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  • Training enhances police officers' skills

    TELL CITY - Training attended by a pair of Tell City officers will allow them to train others in the areas of emergency-vehicle operations and traffic stops.

    Patrolmen Roger Smith and Derrick Lawalin attended summer instructor programs, Smith in emergency-vehicle operations and Lawalin in traffic stops.

    New police officers learn those skills while attending law-enforcement training academy but brushing up on the skills is helpful. Indiana is now requiring officers to have yearly training in the two areas.

  • Speaker to take podium Sunday

    LINCOLN CITY - Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will host the final speaker in its series of special speakers Sunday who have been invited to the park this year as part of the observation of the Lincoln Bicentennial.

     Janene Donovan, of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in North Carolina, will discuss the famous poet's biography of Lincoln. The public is invited to attend the 2 p.m. program in the Abraham Lincoln Hall at the park's Memorial Visitor Center.

  • Band students to wash cars

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School Marching Marksmen will wash cars from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the teachers parking lot.

    They will provide the service for free, but will accept donations.

  • School construction will impact tax bills

    TELL CITY - The monthly impact of $10 million in improvements proposed for Tell City High School will cost each taxpayer in the school district "less than a hamburger, to put it in perspective," school-board member Debbie Reed said Tuesday.

  • Teen savors second trip to nation's capital

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Blake Kleaving of rural Tell City might feel a little like a congressman after setting off for the nation's capital twice in as many months.

    He visited in June as part of an electric-cooperative youth tour. While there, he was chosen to be the state's representative to the Youth Leadership Council of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

  • Funding setback won't slow city's search for CSO help

    TELL CITY - Efforts to obtain affordable financing for Tell City's combined-sewer overflow project will continue this summer, the city's mayor said last Monday, despite the community being passed over in a recent round of awards through a state revolving-loan fund.

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  • Clydesdales here Friday

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Tell City Friday, providing a thrilling start to this year's 51st Schweizer Fest.

    The famous horses and the early 1900s beer wagon they pull will arrive in City Hall Park around 11 a.m. and will travel the streets around the park from noon to 2 p.m.

    The visit is sponsored by Schweizer Fest Inc. and Hedinger Beverage Co. of Jasper. Entertainment is also planned for the afternoon and refreshments will be available in the park.

  • Applicants sought for next three local Habitat homes

    PERRY COUNTY -  With construction nearing completion on two homes located on Eleventh Street in Tell City, Perry County's Habitat for Humanity group is launching plans for three new homes to be constructed starting in 2010.  

  • Band families invited to kick-off party Friday

    TELL CITY - Families of Tell City High School Marching Marksmen members are invited to the 13th annual kick-off party Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at Mulzer Camp.  

    Activities will include games, food, introduction of the new band season and an annual tug-of-war contest. Each junior and senior member should take a hot covered dish. Sophomores will provide cold covered dishes, freshmen are to take dessert and eighth-graders are to furnish chips.

    Additionally, each family is asked to bring a two-liter drink. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided.