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  • County clerk: Registration deadline nears for special election

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Clerk Jean Schulthise reminds voters of the Tell City-Troy Township School District, including Tell City, the town of Troy and Troy Township, that Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote in the special election to be held Nov. 3. The election is being held to decide if proposed improvements to Tell City High School will occur.

  • Emmons in chain-saw championship

    CHICAGO - Perry County chain-saw artisan Jason Emmons will participate in this weekend's fifth annual Echo Chain Saw Carving Championship in Albuquerque, N.M.

    Emmons is a full-time carver based at Bear Hollow Woodcarvers in St. Croix. He has participated in events across the United States. He joined other carvers this month at Bear Hollow's annual fall festival.

    He will be joined by teammates  Mike Bihlmaier, Mark Colp  and Bob King, who have appeared as members of Echo's national carving team since 2005, when the company first formed the team.

  • Tell City to crown royalty at homecoming

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will crown its 2009 football homecoming queen and king before the Marksmen take on the North Posey Vikings at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Homecoming ceremonies begin approximately at 7 p.m.

    Queen Candidates

    Mariah Alvey is the daughter of Bill and Wendy Alvey. While in high school, she has been involved with basketball, student council, Renaissance Leadership Class and Pep and Spanish clubs. Alvey plans to major in elementary education in college.

  • 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.