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  • Ewing's interview to air this week

    TELL CITY — Mayor Barbara Ewing's interview by Micah Schweizer and Jessica Naudziunas of radio station WNIN will air this week on WNIN 88.3 FM.

    The interview was part of a five-part weeklong Tri-State Health Series.

    Ewing and Rebecca Fenn, Perry County's greenway coordinator, met the radio interviewers at the Windy Creek Trail June 13 to discuss the wellness initiatives taking place in the area.

  • Music at Rome

    ROME - The Sunday in the Park band with Rita Phillips, Mike and Kasha Phillips, Ray Harpenau, Ted and Jean Harpenau, Ray Thomas and Jerry Swift, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of the Rome Courthouse.

    Concessions will be available, as will sandwiches and drinks.

  • Need help filing for benefits?

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library are joining hands to help local residents file for unemployment benefits via computer. Volunteers will be in the library's conference room from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. Volunteers will have laptops to walk people through the online forms.

  • Regional arts group plans SF show, classes

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its annual art show during Schweizer Fest, Aug. 7-8, on the second floor art gallery at City Hall.

    The association will also host summer art workshops again this year. Dates are July 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. Times are 9:30 to 11 a.m. The workshops are open to students going into first through ninth grades. This year's theme is recycled art made from manmade or natural materials. Art will be exhibited during Schweizer Fest. Sign-up sheets are at City Hall and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

  • Tell City fireworks rescheduled for Sunday

    TELL CITY - Persistent showers have caused the postponement until Sunday of fireworks in Tell City and the extension by one day of Moose Lodge 1424's annual picnic. The fireworks show in Zoercher-Bettinger Park will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday, with carnival rides and other attractions getting under way at 3 p.m.

  • May retires from Navy after 27 years

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Navy Capt. Neil May, son of Glenn May of Tell City, recently retired after 27 years of active duty while serving his final tour as assistant chief of staff for Third Fleet Training and Readiness in San Diego.

    May graduated from Indiana University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and was commissioned January 1983. He  attended the Naval War College and received a master’s degree in  national security and strategic studies in November 1997.

  • Federal grant to stimulate minds, economy

    LEOPOLD - A far-reaching  federal grant to Perry Central Community School Corp. will promote healthy childhood development over the next four years, the district’s superintendent said Tuesday. The $729,132 grant, which will be awarded annually for four years, will also deliver an economic stimulus by creating several new jobs.

  • County’s rec director tenders resignation

    PERRY COUNTY - Dan Adams will resign his position as Perry County recreation director July 10, Pete Franz-man announced at a regular meeting of the county council June 25.

    “Thank you for all your hard work,” the county council president told Adams. “We appreciate your 10-and-a-half years of service.”

    “I didn’t set out for it to be that many,” Adams replied. “But I think we did a lot of good things with the amount of money we’ve had.”

  • Winning Wines

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County’s wineries claimed gold – as well as silver and bronze honors  – last month in one of the nation’s largest wine competitions.

    Wines from 10 countries as far away as France, Australia and Spain were judged in the June 16-18 Indy International Wine Competition, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

  • County’s jobless rate drops slightly

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in May to 9.8 percent, remaining below the state’s seasonally adjusted rate of 10.6 percent. However, the number of local workers seeking jobs actually rose.