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  • UPDATE, BREAKING NEWS - Search continues for boaters

    UPDATE, Monday, 10:15 a.m. - Two boaters remain missing after their boats capsized or were swamped this morning.

    According to officials at the scene, a Jon boat with two people was swamped or capsized when it got too near Gate 5 of the Cannelton Locks and Dam. Two people in a second Jon boat tried to go to their aid, but their boat, too, was swamped or capsized.

    One person from each boat was pulled from the river by rescuers.

    Identifications of all four boaters remained unavailable.

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  • At last, Tell City's Sesquicentennial is here

    Here's a final rundown on events

    SATURDAY

    Barbecue Contest, Picnic

    8 a.m. - Backyard barbecue cook-off begins along Ninth Street on the east side of City Hall Park. Judging is at noon followed by community picnic in the park. ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, sponsor of many opening-day events, will treat festival goers to lunch of pulled pork, beans and chips.

    TCHS All-Class Reunion

  • Two flown from scene after ATVs collide

    ST. MEINRAD - Two men seriously injured Saturday night when their ATVs collided on the Bristow-St. Meinrad Road remained in Evansville hospitals.

    Derek K. Culbertson, 26, and Jesse Schaefer, 25, both of Bristow, were flown separately from the scene with head and possible internal injuries. The two helicopters landed in a nearby grassy field.

    Information on the men's medical condition was not available Wednesday afternoon.

  • Sesquicentennial programs available

    Official programs for Tell City's sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest are still available at many locations around Tell City.

    The special section includes a day-by-day schedule of events for the Aug. 2-9 celebration, a brief history of Tell City, historic photographs of businesses and homes and other information.

    Copies of the schedule can be found online at www.perrrycountynews.com and www.tellcity150.com.

  • City Hall store selling 150-year memorabilia

    Don't have your Tell City flag or commemorative coasters or steins? Don't fret.

    Memorabilia will be on sale in a sesquicentennial store located in the former water-department office in City Hall. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6-7, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

  • Kaffee Klatch, talent show return in August

    TELL CITY - The annual Kaffee Klatch sponsored by Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will offer breakfast and brunch favorites 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evangelical United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall.

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

    Talent Show

  • Tickets still available for Friday afternoon river cruise

    TELL CITY - Looking for a quick getaway during this year's sesquicentennial and Schweizer Fest? Look no further than the Ohio River and the Spirit of Jefferson. A number of tickets for the 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 cruise aboard the passenger boat are available for $25 each.

    The cruise includes hors d'oeuvres, live music and a raffle for a cruise on the Belle of Louisville.

  • German band to entertain in wine garden

    A community known for its love of beer will welcome some of the state's top wineries Saturday, Aug. 9, for an afternoon of tastings in City Hall Park.

    Making a sesquicentennial visit the same day will be an Indiana band well known for its Bavarian tunes. Several wineries, including Winzerwald in Perry County, will be pouring tastes and selling wines to take home in a wine garden located in the park from noon to 6 p.m.

  • Musik Halle bustling with Schweizer entertainment

    TELL CITY - Schweizer Fest's Musik Halle in City Hall Park will again be filled with a wide variety of entertainment this year, and much of it will be featured under a new gazebo in City Hall Park.

    Wednesday night's activities will begin at 5:45 p.m. with a ceremony designating Tell City as a Clean Community by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

  • Fest to honor eldest, newest Tell City citizens

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for the oldest male and female residents of Tell City in hopes of honoring them at the upcoming sesquicentennial.

    A handful of nominations have been received, but the committee suspects names of the eldest citizens have yet to be raised. Nominations are needed soon as the fest starts Saturday.

    To nominate someone for the oldest citizen, send the person's name, address, date of birth and telephone number to P.O. Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586.