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Today's Features

  • TELL CITY - Third-grade students from Joyce Stath's class were given the task of creating different ads for eight local businesses for Newspapers in Education week. Ads chosen by the businesses are featured in today's print edition.

    According to Stath, the students were given a business and then had to research products that would be old at their business to include in their pictures. The class has spent a few weeks discussing what the businesses sell, looking up pictures on the Internet and drawing their ads. 

  • PERRY COUNTY - Team Extreme Dream, Brad Koiman and Kacey Struckman, won $3,750 in cash and prizes in the Campbell's Outdoor Challenge turkey hunt held April 21-23 in Perry County. Eleven teams using only bows and arrows took part in the challenge of filming hunts.

  • Editor's Note: This is the first in an occasional series on the Tell City Historical Society Museum. Future installments will profile some of the museum's offerings and projects.

    Through the years, Perry Country has been blessed with good doctors. These were dedicated people who went beyond the call of duty and made house visits or delivered babies at home. At the Historical Society Museum in Tell City, there is a collection of pictures and artifacts from these great people.

  • PERRY COUNTY - Imagine being up to your knees in mud. You take a look around and the place you call home is a large mud pit and you can't take a step without finding yourself covered in it. You're hungry, but there is nothing to eat, nothing to drink.

    That's what life was like for Ginny, a 25-year-old mule, until she was rescued by the Indiana Horse Rescue South Division in the fall of 2009.

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  • TELL CITY - Annual business awards presented Thursday by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce honored the local campus of Ivy Tech Community College, a longtime Tell City clothier and a provider of trophies and sporting goods. Also recognized among nonprofit groups was Catholic Charities of Tell City.

    The ninth annual Chamber Award Dinner was held at the Schergens Center. Ivy Tech Community College's Tell City campus was honored in the large-business category. Site Director Sherri Flynn said the location has seen a threefold increase in enrollment over the past two years.

  • TELL CITY - The Tell City Beautification Committee will partner with a master gardener program to beautify Tell City's Main Street this spring and summer. Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and chairwoman of the city's committee, outlined plans this week for the Main Street Beautification Project.

    Several local residents are enrolled in the master gardener program sponsored by Purdue Extension. Minto said the city program will tap into the expertise of graduates' talents.

  • ST. MEINRAD - National Players, America's longest-running classical touring company, will present two plays at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Friday and Saturday.

    The free performances will be "Much Ado About Nothing" Friday and "Lord of the Flies" Saturday. The public is welcome to attend. Both plays begin at 7 p.m. in St. Bede Theater.

  • PERRY COUNTY - A May 1 Fun Day benefit at the county's 4-H fairgrounds will raise money to help an 11-old-boy battling liver cancer.

    Tyler Zoglman, a fifth-grader at Perry Central Elementary School, has been diagnosed with hapatocellular carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer. He has been undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments and underwent a 10-hour surgery to remove a 9-pound tumor.

    A full day of events May 1 begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. Serving of chicken and pork-chop dinners starts at 11 a.m. with food catered by the New Boston Tavern.