Local News

  • Rural News; BRISTOW; July 23

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 — As we enter into the Month of July, a lot seems to be going on. Family vacations, trips to Holiday World or family reunions. Everyone is on the go.

    This coming Sunday, Leopold will be busy with the church picnic taking place. Try to get out and show your support.

  • Rural News; GERALD; July 23

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the families of Roger Arnold, Billie Rissler, Augusta Nugent and Earl Rearden. May these and all the departed rest in peace.

    Roger Arnold passed away Wednesday, July 1, at his residence in Texas. A celebration of life will be held for Roger at 12:30 p.m., Aug. 9, at his home place in Mariah Hill.

    Billie Rissler passed away July 11. She was laid to rest in the Walker Cemetery in Branchville. We will miss her smiling face at Golden Living, when we entertain the residents.

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX; July 23

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 —Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Anna Heeke due to her recent death. Anna passed away Monday, July 20, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

    Becher Funeral home in Ferdinand was in charge of funeral arrangements. Funeral services for Anna will be held Thursday morning at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia with burial in the church cemetery.

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS; July

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Lynch’s Ole Homeplace near Doolittle Mills has been the scene of many activities for the past several years.

    My father, Harold Lynch of St. Croix, has shared his home place with many people.

    The site has also been a favorite for memorable pictures to be taken. Laura Schwartz of Bandon is one of the local photographers who have taken pictures at the Lynch Ole Homeplace.

  • Recycling volume static; price yields remain low

    PERRY COUNTY – The nine full-time workers who comprise the county’s recycling-management district are some of the lowest paid, but Commissioner Bill Amos hopes to see that change.

    Amos made that remark Thursday during the district’s regular board meeting after Director Ken Smith submitted his proposed 2016 budget without any major increases, including for salary.

    “I didn’t figure the county council would approve it anyway,” Smith joked as he handed documents over to the board.

  • Perry Childcare Ribbon Cutting
  • ‘Mary Poppins’ opening performance 7 p.m. Thursday

    Editor’s note: The times listed for evening performances in the Schweizer Zeitung Official Program are incorrect. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m. CDT.


    TELL CITY – It’s just days away from opening night of the Schweizer Fest 2015 production of “Mary Poppins.” 

    Performances are scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

  • County Council seeks input in hiring process


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Citing financial crunches that are leveling local governments, with particularly large impediments posed from rising insurance costs, the Perry County Council hopes to have more input toward departmental hiring.

  • Donations in good supply
  • Pestalozzi Street accidents related