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  • Polster's mission: safe, affordable housing in Tell City

    TELL CITY - "Bobbi is an extraordinary individual. She is compassionate, dedicated, friendly and very patient ... She often places the needs of others ahead of her own. I am quite certain there is not a more deserving candidate," wrote Sharon Smith in her nomination of Bobbi Polster for The News' Hometown Hero Award.

  • Outreach to Space program coming to sesquicentennial

    TELL CITY - Evansville Museum of Art's Outreach to Space program will be in Tell City Aug. 6-9 as part of Tell City's sesquicentennial.

    The exhibit provides cutting edge space exploration content to non-traditional audiences in non-traditional venues.

    The project implements outreach delivery models to evaluate the audience's appreciation of science, technology, engineering, mathematics learning and tracks their follow-up visits to the host museums and the project Web site.

  • Happy Fourth of July!

    Fireworks illumine the sky over Zoercher-Bettinger Park Friday night during the annual Moose Lodge 1424 July Fourth Picnic. The event wrapped up Saturday night. Watch for more photos in Thursday's edition and online at www.perrycountynews.com.

  • BBQ contest, picnic join festival lineup

    ThyssenKrupp Waupaca sponsoring cook-off Aug. 2

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee is inviting backyard barbecuers to enter a new event during next month's 50th annual Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial.

    A barbecue cook-off contest is scheduled for Saturday morning, Aug. 2, in City Hall Park. One of several opening-day sesquicentennial events, the contest will conclude around noon with prizes to top barbecuers. A community picnic, sponsored by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, will follow in City Hall Park.

  • Evening event to crown 4-H fair royalty

    Competition begins at 6:30 p.m., includes review of 4-H'ers fashions

    TELL CITY - Nine teens will vie this evening for the titles of 2008 Perry County 4-H Fair queen and king.

    Mandy Plassmeyer, Lily Wargel, Alana Noland, Kayla Miller, Kelly Jo Hess, Sara Brown and Ashley Brown will compete for the queen's crown.

    Jonathon Flamion and Leland Noland are vying for the title of 4-H king.

    The competition begins at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. The public is invited.

    Ashley Brown

  • Adult-ed students join honor society

    TELL CITY - A wise woman was once approached by a crowd demanding to know the secret behind her knowledge, Mary Roberson told a small audience at William Tell Elementary School Tuesday.

    The woman rocked quietly as the crowd searched her house and barn. Angry at their inability to discover her secret, they accused her of being from somewhere else, another planet, perhaps.

  • Stolen truck pulled from Anderson River

    Shur-Way Pro Towing's Gary Huffines, above, watches as a truck stolen from a Spencer County business is pulled from the Anderson River Thursday. Indiana conservation officers, members of the county's rescue squad and Spencer County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Meredith were called to the boat ramp just off Indiana 545 after a boater noticed the submerged truck. Meredith said the truck was reported stolen from a coal-unloading facility near Grandview. Also taken, he said, were tools valued at more than $10,000.

  • Flamion running for commissioner's seat

    Lynch seeks re-election to county surveyor's job

    PERRY COUNTY - A St. Marks-area resident is running for the District 3 seat on the county's board of commissioners.

    Carl "Joe" Flamion has announced his decision to run as a Republican candidate in the November election. He will face incumbent Democrat Jody Fortwendel.

    There was no District 3 Republican candidate in the May primary but party leaders were able to place Flamion's name on the ballot to fill the vacancy.

  • 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.

  • Kaffee Klatch, talent show return to Schweizer Fest

    Events scheduled for Aug. 6-7

    TELL CITY - Two Schweizer Fest favorites return this year's festival and sesquicentennial Aug. 6-7.

    The annual Kaffee Klatch, sponsored by Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, will be Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 10th and Jefferson streets.

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