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  • Celebration to draw TCHS alumni, past band members

    TELL CITY - A Tell City High School all-class reunion is planned for Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue through the start of the sesquicentennial parade at 2:30 p.m.

    For more information, call Stephanie Walsh at 547-2961 or Sharon Keilman at 547-7850. Information can also be obtained by e-mailing Walsh at kswalsh@psci.net.

  • Festival to honor eldest, newest Tell City citizens

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for the oldest male and female residents of Tell City in hopes of honoring them at the upcoming sesquicentennial.

    Also recognized will be the first male and female infants born on or after Aug. 2, the opening day of the festival. Winners will receive certificates.

    To nominate someone for the oldest citizen, send the person's name, address, date of birth and telephone number to P.O. Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586.

    The first infants to be born will be recognized after the week-long fest.

  • One Kangaroo Court fugitive nabbed; two at-large

    TELL CITY - One of three Kangaroo Court fugitives was identified last week, leaving two runaways on the loose.

    Larry Hagedorn was identified as Fugitive 1 by a single clue, "I have lived in Perry County all my life, but moved to Tell City when I was a teen."

    Kathy Schneider of Tell City won when she asked Hagedorn the required question: "Are you the Tell City Kangaroo Court fugitive?"

    She wins $50 from William Tell Antiques in Tell City.

    Kangaroo Court Clues

    Here are the two previous clues for Fugitives 2 and 3 and a new clue for each.

  • Partner in Pride

    Tell City Councilman Gary Morton poses with Mary Thelander in front of her home at 1344 17th St. Thelander was one of five recipients of July's Partners in Pride awards for community beautification. Watch for photos of other winners in Thursday's News. An editorial supporting the program can be found in our Opinion section.

  • Industrial site gains 'shovel-ready' designation

    PERRY COUNTY - A 90-acre parcel of land located just off Indiana 37 in the Perry County Industrial Park South has been awarded Indiana's Shovel Ready designation. The new status could put the tract of land at an advantage in ongoing efforts to recruit industrial development and new jobs.

    Nine sites across Indiana earned the status July 11, paving the way for businesses to quickly locate new operations on property ready for development, local leaders said.

  • Festival Programs

    Official programs for Tell City's weeklong sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest will be inserted into Thursday's News. They will be available this week at area businesses, including The News. A small number of changes to the schedule have been made since the programs were printed. Those changes will be published Thursday.

  • Band kicks off season July 25

    TELL CITY - Families of Tell City High School Marching Marksmen members are invited to the 12th annual band-season kick-off party 5 to 10 p.m. July 25 at Mulzer's Camp.

    Activities will include games, food, introduction of the new band season, an annual tug-of-war contest and prize give-aways.

    Junior and senior members are asked to bring hot covered dishes, sophomores should bring cold covered dishes, freshmen should bring desserts and eighth-grade members are to bring chips. Each family is asked to bring a 2-liter drink. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.

  • One fugitive nabbed; two still free

    TELL CITY - One of three Kangaroo Court fugitives was identified this week, leaving two runaways on the loose.

    Larry Hagedorn was identified as Fugitive 1 by a single clue, "I have lived in Perry County all my life, but moved to Tell City when I was a teen."

    Kathy Schneider of Tell City won when she asked Hagedorn the required question: "Are you the Tell City Kangaroo Court fugitive?"

    She wins $50 from William Tell Antiques in Tell City.

    Kangaroo Court Clues

    Here are last week's first clues for Fugitives 2 and 3 and a new clue for each.

  • Attention TC treasure hunters: more clues to third-round prize

    TELL CITY - As of Wednesday, no one had found the wooden token hidden in the third round of a historical treasure hunt sponsored by the Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee.

    Fischer's Furniture and Appliance and The News are sponsoring this round's prizes, which are an Echo weed trimmer from Fischer's and a year's subscription to The Perry County News.

    The person finding the specially marked wooden token should contact Mark Laflin at 548-0778 to claim the prize.

    CLUES TO THE TREASURE

    Clue 1: Windy Creek.

  • Festival Programs

    Official programs for Tell City's weeklong sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest were delivered Wednesday afternoon and will be distributed two ways.

    They will be available at area businesses, including The News. A copy will be inserted into copies of the July 24 edition of the newspaper.

    A small number of changes to the schedule have been made since the programs were printed. Those changes will be announced next week.