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Local News

  • Indiana 145 to close for resurfacing and pipe replacements

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana 145 in Perry County between Indiana 37 and Indiana 62 will close today for about two weeks.

    The closure will allow for a resurfacing, pipe replacement and slide repair project that was awarded in January to Gohmann Asphalt and Construction of Clarksville.

    Local traffic will have access to the point of closure. However, through traffic will not be allowed. Residents along the corridor will have access to their driveways.

  • Family struggles in fire's aftermath

    TELL CITY - Tom and Chrissy Kellems lost many of their belongings July 18 when fire destroyed a storage building behind their home on 13th Street. Lost were a bicycle belonging to the couple's 6-year-old son, Gary, and Christmas gifts given to him and 9-year-old Bianca. A moped Tom Kellems used to get to and from work also burned.

    Anyone wishing to help the couple can call 548-0690 or 547-0817. An account for the family has been established at Fifth Third Bank.

  • Lincoln Trail sells quilt chances

    TELL CITY - The Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild is selling chances for a red and white quilt Aug. 8 and 9 during Schweizer Fest at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    The quilt will be on display during a quilt show and is expected to be finished by the February 2009 drawing. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5.

    Stop by the quilt show, contact any guild member or call Nancy Spencer at 836-2800 to buy tickets.

  • Booth space available for Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY - Booths are available for the Aug. 6-9 Schweizer Fest Market in City Hall Park.

    Contact Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Beverly Minto for more information at 547-7933 or (888) 343-6262.

  • Don't fall prey to fraudulent calls

    PERRY COUNTY - A local woman lost several hundred dollars in a scam involving her debit card.

    The woman received an automated call on her cell phone reporting that her card had been suspended and that she needed to call a number to have it reactivated.

    Thinking the message was valid, she called and was guided through an automated system to input her debit-card number and personal identification number. Much of the money in the account was quickly withdrawn.

    Recipients of such calls should not respond to them and should never provide banking-account information.

  • Schweizer Fest testimonial dinner Aug. 7

    TELL CITY - Frederick Sheet Metal will be honored during the annual Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner Aug. 7.

    A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172.

    Cost is $15 per person and reservations are due by Friday. Call 547-2385 or e-mail perrychamber@psci.net to RSVP.

  • Winzerwald claims medals at wine competition

    UNIONTOWN - Winzerwald Winery won several honors during the Indiana State Fair Indy International Wine Competition at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

    More than 3,000 wines from 15 countries as far away as France, Australia and India were judged on appearance, aroma, taste and aftertaste by 15 panels of judges.

    In all, 75 judges flew in from the United States and Canada to evaluate the wines. Donna Adams, owner of Winzerwald Winery, was one of the 75 judges.

  • Former News employee earns Writer of the Year award

    PORTLAND, Maine - For the fourth time in eight years, Electric Consumer senior editor Richard G. Biever has been named Writer of the Year by the Cooperative Communicators Association. The Tell City native received the honor at the association's annual institute last month in Portland.

    Communicators vying for the award submitted portfolios of five writing samples produced between April 2007 and March 2008.

  • 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.