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  • Schweizer Fest Ride bracelets reduced to $15

    TELL CITY – The cost of bracelets allowing for rides in City Hall Park has been reduced this year to $15 from the $20 charged in the past couple of years.

    Ken Roland, president of Schweizer Fest Inc., said he hopes the reduced cost encourages more families to visit the festival today through Saturday night.

  • 2011 festival in high gear

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s 53rd Schweizer Fest kicked off in grand style Wednesday with an opening concert, recognition of this year’s distinguished citizen and a family night of free rides. Here are a few of the upcoming events. For a full rundown on this year’s festival, pick up one of the red programs available at The News and many businesses.

    Schweizer Fest Market

    Vendor booths offering collectibles, antiques and a variety of goods will be open through Saturday night in City Hall Park.

  • Miss Schweizer Fest 2011

    Fourteen contestants were a part of this year’s Princess Division of the Miss Schweizer Fest Pageant held Monday night at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • ISTEP scores rise at Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Edito

    CANNELTON – Overall passing rates on Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams increased for Cannelton students from 58.8 to 70.6 percent in math and from 60.2 to 76.5 percent in English, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported July 21.

    Addressing the school board at a regular meeting, she said the rates for third through eighth grades were below state averages of 79 percent for math and 78 percent for English, but she called each of the increases “a good jump.”

  • Tell City claims community-legacy award

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The first day of Tell City’s Schweizer Fest included a recognition of the community’s efforts to safeguard the history the annual celebration honors.

    The University of Southern Indiana’s Historic Southern Indiana presented its 2011 Community Legacy Award to Tell City during the traditional Wednesday-evening kickoff in City Hall Park.

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  • Recording artist Kim Smith films debut video in county

    Hailing from a small town in Louisiana, singer-songwriter Kim Smith said she immediately felt at home when she arrived in Tell City to begin production on the music video for her new song, “Life of Plenty.”

    “I didn’t realize I was leaving my small hometown only to enter another that felt just as welcoming and serene,” said Smith. “The scen-ery was breathtaking and the residents showed such hospitality, I felt I left my Louisiana family only to join a new one in Indiana.”

  • Free things to see and do in Perry County

    There’s plenty to do in Perry County that doesn’t cost a lot of money. In fact, a lot of things are free. That’s the message the Perry County Quality of Life Committee is pushing through a new brochure. The committee operates under the Perry County Development Corp. and members worked several months to prepare lists of things to do.

    To contribute to this list – the brochure may be updated later this year – send e-mail to Cheri Taylor, executive director of the Perry County Development Corp. at perrychamber@psci.net.

  • Past-due recycling bills need to be paid by Sept. 1

    PERRY COUNTY – A legal advertisement on Page 8C of today’s News lists the names of more than 130 people who have not paid user fees to the Perry County Recycling Management District.

    The district will soon file small-claims cases against those who have not paid. That will add approximately $90 to fees and past-due charges.

    Bills can be paid weekdays at the recycling district office in the courthouse annex in Cannelton. For more information, call the office at 547-9787.