Today's News

  • Donations in good supply
  • County Council seeks input in hiring process


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Citing financial crunches that are leveling local governments, with particularly large impediments posed from rising insurance costs, the Perry County Council hopes to have more input toward departmental hiring.

  • ‘Mary Poppins’ opening performance 7 p.m. Thursday

    Editor’s note: The times listed for evening performances in the Schweizer Zeitung Official Program are incorrect. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m. CDT.


    TELL CITY – It’s just days away from opening night of the Schweizer Fest 2015 production of “Mary Poppins.” 

    Performances are scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

  • Perry Childcare Ribbon Cutting
  • Recycling volume static; price yields remain low

    PERRY COUNTY – The nine full-time workers who comprise the county’s recycling-management district are some of the lowest paid, but Commissioner Bill Amos hopes to see that change.

    Amos made that remark Thursday during the district’s regular board meeting after Director Ken Smith submitted his proposed 2016 budget without any major increases, including for salary.

    “I didn’t figure the county council would approve it anyway,” Smith joked as he handed documents over to the board.

  • Historical society plans art exhibit at museum during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is planning an art exhibit featuring artists of the past with ties to Tell City.

    These would include people native to Tell City or having lived in Tell City. It is believed that many paintings exist by persons from Tell City that may not have been displayed for many years.  This is an opportunity to recognize these talented people.

  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced its Community Good granting cycle is now accepting applications from community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, youth development, women or girls, families, animal betterment and other areas that would improve the quality of life in Perry County.

  • FSA county committee nomination period in Spencer, Perry counties now open

    ROCKPORT – Spencer-Perry County U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Rhonda Eaton announced the nomination period for local FSA county committees began June 15. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Spencer and Perry County FSA offices by the close of business Aug. 3.

    “County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level,” said Eaton.

  • SWCD cover crop applications due

    PERRY COUNTY – Those who want to have cover crops aerial seeded, will need to submit an application by July 31. Applications for the Cover Crop Incentive Program must be submitted to the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District office.

    Eligible applications will be taken on a first come, first-served basis. For additional information, contact the SWCD office at (812) 547-4686.

    With funds provided by Clean Water Indiana and the SWCD it will provide $20-per-acre incentive payments to encourage landowners to utilize cover crops on their farms.

  • Bluegrass sounds to kick off Schweizer Fest Aug. 1


    TELL CITY – Some of the top area names in bluegrass will converge on City Hall Park Saturday, Aug. 1, as part of a growing pre-Schweizer Fest tradition.

    The free bluegrass concert from 3 to 8 p.m. is hosted by the Tell City Regional Arts Association and supported this year by the county’s Realtors. City Councilman Tony Hollinden, speaking at last Monday’s council meeting, said he expects a large turnout for what will be the third consecutive year of bluegrass music in the park before Schweizer Fest week.