Today's News

  • Free summer-food service at Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city schools plan to sponsor a free summer food service program for individuals less than 18 years of age. It will be held at Cannelton High School cafeteria.
    The program will begin June 3 and end July 27. No meals will be served July 4 and 5. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be from 11 a.m. to noon.

  • Jago visits William Tell

    Tell City Police Department Officer Derrick Lawalin and his dog Jago demonstrated their K9 skills recently for the sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary.

  • JFK Pool to open to the public June 2

    TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City will open June 2 for the 2013 summer season. Hours for the pool will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
    Admission is $3 per person for anyone over 4 years of age. Children who are 4 years and younger are admitted for free.
    Pool passes are available at city hall or at the pool. Cost is $40 for a book of 20 passes.

  • Taylor – Hildenbrand

    Bob and Cindy Taylor of Derby announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Kay, to Adam Ryan Hildenbrand, son of Kenneth and Karen Hildenbrand of Mariah Hill.

    The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Perry Central High School.
    She is employed at State Farm Insurance Agency in Tell City.
    Mr. Hildenbrand graduated from Heritage Hills High School in 2003. He is employed at Waupaca and is a member of the Carter Fire District.

  • TC Water Department sending out reports

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department is sending out its annual consumer-confidence reports this week, said Superintendent Dale Poole.
    The report is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent each year to water customers.
    It informs customers of the quality and status of the water.
    Customers who don’t receive a copy may pick one up at the water department office in City Hall.

  • City leaders schedule public hearing Monday

    CANNELTON – A public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. Monday in Cannelton City Hall concerning city leaders’ intention to apply for a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office funding for 20 sets of fire-protection gear.
    Anyone who’d like to attend the hearing and needs accommodations referenced in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth by calling 547-8994 or sending mail to City Hall; 210 S. Eighth St., Suite 2; Cannelton IN 47520.

  • Raffle prize can be viewed in window of downtown business

    PERRY COUNTY – A hand-made hall chair being raffled to help a police dog can be viewed next to the entrance to the Freezer Café on Main Street in Tell City.
    The Humane Society of Perry County purchased a $1,000 police-car alarm that will alert an officer if the vehicle becomes too hot or cold for a dog waiting inside.
    The Humane Society of Perry County made the purchase, then launched the raffle to replenish the funds they spent.

  • INDOT awards contract for work at Bretzville junction in Dubois County

    DUBOIS COUNTY – Construction will soon begin at a busy intersection in Dubois County. The Indiana Department of Transportation recently awarded a contract to improve the intersection of Indiana 64 and Indiana 162 in Bretzville.
    Lutgring Brothers Inc. of Tell City was the low bidder on the $1 million contract, which adds dedicated left turn lanes for north- and south-bound traffic on Indiana 162 as well as a traffic signal.

  • COLUMN: Cut flowers from garden should be enjoyed indoors

    Jeneen Wiche
    Weekend Gardener

    The cool spring has finally ushered in May flowers. I love cut flowers from the garden. There is a simple, happy satisfaction that comes from picking a bundle of peonies for the kitchen work table. Just be sure to shake the ants off first. The other thing about a cool spring with adequate rainfall is that the weather is acting as a sort of preservative: all those beautiful blooms are lasting much longer than normal.

  • Triathlon Challenge

    More than 100 William Tell Elementary grade-schoolers and their parents packed the school's parking lot for the fifth William Tell Elementary Triathlon Saturday. The event, which featured running, biking and swimming, was offered at no cost to any William Tell Elementary student in grades 1-6. Numerous family members also ran or biked with students.  All participating students were given a free T-shirt, fruit, water bottle, sack lunch and pool party.

    PHOTOS: Stuart Cassidy and Wendi Rich, William Tell Elementary School