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Today's News

  • Plans in place for Schweizer road runs

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for the 38th annual Schweizer Fest road runs. This year’s 6-mile and 2-mile runs will be held at 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., respectively, Saturday, Aug. 8.  A kid’s fun run begins at 9:20. The race starts on 7th Street and ends on Main Street. 

  • Summer swim meet at JFK Pool
  • Human foozball coming to 2015 Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – The United Way of Perry County will sponsor Aug. 8 what organizers say should be a fun-filled, action-packed game of human foozball. Two teams of seven people, while holding on to a series of rotating poles, will try to shoot-kick a soccer ball through the opposing teams’ goal.

    Just like the table game, but with live people instead of wood figures or paddles. No back flip experience is required.

    The tourney will be held in City Hall Park between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with each game lasting 30 minutes.

  • Cash Waggner claims girls softball crown

    TELL CITY – Cash Waggner rallied for nine runs in the last inning Monday to beat Team Central 11-7, winning Tell City’s age-11-14 regular-season girls softball title.

    Cash Waggner finished with an 8-1 record and Team Central finished second at 7-2.

    Team Central led 7-2 going into the fifth inning, which would be the last one due to the time limit.

    But Gracie Hendry, Justice Cash and Elena Hagedorn walked to load the bases with one out for Cash Waggner in the top of the fifth inning.

  • Tourney champs
  • Just as salsa season nears, pepper blight returns

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    About 40 years ago, a fungus was discovered in pepper crops in New York and has since spread as far as California and Florida. It’s in our midst, as well. The fungus in question causes phytophthora blight in peppers.

    Some refer to the sudden wilting of peppers as damping off, phytophthora root rot, crown rot or stem and fruit rot. Clearly, the fungus impacts the entire plant. I had a problem with this blight in my pepper patch and it seems as though it is back.

  • Herp joins Troy Town Board
  • Cool It

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Several years ago, I went to Indianapolis to visit my sister and her family. I don’t often have breaks during the summer because of the nature of my business. I own a lawn service and it is very difficult to get away during my busy season. It’s kind of like a schoolteacher’s job in reverse. I’m trapped in my county during the summer, but have the winters off.

  • Open house Thursday, July 9 at OCU Rockport campus

    ROCKPORT – Oakland City University’s Rockport campus will host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 9. The campus is located at 954 N. State Road 66. Students can learn more about degree programs, including associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, Masters in Business Administration and strategic management programs. Information will also be available on financial aid and employer-sponsored tuition-reimbursement programs. For more information, call the campus at (812) 649-2200 or toll free at (800) 559-9225.

  • Glory Bees Preschool accepting applications

    TELL CITY – Glory Bees Preschool is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. A Christian preschool, Glory Bees uses hands-on learning centers based on weekly themes.

    Bible stories, manners, Christian character development and social skills are incorporated into the curriculum along with kindergarten-readiness skills, science, art, music and physical education.

    Glory Bees offers two classes. The five-day class meets Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuition is $75 a month.