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Today's News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Molly Hall is new Perry County historian

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau are celebrating Perry County’s past by looking to its future with the appointment of new county historian Molly Hall.

    Hall joins the ranks of dozens of men and women lending their talents to the County Historian Program, established in 1981 to improve the historical communication network across the state.

    In this role, Hall acts as a liaison between statewide agencies and local organizations. She also answers questions from the public about local and family history.

  • March conference to focus on county history

    TELL CITY – Historical organizations and preservation-minded individuals are invited to attend a get-together at Tell City’s Convention & Visitors Bureau on Saturday, March 23, to discuss common interests and goals. The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

    The purpose of the meeting is to bring together all Perry County historical organizations, preservationists and interested individuals to network with each other, hear the short, medium & long-range goals of those groups and hear the organizations’ needs and wants.

  • DST: Is it worth the hassle?

    Show of hands: Who among you forgot to set your clocks ahead one hour before bed this past Saturday and were late for church the following morning?

    Don’t be embarrassed. Dozens of area families likely got a late start. Daylight-saving time began at 2 a.m. Sunday, and, all these years later, some Hoosiers still aren’t used to it.

  • Thank you, Marksmen, for the wins, and so much more

    Basketball remains the king of sports in Indiana and what a thrill it was to watch the Tell City Marksmen notch win after win in what was their most successful season in decades. Add a sectional win, the first since 1993, and it was a season that will long be remembered. But it’s the impressive outpouring of community spirit that also caught our attention. It was that collective sense of pride, an outpouring of support that went far beyond basketball fans that filled gyms in a sea of red-clan fans, spirited calls and businesses and business sporting messages of good luck.

  • Community Events; March 18

    Oakwood food truck fundraiser today

     

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus will hold a Trilogy Food Truck Fundraiser to help support local veterans on Monday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by selling barbecue pork sandwich dinners consisting of a sandwich, beans, slaw and a cookie for $5. The Trilogy Food Truck will be parked in the lower lot of Noble’s IGA in Tell City. For businesses or factories wanting to place a pre-order to be delivered contact Whitney at (812) 547-2333.