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  • Schweizer Fest food booth meeting set

    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest Committee will host a meeting for food-booth vendors at 6 p.m. today at the Perry County Chamber office, 601 Main St.

    Food-booth opportunities are available to any Perry County nonprofit group. New groups must sell a product different from those already offered at Schweizer Fest.

    All current and potential food vendors are asked to attend this informational meeting.

    For more information, contact Cheri Taylor at 547-2385.

  • Teacher Creativity Fellowship grant awarded to William Tell teacher

    TELL CITY – Kimberly L. Strobel of William Tell Elementary School has been selected to receive a Teacher Creativity Fellowship grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

    The program enables teachers, principals, guidance counselors and school librarians from all over Indiana to take time to pursue their personal interests, explore subjects that intrigue them and just “get away.”

    Strobel will work with school-related stress management, attending retreats and workshops focused on stress-reduction strategies for teachers and students.

  • TCHS chorus, band to perform Sunday

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School music students  will perform choral and band concerts beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday in the school’s auditorium.

  • TCHS schedules senior awards program

    TELL CITY – Tell City High School will host a senior awards program at 1 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.

    In addition to awarding all scholarships, other prestigious honors such as the Jerome Stenftenagel and Bryan Taylor athletic awards, will be given.

    All graduates and their families, along with community members, students and staff, are invited and encouraged to attend this event. Some of the awards are confidential until announced at the program; therefore, students who may not be expecting an award still might receive one.

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  • Hair clippings, panty hose can speed oil cleanup

    PERRY COUNTY – Matter of Trust is an organization working to help with the Gulf oil-spill cleanup efforts.  Not only are they collecting hair clippings (local salons have committed to this project) but they are also collecting nylons, panty hose and knee highs to help with the effort of cleaning up the spill.

    Anyone who has  nylons to donate is asked to drop them off at the following Tell City locations: The Classic Look, 820 Tell St. or Celebrations, 610 Main St. These businesses will have containers available for drop off.

  • Veterans tribute opens in Hawesville

    PERRY COUNTY – A traveling tribute to America’s veterans went on display Wednesday at the Hancock County, Ky. Fairgrounds and a variety of activities are planned there through Sunday.

    The display includes a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, the Cost of Freedom Memorial, a memorial to the lives lost Sept. 11, 2001, a “walk of heroes,” a nationally acclaimed art display, a panel offering personal tributes and World War II and Korean War displays, and will be on display 24 hours daily. Information about most of the displays can be found at www.avtt.org.

  • Perry Central awarded learning center grant

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Community School has been awarded a $125,000 federal grant that will help the district expand its role as a community learning center.  The Indiana Department of Education announced 52 recipients of 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants, awarded to public school districts, community-based organizations and other groups that provide opportunities to establish or grow community learning centers.  Perry Central's award is renewable for four years and will help the district maintain after-school programs and other outreach p

  • Computer funding OK'd

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at their regular meeting May 3 the spending of $9,617 from the county's law-enforcement fund for a computer server for the county prosecutor's office. "All of the other departments that review this and agree to it have signed off," County Auditor Connie Berger told the commissioners.

  • Museum fund drive targets energy renovations

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society is conducting a fund drive to pay for renovations at its museum that will reduce energy consumption.  "Over the last couple of years, it has become painfully obvious that too much of our cash has been going to pay for utilities," a letter from the society and Mark Ress, project chairman and museum curator, said.  In 2008, total utilities cost more than $7,500. These costs have been kept to a minimum by maintaining a minimum temperature during unoccupied hours.