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Today's News

  • Soldiers describe Iraq duty

    One returns to unit after surviving explosion

    IRAQ - Although the days start out pretty much the same, with showers and other hygiene functions, chow and mission preparation that includes vehicle and weapons inspections, "there is no typical duty day," said Army Spc. Justin Payton.

  • Calling backyard 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 Thyssen-Krupp Waupaca.

  • Musical tickets available

    TELL CITY - After a year's absence, Schweizer Fest Inc. will again bring premiere theatrical entertainment to Tell City. In honor of the historical significance of the city's sesquicentennial, this year's production is 1776, the musical story of our founding fathers' efforts in the Continental Congress.

    Curtain times at Tell City High School are 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2. A matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Tickets can be purchased by calling 547-7563 or 547-6156. Prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

  • Celebration to draw TCHS alumni, past band members

    TELL CITY - A Tell City High School all-class reunion is planned for Saturday, Aug. 2, in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue through the start of the sesquicentennial parade at 2:30 p.m.

    For more information, call Stephanie Walsh at 547-2961 or Sharon Keilman at 547-7850. Information can also be obtained by e-mailing Walsh at kswalsh@psci.net.

  • Festival to honor eldest, newest Tell City citizens

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for the oldest male and female residents of Tell City in hopes of honoring them at the upcoming sesquicentennial.

    Also recognized will be the first male and female infants born on or after Aug. 2, the opening day of the festival. Winners will receive certificates.

    To nominate someone for the oldest citizen, send the person's name, address, date of birth and telephone number to P.O. Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586.

    The first infants to be born will be recognized after the week-long fest.

  • One Kangaroo Court fugitive nabbed; two at-large

    TELL CITY - One of three Kangaroo Court fugitives was identified last week, leaving two runaways on the loose.

    Larry Hagedorn was identified as Fugitive 1 by a single clue, "I have lived in Perry County all my life, but moved to Tell City when I was a teen."

    Kathy Schneider of Tell City won when she asked Hagedorn the required question: "Are you the Tell City Kangaroo Court fugitive?"

    She wins $50 from William Tell Antiques in Tell City.

    Kangaroo Court Clues

    Here are the two previous clues for Fugitives 2 and 3 and a new clue for each.

  • Partner in Pride

    Tell City Councilman Gary Morton poses with Mary Thelander in front of her home at 1344 17th St. Thelander was one of five recipients of July's Partners in Pride awards for community beautification. Watch for photos of other winners in Thursday's News. An editorial supporting the program can be found in our Opinion section.

  • Industrial site gains 'shovel-ready' designation

    PERRY COUNTY - A 90-acre parcel of land located just off Indiana 37 in the Perry County Industrial Park South has been awarded Indiana's Shovel Ready designation. The new status could put the tract of land at an advantage in ongoing efforts to recruit industrial development and new jobs.

    Nine sites across Indiana earned the status July 11, paving the way for businesses to quickly locate new operations on property ready for development, local leaders said.

  • Festival Programs

    Official programs for Tell City's weeklong sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest will be inserted into Thursday's News. They will be available this week at area businesses, including The News. A small number of changes to the schedule have been made since the programs were printed. Those changes will be published Thursday.

  • All-stars lose to Newburgh

    POSEYVILLE - Tell City 14-year-old Babe Ruth all-stars held their Newburgh opponents scoreless in the first inning of a district-tournament game Saturday in Poseyville, but their opponents "came back and started hitting in the second," and went on to win the game 16-6, according to Tell City Coach John Nelson.

    The loss eliminated Tell City from the tourney.

    Trent Nelson got a single in the first inning, then stole second, third and home to put Tell City up 1-0 in the first inning. Rain delayed the second inning, which saw Newburgh score nine runs.