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  • Kaffee Klatch is Wednesday
  • Sunshine Baby Contest winners
  • Recording artist Kim Smith films debut video in county

    Hailing from a small town in Louisiana, singer-songwriter Kim Smith said she immediately felt at home when she arrived in Tell City to begin production on the music video for her new song, “Life of Plenty.”

    “I didn’t realize I was leaving my small hometown only to enter another that felt just as welcoming and serene,” said Smith. “The scen-ery was breathtaking and the residents showed such hospitality, I felt I left my Louisiana family only to join a new one in Indiana.”

  • Free things to see and do in Perry County

    There’s plenty to do in Perry County that doesn’t cost a lot of money. In fact, a lot of things are free. That’s the message the Perry County Quality of Life Committee is pushing through a new brochure. The committee operates under the Perry County Development Corp. and members worked several months to prepare lists of things to do.

    To contribute to this list – the brochure may be updated later this year – send e-mail to Cheri Taylor, executive director of the Perry County Development Corp. at perrychamber@psci.net.

  • Past-due recycling bills need to be paid by Sept. 1

    PERRY COUNTY – A legal advertisement on Page 8C of today’s News lists the names of more than 130 people who have not paid user fees to the Perry County Recycling Management District.

    The district will soon file small-claims cases against those who have not paid. That will add approximately $90 to fees and past-due charges.

    Bills can be paid weekdays at the recycling district office in the courthouse annex in Cannelton. For more information, call the office at 547-9787.

  • Free rides Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College and Schweizer Fest Inc. will sponsor free rides Wednesday as the 53rd Schweizer Fest kicks off.

    Free rides in City Hall Park will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m.

  • Tell City history films to be shown in Sunset Park

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will show two films Monday (today) in Sunset Park. The movie titled “Ohio River Floods” will be shown at 8:30 p.m.

    The association will also debut a second film, “Building of the Floodwall.”

    Both of these movies are the property of the Tell City Historical Society.

    The public is invited to take chairs and enjoy an evening in the park.

  • Social Security benefits will be paid on time

    NEW ALBANY – Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, has announced that Social Security payments for last month were made on time and as scheduled. Payments for Aug. 10, 17 and 24 also will be made as scheduled.

  • 2011 Schweizer Fest Musik Hall entertainment lineup

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Band will once again provide the traditional opening for this year’s 53rd annual Schweizer Fest, with a concert on the Musik Halle Stage beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

    As difficult as it is to prepare a concert before the school year even begins, the Marksmen Band is sure to delight the crowd with patriotic favorites and a small sneak preview of this year’s marching show music.

  • 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.

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