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    Gerald - BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Please keep all our family and friends who have been sick or have had surgery in your prayers in your prayers for a speedy recovery.

    One of our former neighbors is now at Oakwood Health Campus. Mac Roberts is recuperating from a stroke at this time, along with several other of our friends there, and also at the Golden Living Center.

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  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations. Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county.

    The foundation welcomes proposals from nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county.

  • Local DAR chapter seeks veteran photos during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Tell City Schweizer Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 scanning photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county’s history to the present.

  • Schweizer Fest to offer big entertainment lineup

    TELL CITY – After a ceremonial welcome by Mayor Barbara Ewing Wednesday, Aug. 6, the Tell City High School Band will once again provide the traditional opening for the 56th annual Schweizer Fest, with a concert on the Musik Halle Stage.

    The concert will begin at 6 p.m.

  • School sidewalks remain a danger to youngsters

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    CANNELTON – Cannelton Councilman Emory Yaggi raised an issue at a regular council meeting July 14 that’s been discussed repeatedly in past meetings.

  • Council finalizes fire-truck purchase

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    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton Common Council voted at a regular meeting July 14 to approve a promissory note for a fire truck they purchased from the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department.

    As the News reported May 8, they voted in a special meeting May 1 to purchase the vehicle for $40,000.

  • Ivy Tech making two big investments at Tell City site


    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College Southwest cut the ribbon Tuesday afternoon on a newly renovated welding lab at its Tell City campus. It was the first of two major investments the state’s largest college is making in the Tell City location.

    Ivy Tech invested $110,000 in the welding lab, which includes 16 welding stations, 34 new welders and two plasma cutting machines.

  • Bluegrass stars in City Hall Park Saturday

    TELL CITY – The second annual Bluegrass Saturday will fill City Hall Park with top bluegrass sounds Saturday. In a kickoff of sorts to next week’s Schweizer Fest, some of the top names in bluegrass music, King’s Highway, Grandpa Jones’ Great Nephew, Leo Gronquist’s Bluegrass Band and others will perform.

    Leo Gronquist’s Bluegrass Band will take the stage at 3 p.m. followed by Emily Wills and Friends at 4. From 6:30 to 9 p.m., Grandpa Jones’ Great Nephew and King’s Highway will perform.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    The News’ Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back. These photos were taken in Tell City and are visible from city streets, alleys, parking lots and other accessible locations. All are on or west of 12th Street.

    This year’s photos, we hope, are a mixture of easy-to-identify landmarks as well as a few that may be hard to find. What we need from you are locations, being as specific as possible.