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  • 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.

  • Troy Utilities adding Re-Ox to water supply

    TROY - Beginning July 9, Troy Utilities will add a product called Re-Ox to its water-treatment process. The product is designed to remove deposits and reduce scaling.

    As part of the start-up process, the utility will flush hydrants July 24-25. For more information on Re-Ox, stop by the Troy Utilities office at 330 Harrison St. or call 547-7501.

  • Teachers, business reps share notes

    Juggler uses axes, unicycle, bowling ball to illustrate points

    TELL CITY - The juggling by Dan Thurmon during a "summer institute" for area educators Friday at the Schergens Center was entertaining, particularly when he pick-ed up a machete, an ancient-looking battle axe and a modern hatchet.

    A collective gasp escaped the audience of approximately 100 participants from Tell City-Troy Township and Perry Central Community schools moments later when the motivational speaker took up the same implements as he balanced atop a 6-foot-tall unicycle.

  • Tired fingers don't slow this Betsy Ross

    Tell City flag maker shares work with volunteers, doctors

    Diane Dickinson's fingers don't work as well as they used to. The effects of a stroke suffered more than a decade ago limit the movement of her hands and a fall that fractured a wrist didn't help. And then there's the arthritis. Yet all that doesn't stop the Navy veteran from creating handmade U.S. flags she presents to friends and local veterans.

  • Hospital scholarships help five pursuing health-care careers

    TELL CITY - Five recent high-school graduates pursuing health-related careers will benefit from scholarships awarded by Perry County Memorial Hospital and its foundation. Three of the recipients were on hand June 25 to receive certificates and congratulations from hospital trustees during their regular meeting.

  • Avenue of Flags in Derby Friday

    DERBY - Perry County's Avenue of Flags, honoring Perry Countians who gave their lives in defense of our nation, will appear at the Derby riverfront over the Independence Day holiday.

    The Avenue of Flags will be displayed from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting, and will be at the Perry County Museum in Cannelton for Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

  • Offices closed for July Fourth

    PERRY COUNTY - Governmental offices in the county will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day. All city and county offices will be closed, as will state offices such as the Perry County Office of Family and Children and the Perry County License Branch.

    The Perry County News will be closed Friday in observance of the holiday.

  • Moose picnic, fireworks lead Independence Day festivities

    Fireworks shows in Tell City Friday, at Derby Saturday

    TELL CITY - Moose Lodge 1424's annual Independence Day picnic kicks into full gear today with games and food in Zoercher-Bettinger Park and a big fireworks show Friday night. The fun continues through Saturday evening.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Thursday, Friday and Saturday with help from Ladies of the Moose. Serving begins at 4 p.m. Thursday and at 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday.