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  • Hoosier National Forest offers Christmas tree recycling program

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest invites Perry Countians and others to turn their old Christmas trees into fish habitat in area lakes and ponds.

    When submerged, recycled live Christmas trees offer habitat to enhance feeding and cover for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill and other sunfish species.

    Once submerged, the trees serve as foundation for the growth of algae. This attracts insects and other invertebrates, which provide food for small fish.

  • Scholarship opportunities offered

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting applications through the foundation's Community Scholarship Program and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

    The Community Scholarship Program is made up of 25 scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements, created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education.

    The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, fully funded by Lilly Endowment, is administered locally by the foundation.

  • Saturday Lincoln program shares September's Journey of Remembrance

    LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will host a special program Saturday about the recent Journey of Remembrance flatboat trip that took place as part of Spencer County's observance of the Lincoln Bicentennial.  

    The journey, which set sail Sept. 9, retraced Lincoln's 1828 flatboat trip from Rockport to New Orleans, La., when the then 19-year-old future president transported a load of produce for a local merchant.

    It was on this trip where Lincoln witnessed a slave auction while in New Orleans, an event that cemented his anti-slavery views.

  • Locally filmed outdoors program airing Wednesday

    TELL CITY — A programming change on the Versus television network has postponed a locally filmed hunting program's air date until Wednesday.

    The Campbell Outdoor Challenge's turkey hunt filmed in the spring was supposed to air Dec. 31 but is now scheduled for noon Wednesday. Versus is the former Outdoor Life Network.

  • Outgoing commissioner honored
  • Swiss Plywood closing its doors

    TELL CITY – Swiss Plywood closed its doors this week, falling victim to the nation’s struggling domestic furniture industry and a deepening recession.

    Bill Borders, chairman of Swiss Plywood, said Monday he was in the process of notifying approximately 40 employees of the decision. Officials announced in December that the company would halt production by the end of the year unless a buyer could be found.

    Another furniture company had considered buying Swiss Plywood but economic conditions prevented the deal from moving forward.

  • Two charged with stealing ammonia

    ST. MEINRAD – Police said three men, two of them Perry County residents, stole anhydrous ammonia from a St. Meinrad farm cooperative Friday night and attempted to flee into Perry County before being stopped.

    Charles L. Faust, 44, of Branchville; Bryan Jarboe, 44, of Bristow and Shannon L. Baker, 28, of Parrotsville, Tenn., were jailed on charges of theft of anhydrous ammonia and other meth and weapons-related offenses.

  • A look back at 2008: Tell City's birthday, elections, visit by Ike made year memorable

    Tell City celebrates 150 years

    The summer of 2008 will long be remembered for the celebration of Tell City’s sesquicentennial. The week-long event had current and former Tell Citians – and residents of surrounding communities – kicking up their heels to mark the 150th anniversary of the community’s founding.

    The Aug. 2-9 event, which also marked the 50th Schweizer Fest, drew thousands of visitors for an opening-day parade, activities for kids, beer and wine gardens, barbecue cook-off, German music and fireworks.

  • Friends reaching out to help family recovering from fire

    MOUNT PLEASANT – Dickie and Debbie Baize lost nearly all of their possessions when fire destroyed their home Friday on Indiana 66. Anyone who would like to help the family by donating clothing or household items can contact family friend Laura Flamion at 843-4569 or 499-4861 or Lisa Persinger at 843-5316 or 719-0256.

  • Forest Service recycling live Christmas trees

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest invites Perry Countians and others to turn their old Christmas trees into fish habitat in area lakes and ponds.

    When submerged, recycled live Christmas trees offer habitats to enhance feeding and cover for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill and other sunfish species. Once submerged, the trees serve as foundation for the growth of algae. This attracts insects and other invertebrates, which provide food for small fish.