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  • Hunters' eyes back on county

    TELL CITY - Perry County will play host to some of the nation's top archers and turkey hunters in the coming week as the Hunting Simulation Organization and Campbell's Outdoor Challenge visit the county's 4-H fairgrounds.

    The HSO will host its Motion Target World Qualifier Friday through Sunday, drawing top archery sportsmen who will take aim at a variety of moving and pop-up targets.

  • From Olten to Tell City

    A Swiss photojournalist stops by the Tell City Museum Friday to talk with historical society member Mark Ress about the community's Swiss roots. Philipp Kunzli, right, lives in Olten and has been working with partner Kara Tyler, left, on "The Swiss Way," a project he said will show how ties between the two nation's continue to be impacted by immigration that occurred more than a century ago. The next stop, Kunzli said, was Chicago.

  • Dinner theater will keep 'em guessing

    TELL CITY - "The Pink Lace Diamond." It's a classic murder mystery that will play out before the eyes of guests May 2 as the Tell City Regional Arts Association sponsors a murder-mystery theater.

    The event, being held at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit, had been scheduled for January but was pushed back until spring.

    "The guests become detectives and try to figure out who did it," said Cheri Taylor, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and president of the arts association.

  • Recycle your old shoes and win a bike

    The next meeting of Wellness 2009 is planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday outside Tell City High School. Biking and shoe selection are this month's topics. A representative of Gilles Sports in Evansville will share tips on choosing the right bike, bicycle safety and picking out proper shoes for athletic activities. The wellness group is also teaming up with Nike to recycle old athletic shoes. For every pair of old shoes turned in, donors will receive a ticket in a raffle for a new Gilles bike. There will be refreshments.

  • Speaker aims to challenge, entertain community

    TELL CITY - Good decision making, leadership roles and doing things better are just a few of the things speaker Keith Nord will discuss with students, staff and community members.

    Canceled because of the ice storm, Nord will make up his visit to Tell City High School April 23 and hold three presentations. The first will be with students and staff of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., where he said he'd focus on several things, including making good decisions.

  • Foundation honors two as Lilly scholars

    PERRY COUNTY -  Steve Upmeyer, board president of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced this year's recipients of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.  

    Ryan W. Kessens and Jason Hackbarth have been selected to receive the full-tuition, four-year scholarships to the Indiana college of their choice, as well as an $800 stipend for books and equipment.

  • BREAKING NEWS:State police investigate 28-year-old's death

    DOOLITTLE MILLS - State police have not released results of a weekend autopsy conducted on a man found dead Saturday in northern Perry County.

    Jonathan M. Neighbors, 28, was found alongside Okalona Road shortly before 11 a.m. Troopers and paramedics arrived in the area of 28511 Okalona Road a short time later and Neighbors' body was located on the south side of the roadway.

    Police said Neighbors lived at 28539 Okalona Road.

    An autopsy was conducted Sunday afternoon at Huber Funeral Home in Tell City, state police said.

  • Sheriff: Inspection didn't identify real jail issues

    PERRY COUNTY - County Sheriff Bob Glenn knows more problems exist at the county jail than were identified in a recent inspection report, and said Wednesday a committee is being formed to look at all of them.

    "They didn't even look at the issues that are issues," he said.

  • TC Council adds voice to climate discussion

    TELL CITY - Our nation's leaders should set goals of slowing global warming in ways that won't unfairly burden Midwest ratepayers, Tell City's common council concluded last Monday.

    Members signed a resolution endorsing a least-cost cap-and-trade approach to limiting carbon dioxide emissions. Such a plan would allow utilities to reduce emissions without having to pass on huge increases in costs.

  • Dogwood plans ready to bloom

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's Dogwood Tour returns April 25-26, extending a spring tradition into a 47th year.

    The Dogwood Tour originated in 1962 as a way to invite residents to visit other areas of the county, and to view white dogwoods so noticeable in the greening landscape of early spring.

    This year's festival returns to many of the towns on the 1962 tour as well as attractions in other communities.

    Cannelton