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  • United Way's Stuff the Bus returns July 24-25

    TELL CITY — United Way of Perry County is sponsoring the third annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for area students in need. United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteer organizations will again join together to solicit donations of much needed school supplies for school corporations in Perry, Hancock, and Spencer counties.  

    Last year's event gathered more than 9,800 items and monetary donations with an approximate value of more than $4,900. Additional cash donations of $1,512.44 were also received, bringing the total donations to more than $6,300.

  • Band will play at courthouse in Rome Sunday

    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, including sandwiches and drinks.

  • Government offices closing Friday for holiday

    PERRY COUNTY - Many governmental offices will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day. Tell City offices will be closed for the day, as will city offices in Cannelton and Troy’s utility office.

    County offices in the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed for the day, as will state offices. The Perry County Prosecutor’s Office and the Perry County Office of Child Services. Mail will be delivered Friday.

    The Perry County News will be closed Friday, with the Monday, July 6, edition on newsstands Sunday morning.

  • Plan commission voices staffing concerns

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Plan Commission are expected to make themselves heard this evening as the county's board of commissioners takes up a proposal to combine two jobs.

  • Budweiser Clydesdales coming to Tell City

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Tell City late this month, 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. Friday, July 31, 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.

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  • United Way announces funding for 2010

    PERRY COUNTY - Faced with a sagging economy and financial uncertainties, Perry Countians remained generous in reaching out to their communities through the United Way of Perry County. Donations totaling $105,000 were made last fall, allowing United Way to fund 19 local programs to the tune of $66,000. Health and human-service organizations will receive another $3,000, bringing the community investment to $69,000.

  • Library advertising 2010 budget in August

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will advertise its budget in August, three weeks earlier than normal.

    At last month's library board meeting, Director Larry Oathout told board members the advertising deadline for 2010 budgets may be moved up, and if it was they should look for a budget. The 2010 budget is $996,509, up 1.5 percent from last year, he told members.

  • 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.