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  • St. Patrick’s Day Dash
  • Substance-abuse prevention funds OK’d

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Among additional appropriations approved by Perry County Council members at their regular meeting March 31 were two totaling $55,287.25.

  • Police search home Tuesday

    TELL CITY – A woman was jailed Tuesday and police searched for a man who fled on foot in an investigation of a possible methamphetamine lab on Old Indiana 237.

    The Perry County Sheriff’s Department hadn’t released details as of Wednesday afternoon. However, Ryan Short, 27, was jailed on several charges, including dealing in and possessing meth. She was held on $14,005 bail.

  • Schweizer Fest musicals return with ‘The King and I’

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Absent from Tell City’s annual celebration for the past two years, a musical has been added to the 2011 Schweizer Fest.

    Schweizer Fest Inc. announced this week that the “The King and I” will be performed Aug. 4-7 on the Tell City High School stage. The community-led production will be the 22nd musical presented by Schweizer Fest since 1987.

    The last musical, “1776” was staged in 2008 as part of the 50th Schweizer Fest and the sesquicentennial of the city’s founding.

  • Man kills self after standoff in Troy

    TROY – A Troy man fatally shot himself Sunday night following an hour-long standoff with police.

    Ellsworth “Skip” Mongillo, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was injured in the standoff, which began just after 7 p.m. with a call from a family member who had been in the home at 300 Washington St. but who left to call police. She said the 57-year-old threatened to kill himself and was armed.

  • Council grants funds for child-support collections

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted at a regular meeting March 31 to fund a company that will help recoup costs going into the collection of child-support from parents delinquent in their payments.

  • Man kills self after standoff in Troy

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – A man with a gun to his head fatally shot himself in Troy Sunday night following an hour-long standoff with police.

    Ellsworth “Skip” Mongillo was pronounced dead at the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No one else was injured in the standoff, which began just after 7 p.m. with a call from a family member who had been in the home at 300 Washington St.  but  who left to call police. She said the 57-year-old threatened to kill himself and was armed.

  • Tickets on sale for ‘Wizard,’ ‘Cousin’

    LINCOLN CITY – Tickets for Lincoln Amphitheatre’s “The Wizard of Oz” and “Our American Cousin” went on sale Friday.

    They can be purchased from the box office by calling (800) 264-4223 or online at www.LincolnAmphitheatre.com.

    “The Wizard of Oz” will take the stage Thursday through Saturday evenings July 21 through Aug. 7. Sunday matinees will also be performed

    “Our American Cousin” will run Friday and Saturday evenings with a Sunday matinee Aug. 19-27.

  • Rep. Young to speak at GOP event April 16

    TELL CITY – Local Republicans will host their annual Lincoln Day Dinner April 16 at Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit in Tell City. The meal will begin at noon.

    U.S. Rep. Todd Young will be the guest speaker. State Rep. Sue Ellspermann will also speak.

    Tickets are $12 and can be purchased by calling Tom McCart at 547-6156 or Jennifer Land at 457-3158.

  • Revival set

    TELL CITY – Pastor Ron Ammon of the Bethel Baptist Church, 911 Fulton St. in Tell City, has announced the church will hold revival services Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

    Michael Soop of Lawrenceville, Ga., will be guest speaker. Services will begin at 7 p.m. and include special singing and music by various church members.

    The public is invited and encouraged to attend.