Today's News

  • HSPA launches updated public-notice website

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Hoosier State Press Association has launched an improved online clearinghouse of Indiana public notice advertisements. The association revamped its website for the notices – www.indianapublicnotices.com – with easy-to-navigate features and a large collection of listings from across the state.

    All of the notices on the website also were printed in newspapers, the most trusted source for community information. Users can search for public notices by keyword, date, newspaper or location for free.

  • Cannelton School Board authorizes school-bus trade

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “We’re packed,” Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said, launching into discussion about school buses at an Aug. 15 school-board meeting.

    “We have 41 (students) on a 48-passenger bus,” he explained. “That’s putting three kids to a seat, and you cannot put three high-school kids in a seat. That’s good news, that we filled that bus up. We started off last year with 20.”

  • Officials move toward courthouse renovation

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission voted Aug. 27 to proceed with bid-letting for up to $374,000 worth of interior remodeling work at the county courthouse.

    As the News reported in April and July, commission members discussed carpet, wallpaper and other features of the courthouse – opened in 1994 – that are showing signs of wear.

  • City council gives first OK to Ramsey tax abatement


    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council voted last Monday to give its initial support to tax-abatement requests by a developer hoping to turn the former Tell City Machine Shop into a microbrewery.

    Ramsey Enterprises, through Chris Ramsey, filed a request for abatement on the brick structure at Seventh and Humboldt streets as well as personal property that would go into the 10,000-square-foot building.

  • German heritage - past and present - preserved

    Perry County sculptor Greg Harris worked last week to install a stone nameplate over the entrance to a county church.

    “St. Markus Kirche,” German for St. Mark Church, was engraved into a large sandstone slab in recent weeks.

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Walter Hagedorn, former mayor, dies at age 93

    TELL CITY – Walter Hagedorn, who led Tell City through some of its most successful years, died Friday at the age of 93. A funeral Mass is planned for 10 a.m. Monday (today) at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    Visitation was scheduled for Sunday and from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Monday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.

  • Bank robber on serial crime spree


    TELL CITY – A man who held up a Tell City bank July 19 has become an armed serial robber who has hit several other banks in two states. The white male has yet to be identified but has left a trail of surveillance-camera photos in the banks he has robbed.

    “We have been working closely with the FBI and it’s clear in those photos that this is the same person,” Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said Tuesday.

  • Autumn story times begin Friday at library

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library officials announced registration is now open for the autumn story-time session. Autumn story times will run from Friday through Oct. 17 with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at 547-2661. Story times are as follows:

  • Bruner – Potter

    Andrea Renee Bruner of Birdseye and Jeremy Wayne Potter of Jasper announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Carol Bruner and Allen Bruner of Birdseye. She is a graduate of Forest Park High School and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She works for the Indiana Gaming Commission.
    Mr. Potter is the son of Terry Potter and Jerry Potter of Henderson, Ky. He is a graduate of Henderson County High School, the University of Indianapolis and Oakland City University. He works at Stryker Endoscopy.

  • Social news, Sept. 5

    THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their monthly carry-in dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the center. The weekly dance will follow at 7 p.m. Crosswind band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.