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Today's News

  • Ryker Robert Poole

    Julie and Blain Poole of Noblesville announce the birth of their son, Ryker Robert Poole, Monday, July 1, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Carmel.
    The infant was 9 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches long.
    Grandparents are Nan and Mike DuPont and Steve and Mary Poole, all of rural Tell City. Great-grandparents are Vivian and Raphael DuPont and Betty Kessens of Tell City, and the late Tom and Shirley Rogier and Leo Kessens.

  • Carter – Tidwell

    Mandy Carter and Josh Tidwell of Bon Aqua, Tenn., announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Maurice and Mary Carter of Cannelton. She is a 2000 graduate of Perry Central High School, a 2005 graduate of Martin Methodist College and a 2009 graduate of Lipscomb University. She is a second-grade teacher at East Hickman Elementary School in Tennessee.

  • Kerstiens – Sitzman

    Nicole L. Kerstiens of Ferdinand and Wesley D. Sitzman of Bristow an-nounce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Debbie Kerstiens of Ferdinand and the late Patrick Kerstiens. She graduated from Forest Park High School in 2009 and the University of Southern Indiana in 2013. She is employed as a registered nurse at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.

  • Briggeman – Sabelhaus

    Courtney Briggeman and Brandon Sabelhaus of Tell City announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Dave and Kathy Briggeman of Tell City. She is a 2006 graduate of Tell City High School and graduated from ITT Technical Institute in Newburgh after studying computer electronics engineering technology. She works at the Perry County Courthouse.
    Mr. Sabelhaus is the son of Dave and Diane Sabelhaus of Bristow. He is a 2005 graduate of Perry Central High School and works at Waupaca.

  • Community effort ensures future for a monument of faith

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    A landmark statue that has instilled inspiration and faith for more than 50 years will stand for years to come, thanks to work completed this summer.
    The Christ of the Ohio statue in Troy has undergone repairs to the 19-foot-tall statue itself, its base and nearby surroundings, thanks to donations from the community.

  • Temporary lane restrictions on I-64 through Friday

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Transportation is advising motorists crews will be out on the interstate patching potholes this week. There will be temporary lane restrictions on Interstate 64 in Dubois and Perry counties.
    INDOT crews began working Wednesday on I-64 from Indiana 162, Exit 63, to Indiana 145 at Exit 72. Work will continue through Friday. It is anticipated all work will begin at approximately 7 a.m. local time and be complete by 4 p.m. each day, weather permitting. All lanes of I-64 in both directions will be affected during this time.

  • Council hears report on commission’s activities

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “As Jim just said, the legislature likes to monkey with things, and they recently changed the law,” county attorney Chris Goffinet said as he reached the podium at the county council’s regular meeting July 25.

  • Whitis seeking District 47 Senate set

    CORYDON – Harris Lloyd “Tad” Whitis, a resident of Harrison County, has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for State Senate District 47, which includes the eastern half of Dubois County, and all of Crawford, Harrison, Orange, Perry, and Washington counties.
    The seat is now held by Democrat Richard Young.
     Whitis served as judge of the Harrison Circuit Court from 1999 through 2010, where he computerized the court and its offices, initiated a truancy program, alternative school, and court appointed special advocate program.

  • USDA predicts bin-busting corn, soybean yields

    INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Aug. 12 predicted the nation’s largest corn crop in history and the third largest soybean crop – a stark contrast from a year ago when crops were devastated by drought.
    In its annual August crop production report, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service projected a national corn crop of 13.8 billion bushels on 154.4 bushels per acre – a 28-percent increase over last year’s 10.7 billion bushels. The previous record was 13.09 billion in 2009.

  • Cannelton police seek help

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is seeking the public’s help in investigating the defacement of some private and public property.
    Incidents have occurred on private property as well as street signs and property located at the Hargis Hafele Riverfront Park.
    Anyone with information that could help lead to an arrest is asked to contact the Cannelton Police Department at 547-2111.