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  • Auditions for Schweizer Fest’s ‘Mary Poppins’ begin Friday

    TELL CITY – Have a talent for the stage? This year, the 57th Tell City Schweizer Fest will feature “Mary Poppins” during this summer’s celebration, July 30-31 and Aug. 1-2.

  • Town of Troy cleanup set for April 23-24

    TROY – A spring clean up for residents of the town of Troy will take place Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24.

    All items must be at curbside by 7 a.m. on Thursday, as the town will not back track.

    Tires, items containing Freon and computer components will not be accepted. Paint cans must be empty. There will be no pick up at vacant lots.

    There will be a $10 charge for each large item, to be paid at the utility office prior to pick up and the receipt must be attached to the item.

    For more information, call (812) 547-7501.

  • Special Olympians to compete in 50th local games

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY  – Hundreds of area athletes with big dreams of gold, silver and bronze medals have May 2 circled on their calendars.  

     Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host their 50th annual track and field and bocce meet Saturday, May 2, at Legion Field in Tell City.

    Activities will begin at 9 a.m.

  • Talent on display
  • Assistant police chief praises dispatchers

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. Observed the second full week of April every year, it gives the community a time to honor the efforts of the men and women who pick up the phone when emergencies, big and small, strike.

  • New faces expected to join city fire department

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The ranks of the Tell City Fire Department are changing, the city’s board of public works and safety learned last week, with the recent retirement of a longtime member and the departures of others.

  • Perry County grief group to meet Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Grief Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This group is open to anyone who has experienced loss, whether it is a family member or friend.

    The group meets on the first floor and participants are asked to use the back door and parking lot. People from surrounding areas are also welcome to attend.

  • Perry Central health fair, high-school art show set for Monday

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School will celebrate Family Wellness and Health with an evening of family activities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 20.

    In addition to a free supper, health screenings and interactive health and nutrition booths, there will be a climbing wall, Zumba and a family fun run-walk on the track, with prizes for families that complete the four-lap course.

    There will also be helicopter and fire truck tours, smoothie samplings and prize drawings.

  • Rural News: GERALD; April 16

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — So sorry to say Kirstie Ann Bayer lost her battle with cancer and passed away April 6, 2015. Our prayers and sympathy are with her family during this difficult time. She was only 26 and this is an example of why insurance companies should pay for mammograms before the age of 40.

  • Rural News: BRISTOW; April 16

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 —

    At 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, John Hays of Bristow will perform an organ recital at St. Meinrad Archabby.

    Try to be there to enjoy the music and show your support.

    Birthdays this week are Misty Board, Brother Clarence Enmen,

    Dewey Rickenbaugh, Mark Van Winkle, Aaron Van Winkle,

    Holly Xanders and Eric Hayes. May this year be filled with love, happiness and great health. God bless.

    Those celebrating anniversaries are Todd and Pam Schaefer,