Local News

  • Youngsters recovering from ride accident

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “We’re lucky she isn’t dead,” photographer Danny Bolin said of his youngest stepdaughter, Mikayla. The 11-year-old was one of several children hurt when a light assembly fell on them as they rode the Scrambler ride at Schweizer Fest.

    Her father was photographing a wedding and said his wife, April Taylor-Bolin, heard about it first.

  • FOP sponsoring golf scramble, auction

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Fraternal Order of Police will host a golf scramble Oct. 14 at the Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus. A shotgun start begins at noon. The scramble consists of four-person teams with a limit of 34 teams.

    Cost is $50 per person, which includes green fees, golf-cart rental, practice balls, water and soft drinks. Everyone who participates will be invited to the FOP associate and new-membership drive that evening.

    Details on location and time are still being finalized.

  • Damin wins News’ 2011 Schweizer Fest landmarks contest

    TELL CITY – Emma Damin of Tell City wins a year’s subscription for successfully identifying all of the locations published in the News’ annual Schweizer Fest landmarks contest.

  • Schweizer Fest Talent Show

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  • Plans in place for annual March of Dimes walk

    TELL CITY — Holding a newborn baby for the first time is a special feeling known by many moms, but not all.

    Each year thousands of these families affected by premature birth and birth defects come together to fight for babies with the March of Dimes and take part in March for Babies.

  • Master gardener course offered this fall

    SPENCER COUNTY – Local folks who enjoy gardening and helping others grow should make plans to take part in this fall’s Purdue Master Gardener Course in Spencer County.  

    The program is a volunteer training program which offers an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to help teach others what class members have learned.

    The course will be held on 12 consecutive Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Sept. 12, at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center near Chrisney.

  • Schweizer Fest’s Opening Day

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  • Parks board trying to locate donated site’s boundaries

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is still trying to determine the boundaries of a small parcel of land that a former county resident wants to donate to the department.

    Michelle Allen Deom told the parks board in May that she wants to donate approximately a half acre of land on Indiana 66 between Lafayette Springs and Rocky Point.

  • Principals report on academic progress

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – During a regular meeting of the Tell-City-Troy Township School Board Tuesday, reports were given by each school’s principal about Adequate Yearly Progress and Public Law 221.

  • Schweizer Fest Street Cars

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