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  • August's Angel Food orders due Aug. 16; News has forms

    TELL CITY - August menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free box of food for $25.

    Included on the month's menu are several specials for meat, fresh fruits and vegetables.

    There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    Orders are due Aug. 16 with food delivered Aug. 29.

  • TC man faces firearms charges

    TELL CITY - A report of shots fired on the east side of Tell City led to the arrest early Friday of one man, but the investigating officer in the case said more charges could be filed.

    Mark T. Jones, 22, of 1027 23rd St., Apartment 116, faces preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a handgun and carrying a handgun without a license.

  • Yard sale to benefit shelter

    CANNELTON - A yard sale from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday will benefit the Perry County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 200 Herzelle St. in Cannelton.

  • Farmers market shifts location

    TELL CITY - Due to Schweizer Fest activities taking place around City Hall this week, Tell City's farmers markets Wednesday and Saturday will move to the parking lot of First United Methodist Church, located at 702 10th St.

    Times remain unchanged, 2 p.m. for Wednesday's market and 7 a.m. Saturday.

  • Horsepower to set festival in motion

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales and racing star Kasey Kahne's Budweiser-sponsored car will visit Tell City Friday, delivering a high-horsepowered start to Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest.

    The famous horses and the early 1900s beer wagon they have pulled for decades will arrive in City Hall Park around 11 a.m. and once hitched, will travel the streets around the park from around noon to 2 p.m.

    The visit is sponsored by Schweizer Fest Inc. and Hedinger Beverage Co. of Jasper.

  • 2009 Schweizer Fest programs are here!

    Official programs for Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest are inserted into local copies of today's Perry County News.

    The special section includes a day-by-day schedule of events for the July 31 to Aug. 9 celebration, information on major events, such as wine garden and barbecue cook-off Aug. 8 and that day's gospel-music lineup. There's also a look at Tell City's rich history.

    Programs will be distributed in coming days in local businesses and extra copies will be available at The News.

  • Referendum plans take shape

    TELL CITY - County election-board members opted at a meeting Tuesday to open all 11 Tell City-Troy Township voting precincts for a Nov. 3 election that will determine the fate of $10 million in construction at Tell City High School.

    Meeting later in the day, the school corporation's board of trustees approved language to go onto the ballot for the referendum, a motion to schedule the election through county officials and to authorize the spending of up to $10,000 to cover its costs.

  • Acting chief targets abandoned vehicles

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's acting police chief, Eric Dickenson, plans to take advantage of a law that went into effect July 1 to help rid the city of abandoned vehicles - on both public and private property and whether covered or not.

    Legislators felt "there are too many abandoned vehicles across the state," he said at regular meetings of the city's board of board of public works and safety and common council July 13.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    As of Wednesday, no one had found a token hidden as part of a four-week Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt. Here are last week's clues and three more. Clues for Week 3 can be found below.

    Last Week's Clues

    What do these businesses have in common?

    • Schaefer & Paulin

    • Obrecht House

    • Tell City Chair

    • Captain Clay Schwitzer House/Carriage Inn

    • City Hall

    • Capers/IOOF

    This Week's Clues

    • Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    • Tell City apple

  • Area bars could support, may like glass-disposal offer

    TELL CITY - "We certainly do produce enough brown glass in this community," Paul Alvey said of beer bottles used in area bars that could support a request from an Evansville glass company.

    He was addressing the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors at their regular meeting July 23, and said a partnership with the business could benefit the district and bars, which are faced with disposing of the bottles.