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  • Pet of the week

    Todd is a 2-year-old male Treeing Walker coonhound. He is neutered, heartworm negative, and up-to-date on his vaccinations.

    Todd is a very well-mannered dog that does well with all people, kids and other dogs. He does appear to have a prey drive for small animals.

    He came to the shelter as a very thin stray and was never claimed, so staff is unsure whether Todd likes to hunt.

    Todd’s adoption fee of $100 includes neuter, all vaccines, heartworm test and flea, tick and heartworm preventative.

  • 4-H riders show their skills in the ring

    Aaron Hilgenhold, atop of Doc, waits to enter the show ring during Saturday’s gaming classes.

  • Smokey Bear’s birthday bash to include door prizes

    TELL CITY – Prizes will be given out during Smokey’s 70th birthday party, hosted by staff of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Although it is Smokey’s birthday, he’ll have something for every kid and also some door prizes.

    The party will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at Sunset Park in Tell City.

  • City hole

    A City Hall foundation wall stands exposed Monday evening while members of Cannelton’s board of public works and safety and common council meet inside.

    City officials had discussed water seeping through the wall into the room where they meet, and Street Commissioner David Marsh said it was due to insulation not being sealed. The wall had been sprayed with a rubber coating with additional sealing to be done during the approximately two weeks the hole would remain open.

  • At the fair

    This year’s 4-H fair sent youngsters, the growers of livestock and vegetables, photographers, pets, tractors, cooks and others to the local fairgrounds last week.

    Here’s a sampling of the sights available during the event.

  • Cannelcade to offer two music venues Friday


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – This month’s Cannelcade of Music will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at Hargis Hafele Park on the river side of Cannelton’s floodwall, according to organizer Ralph Terry.

    People interested in singing can sign up on arrival to perform on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Depending on the number of participants, they may go into a rotation to perform more than once.

  • 50s band to rock Edelweiss Ball

    “The Fabulous 50s Edelweiss Ball Aug. 2 at the Schergens Center will feature The Mystical Melody Kings,” according to member Danny Bolin, second from left. With him from the left are Kenny Hasty, Stan LaGrange and Kelly Clark, who will play “nothing but the top hits from the 50s,” he added. The fundraising event, sponsored by the Perry County Museum, will kick off Schweizer Fest activities. The ticket price of $50 per person includes a meal, souvenir glass and the dance. For tickets, call Brandi Hess at 549-5954, Lena Joyal at 619-0708 or Bolin at 719-1874.

  • Represent!


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners honored a request at their regular meeting July 7 for Tara Damin to serve as the county’s representative on the National Association of Counties Rural Action Caucus.

    “Currently there’s nobody from the state of Indiana on this board,” she told them. “Basically, they are the voice of America’s counties, and they go to bat for us, the rural counties, in getting funding for roads, bridges (and for) future development.”

  • June brings better port traffic



    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – June “was a much better month,” Kevin Teague reported to the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors at a regular meeting July 8.

  • Who says go-kart racing’s not exciting?

    Gordy Ransom walked away from a spill he took during Friday’s go-kart races at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.