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  • Mary Poppins set to fly

    The curtain will soon rise on the Schweizer Fest 2015 production of “Mary Poppins.” 

    This year’s performance is scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m.  Sunday’s matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m. All shows will be performed in the Tell City Junior -Senior High School Auditorium.

    The evening show time of 7 p.m. is a departure from previous years. 

  • Rural News; GERALD: July 16

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Charles A. James of Leopold, who died July 2, 2015, at the home of his son. A U.S. Army veteran and a lifelong farmer, he enjoyed attending Perry Central sports and raising chicken and selling eggs at the farmers market.

    Also, our condolences to the family of Jeannie Hall, who passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at Oakwood Health Campus. She retired from General Electric in 1972.

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS: July 16

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Vacation Bible school is in progress this week at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills. The closing program will be held Friday evening, July 17, beginning at 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

    Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Katy Rochelle East of Shelbyville, Ky., due to her recent tragic death. Shannon Funeral Service in Shelbyville was in charge of arrangements, where several area people paid their respects. 

  • Rural News; ST. CROIX: July 16
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  • ATTC Manufacturing donates to relocate Derby swing set


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department and the Derby Community Association have raised money to move a swing set at Derby’s Mulzer Park to higher ground there to eliminate frequent damage by flooding.

  • Bluegrass sounds to kick off Schweizer Fest Aug. 1


    TELL CITY – Some of the top area names in bluegrass will converge on City Hall Park Saturday, Aug. 1, as part of a growing pre-Schweizer Fest tradition.

    The free bluegrass concert from 3 to 8 p.m. is hosted by the Tell City Regional Arts Association and supported this year by the county’s Realtors. City Councilman Tony Hollinden, speaking at last Monday’s council meeting, said he expects a large turnout for what will be the third consecutive year of bluegrass music in the park before Schweizer Fest week.

  • Rural News: DOOLITTLE MILLS; July 9

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — The annual vacation Bible school will be held at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills beginning 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17.

    The 2015 VBS theme is “Blast to the Past.”  Everyone is invited to attend.

    Several people attended the annual Independence Day celebration at the Ole Lynch Homeplace near Doolittle Mills Saturday, July 4. Lots of food, music and fireworks were enjoyed by all.

  • Rural News: ST. CROIX; July 9

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — The annual vacation Bible school at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills will be held next week. It is scheduled to begin Monday, July 13 and will continue throughout Friday, July 17, with the closing program held Friday night. It will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. The theme for this year is “Blast to the Past.” Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Hopefully, everyone had a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July weekend.