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  • Jurors to decide Kiplinger's role in slaying

    Confessed murderer O'Brien may testify about night Bobbi Jo Braunecker was killed

    ENGLISH - Two women who saw Kyle Kiplinger and Darrick O'Brien the night they allegedly murdered Bobbi Jo Braunecker in August 2006 testified Tuesday that both men had changed clothes and appeared wet after returning from what was supposed to be a quick nighttime trip to Wal-Mart.

  • Tax deadline set

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Auditor Connie Berger and Perry County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge have received approval from the Department of Local Government Finance for an Aug. 22, 2008, tax deadline.

    Tax bills will be mailed to property owners around the end of July.

  • 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.