Today's News

  • Library to host marble-making demonstration

    TELL CITY – Ever wonder how marbles were made in the “good ol’ days?” Delilah Davis, who has been a stained-glass artisan for 25 years, will lead a demonstration and make marbles with glass rods and a torch. The event will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Perry County Public Library–Tell City branch.
    Davis, who has a love of making kaleidoscopes, studied with John Hamon Miller in Hannibal, Mo., in 2002. He was the first to show Davis how to make beads and marbles, then paperweights.

  • Voice of Democracy contest open to students

    PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Why I am optimistic about our nation’s future.”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home-study program in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • Dance planned at William Tell Center

    TELL CITY – A masquerade dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at the William Tell Center, 1301 11th St. in Tell City.
    Music will be provided by Darrel Toomey and the Sunshine Band. Soft drinks and snacks will be provided during the musical breaks. No prizes will be given but lots of fun will be had, organizers said.
    The dance is open to all adults, but no alcohol will be allowed. Masks are encouraged by not required. For more information, contact Ed Huffman at 547-2714.

  • Happenings, Oct. 17

    Well-wishes, cards for Larney Greenwood

    TELL CITY – Larney Greenwood returned home last week after a recent stay in the hospital. Well wishes and cards may be sent to him at 1236 Main St., Tell City, IN 47586.
    Larney is the husband of Joyce Greenwood.

  • Lyla Mae Bolin

    Tim and Laira Bolin of Tell City announce the birth of their daughter, Lyla Mae Bolin, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at St. Mary’s in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 12.4 ounces and was 171/2 inches long.
    Mrs. Bolin is the former Laira Crossley. Lyla has one sister, Audra Lynn Bolin, 2.
    Grandparents are Dennis and Lisa Bolin Jr. of Tell City and Tom and Cathy Crossley of Troy. Great-grandparents are Denny and Peggy Bolin Sr. of Cannelton and Matilda Sturgeon of Ferdinand.

  • Blaine Beckman Hertel

    Tim and Debra Hertel of Verona, Ky., announce the birth of their son, Blaine Beckman Hertel, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital.
    The infant was 8 pounds, 8.2 ounces and was 211/2 inches long.
    Mrs. Hertel is the former Debra Beckman.
    Grandparents are Mark and Mary Jo Beckman of St. Croix and Frank and Sandy Hertel of Evansville.

  • Social News, Oct. 17

    THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their weekly dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the center.  Sweetwater 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.

    hosts bingo games every Tuesday at the post home. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first game begins at 7 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Turning October pink

    Guest Columnist

    The statistics are staggering. In the United States alone, it is estimated that one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Across the country, the month of October has become a symbol of hope and a time to take special pause to raise awareness and make a difference. This is a job that extends beyond the weeks of October however; it is one that will not be done until we see a decreasing number of sufferers and increasing number of survivors.

  • COLUMN: Veterans’ welfare continues to be top priority for me

    State Senator

    All too often, our servicemen and women face economic, educational and medical challenges upon returning home that make it difficult to make use of their unique skills, training and leadership qualities. As a member of the Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, we have been striving to recognize these challenges and ensure no Hoosier veteran is left behind.

  • Hydrant flushing begins Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing hydrants Tuesday.

    Crews will begin working along Fourth Street and will work eastward through the city.

    Residents may notice low water pressure when flushing is under way in their areas and should exercise caution when doing laundry.