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  • Soldier surprises girlfriend at Bolton concert

    Kleeman, producer, singer conspire to 'pop the question'

    TELL CITY - When a man loves a woman, he sometimes goes to extraordinary lengths to show her. That was the case when Scott Kleeman, a National Guard soldier serving in Iraq, wanted to send a special message to his sweetheart, Brooke Hay.

  • Rickenbaugh House open Saturday, Sunday

    CELINA LAKE - The historic Rickenbaugh House on Celina Lake will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Due to a brochure error, a story Monday incorrectly reported the home would be open Friday and Saturday.

    Refreshments will be served and tours offered of the stone house, which served not only as a home to generations of Rickenbaugh family members but a local post office and meeting place.

  • Pioneer Days beckon in Troy as fall tour resumes

    Activities along town's riverfront begin Friday; fireworks on Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY - Sunny skies and daytime temperatures in the 70s promise to offer a definite autumn-like feel during Pioneer Days events in Troy Friday and Saturday.

    Two days of food and entertainment begin Friday with ham, beans and cornbread dinners. Serving begins at 5 p.m. and doors to the beer garden open at the same time.

    Sandwiches, cotton candy, popcorn and other snacks will be available both days, as will soft drinks.

  • Destination unknown

    Spreading God's word from town to town ... at 4 mph

    Pulling tight on the reins, Randy Boehmer brings his team of four mules to a halt along Indiana 37. The traveler is glad for a chance to stop and talk and sate his hunger, he said, pulling an apple and jar of peanut butter from a covered wagon filled with belongings and two dogs, Shep and Proverb.

    As Boehmer unhooks the dogs from inside the covered wagon, he leads them to the back, past the "Jesus Saves. Ask Him" sign hung on the wagon's side.

  • River Sweep contest opens

    PERRY COUNTY - Students in primary and secondary schools are invited to design posters for River Sweep 2009. The contest is open to schools in counties bordering the Ohio River and its tributaries.

    Posters should reflect the positive outcome of pollution awareness and focus on encouraging volunteer participation. Prizes include two $500 U.S. Savings Bonds.

    Posters should be no larger than 18 by 24 inches and no smaller than 9 by 12 inches. All entries must be mailed to Poster Contest, ORSANCO, 5735 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45228 by Dec. 15.

  • Cannelton Democrats will meet Sunday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Democrat Central Committee will have a pre-election meeting at noon Sunday at Cannelton American Legion Post 142. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Pedestrian hit by car faces charges

    TELL CITY - Charges are pending against a Tell City man struck by a vehicle when he was allegedly walking in the middle of Indiana 66 Monday night.

    According to Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh, Daniel Peters, 46, of Tell City was driving east between Troy and Tell City when he saw Leonard Voyles, 19, walking in the middle of the eastbound lane.

  • Commodores march toward district

    Band recovers from poor early performance to take third place later

    LEOPOLD - "We talked, and the kids knew they could have done better," after the first of their two competitions Saturday, Perry Central Music Director Rob Cason said Monday about the school's Marching Commodores.

    They came in sixth in a field of six bands competing in Class D at Castle High School in Newburgh.

    "We did not have a very good show there," Cason admitted. "There were four bands there that could go to state finals."

  • Marching Marksmen earn second-place honors

    Band narrows point differences heading into district contest

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's musicians continued Saturday a march toward the top of the scoreboard in band competition at Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs, taking second place.

    The Marching Marksmen were only 1.6 points out of first place, taken last weekend and the week before by Eastern High School, Pekin. In the Sept. 20 event at Paoli High School, the distance between Eastern and Tell City was 2.7 points.

  • James ready for 2nd term as recorder

    Preserving public records top goal

    TELL CITY - Running unopposed for the position of county recorder, incumbent Jane James said the records she oversees in the position are very valuable and must be protected and kept available to the public.

    "I'm looking forward to serving another four years as the Perry County recorder," she told the few people who turned out for a candidates forum Sept. 25 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    As an uncontested candidate, she simply provided an introductory statement while others who followed responded to questions.