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  • Tell City Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana plans 30-year celebration

    TELL CITY – 2011 marks Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana’s 30th year in Perry County. The building at 1034 31st St. in Tell City has housed Ivy Tech since 1981.

    “To thank the community and commemorate 30 wonderful years of educating our citizens, we will be hosting a celebration beginning Tuesday,” said Sherri Flynn, director. All events surrounding the celebration will take place at the City Hall Park in downtown Tell City, and are open to the public.

    Tuesday

  • Adult education class at Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College and WorkOne Southwest will partner to offer adult-education classes designed to help residents transition to higher education.

    Classes offer opportunities to strengthen math, reading and language skills, add a GED to adults’ resumes, prepare for post secondary training, and increase wage earning potential.

  • Promoting a caring community

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Rebecca Fenn didn’t grow up in Tell City or Perry County, but her commitment to helping enrich the lives of thousands of its residents has added her name to a gilded list of citizens.

    Fenn will be honored Wednesday evening with the 2011 Distinguished Citizen Award. Sponsored by the Tell City Historical Society, the annual honor will be presented during a 7 p.m. ceremony in City Hall Park. That will be followed by a reception at the historical society’s museum at Ninth and Franklin streets.

  • Federal plug pulled on Even Start

    PERRY COUNTY – A program that has helped many young parents improve their lives and those of their children will likely die at the end of the year.

    Even Start coordinator Darryl Irvin said in late 2009, when the local program had just been funded for another four years, two dozen Even Start programs statewide had dwindled to six.

    Now they’ll disappear altogether.

  • Nighttime blaze on Alamo Road
  • Healing hands

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – It was 50 years ago when Dr. Gene Ress decided that he would come back home to start his medical practice. And it’s a decision the “country doctor” doesn’t regret.

    “I call myself a country doctor now because … I’ve worked here taking care of all the illness and injuries and out of the office, like the old country doctors use to do,” he said in an interview for last year’s Zeitung issue.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    The News' Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back.

    This is one of 20 landmark photos appearing in the current print edition for people to identify in attempts to win a one-year subscription to the News. Pick up a copy to see the other photos and read the rules, then show us how well you know Tell City.

    The deadline is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.

    Happy hunting.

  • 2010 turkey hunt to air next month

    PERRY COUNTY – Campbell’s Outdoor Challenge will air its 2010 Perry County turkey hunt with two one-hour episodes next month. The first segment of the program will air on the Versus Network from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 7 and again from 6 to 7 a.m. Sept. 10.

    The second show will air at noon Sept. 14 and again at 6 a.m. Sept. 17.

    The show will include a turkey-calling contest held at Tell City High School.

  • Fire damages home in Troy

    A fire heavily damaged a Troy home Tuesday. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Holiday World’s expansion for 2012: Mammoth, the world’s longest water coaster

    SANTA CLAUS – The largest single-ride investment in Holiday World’s history was announced Wednesday: The World’s Longest Water Coaster will open in Splashin' Safari next May.

    “We added Wildebeest water coaster last year and it was a runaway hit,” said park President Dan Koch. “So we asked our designers for something even bigger. It’s so huge, we’re calling it Mammoth.”