisters, Kloyi, 10, and Shelby, 7.
    Grandparents are Jim and Suzy Coyle of Tell City and Carlton and Pam Hess of Cannelton. Great-grandparents are Bonnie Jean Powers and Martha Coyle.

  • Adult-education classes, free transportation offered

    TELL CITY – WorkOne Southwest is offering an adult education class, hosted by Ivy Tech Tell City, designed to help people transition to higher education. 

    Those who meet class criteria will get opportunities to strengthen math, reading and language skills, add a GED to their resume, prepare for post-secondary training and increase wage-earning potential.  

    Classes will be held at Ivy Tech-Tell City 12:30 to  3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday Sept. 4 through Oct. 25.  

  • Local attractions featured on TV Sunday

    ROCKY POINT – Local landmarks will be featured on a television program scheduled to air at 7 p.m. Sunday on WTVW.

    The program, “One Tank Getaways,” part of a series called “My Hometown,” will feature a castle, lighthouse and museum built by Jack “Superfoot” Brown  east of Rocky Point along Indiana 166 in southern Perry County.

    Also featured will be Gary and Lynn Dauby’s Blue Heron Winery, bed and breakfast and Celtic Cross.

  • Wineries en route to Schweizer Fest

     TELL CITY – Several wineries will take part in Saturday’s Schweizer Fest Wine Garden. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. and the garden will be located on the east side of City Hall Park. Wineries taking part are Winzerwald Winery, Wine Shak, Blue Heron Vineyards, Monkey Hollow, River City Winery, Best Vineyards, Indian Creek Winery, Scout Mountain Winery and Windy Knoll Winery. Leo Gronquist will entertain guests. The wine garden is sponsored by German American Banking Insurance and Investments. There will be cheese tasting and Tell City pretzels.

  • Charles and Virginia Polster

    Charles and Virginia Polster will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
    The family extends an open house invitation to all from 4 to 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
    The couple are the parents of Bryan and Anne Polster of Los Altos Hills, Calif., John and Tammy Williams Kay, Charles Klewin and Cathy and Don Hitz, all of Santa Claus.
    They have nine grandchildren, Adam and Casey William, Laura, Emma, Camille Polster, Hannah Klewin and Olivia, Gabe and Jordan Hitz.

  • School board meeting’s early start raises open-door issues (Corrected)


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School board members violated the state’s Open Door Law when they began a special meeting Thursday before the time they’d advertised it. 

    As the News reported July 26, the board voted to conduct a special meeting last week if Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt had recommendations for hirings that needed to be approved before the new school year begins this week. Teachers will report to work Friday and students will begin their year Monday.

  • Museum to host Cannelton history makers dinner

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum will host its first History Makers Dinner  honoring the events and people who’ve shaped Cannelton during its 175 years. 

    The dinner, also known as the 10-11-12 dinner, because of its Oct. 11 date, will feature a video documentary filmed by Larry Peter and coordinated by the Perry County Museum with interviews of local people sharing stories about people and events such as the Electra airplane crash and 1937 flood.