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  • Time capsule submissions due Aug. 13

    TELL CITY - Submissions to sesquicentennial time capsules to be sealed and buried this month are due by Wednesday, Aug. 13. The two concrete vaults being used as time capsules aren't large, but there is still some room for letters and photos.

    "We've got a great selection of items about Tell City but a little space remains," News Editor Vince Luecke said. The only items being accepted are letters and photographs that can be bundled together tightly.

    "It's going to take some creative packing but we're going to place as much as we can inside," Luecke said.

  • Wooden token located

    Series of history-based hunts concludes

    TELL CITY - John Oberhausen located the final wooden token hidden in a historical treasure hunt sponsored by the Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee. He won an Echo Power Blower with a Power Shield attachment from Fischer's Furniture and Appliance.

    He also wins a Kathy Van Zeeland purse from Celebrations in Tell City.

    The token was taped to the back of a light pole along Humboldt Street by the current post office. The Tell City Planing Mill known as Kreisle Manufacturing Co. was located there.

  • Top gospel-music acts in park Saturday

    TELL CITY - Saturday is Gospel Day in Musik Halle, with several groups performing in City Hall Park as part of this year's Schweizer Fest.

    With the increasing popularity of the Saturday gospel music over the past few years, this year's gospel program has been expanded to include more groups, and some well-known regional names in this year's lineup.

    A performance by vacation Bible school students from several Perry County churches begins at 1 p.m.

  • Final fugitive in custody

    TELL CITY - Lee Brown was identified as the final fugitive who absconded from Tell City's Kangaroo Court. He was identified by Larry Kleeman. The contest, designed to build interest in the celebration under way this week, was sponsored by William Tell Antiques and Collectibles.

  • Wine garden, Bavarian music coming to park Saturday

    TELL CITY - Five of Indiana's top wineries will be pouring samples of their best vintages Saturday afternoon on the final day of Tell City's 50th annual Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial.

    Providing the entertainment will be an Indiana band well known for its Bavarian music.

    Perry County's Winzerwald Winery near Uniontown will be among the wineries offering tastings and selling wine for Schweizer Fest guests to take home.

    The wine garden will be open from noon to 6 p.m.

  • Blood drive planned for Friday, Saturday

    TELL CITY - Visitors to this year's Schweizer Fest will be able to honor the city's 150th birthday by giving the gift of life.

    The Indiana Blood Center will be located on the south side of City Hall Park with a mobile bus from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    Each donor will receive a free T-shirt.

    Indiana blood centers are reporting a a critical shortage. Blood types in need are O positive, O negative and A negative.

    All Hoosiers, no matter the blood type, are urged to donate in this weekend in Tell City to stabilize the supply in Indiana.

  • Trolley tours of city begin today

    TELL CITY - Guided trolley tours of Tell City sponsored by the Tell City Historical Society begin today and continue through Saturday. Trolleys depart the museum at Ninth and Franklin streets at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 each and will be available at the museum.

    Self-guided walking tours of historical points of interest continue through the weekend, with new guide books and signs in place for the sesquicentennial.

  • Miss Schweizer Fest

    Ashley Hubert, daughter of Jim and Marilyn Hubert, was crowned Miss Schweizer Fest Tuesday night during a pageant at Community Christian Church. Lauren Braunecker was named first runner-up and Miss Photogenic. Tory Coyle was named second runner-up. Nine girls competed in the pageant, with Hubert eligible to compete in a state festivals pageant this fall.

  • Tickets still available for Friday afternoon river cruise

    TELL CITY - Looking for a fun getaway tomorrow? Look no further than the Ohio River and the Spirit of Jefferson.

    Tickets for the 2 to 4 p.m. Friday cruise aboard the passenger boat are available for $25 each. Other river cruises Friday and Saturday are sold out. Friday's afternoon cruise includes snacks, live music and a raffle for a cruise on the Belle of Louisville.

    Tickets for Friday's happy-hour cruise can be purchased at Taylor Tours, 645 Main St., on the second floor of First State Bank, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 547-2923 or (800) 258-9070.

  • Perry County Council president protests new oversight role

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members approved in a regular meeting Thursday projected budgets for two townships, but not without protests from the council president.

    Among other things, House Enrolled Act 1001 assigned county councils the responsibility to review all county units' budgets except those of school corporations. The council approved those of Oil and Tobin townships, both the same or slightly less than last year's.