Today's News

  • Schweizer pageant plans in place

    TELL CITY – Applicants are sought for the 2013 Schweizer Fest pageant. Applications are ready and available at Cinderella’s, 922 Main St. Tell City. There are multiple age groups for boys and girls in this year’s event.

    The annual Schweizer Fest Pageant will be Aug. 5 at the Community Christian Church in Tell City. The younger pageant will begin at 6 p.m. and the older pageant will be at 7.

    For more information, call Teresa Dauby at 547-1051 or 719-0577.

  • Music in the park and movie night Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host Music in the Park Saturday, June 22.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City. The band TunnelVision will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. and the movie will start in City Hall Park at dusk.

  • Nature field day Saturday at Tipsaw

    TELL CITY – The 11th annual Adventures with Nature Field Day will be held at Tipsaw Lake June 22. 

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Perry and Spencer counties’ soil and water conservation districts and the U.S. Forest Service continue to work together to present the event.

    Activities will get under way at 9 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1 p.m.

  • County council elects Goodson president

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Council Vice President Stan Goffinet welcomed newly appointed Councilwoman Jody French as the first order of business at a regular meeting May 30, drawing applause from the other people present.

    The meeting had been postponed from its normal fourth-Thursday-of-the-month scheduling at Goffinet’s request because one council member was on vacation “and we had an extra Thursday” in May, County Auditor Connie Berger said Friday.

  • Police report scams, warn consumers


    PERRY COUNTY – There is seldom a week that goes by without local police officers receiving a call about a scam. Many times, the person on the receiving end of the attempted fraud is smart enough to hang up the phone, throw away the e-mail or tear up the bogus check accompanying a surprise rebate or lottery winning.

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  • New 4-H educator happy to be where her roots are

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s new Purdue extension director and 4-H youth development educator introduced herself at a regular meeting of the county council May 30.

    “I’m very pleased to be here,” Cathy Boerste said after stepping to a podium in the commissioners room in the county courthouse where the council also conducts its meetings. “I’m also the county extension director, so you may get to see me here on a few occasions as I get to learn the procedures here.”

  • Contracts, hires under fire from school board

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – Approval of principal contracts and proposed new hires within the Tell City School Corp. Tuesday prompted expressions of concern from board members.

    The two-year contracts included no changes to salaries or fringe benefits, Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger said. He added that benefits and salaries could change after negotiations with teachers end.

    But the timeframe in which board members had to review the terms presented much of the reason for hesitation in signing.

  • Clarification

    A news item in Thursday’s edition about the 74th annual meeting of Southern Indiana Power should have pointed out that the event is for members of the cooperative only, not the general public.  
    The event is Friday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City. Members received information and a registration form in the mail.

  • Dates set for 2013 Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON – The seventh-annual Camp with a Cop is set for July 17-19 and will offer campers three days and two nights of activities. Children entering fifth through ninth grades are invited.
    The camp is designed to build respect and confidence in youth through positive encounters with law enforcement agencies from various state and local departments.