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  • Schweizer Fest pageant entry deadline Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The entry deadline Schweizer Fest Pageant contestants is Tuesday.

    Contestants must live or have family members who live or work in Perry County and forms are available at Cinderella’s at 922 Main St. in Tell City.

    Contestants may be newborn to age 12 and there will be boys and girls divisions.

    Entry fee is $25. An age 13 to 21 young ladies division is also available, with an entry fee of $40.

  • First in line

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing buys the first tickets to The Fabulous 50s Edelweiss Ball from Perry County Museum Curator Lena Joyal. The $50 ball tickets include prime rib or alternative choices, a souvenir glass and 50s music provided by The Mystical Melody Kings – Stan LaGrange, Kelly Clark, Kenny Hasty and Danny Bolin.

  • Volunteers, donations sought to Stuff the Bus

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County is sponsoring its eighth annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive for this area’s students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart, and area volunteers are partnering to collect donations of much needed school supplies for all Perry County school corporations and Perry County Head Start.

    Last year’s two-day event gathered more than 4,485 items valued at approximately $4,096.

  • TC board welcomes new schools superintendent

    TELL CITY – New Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent John Scioldo was welcomed Tuesday to his first formal meeting of school trustees. The relatively quick session included votes on a new head varsity baseball coach and summer staff as well as good news on ISTEP scores for  elementary and junior-senior high-school students.

    Scioldo took office the first of the month and thanked board members and school staff for a warm welcome and assistance.

  • 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.

  • Board approves revised handbook for 2014-15

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members voted at their regular meeting June 19 to approve an updated elementary-student handbook and set meal prices for the upcoming school year.

    New to the handbook is a full page of changes included behind the front cover. They include prohibitions on visible undergarments and midriffs.

    Prohibited from buses are food, gum, candy, beverages, tobacco, weapons and contraband of any kind, and electronic devices such as phones, tablets and games.

  • Jail bills dwindle

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority approved in a regular meeting Wednesday another $8,281.28 in bills for construction of the new county jail.

    Many of the three-member group’s approvals have been for six-figure amounts, but the facility was deemed complete and prisoners moved in last month.

  • Parker Hannifin to invest $4 million in new line


    TELL CITY – An expanded manufacturing line at Parker Hannifin Corp. that could have been outsourced overseas will remain in Tell City, officials of the company told the Tell City Common Council Monday.

  • Prepping Lightning for the show ring

    Perry County 4-H’er Kayla Denu blows dust from Lightning, her crossbred steer, Thursday.

    The 4-H livestock barn hummed with activity as the evening’s beef show neared. Kayla, 6, is a first-year 4-H explorer.

  • Pet of the week

    PIPER is a beautiful, smart 2-year-old female Border collie mix. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her vaccines.

    Shelter staff says Piper steals hearts within minutes of meeting her. She knows several commands, including sit, shake, down, and kennel-up.

    Piper is crate-trained, housebroken, walks well on a leash, loves car rides and likes other animals. She is a very social dog who will make a great family pet or companion for just about anyone.