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  • 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.

  • Council finalizes tax abatement for ATTC


    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the county council unanimously adopted June 26 a confirming resolution finalizing their part in approving a tax abatement for ATTC Manufacturing.

  • 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.