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  • Smokey celebrates his 70th birthday in Tell City

    Smokey Bear celebrated his 70th birthday July 26 with cake and activities in Sunset Park. About 40 children and their families attended the celebration, hosted by staff of the Hoosier National Forest.

    Tyler Kleaving, winner of the birthday-card contest, poses for a photo with Smokey Bear.

  • Pet of the Week

    ROCKY was found in early April on Highway 237 in Dale by an Indiana State Trooper.

    He’d been hit by a vehicle when the officer, thinking him dead, stopped to remove him from the roadway.

    When he realized Rocky was still alive, the officer delivered him to a nearby animal hospital, where the veterinary staff treated Rocky for a skull fracture, concussion, broken leg, broken jaw and broken ribs.

    Rocky has endured several surgeries and now has the green light to find a new forever home.

  • School menus - Week of Aug. 11-15

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.
    PERRY CENTRAL SCHOOLS
    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.
    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Country fried steak sandwich and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and pears.
    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Corn dog, baked beans and peaches.
    Wednesday: BREAKFAST - French toast sticks LUNCH - Sausage and egg biscuit, hash brown and cooked apples.

  • Hands-on science breathes new life into teaching, learning

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    Behind door No. 1, large, industrious beetles claw their way across desktops, pulling varying amounts of paper clips behind them. Some are bigger and stronger than others, but all are moving forward, each with a length of white string tied around its thorax. Scientists gather around excitedly, predicting the load each beetle can bear and scrawling down observations.

  • Blinzinger Reunion

    Fifty people attended the first Blinzinger family reunion July 5, at Windward Heights Country Club.The oldest person attending was Bette Pagragan from Tell City, who was 91 July 4. The youngest was Keeley Pagragan, 2 ½ months, from Lexington, Ky. The person attending from the farthest away was Darla Shoemaker Hetzel and her husband, Wilford, of Powhatan, Va.

  • Snippets of history from Tell City’s founding

    Mark Oberhausen shared his presentation in June to the Tell City Historical Society. In the spirit of celebrating Tell City’s history during Schweizer Fest, we are sharing portions of his work.

    • The Swiss Colonization Society was organized in Cincinnati in November, 1856, with the goal of acquiring land for a new city for its members. The society wanted to purchase 10,000 acres on a river and in a free state.

  • Indiana State Police plan sobriety checkpoint Friday in Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Perry County Friday night. Drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers, and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary, state police said in a press release.

  • Old-timers and a Schweizer Fest queen

    The 40th annual Schweizer Fest Old-Timers Game drew baseball fans of all ages to Frank Clemens Field Tuesday evening.   Above right, Schweizer Fest Queen Sara Hagedorn throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

  • Tri Kappa to sell historic prints Saturday

    TELL CITY – Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa has added eight new prints this year to its collection of historic landmarks in Perry County. The prints will be sold at the farmers market Saturday, Aug. 9, weather permitting. Most prints were drawn by residents of the Purposeful Living Units Service program at the Branchville Correctional Facility.

  • Tell City Junior-Senior High School schedules, book rental online or in person today

    TELL CITY – All students who will be in grades seven through 12 will need to access all necessary information online through Harmony or go to the high school for schedules and textbook rental Thursday, Aug. 7 (today).

    The building will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. today for those who do not choose the online option. Book store hours will also be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.

    The building will be closed Friday, Aug. 8 and the bookstore and building will not be open to students Monday, Aug. 11, due to staff orientation.