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  • Musical lineup announced for Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY - Schweizer Fest Inc. has released the lineup of bands who will perform during this year's Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial celebration. Performing Wednesday, Aug. 6, will be Terry Lee and the Rockaboogie Band. Thursday's headliner will be Linda Smith with Above the Law taking to the stage Friday, Aug. 8. StompBox 40 will close out the celebration Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Watch for more information on these bands in upcoming issues of The News and online at www.tellcity150.com.

  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will sponsor its annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny March 22 at Tell City Moose Lodge 1424. From 9 to 11 a.m., children up to fifth grade are invited to participate in activities, enjoy breakfast and take photos with the Easter Bunny. All children will receive a candy bag. Committee members are Martha DuPre, Sonya Hagedorn, Jean Schulthise, Betty Cash, Sandy Traphagen, Sarah Miller and Dr. Ana Lagunzad.

  • Swearing to serve (full time)

    Lee Hall recites an oath of office administered by Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves between meetings of the city's board of public works and safety and common council Monday. Police Chief Kenny Kellems secured the council's authorization last month to move Hall from part-time to full-time status.

  • High water closes several roads

    VINCENNES - The Indiana Department of Transportation announces rising waters have caused the closure of several roads in the Vincennes District.

    The closures will remain in effect until waters recede. The following sections of roadway have either been closed or INDOT is advising motorists to use caution around these areas of high water.

    In Perry County, Indiana 66 from Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to Indiana 237 in Tell City is closed, as is the highway between Rocky Point and Derby and between Derby and Sulphur.

  • Cannelton eyes community-center fees

    Repairs made to old-gym roof, more coming

    CANNELTON - Cannelton officials will likely start charging for use of the city's community center, and a leaking roof on its old gym is being repaired under warranty, with more funding being sought, common-council members heard at a regular meeting Monday.

  • Students to get weather protection

    Canopy will be built at William Tell Elementary School this summer

    TELL CITY - Students arriving at or departing William Tell Elementary School will soon have protection from the elements.

    Originally submitted to the school board for approval at its previous meeting, the issue was tabled until the Feb. 28 meeting, when Elementary Principal Laura Noble could attend to explain the need.

    "It came up at a (parent-teacher organization) meeting," she told the board. "I and others were surprised this wasn't in the original plan."

  • School board OKs hirings, retirements

    Welding classes offered through Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY - The retirements of two long-time William Tell Elementary School staff members were among personnel actions approved by the Tell City-Troy Township School Board at a regular meeting Tuesday.

    Cook Linda Tempel will retire after 25 years of service to the corporation, Elementary Principal Laura Noble said. Third-grade teacher Carla Owen's early retirement will cap 33 years in education.

    "That's amazing," Noble said of their longevity. "It means so much to the kids."

  • Three seek seats on school board

    Etienne files for county surveyor's job

    LEOPOLD - One incumbent member and two others have filed for two seats on the Perry Central Community School Corp. Board. Voters will fill the positions in the May 6 primary election.

    Kevin Etienne is seeking a second term on the school board. Also filing were Carl "Joe" Flamion and Tim Edwards. Longtime school-board member Charlie Etienne is not seeking re-election this year.

    Kevin Etienne was elected in 2004 and said he wants to continue working with students and parents.

  • TC man jailed after standoff with police

    TELL CITY - Police arrested an armed man Sunday who allegedly barricaded himself inside his 11th Street home with his wife and granddaughter for more than an hour before being subdued by officers.

    Ronald A. Cook, 60, of 1118 11th St., Tell City, faces preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent, resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness with a firearm. A charge of intimidation for allegedly threatening police is pending.

  • Youth educator accepts job in Vigo County

    Farewell reception planned for Wednesday

    CANNELTON - Julie Hart, Perry County's extension educator for 4-H and youth development for the past 11 years, has accepted a similar position with the Vigo County Extension Office. She begins her new job early next month.