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  • BBQ contest, picnic join festival lineup

    ThyssenKrupp Waupaca sponsoring cook-off Aug. 2

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee is inviting backyard barbecuers to enter a new event during next month's 50th annual Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial.

    A barbecue cook-off contest is scheduled for Saturday morning, Aug. 2, in City Hall Park. One of several opening-day sesquicentennial events, the contest will conclude around noon with prizes to top barbecuers. A community picnic, sponsored by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, will follow in City Hall Park.

  • Evening event to crown 4-H fair royalty

    Competition begins at 6:30 p.m., includes review of 4-H'ers fashions

    TELL CITY - Nine teens will vie this evening for the titles of 2008 Perry County 4-H Fair queen and king.

    Mandy Plassmeyer, Lily Wargel, Alana Noland, Kayla Miller, Kelly Jo Hess, Sara Brown and Ashley Brown will compete for the queen's crown.

    Jonathon Flamion and Leland Noland are vying for the title of 4-H king.

    The competition begins at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. The public is invited.

    Ashley Brown

  • Adult-ed students join honor society

    TELL CITY - A wise woman was once approached by a crowd demanding to know the secret behind her knowledge, Mary Roberson told a small audience at William Tell Elementary School Tuesday.

    The woman rocked quietly as the crowd searched her house and barn. Angry at their inability to discover her secret, they accused her of being from somewhere else, another planet, perhaps.

  • Stolen truck pulled from Anderson River

    Shur-Way Pro Towing's Gary Huffines, above, watches as a truck stolen from a Spencer County business is pulled from the Anderson River Thursday. Indiana conservation officers, members of the county's rescue squad and Spencer County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Meredith were called to the boat ramp just off Indiana 545 after a boater noticed the submerged truck. Meredith said the truck was reported stolen from a coal-unloading facility near Grandview. Also taken, he said, were tools valued at more than $10,000.

  • Flamion running for commissioner's seat

    Lynch seeks re-election to county surveyor's job

    PERRY COUNTY - A St. Marks-area resident is running for the District 3 seat on the county's board of commissioners.

    Carl "Joe" Flamion has announced his decision to run as a Republican candidate in the November election. He will face incumbent Democrat Jody Fortwendel.

    There was no District 3 Republican candidate in the May primary but party leaders were able to place Flamion's name on the ballot to fill the vacancy.

  • Get your tickets for Schweizer Fest stage production of 1776

    TELL CITY - After a year's absence, Schweizer Fest Inc. is pleased to once again bring premiere theatrical entertainment to Tell City. In honor of the historical significance of the city's sesquicentennial, this year's production is 1776, the story of our founding fathers efforts in the Continental Congress, set to a musical theme.

  • Kaffee Klatch, talent show return to Schweizer Fest

    Events scheduled for Aug. 6-7

    TELL CITY - Two Schweizer Fest favorites return this year's festival and sesquicentennial Aug. 6-7.

    The annual Kaffee Klatch, sponsored by Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, will be Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 10th and Jefferson streets.

    Tickets are $4.50 in advance or $5 at the door. The public is invited. Tickets are also available at Old National Bank, Fifth Third Bank and First State Bank's Rivergate branch. Tri Kappa members are also selling tickets.

  • Book drive benefits TC library

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Democrats are once again sponsoring their annual book drive to benefit the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    Bins will be located through July 31 at various locations throughout the county to collect novels, paperbacks, children's books and more.

    Textbooks will be accepted this year, but refrain from donating magazines and encyclopedias.

    To drop off donations, visit the following: Joe & Linda's Radio Sales and Thompson's Tire in Cannelton, Noble's IGA in Tell City, Troy Market in Troy and Guillaume's Store in Leopold.

  • Get your tickets for Schweizer Fest stage production of 1776

    TELL CITY - After a year's absence, Schweizer Fest Inc. is pleased to once again bring premiere theatrical entertainment to Tell City. In honor of the historical significance of the city's sesquicentennial, this year's production is 1776, the story of our founding fathers efforts in the Continental Congress, set to a musical theme.

  • No-till field day, picnic at Rennie farm July 22

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual no-till field day and picnic July 22.

    Hosts are Randy and Teresa Rennie, whose farm is near Leopold, approximately three miles south of Perry Central High School on Lone Oak road. Watch for bright orange signs

    Field-day tours will start at 5:30 p.m. Speakers will be Mike Plumer, University of Illinois extension educator and Jim Kaiser, retired University of Illinois extension specialist. Topics include pasture and livestock management, no-till and conservation tillage and cover crops.