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  • Last fugitive still on the run

    TELL CITY - One of two runaways in the final round of a Kangaroo Court fugitive contest was nabbed last week. Glenda Gogel was identified as Fugitive No. 5 by Cheryl Hawhee. Three other fugitives were already captured.

    Fugitive No. 4 was still at large as of Friday. Here are last week's three clues and two new ones.

    Kangaroo Court Clues

    Fugitive No. 4

    Clue 1: I graduated high school in 1967 and love my three grandchildren.

    Clue 2: I have lived in Tell City for more than half of my life.

  • FIFTH UPDATE - BREAKING NEWS - Bodies of drowning victims recovered

    CANNELTON - The bodies of two men feared drowned in a Monday-morning boating accident were recovered Tuesday afternoon.

    Searchers recovered the bodies of Ricky Wiseman, 47, of Troy and 49-year-old Barton Zimmerman of Corydon Tuesday afternoon after their boats were capsized Monday morning. Both were recovered not far from the Cannelton Locks and Dam, whose downstream-side turbulence was said to have overturned their boats.

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  • UPDATE, BREAKING NEWS - Search continues for boaters

    UPDATE, Monday, 10:15 a.m. - Two boaters remain missing after their boats capsized or were swamped this morning.

    According to officials at the scene, a Jon boat with two people was swamped or capsized when it got too near Gate 5 of the Cannelton Locks and Dam. Two people in a second Jon boat tried to go to their aid, but their boat, too, was swamped or capsized.

    One person from each boat was pulled from the river by rescuers.

    Identifications of all four boaters remained unavailable.

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  • At last, Tell City's Sesquicentennial is here

    Here's a final rundown on events

    SATURDAY

    Barbecue Contest, Picnic

    8 a.m. - Backyard barbecue cook-off begins along Ninth Street on the east side of City Hall Park. Judging is at noon followed by community picnic in the park. ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, sponsor of many opening-day events, will treat festival goers to lunch of pulled pork, beans and chips.

    TCHS All-Class Reunion

  • Two flown from scene after ATVs collide

    ST. MEINRAD - Two men seriously injured Saturday night when their ATVs collided on the Bristow-St. Meinrad Road remained in Evansville hospitals.

    Derek K. Culbertson, 26, and Jesse Schaefer, 25, both of Bristow, were flown separately from the scene with head and possible internal injuries. The two helicopters landed in a nearby grassy field.

    Information on the men's medical condition was not available Wednesday afternoon.

  • Sesquicentennial programs available

    Official programs for Tell City's sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest are still available at many locations around Tell City.

    The special section includes a day-by-day schedule of events for the Aug. 2-9 celebration, a brief history of Tell City, historic photographs of businesses and homes and other information.

    Copies of the schedule can be found online at www.perrrycountynews.com and www.tellcity150.com.

  • City Hall store selling 150-year memorabilia

    Don't have your Tell City flag or commemorative coasters or steins? Don't fret.

    Memorabilia will be on sale in a sesquicentennial store located in the former water-department office in City Hall. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 6-7, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

  • Kaffee Klatch, talent show return in August

    TELL CITY - The annual Kaffee Klatch sponsored by Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will offer breakfast and brunch favorites 7:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evangelical United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall.

    Tickets are $4.50 in advance or $5 at the door. The public is invited. Tickets are available at Old National Bank, Fifth Third Bank and First State Bank's Rivergate branch. Tri Kappa members are also selling tickets.

    Talent Show

  • Tickets still available for Friday afternoon river cruise

    TELL CITY - Looking for a quick getaway during this year's sesquicentennial and Schweizer Fest? Look no further than the Ohio River and the Spirit of Jefferson. A number of tickets for the 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 cruise aboard the passenger boat are available for $25 each.

    The cruise includes hors d'oeuvres, live music and a raffle for a cruise on the Belle of Louisville.

  • German band to entertain in wine garden

    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. Several 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.