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  • 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.

  • New products shore up port as business softens

    Steel arrives for Tell City Boat Works' first barge; stevedores make quick work of briquettes

    TELL CITY - A company's desire to buy up front the steel Tell City Boat Works will use to build it a barge and the quick offloading of a new product could bring new business to the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad.

    Stephen George, marketing director for the port-rail agency, said during a July 17 regular meeting of its board of directors 15 or 16 rail cars of five-eighths-inch plate steel had been offloaded.

  • Sesquicentennial program changes

    TELL CITY - A small number of changes have been made to the Tell City Sesquicentennial schedule since programs were printed.

    Perhaps the biggest change is that the awarding of this year's Distinguished Citizen Award, originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 2, has been moved to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6. The awards program will follow the Tell City High School band concert in City Hall Park and will replace the performance by musicians Stan LaGrange and Kelly Clark that had been scheduled to begin at 6:45 p.m.

  • Schweizer Fest presents 1776

    History, music merge on Schweizer stage

    The story of our founding fathers' efforts in the Continental Congress, set to a musical theme, will serve as a just kickoff to Tell City's sesquicentennial.

    The Schweizer Fest Inc. production of 1776 opens Thursday, July 31 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 3, in the Tell City High School Auditorium. The curtain lifts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Tickets can be purchased from any cast or crew member or by calling 547-7563 or 547-6156.

  • Tell City beats state's No. 2 for tourney title

    TELL CITY - Trent Rainey hit .933 with five home runs as Tell City's age-10 baseball all-stars won the Bloomington Invitational last weekend.

    Tell City went undefeated in the six-team tourney, winning all three of its pool games and then going 2-0 in the single-elimination bracket.

    Tell City beat the Edgewood Chaos 10-9 for the title as Rainey went 3 for 4, including a two-run homer in the first inning.

    Eli Stewart also had three hits and Reed Goffinet and Hunter Rowe each added two.

    Rainey pitched three innings that game, striking out eight.

  • Hot wheels
  • County leaders reappoint 3 redevelopment officials

    School board gets advisory seat; county council will pick 2 more

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners voted in a regular meeting Monday to reappoint three current members of the county's redevelopment commission as their designees to that body to comply with a new mandate imposed by House Enrolled Act 1001.

  • Leopold field day

    Tuesday's No-Till Field Day and picnic sponsored by the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District drew visitors to Randy and Teresa Rennie's farm near Leopold. Jim Kaiser, a retired University of Illinois extension specialist, spoke on pasture and livestock management. Other topics for discussion were various tillage options available to farmers, soil stewardship and alternative crops.