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  • Calling backyard chefs

    TELL CITY - There are only two weeks left to join in on the fun and competition for the sesquicentennial Schweizer Fest barbecue cook-off to be held in Tell City's City Hall Park Saturday, Aug. 2.

  • Festival to honor eldest, newest 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.

    Also to be recognized will be the first male and female infants born on or after Aug. 2, the opening day of the festival.

    Winners will receive certificates.

    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.

  • Kiplinger found guilty of murder

    Jury can't agree on sentence of life in prison without parole

    ENGLISH - The Crawford County jury that convicted Kyle Kiplinger of murder Monday deliberated for another four hours Tuesday but failed to reach a unanimous verdict on whether the Tell City man should spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2006 slaying of Bobbi Jo Braunecker.

    Asked by Judge Lucy Goffinet if more time might lead the panel to a unanimous decision in the penalty phase of the trial, the jury's foreman frowned. "At this point, I don't see how," he said.

  • On the 4-H Trail
  • No-till field day, picnic at Rennie farm

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual no-till field day and picnic Tuesday, 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

    The 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.

  • Hoosier National Forest events

    PERRY COUNTY - The Hoosier National Forest will have events for the next three weekends at the Rickenbaugh House. Saturday the forest presents Underneath Our Feet where the public can make their own fossils.

    Leave your mark by making your own rubber eraser stamp July 26. All programs begin at 7 p.m.

    The house is also open for tours Saturdays from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Music in the Park in Tell City Sunday

    TELL CITY - Tell City Regional Arts Association will have its next Music in the Park from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    This weekend's lineup includes Contemporary Ensemble, Pete Beard, Rita Phillips and Abby Jenkins.

    Jenkins, who is from Evansville, got her start in music when she learned how to play the piano and began writing her own music.

    She grew up in a family where music was a lifestyle, according to a press release from the TCRAA.

  • Readiness group meeting

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Family Readiness Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tell City National Guard Armory for an organizational meeting.

    The meeting is for anyone to share thoughts and ideas on how to continue the group. The public is invited and do not have to be family members of soldiers. Snacks and drinks provided. For more information call Linda Ackerman, Family Readiness support assistant, at (317) 519-7774.

  • Stuff the Bus begins this week at Wal-Mart

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County will sponsor the second annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for area students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and organizations will again join together to solicit donations of school supplies for all Perry, Hancock and North Spencer school corporations.

    This program helped children who may not otherwise have been able to have what they needed to start the school year.

    The United Way of Perry County is partnering with Wal-Mart, several area volunteer organizations and area schools Thursday through Saturday.

  • Five beautification efforts in Tell City honored by council

    Program recognizes residents' community pride

    TELL CITY - Five locations in Tell City are the first to be honored with Partners in Pride Awards for community beautification.

    Traveling red and white signs will be posted at each location with new winners announced each month by the Tell City Common Council.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing and the city council announced last month that each council member will nominate honorees each month to promote citywide beautification.