Today's News

  • Airing on the side of caution:


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – General Electric and its environmental research agency, Arcadis Design, have begun installing air mitigation systems to alleviate ground contamination in homes near the former factory. Work on those systems in homes along the 1400 Block of 13th Street started on Monday by Radon Environmental of Indianapolis. The company was expected to complete two homes that day and continue efforts throughout the week on at least three others.

  • Kessner earns Golden Hoosier award

    INDIANAPOLIS – Dorothy “Dot” Kessner of Tell City has been awarded the Golden Hoosier Award. Established in 2008, the Golden Hoosier Award acknowledges and recognizes “an unsung hero” among the outstanding seniors for their lifetime of service to their communities.

    Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, in collaboration with the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration’s Division of Aging, announced that 21 senior citizens will receive the 2018 Golden Hoosier Award.

  • New garden club forms at Twilight Towers

    Gardening is a hobby everyone can enjoy, including seniors. Planting a garden and seeing it grow is rewarding within itself, but the activity of gardening also has many other benefits.

    Raised bed gardens allow residents to come together and do something they enjoy. This not only allows seniors to reap the health benefits of gardening, but also gives them the opportunity to make new friendships and stay connected to those around them.

  • Nine Ferdinand Benedictines mark golden jubilees of profession

    FERDINAND – Nine Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand have celebrated the 50th anniversary of their monastic profession. They were honored on Saturday, June 2, at Monastery Immaculate Conception.

    The jubilarians, Sister Ann Francis Hillenbrand, Sister Brenda Engleman, Sister Kathy Bilskie, Sister Sharon Hollander, Sister Jeanne Ellen Niehaus, Sister Patty Lasher, Sister Laura Marie Schmitt, Sister Mary Lou Dick, and Sister Linda Campbell, entered Monastery Immaculate Conception in 1966 and professed their monastic vows in 1968.

  • Community Development
  • Sherry and Gary Sparks

    Sherry and Gary Sparks of Quincy, Ill., will be celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary at an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Triple Oaks Club, 3707 Bonansinga Drive, Quincy. All family and friends are invited to attend.

    Sherry is the daughter of Revilla and the late Robert Hinton of Tell City. Gary is the son of the late Kenneth and  Phyllis Sparks of Quincy. The Sparks are the parents of one daughter, Lisa Marie Sparks, and her special friend, Charles Dean Strieker.

  • Norman and Sandra Borho

    Norman and Sandra Borho of Tell City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2018. They were married at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City on June 15, 1968.

    The couple will enjoy a blessing of their marriage at St. Paul’s at Saturday evening’s Mass followed by an invitation dinner hosted by their children at the Knights of Columbus, where they celebrated their wedding reception.

    Norman and Sandra are the parents of Cathy Rupple (Brad), Theresa Blanchard, Rob Borho (Teri), Shawn Borho (Bethany) and Nathan Borho (Eva).

  • Water Department mailings updated

    TELL CITY – Recently, the Tell City Water Department sent out their Annual Consumer Confidence Report. After the mailings were sent out, the department found out they mistakenly omitted three lines of information. Those lines concerned chlorine, barium and a sampling violation. The department apologizes for this error, and assures the quality of Tell City water meets the highest standards required.

    An updated mailing will go out to each customer with a follow-up report addressing these items.

  • Community Events; June 14

    Farmers market twice weekly


    TELL CITY – Tell City’s twice-weekly farmers market is  underway.

    Hours are set for 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays. Vendors are welcome to sell locally grown fruits and vegetables. This year’s market will add a local beef and pork producer. For more information, call (812) 547-7933.


    Derby Jeep poker run Saturday


  • Cheers to the Rome Courthouse

    Despite the heat and afternoon rain, Rome’s beer, wine and music fest was a hit Saturday.

    Part of a year-long celebration of the town courthouse’s bicentennial, the day included food, music, craft beer and locally made wine. Proceeds will support courthouse maintenance.