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  • Animal shelter benefit

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Animal Shelter is partnering with Maurices and Orscheln Farm Store for a benefit called Rescue and Runways from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City. Proceeds will go to the Perry County Animal Shelter. Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. with the walk at 9:30. Cost is $10 and includes a T-shirt. Pet owners can show off their pets' talents for $1 during the talent show at 11 a.m. Registration begins at 10:30.

  • Halloween campout this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY - Tipsaw and Indian-Celina Lake campgrounds will host a Halloween campout Friday through Sunday.

    Events include campsite decoration contest, costume contest, games, ghost stories, ghost walk, horseshoe and cornhole tournaments, auction and trick-or-treating.

    Prizes include free camping, free season passes, Holiday World and Splashin' Safari tickets, gift cards, food prizes and more.

    For more information or to make reservations call 843-4890 or 843-4891 for Tipsaw and 843-4880 or 843-3109 for Indian-Celina.

  • Walk to School Day set

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School students, parents, staff and administrators will participate in International Walk to School Day Oct. 7. If weather is bad, the walk will be Oct. 9.

    Students will gather at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library at 7:15 a.m. and begin walking to school at 7:30 a.m. Supervision will be available after 7:15 a.m. Mayor Barbara Ewing will address the group as they finish the walk.

    The event supports the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.'s wellness policy to promote health and wellness in the schools. The public is invited.

  • Marksmen compete in annual battle of bands

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen are competing in the Battle of the Bands through Tuesday.

    The annual contest tests schools’ abilities to generate votes at the Web site of television station WFIE.

    Anyone who’d like to support their school band should register to vote at www.14wfie.com by clicking on “Touchdown Live” and “Battle of the Bands.” A password will be sent to each registered e-mail account.

  • Social workers join staffs at two schools

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central School Board has approved the hiring of five people who will serve as social workers and program facilitators for a far-reaching, multi-year federal grant awarded this summer to Perry Central Community School Corp.

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  • Showers push Shoot for the Stars to Sunday

    TELL CITY - Rain postponed last Sunday's Music in the Park and Shoot for the Stars finale. Finalists Glenn Cronin, David McKinney, Ronald Riley and Dillon McKinney are set to perform this Sunday. The event gets under way at 3 p.m. with additional performances by Elliott Sublett and Andy Brasher.

  • Academy has 'strong start'

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Learning Academy had "probably the strongest start to a semester we've had since the beginning," its executive director said Tuesday.

    Speaking at a regular meeting of the alternative school's board of directors, Mike Bishop attributed the good start to an offering of online classes and "a different approach," which he said has entailed going into schools and talking to guidance counselors. In some cases, students who might benefit from the academy's offerings were pulled out of classes for brief discussions.

  • Monk inducted into inaugural Conservation Hall of Fame

    ST. MEINRAD - A man who taught respect for nature as a monk, teacher and theologian will be inducted Friday in the first class of the Indiana Conservation Hall of Fame.

    The Rev. Damian Schmelz OSB is one of 15 individuals and families named to a charter class for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Conservation Hall of Fame, a group that includes a former U.S. president and Indiana's first state forester and a couple dedicated to saving landmark Hoosier buildings.

  • Board seeks time to weigh bids for painting water tower in Troy

    TELL CITY - A years-long effort to repaint a 250,000-gallon water tower near Troy moved another step toward reality Monday as Tell City's water board opened six bids from contractors wanting to do the work.

    Bids ranged widely, from a $29,875 quote to a jaw-dropping $296,750 proposal. The board tabled any action to give Water Utility Superintendent Dale Poole time to review the bids. City Attorney Jim Tyler will do the same and the board could award the painting work at a special meeting Oct. 5.