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  • Up, up and not so far away

    Touchstone Energy's balloon offered low-level tethered rides at Friday evening's annual meeting of Southern Indiana Power. A huge crowed packed the county fairgrounds for a picnic meal, bingo and balloon rides. Emily Hagedorn was an early passenger.

  • TC School Board approves hirings

    TELL CITY - In personnel actions, the Tell City-Troy Township School Board learned at their regular meeting June 10 of the resignations of part-time junior-high cook Rebecca Daum, Marty Brewer and Chris Hollinden as co-chairs on Tell City Junior High's Indiana Student Achievement Institute Committee, and Shannon Kleeman as William Tell Elementary School program assistant.

    Dora Stinogel was approved to replace Daum and Michelle Newby will replace Kleeman.

  • Works board approves road closings for summer festival events

    Aug. 2 parade, following-day's Kids Day, trolley tours all to affect traffic flow during 50th Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY - Several groups representing different aspects of the Tell City Sesquicentennial celebration requested numerous road closures at the city's board of public works and safety June 16 meeting.

  • Pastor's dream helps hundreds of families each year

    TELL CITY - Feed those in need. That's how Brother Tom Brown wanted to help not only Perry County but surrounding areas.

    The pastor of Tell Street Baptist Church for more than 10 years remembers searching for a creative ministry to help the community. He settled on a food pantry. "It had been his wish to start this," said Jack Garvin. "He brought it before the church in 2003 to begin feeding the needy."

  • Ironstock returns for ninth year of scary fun

    TELL CITY - It's time to pull the hearse around and dust off the coffin because Ironstock returns for its ninth year Saturday and Sunday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    Haunted-house makers, lovers of Halloween and just those curious about what goes on behind the scenes of some of the scariest haunted houses, can participate in several workshops, demonstrations and events.

  • Parade entries due by July 15

    TELL CITY - Interest in the opening-day parade helping to kick off Tell City's sesquicentennial is growing, with dozens of entries already received.

    Members of Tell City Moose Lodge 1424, the group organizing the Aug. 2 parade, hope to secure at least 150 entries, one for each year since the community's founding in 1858.

    The parade begins at 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by opening ceremonies for the week-long sesquicentennial.

  • Miss Schweizer Fest pageant plans in place

    TELL CITY - What would Tell City's sesquicentennial be without a Miss Schweizer Fest? Contestants are sought for a pageant scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Community Christian Church in Tell City.

    Contestants must be from Perry County and follow pageant guidelines adopted by Indiana's festival association. The winner will be eligible to compete in a state festival pageant in the fall.

  • Tell City Sesquicentennial

    History-based treasure hunt begins

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee and local merchants are sponsoring a historical treasure hunt that kicks off today.

    A specially marked wooden nickel has been hidden in Tell City.

    Three clues will be given in The Perry County News and the person finding the token will win a special prize.

    The first contest is sponsored by Roland's Jewelry. The prize is a ladies or gentleman's Eco-Drive Citizen watch with a retail value of more than $200.

  • Show your sesquicentennial spirit

    TELL CITY - Official Tell City Sesquicentennial items are now being carried at several local businesses. Tell City flags, coasters and steins can be purchased at William Tell Antiques, Gatherings, Celebrations and Tassels Fine Gifts.

    Those stores also have sesquicentennial cookbooks sponsored by Mu Gamma Sorority.

    Also carrying Tell City 150 merchandise are the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Tell City Historical Society, whose museum is open Sunday afternoons.

  • Tickets available for river, train excursions

    TELL CITY - Tickets for upcoming river cruises and train excursions that are part of Tell City's sesquicentennial celebration are still available, but are selling quickly.

    The Spirit of Jefferson will visit the city Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, for five public cruises on the Ohio River. Excursions include a Friday-evening dinner cruise and a Saturday-night getaway that will offer an up-close look at a fireworks show capping the weeklong celebration.

    Cruise Times