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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.