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Today's News

  • Sharing the season’s bounty

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY -– The array of items available at the Tell City Depot farmer markets are as varied as the reasons why people attend. Starting its second month in the 2015 season, local growers and artisans feature their wares in hopes of not only earning a little extras cash, but to share their bountiful supplies, trade secrets they have for maintaining successful gardens and, sometimes, just to relay stories between family and friends.

  • Too much rain hurting crops

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – Hoosiers are heading into a far wetter and cooler-than-usual summer thus far, courtesy of the torrential rains that drenched the state throughout June. While this may be a welcome reprieve for many vacationers, area farmers are left with little recourse but to hope for the best as their flooded crops struggle to survive.

  • Assistant police chief stepping down

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – John Allen, who has served as Tell City’s assistant police chief since 2008, stepped down from his leadership position last week. He will stay with the police department and will work as a patrol officer.

    Allen cited personal reasons for the resignation in an email to co-workers. He said he will continue to assist Chief Greg Hendershot with some administrative duties but will primarily work as a patrol officer, a position he held for most of his law enforcement career.

  • Farmers market vouchers available for qualifying seniors

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is again available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. through its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The program will provide $2,400 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 120 low-income households in Perry County. 

  • A honey of a hive
  • Schweizer Fest Edelweiss Ball returning for second year

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest is still more than a month away, but plans for the city’s 57th celebration of Swiss and German heritage is already in full swing. One event returning for a second year is the Edelweiss Ball. Named after the national flower of Switzerland, the event is set for Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Schergens Center.

    Once a regular part of the Schweizer Fest, the galas were discontinued in the 1960s, but returned last year as a fundraising event for the Perry County Museum.

  • Nominations sought for Tell City Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is now accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen: • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • Community Events; July 6

    Hospital auxiliary to hold sale Wednesday

     

    TELL CITY – The PCMH Auxiliary will sponsor a “gently-used” sale featuring books, jewelry and handbags from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the new hospital location. 

    All paperback books will be 50 cents each and hardcover books will be $1. Jewelry and handbags will be individually priced. The new gift shop will also be open during this time for guests to explore.

     

    4-H to host food drive today

     

  • TC Band Boosters plan camps, request volunteers

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Junior Senior High School band Boosters met last month to discuss details and dates for upcoming camps and events.

    Topics of the June 16 meeting included the need for volunteers to help work at the Schweizer Fest band-booster booth and in many areas of this year’s marching season. For more information about volunteering, call the band office at (812) 547-4456.

  • St. John’s annual picnic set for Sunday, July 19

    NEW BOSTON – St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in New Boston will host its annual picnic beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 19. New Boston “famous soup” will be available by the gallon or bowl.

    Fried chicken and roast beef dinners will be served in the air-conditioned Heck Hall starting at 10 a.m. CDT. Bingo will begin at 11.

    An outside food stand, a grand raffle, quilt raffle, cake wheel, silent and a small-prize-raffle auction will also take place. There will also be a country store and activities for the kids.