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  • Schweizer Fest testimonial dinner Aug. 7

    TELL CITY - Frederick Sheet Metal will be honored during the annual Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner Aug. 7.

    A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172.

    Cost is $15 per person and reservations are due by Friday. Call 547-2385 or e-mail perrychamber@psci.net to RSVP.

  • Winzerwald claims medals at wine competition

    UNIONTOWN - Winzerwald Winery won several honors during the Indiana State Fair Indy International Wine Competition at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

    More than 3,000 wines from 15 countries as far away as France, Australia and India were judged on appearance, aroma, taste and aftertaste by 15 panels of judges.

    In all, 75 judges flew in from the United States and Canada to evaluate the wines. Donna Adams, owner of Winzerwald Winery, was one of the 75 judges.

  • Former News employee earns Writer of the Year award

    PORTLAND, Maine - For the fourth time in eight years, Electric Consumer senior editor Richard G. Biever has been named Writer of the Year by the Cooperative Communicators Association. The Tell City native received the honor at the association's annual institute last month in Portland.

    Communicators vying for the award submitted portfolios of five writing samples produced between April 2007 and March 2008.

  • Runaways captured

    TELL CITY - Kangaroo Court fugitives Kathy Finley and Scott Dixon were caught Thursday, ending the opening round of a contest sponsored by William Tell Antiques and Collectibles. The team of Kim and Joey Woznicki; Tracey, Tory and Jenna Coyle and Cheryl, Jarrett, Kailynn and Tyler Hawhee identified Finley as Fugitive No. 2 while Cody Hinton apprehended Dixon.

    Clues to two new fugitives will be announced Thursday.

  • City budget session Friday; no meetings Aug. 4

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council will meet in special session Friday at 4 p.m. to hold preliminary discussion on next year's city budget. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the city council chambers in City Hall.

    The Aug. 4 meetings of the common council and board of public works and safety will be pushed back one week to Aug. 11 due to the city's Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial.

    The city works board will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 with the council convening at 7.

  • Partners in Pride
  • Cannelton School Board approves $2.8 million in bonds

    Effort targets debt, building needs

    CANNELTON - Cannelton School Board members voted in a special meeting Thursday to issue up to $2.8 million in bonds to pull the corporation out from under debt it has endured for years and to make improvements to Cannelton High School.

  • Diaper derby, street-car parade coming Sunday

    Kids' Day offers fun to fest goers of all ages

    TELL CITY - Pull those Huggies up and tune those "cars" because the annual Diaper Derby and Street Car Parade return to this year's 50th Schweizer Fest. Held during Sunday's Kids' Day, the events will intertwine old favorites with new events.

  • It's time to show your colors

    Tell City's sesquicentennial begins Saturday and residents are encouraged to show their support by displaying city flags.

    A small number of "garden-sized" flags are available with greater numbers of 2-foot by 3-foot and 3-foot by 5-foot versions of the red, white and blue flags with the city's name, founding date and red apple sporting a yellow arrow. The 2-foot by 3-foot flags are available with sleeves or grommets.

    Flags can be purchased at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Tassels, Gatherings, Celebrations and William Tell Antiques and Collectibles.

  • New law may spawn more school transfers

    HEA 1001 omits tuition payments for inter-district moves

    PERRY COUNTY - A requirement to pay tuition if a student attends a school outside the district in which he or she lives was deleted from the law when state legislators enacted House Enrolled Act 1001, according to an article at an Indiana Chamber of Commerce business blog.