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  • Commodores start band camp

    Season offers original music, new assistant director

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central marching-band students went to work Monday on an all-original show written in part by a new assistant band director, according to Director Rob Cason.

    He said Monday afternoon, the first day of this year's band camp, he was pleased with students' efforts.

    "I was really happy with the day," he said. "We're in a better spot than we were in at this time last year."

  • Tell City band show 'exciting, scary, fun,' Reasoner says

    MULZER CAMP - This year's show "will go outside the Tell City box, it'll be exciting, scary and fun," Barry Reasoner said at a gathering of the Marching Marksmen at Mulzer Camp Friday.

    The large picnic shelter overlooking the Ohio River west of Troy is the traditional site for celebrations of marching-band seasons just completed and, as was the case Friday, kickoff assemblies for brand-new seasons.

  • Hot weather doesn't deter River Sweepers

    TELL CITY - This year's River Sweep was well-attended despite hot weather, according to Paul Alvey.

    Reporting at a district board meeting July 24, the executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District, lead local agency for the annual event, estimated nearly 80 people turned out July 19.

    "We had incredible support from the community," Alvey said, despite its being "the hottest day of the year." It was "really nice" at 7 a.m., he recalled, "but by about 8, the breeze died down."

  • Tell City's 150th

    Let the celebration begin!

    Saturday: big picnic, parade, Duke Boys

    TELL CITY - A New World city founded 150 years ago by Swiss and German newcomers to the United States will celebrate its history with a week of merrymaking that begins in just two days.

    Opening-day events of the Tell City 2008 Sesquicentennial begin Saturday morning with a barbecue cook-off and community picnic.

    A monumental parade, the largest since the city's centennial in 1958, will begin rolling at 2:30 p.m.

  • Soldiers' family-readiness group seeks support; meeting Thursday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Family Readiness Group would like to have everyone's support for the soldiers currently serving in Iraq and their families, according to Chairwoman Amy Lumpkins.

    The group supports soldiers, for example, by sending "care packages" containing phone cards and items they might find difficult to obtain at their overseas station. Support for family members stateside can include help with issues such as home or car repairs.

  • Skillman pledges issues-oriented campaign

    Lt. governor rallies support for local GOP candidates

    TROY - Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman pledged Thursday that the upcoming race for Indiana governor will be one based on ideas for the state's future. Speaking to local Republicans in Spencer County, Skillman said Hoosiers have made gains on several fronts since she and Gov. Mitch Daniels took office in 2005.

    "We look forward to a discussion about our state. This will be a campaign that is all positive - and about the future," she said.

  • Indiana 145 to close for resurfacing and pipe replacements

    PERRY COUNTY - Indiana 145 in Perry County between Indiana 37 and Indiana 62 will close today for about two weeks.

    The closure will allow for a resurfacing, pipe replacement and slide repair project that was awarded in January to Gohmann Asphalt and Construction of Clarksville.

    Local traffic will have access to the point of closure. However, through traffic will not be allowed. Residents along the corridor will have access to their driveways.

  • Family struggles in fire's aftermath

    TELL CITY - Tom and Chrissy Kellems lost many of their belongings July 18 when fire destroyed a storage building behind their home on 13th Street. Lost were a bicycle belonging to the couple's 6-year-old son, Gary, and Christmas gifts given to him and 9-year-old Bianca. A moped Tom Kellems used to get to and from work also burned.

    Anyone wishing to help the couple can call 548-0690 or 547-0817. An account for the family has been established at Fifth Third Bank.

  • Lincoln Trail sells quilt chances

    TELL CITY - The Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild is selling chances for a red and white quilt Aug. 8 and 9 during Schweizer Fest at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    The quilt will be on display during a quilt show and is expected to be finished by the February 2009 drawing. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5.

    Stop by the quilt show, contact any guild member or call Nancy Spencer at 836-2800 to buy tickets.

  • Booth space available for Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY - Booths are available for the Aug. 6-9 Schweizer Fest Market in City Hall Park.

    Contact Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Beverly Minto for more information at 547-7933 or (888) 343-6262.