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  • Attention TC treasure hunters: more clues to third-round prize

    TELL CITY - As of Wednesday, no one had found the wooden token hidden in the third round of a historical treasure hunt sponsored by the Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee.

    Fischer's Furniture and Appliance and The News are sponsoring this round's prizes, which are an Echo weed trimmer from Fischer's and a year's subscription to The Perry County News.

    The person finding the specially marked wooden token should contact Mark Laflin at 548-0778 to claim the prize.

    CLUES TO THE TREASURE

    Clue 1: Windy Creek.

  • Festival Programs

    Official programs for Tell City's weeklong sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest were delivered Wednesday afternoon and will be distributed two ways.

    They will be available at area businesses, including The News. A copy will be inserted into copies of the July 24 edition of the newspaper.

    A small number of changes to the schedule have been made since the programs were printed. Those changes will be announced next week.

  • Options exist for disposal of used 'little twisty bulbs'

    TELL CITY - Board members for the Perry County Recycling Management District approved a resolution in a June 30 regular meeting toward collecting and safely disposing of energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs that contain mercury.

    "The federal government hasn't figured out a way to recycle them," district Executive Director Paul Alvey told the board in offering the resolution for their signature. The "little twisty bulbs," as he described them, present "a problem coming up that solid-waste districts are trying to get ahead of."

  • Down at the fair
  • Cannelton leaders mull 35-percent electric-rate hike

    Consultant: Without increase, city utility may face bankruptcy in 18 monthsCANNELTON - Cannelton residents will see a 35.12-percent increase in their electric rates before the end of the year if a consultant's proposal is adopted by city leaders after a public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 5.

    Utilities Director Phillip Ball said the increase would add $21.63 to the average residential customer's monthly bill, and urged individuals to call his office at 547-7919 to find out what the hike will mean based on their usage.

  • Correction

    In the "Property tax deadline set for Aug. 22" story published in the July 14 issue, The News mistakenly reported that the offices of auditor, assessor and recorder offices would collect property-tax payments. The only courthouse office that will receive payments is the treasurer's office.

    Perry County Treasurer Connie Berger said Aug. 22 is only the first deadline. Property owners need to pay half of what is reflected on their tax bills on that date, with the second deadline set for Nov. 10. Watch The News for updated information about property-tax deadlines.

  • County roads to be closed

    PERRY COUNTY - Two county roads will be closed for work Monday, according to County Highway Superintendent Ed Feix.

    He said Zion Road, also known as County Road 77, will be closed Monday and possibly Tuesday for installation of a large culvert.

    Work on Leopold-Oriole Road, County Road 119, will take approximately one week, Feix said.

  • Force multiplication

    Jean Schulthise, first deputy in the county clerk's office, swears in five law enforcers as part-time sheriff's deputies Monday in the county courthouse. Adding the part-time work to their current duties are, from the left, Tell City police officers Derrick Lawalin, Heather Glenn and Roger Smith, and Cannelton officers Lee Hall and Micah Jackson.

  • Get your tickets for 1776 stage production

    TELL CITY - After a year's absence, Schweizer Fest Inc. will once again bring 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.

    This year's presentations will take place Thursday, July 31; Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.

    Sunday, Aug. 3, will feature a matinee performance beginning at 2 p.m.

  • Habitat for Humanity awarded $10,000

    TELL CITY - Habitat for Humanity of Perry County will receive $10,000 as part of $2.5 million in tax credits being awarded to 172 Hoosier organizations as part of a Neighborhood Assistance Program.

    Awards were approved by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Board of Directors and will be used to benefit economically disadvantaged citizens and communities.

    "The Neighborhood Assistance Program works to revitalize our neighborhoods and strengthen our communities," said Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman.