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  • Snapshots from Schweizer Fest
  • Annual Dale Fall Festival will feature pageants, magic, more

    DALE – This year’s 44th annual Dale Fall Festival, will again be held in the town parks of Dale and surrounding areas. Events and entertainment will begin Sept. 4 and continue Sept. 8, 9 and 10. All times listed are CDT.

    The fest will kick off at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 with the Miss 2011 Dale Fall Festival Scholarship Queen Pageant.

  • Library director explains merger to county council

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The last time he’d appeared before the county council, Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout told its members July 28, boards for that and the Cannelton Public Library were looking into whether merging would be wise.

  • Harley likes his hat

    Tori Henderson and her Maltese pup, Harley Davidson, wait for their names to be called onto the stage at Saturday’s Schweizer Fest Pet Show.

    The event drew one of the larger crowds to City Hall Park during the 53rd annual celebration of the city’s Swiss and German heritage.

    In contrast to recent years’ heat and humidity, this year’s festival goers enjoyed mild conditions. A storm passed through Saturday night, but not until after the festival wrapped up.

  • District eyes hazardous-waste disposal program

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A one-day hazardous-household-waste collection event would cost $30,000, according to a report from the Perry County Recycling Management District Advisory Board. A year-round program would cost $10,000 to $15,000 annually after an initial investment.

  • Library-board members start to wrap up merger

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – While members of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library board members officially approved the merger with Cannelton Public Library, discussion about the process to integrate the libraries into one district is far from over.

    Library Director Larry Oathout opened the regular board meeting Aug. 3 by telling board members the merger was official, as the signed resolution papers had been filed with the state.

  • Idol-like survivors

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  • Youngsters recovering from ride accident

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “We’re lucky she isn’t dead,” photographer Danny Bolin said of his youngest stepdaughter, Mikayla. The 11-year-old was one of several children hurt when a light assembly fell on them as they rode the Scrambler ride at Schweizer Fest.

    Her father was photographing a wedding and said his wife, April Taylor-Bolin, heard about it first.

  • FOP sponsoring golf scramble, auction

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Fraternal Order of Police will host a golf scramble Oct. 14 at the Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus. A shotgun start begins at noon. The scramble consists of four-person teams with a limit of 34 teams.

    Cost is $50 per person, which includes green fees, golf-cart rental, practice balls, water and soft drinks. Everyone who participates will be invited to the FOP associate and new-membership drive that evening.

    Details on location and time are still being finalized.

  • Damin wins News’ 2011 Schweizer Fest landmarks contest

    TELL CITY – Emma Damin of Tell City wins a year’s subscription for successfully identifying all of the locations published in the News’ annual Schweizer Fest landmarks contest.