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  • Back in Business

    Frostop bustled with customers Thursday and Friday as the longtime Main Street establishment reopened its doors. Owner Brad Newton said more than 600 orders were placed Thursday, with no formal advertising.

    Orbit burgers, pronto pups and root beer were among the favorites. The Frostop was expected to be a hub of activity Saturday night for a Dragging Main Street event. The restaurant will gradually expand its menu offerings this summer.

  • Local libraries agree to merge

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer
    TELL CITY – After months of deliberation and working with the Cannelton Public Library, Tell City-Perry County Public Library board members voted Wednesday to start the process of officially merging the two libraries into a single district.

    Board members of the Cannelton library had voted 6-0 during a June 30 meeting to proceed with the merger, Tell City-Perry County Library Director Larry Oathout told board members.

  • Conservation district offering cover-crop incentive payments

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will provide $20 per acre incentive payments to encourage landowners to utilize cover crops on their farms.
    Cover crops reduce erosion by covering the ground once crops are harvested, and protect it from the rain throughout the winter months. Cover crops also increase the organic matter content in the soil and capture nitrogen.

  • Bandon Tavern ribbon cutting set for July 12

    BRANCHVILLE – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting for the Bandon Tavern Tuesday at 5 p.m. to celebrate the re-opening and change of ownership. The Bandon Tavern is located at 20255 Old Hwy 37 in Branchville. They will re-open Saturday, July 16.
    New owners of the Bandon Tavern are Quentin Mangum, Jimmy Dickman and Danny Ward. They look forward to re-opening the tavern and invite long-time patrons back.

  • Shoot for the Stars returns to park Friday

    TELL CITY – Shoot for the Stars competitors Twila Brown, Brooke Lawalin, Jonathan Sanders, Ashley Graves, Savannah Alvey and Rebecca Shearn will perform Friday evening in City Hall Park.

    Friday’s entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and will include one of the songs from the upcoming Schweizer Fest musical, “The King and I.”
    Also playing under the City Hall Park gazebo Friday will be the praise and worship group God’s Spare Room. The group is based in Chrisney.

  • Immunization changes on hold until 2012

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County children will be allowed to continue receiving immunizations from their local health department whether they are covered by insurance or not, the Indiana Department of Health announced last week.

  • Thursday night flicks begin today

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association is hosting a free movie night series titled “Movies at Sunset” each Thursday during the month of July. The first show is this evening.
    The movies will be shown in Sunset Park and will begin with pre-movie entertainment at about 8 p.m. The park will be closed to traffic for these evenings. Parking will be available outside the floodwall.

  • TCPD awarded grant for Segways

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department will be awarded money Friday to purchase two Segways. The two-wheeled electric vehicles will give officers better access to walkways and trails in the city, Police Chief Greg Hendershot said.

    The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is awarding its annual grants Friday and granted an application by the department, he said.

  • Hundreds to drag Main Street Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Tuesday’s meeting of the Tell City Common Council conjured up a bit of nostalgia Tuesday as Baby Boomer city officials talked about Saturday’s Dragging Main celebration.

    The event Saturday could bring hundreds of people into the city to relive what had been a rite of passage for generations of people: cruising Main Street and other thoroughfares, listening to favorite tunes, grabbing favorite food and sharing good times with friends.

  • Main Street dragging back Saturday

    TELL CITY - A local man’s Facebook invitation to drag Main Street could draw hundreds of people to Tell City Saturday.
    “Friday and Saturday nights dragging Main Street was kind of like the center of our universe. Let’s take this day and relive that time, and maybe show our kids what a cool place Tell City was to grow up in,” Joe Morton posted. Word spread quickly through the social-media site and by word-of-mouth.