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  • 2009 Schweizer Fest programs are here!

    Official programs for Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest are inserted into local copies of today's Perry County News.

    The special section includes a day-by-day schedule of events for the July 31 to Aug. 9 celebration, information on major events, such as wine garden and barbecue cook-off Aug. 8 and that day's gospel-music lineup. There's also a look at Tell City's rich history.

    Programs will be distributed in coming days in local businesses and extra copies will be available at The News.

  • Referendum plans take shape

    TELL CITY - County election-board members opted at a meeting Tuesday to open all 11 Tell City-Troy Township voting precincts for a Nov. 3 election that will determine the fate of $10 million in construction at Tell City High School.

    Meeting later in the day, the school corporation's board of trustees approved language to go onto the ballot for the referendum, a motion to schedule the election through county officials and to authorize the spending of up to $10,000 to cover its costs.

  • Acting chief targets abandoned vehicles

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's acting police chief, Eric Dickenson, plans to take advantage of a law that went into effect July 1 to help rid the city of abandoned vehicles - on both public and private property and whether covered or not.

    Legislators felt "there are too many abandoned vehicles across the state," he said at regular meetings of the city's board of board of public works and safety and common council July 13.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    As of Wednesday, no one had found a token hidden as part of a four-week Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt. Here are last week's clues and three more. Clues for Week 3 can be found below.

    Last Week's Clues

    What do these businesses have in common?

    • Schaefer & Paulin

    • Obrecht House

    • Tell City Chair

    • Captain Clay Schwitzer House/Carriage Inn

    • City Hall

    • Capers/IOOF

    This Week's Clues

    • Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    • Tell City apple

  • Area bars could support, may like glass-disposal offer

    TELL CITY - "We certainly do produce enough brown glass in this community," Paul Alvey said of beer bottles used in area bars that could support a request from an Evansville glass company.

    He was addressing the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors at their regular meeting July 23, and said a partnership with the business could benefit the district and bars, which are faced with disposing of the bottles.

  • Training enhances police officers' skills

    TELL CITY - Training attended by a pair of Tell City officers will allow them to train others in the areas of emergency-vehicle operations and traffic stops.

    Patrolmen Roger Smith and Derrick Lawalin attended summer instructor programs, Smith in emergency-vehicle operations and Lawalin in traffic stops.

    New police officers learn those skills while attending law-enforcement training academy but brushing up on the skills is helpful. Indiana is now requiring officers to have yearly training in the two areas.

  • Speaker to take podium Sunday

    LINCOLN CITY - Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will host the final speaker in its series of special speakers Sunday who have been invited to the park this year as part of the observation of the Lincoln Bicentennial.

     Janene Donovan, of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in North Carolina, will discuss the famous poet's biography of Lincoln. The public is invited to attend the 2 p.m. program in the Abraham Lincoln Hall at the park's Memorial Visitor Center.

  • Band students to wash cars

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School Marching Marksmen will wash cars from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the teachers parking lot.

    They will provide the service for free, but will accept donations.

  • School construction will impact tax bills

    TELL CITY - The monthly impact of $10 million in improvements proposed for Tell City High School will cost each taxpayer in the school district "less than a hamburger, to put it in perspective," school-board member Debbie Reed said Tuesday.

  • Teen savors second trip to nation's capital

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Blake Kleaving of rural Tell City might feel a little like a congressman after setting off for the nation's capital twice in as many months.

    He visited in June as part of an electric-cooperative youth tour. While there, he was chosen to be the state's representative to the Youth Leadership Council of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.