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  • 'Boot camp' turns Cannelton students on to technology

    Cannelton School Board reorganizes, welcomes new member

    CANNELTON - One student decided she wants to attend Vincennes University and two others "said they definitely want to go into engineering" after attending a technology-and-robotics "boot camp" at the southwestern-Indiana school, Principal Ginger Conrad said July 16.

    Five participated in the week-long camp, sponsored by the Southwest Indiana Network for Education, she explained during a regular school-board meeting.

  • Old World song, Hoosier wines to spice up festival's final day

    A community known for its love of beer will welcome some of the state's top wineries Saturday, Aug. 9, for an afternoon of tastings in City Hall Park.

    Making a sesquicentennial visit the same day will be an Indiana band well known for its Bavarian tunes.

    Five wineries, including Winzerwald in Perry County, will be pouring tastes and selling wines to take home in a wine garden located in the park from noon to 6 p.m.

  • William Tell would be proud
  • Calling all BBQ chefs

    TELL CITY - There are less than two weeks left to join in on the fun and competition for the sesquicentennial and Schweizer Fest barbecue cook-off to be held in Tell City's City Hall Park Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Bring family and friends and enjoy a morning of grilling. Meats are provided free of charge but there is a $10 entry fee.

    Cash prizes will be awarded, followed by a community picnic.

    The cook-off, community picnic and other opening-day events are sponsored by ThyssenKrupp Waupaca.

  • Giant parade expected Aug. 2

    Lt. governor among dignitaries attending festival's opening day

    TELL CITY - Rick May, chairman of the committee planning next week's sesquicentennial parade, had hoped to secure 150 entries for the Aug. 2 event, one for each year of Tell City's existence.

    Mission accomplished!

    "We're already past 150 and they keep coming in every day," May said Tuesday while announcing final details of the 2:30 p.m. event that will help to usher in a week of events honoring 150 years of Tell City history.

    Moose Lodge 1424 is sponsoring the event.

  • Land purchase may signal plans for new hospital

    Trustees approve buying 38 acres; three other PCMH properties offered for sale

    TELL CITY - A tract of land along Indiana 237 could be key to the future of Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The health-care facility's board of trustees voted Monday to purchase 38 acres for just more than $1 million and confirmed the property is a possible site for a new county hospital.

    The land along the 4-year-old highway could one day become a medical campus for a new hospital, emergency-medical services department and other health-related services.

  • Long Thompson, Oxley visit area on Hoosier Hometown Tour

    PERRY COUNTY - Democrat Jill Long Thompson, candidate for Indiana governor, was in Perry County July 16 as part of a Hoosier Hometown Tour of small communities across the state.

    She and lieutenant governor candidate Dennie Oxley visited The News briefly and discussed concerns over the actions of incumbent Gov. Mitch Daniels and their plans to strengthen Indiana's economy.

  • Quilt guild plans Schweizer Fest show

    TELL CITY - The upcoming celebration of Tell City's rich history will include a display of old-fashioned quilting skills. The Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild will sponsor a quilt show Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, at Evangelical United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall in Tell City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Hospital purchases 38 acres as likely building site

    TELL CITY - A tract of land along Indiana 237 may hold the future for Perry County Memorial Hospital. The health-care facility's board of trustees voted Monday to purchase 38 acres for just more than $1 million and confirmed the property is a possible site for a new county hospital. The land along the four-year-old highway could one day become a medical campus for a new hospital, emergency-medical services department and other health-related services.

    A formal announcement of a new hospital hasn't been made but could come as soon as this fall.

  • Out at First

    Umpire Jordon Hosler calls Dauby's Body Shop Little League runner Brady Hager out at first base during an age 7-8 playoff championship game Thursday. R&A Sports first baseman Travis Burchett made the play in what turned out to be a slugfest. R&A Sports won the game 21-18. Members of both teams received trophies and R&A players enjoyed a pizza delivered to the field after team photos.