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  • Four generations

    The Davis family recently gathered to celebrate the arrival of Margaret Davis’ first great-grandchild, Sofia Bridgette Larson of Chicago.

    Also pictured are mother Courtney Davis Larson of Chicago and grandfather Dennis Davis of Johnson City. Margaret Davis is a resident of Bristow.

  • William Tell Elementary students experience ‘We the People,’ meet Gov. Pence

    William Tell Elementary sixth-grade students participated in the We the People state hearings in Indianapolis in May.

    During the school year, students review the Constitution. During the simulated hearing, students assume the role of constitutional experts, presenting prepared oral statements before a panel of judges.

    Following the presentations, students respond to follow-up questions from a panel of judges to demonstrate their depth of understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and clarify issues they may have raised during formal statements.

  • Edelweiss Ball to rejoin Schweizer Fest schedule

    TELL CITY – The Edelweiss Ball used to be one of Schweizer Fest week’s big events, a formal event that drew hundreds of people who danced to the sounds of the late 1950s and 60s. The balls eventually faded from the festival schedule, until now. The 56th Schweizer Fest will return with a 1950s-themed ball scheduled for Aug. 2 at the Schergens Center.

  • Ewing honored for support of public power


    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing was unable to claim a national public-power award presented last month in Colorado so the award is coming to her.

    Ewing will be recognized during this evening’s city council meeting with the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award. It was presented June 17 during the national conference of the American Public Power Association held in Denver.

    Raj Rao, executive director of the Indiana Municipal Power Association, will present the award this evening.

  • Fun at the Moose Summer Fest

    Karson Sipes, 2, came to the Moose Summer Fest early the evening of June 26 and had a kids ride all to himself. The picnic’s three-day run included rides, games and fireworks.

  • ‘For sale’ sign going up at Fulton Hill


    TROY – For sale: a community center with a spectacular view of the Ohio River and plenty of room for additional development.

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Executive Director Larry Kleeman confirmed last week that the Tell City-based provider of community services will sell Fulton Hill Community Center and about 12 surrounding acres. Lincoln Hills purchased the property from the town of Troy in 2003 and leased the building for receptions, school reunions and other gatherings.

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  • Adams is 2014 fair queen

    Isabel Adams was crowned Miss Perry County 2014 during the 4-H Queen and Junior Miss Contest at the fairgrounds Thursday evening.

    She is the daughter of Dan and Donna Adams of rural Birdseye and a 2014 Perry Central High School graduate.

    She was one of four candidates vying for the title of Miss Perry County.


    Doolittle Mills
    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Vacation Bible school begins at the Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills this coming Monday evening, July 7 and will continue through Friday, July 11. This year’s theme is “Jungle Safari” and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.

    Heather Underhill, daughter of David and Teresa Underhill of Doolittle Mills, became the bride of Ben Messmer this past Saturday afternoon. The outdoor wedding took place at the 18th Street Park in Ferdinand.

  • Adventures with Nature

    Leslie Grow with Hardy Lake holds a barn owl during her presentation on raptors. She also brought hawks and an American kestrel, the smallest member of the falcon family.