Today's News

  • Making time for history

    It is regretful how long it took me to find time for history. When I was a child, history was conveniently personified in the image of my great uncle Otis during visits to my grandparents' house.

    Otis was a war hero, and on his rare Sunday visits, he was treated like a dignitary. The admiration and awe exhibited by my relatives in his midst were lost on me, though, despite attempts to coax me to listen to this decorated veteran talk about the death march, work camps, prison ships, starvation and torture he endured for three hellish years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines.

  • Schweizer Fest horseshoe tourneys return

    TELL CITY—After a long absence, horseshoe tourneys return as part of the Schweizer Fest this week.

    A draw-for-partners doubles tourney will be held 7 p.m. Friday and a six-man team tourney 1 p.m. Saturday, both at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    Registration starts an hour before each tourney.

    For more information call Bill Schroeder at 547-3616 or Andy Schroeder at 547-7532.


  • Horsepower to set festival in motion

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales and racing star Kasey Kahne's Budweiser-sponsored car will visit Tell City Friday, delivering a high-horsepowered start to Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest.

    The famous horses and the early 1900s beer wagon they have pulled for decades will arrive in City Hall Park around 11 a.m. and once hitched, will travel the streets around the park from around noon to 2 p.m.

    The visit is sponsored by Schweizer Fest Inc. and Hedinger Beverage Co. of Jasper.

  • 2009 Schweizer Fest programs are here!

    Official programs for Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest are inserted into local copies of today's Perry County News.

    The special section includes a day-by-day schedule of events for the July 31 to Aug. 9 celebration, information on major events, such as wine garden and barbecue cook-off Aug. 8 and that day's gospel-music lineup. There's also a look at Tell City's rich history.

    Programs will be distributed in coming days in local businesses and extra copies will be available at The News.

  • A number and a prayer
  • Referendum plans take shape

    TELL CITY - County election-board members opted at a meeting Tuesday to open all 11 Tell City-Troy Township voting precincts for a Nov. 3 election that will determine the fate of $10 million in construction at Tell City High School.

    Meeting later in the day, the school corporation's board of trustees approved language to go onto the ballot for the referendum, a motion to schedule the election through county officials and to authorize the spending of up to $10,000 to cover its costs.

  • Acting chief targets abandoned vehicles

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's acting police chief, Eric Dickenson, plans to take advantage of a law that went into effect July 1 to help rid the city of abandoned vehicles - on both public and private property and whether covered or not.

    Legislators felt "there are too many abandoned vehicles across the state," he said at regular meetings of the city's board of board of public works and safety and common council July 13.

  • Hoosier Harvest: preserve it safely

    Canning or freezing home-grown vegetables is a great way to preserve summer's bounty for year-round enjoyment. For beginners, most experts recommend freezing over canning.

    As long as you have plenty of freezer space, this option requires very little initial investment and is a simple and convenient way to preserve fruits and vegetables. Freezing also helps retain the fresh flavor better than canning.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    As of Wednesday, no one had found a token hidden as part of a four-week Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt. Here are last week's clues and three more. Clues for Week 3 can be found below.

    Last Week's Clues

    What do these businesses have in common?

    • Schaefer & Paulin

    • Obrecht House

    • Tell City Chair

    • Captain Clay Schwitzer House/Carriage Inn

    • City Hall

    • Capers/IOOF

    This Week's Clues

    • Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    • Tell City apple

  • Area bars could support, may like glass-disposal offer

    TELL CITY - "We certainly do produce enough brown glass in this community," Paul Alvey said of beer bottles used in area bars that could support a request from an Evansville glass company.

    He was addressing the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors at their regular meeting July 23, and said a partnership with the business could benefit the district and bars, which are faced with disposing of the bottles.