• All animals deserve humane treatment

    The Humane Society of Perry County would like to clarify our position on euthanasia after recent events at the Spencer County Animal Shelter were made public. 

    The Humane Society of Perry County and the Perry County Animal Shelter are separate entities each with its own board of directors.  We can only speak for the Humane Society. 

  • People are good

    “Some men see things as they are and ask Why? I dream things that never were and ask Why Not?” Robert Kennedy once said that. It is a motto I try to live every day. I’m Larry Kleeman and I want to serve you as State Representative. Indiana is a great state but I believe we can do better.

  • Perry Central grateful for police support

    Our sincere appreciation goes out to Tell City Police Department Chief Derrick Lawalin and Sheriff Alan Malone for volunteering their time to present ALICE safety training to Perry Central students on Sept. 18.

    ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is an approach to school safety and includes aspects of an active shooter response by taking a proactive stance rather than the traditional lockdown, hide, and wait for the police to arrive.

  • More Rome Schoolhouse memories

    I went all eight years at Rome School. I read with interest Jim Fiedler’s memories about Will Mogan. I too would hear of Will riding his motor cycle standing on the seat. Will purchased a Harley Davidson from me and it could have very well been the one he was riding.

  • ID cards for illegal immigrants won’t work

    Dear Editor,


    I read the illegal immigration article by Steve Obermeir in the Sept. 6, issue. Obermeir does a good job listing some of the problem with the current failed system.

    His proposal to computerize ID cards for illegals is too simple, in my opinion.

    I received a letter from the White House signed by the president. I wish to share it with your readers.


    Frank Sandage

    Tell City


    Dear Mr. Sandage,


  • Friends of the library grateful for support

    On behalf of the Friends of the Perry County Library, I would like to express appreciation to all who supported our recent silent auction. Many individuals and businesses have supported us in the past and we thank all of you, most especially the following businesses and individual patrons who generously participated this year:

  • Bartels is our best choice for state rep

    Stephen Bartels is a man who knows how to get things done. His unique abilities are exactly what our community needs to represent our interests in Indianapolis.

    Too many politicians accomplish little, if anything, in the complex Indianapolis political environment. In his first five months as our freshman legislator, Bartels passed two bills unanimously! Such an accomplishment by a freshman legislator is remarkable in politics today.

  • Larry Kleeman brings leadership qualities

    I would like to comment on D. J. Barrett’s letter concerning Larry Kleeman’s qualifications for Indiana State Representative. Although I do not know Mr. Barrett, I agree with his entire article.

    I have known Larry Kleeman for almost my entire life. Being the same age, Larry and I attended St. Paul’s Grade School and Tell City High School together and even roomed together while we attended college.

  • Girls 8-U team says thanks

    The Tell City Girls 8-U All-Star team finished their season at the end of July after competing in tournaments in Jasper, Ferdinand and Petersburg.

    The team would like to thank the League and following people and businesses for their generous donations: Susan Miller, Double Diamond Supply, D & S Transportation, Lutgring Brothers and Franzman Insurance. These sponsorships provided the team with shirts, entry fees and drinks for the team. We greatly appreciate the community support.


    Mike Maddle, Lisa Noble, Felicia DuPont

  • Schweizer Fest Pet Show a big success

    We would like to thank all of our volunteers and our vast community for the support they showed us for the Perry County Humane Society 2018 Pet Show held during Schweizer Fest. It was fantastic.

    We had the young, teens and the young at heart participating. The crowd was great and we signed up much needed new memberships.

    The animals were so very well cared for and behaved so well.

    All of them were healthy and beautiful. We had 17 dogs of every size, a cat, two rabbits, one chicken, three guinea pigs and one bearded dragon. Who could ask for more?