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  • Farm-to-table dinner, concert coming to TC Sept. 24

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City’s Main Street has seen a lot but a Sept. 24 dinner will be a first.

    A Farm-to-Table Dinner sponsored by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee will see 125 people from across the county seated at tables in the 700 block of Main Street fronting City Hall Park. The meal will come almost exclusively from Perry County, from a locally raised hog that will be roasted, to the potatoes, sweet corn, salad and dessert.

  • Aug. 6 parade plans in place

    TELL CITY – An upcoming parade will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial and Perry County’s role in shaping the nation’s 19th state.

    “We want a big parade to celebrate the bicentennial,” said Betty Cash, director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is coordinating the parade with help from others, including Bill Amos.

    The parade is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, the same day as other pre-Schweizer Fest and other events, including the Edelweiss Ball and the Lincoln play, “Here I Grew Up.”

  • Teacher primes musical confidence

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    “Playing, it’s kind of just of a hobby. It’s something I like,” Jane Upmeyer said of time behind the piano. “I play at church. I’ve played a lot of weddings; lots of funerals.”

    A retired educator, Upmeyer has long offered piano lessons from her home; though the number of students aren’t as many as they once were.

  • City leaders denied access to Obrecht House

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City officials hoped to tour the interior of the beleaguered Obrecht House Wednesday morning. But they were denied entry by the woman who has long been a source of controversy surrounding the once grand home.

    Carolyn Barr, who has been working on the home for years, stood in the front yard of the house and spoke to department heads on how she plans to restore the home. She plans to replace the home’s top-story windows and will stabilize a porch.

  • Catholic parishes fear consolidation

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of several Catholic parishes in Perry County are worried about their congregations’ long-term futures after a preliminary report recommended their eventual consolidation with nearby larger churches.

    Local religious and lay leaders stressed the report was only a first response to the work of parish committees who have been gathering data and prioritizing needs as part of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ Connected in the Spirit effort.

  • Pence’s VP role may give state a boost

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – A Hoosier may preside as the second-most powerful person in America.

    Current Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as of  Friday, was nearing an official selection for vice president on the Republican ticket. Speculation for much of the week had Pence’s name topping the short list of candidates Trump was favoring.

    And if the Columbus native makes it into the White House, that could be a boon to the Indiana economy.

  • Pokemon Go!

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Pokemon Go is taking the mobile gaming world by storm and Perry County is immersed in the craze surrounding this mobile device reality game.

    Phone in hand, Logan McManaway walks around each day and night to try to catch his fair share of Pokemon. He said he has seen hordes of people crowded in City Hall Park over last weekend and expects the same for the near future.

  • TIF review shows million dollar loss for TC schools

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

  • Foster parent information session Aug. 7

    ST. MEINRAD – The Villages will host a foster parent information session at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church 19630 N. Fourth St., St.

    Interested foster parents and individuals who have a heart for children are invited to attend to learn about the foster care process and have their questions answered about becoming a champion for children in their community.

  • New assistant principal a familiar face

    Weatherholt has been Title 1 administrator at William Tell

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When students head back to William Tell Elementary in just a few short weeks, they will be greeted by a new assistant principal. Local educator Margaret “Margie” Weatherholt has been selected to serve in the position.

    She is taking over for outgoing assistant Mark Wahl who recently resigned from Tell City Schools to accept a head principal job at Fort Branch Community School.