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  • Art festival returns to Cannelton Oct. 8

    CANNELTON – Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 on Washington Street in the city’s downtown.

    Perry County’s premiere art festival will host dozens of artisans and craftsmen from the region. Louisville Glassworks’ Juicey Lucy mobile glassblowing workshop will offer “blow your own” glass artwork and demonstration for adults and children 6 and up.

  • Dragging Main returns Saturday

    TELL CITY – With the weather forecast for Saturday promising sunny skies and jacket temperatures, Tell City’s downtown is certain to be humming as Dragging Main returns for a second installment.

    Activities start at 7 p.m. in City Hall Park. The local classic rock band Damaged Goods will perform under the park gazebo. Several downtown-area restaurants are planning promotions, including curb-side service. Other businesses are expected to take part.

  • Marksmen take third place, prepare for district

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “The kids weren’t really happy with their performance; they felt they could have done better,” Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Wednesday about the Tell City Marching Marksmen’s show Saturday.

    They placed third out of five bands competing in Class AA at the Evansville North Invitational, finishing nearly eight points behind South Spencer and nearly four behind North Posey high schools.

  • PC band has ‘weird,’ ‘best-of-year’ shows

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores’ first show Saturday at South Spencer “was kind of weird,” Music Director Rob Cason said Wednesday.

    “The kids did fine,” he explained, but “it was raining on us until right before we performed. We actually performed in the parking lot of their practice field. We didn’t even really go to warm-up; we just played a few notes and went and did the show.”

    South Spencer was their only competitor and placed first.

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  • Officials approve voting sites

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved in a regular meeting Sept. 21 the few polling locations that will be used in this year’s general election and the reappointment of two hospital-board members.

    The only voting sites to be opened will be the public library in Cannelton and the Schergens Center, Twilight Towers and Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Tell City. As the News reported Sept. 22, legislation adopted this year prohibits voters from casting ballots in uncontested races.

  • College 101 event Wednesday

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School will host College 101 Wednesday in the elementary cafeteria. The program is geared toward juniors and seniors and their parents, but any family interested can attend. This year’s program will focus on financial aid.

    Participants will learn how to use a new College Cost Estimator tool developed by the state of Indiana, along with other information on how to apply for college, scholarships, standardized tests and more. 

  • College Go! Night Thursday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a college information session during Indiana’s College Go! Week at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the school auditorium.

    The session is for juniors, seniors and their parents or guardians.

    Counselors and a college representative will discuss college planning and career success.

    For more information, contact Lisa Noble at 547-9715.

  • Tell City’s Marching Marksmen offer money-saving coupon books

    TELL CITY – The annual Marching Marksmen coupon-book sale is under way and will continue through Oct. 14.  The book has buy-one, get-one-free offers from many local businesses and is one of the band’s major fundraisers each year. Each book costs $10, but purchasers can easily get their money’s worth by using just one or two coupons, according to band booster Kelli Braunecker.

  • Foundation seeks nominations for annual award

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2011 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award.