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Today's News

  • Country store marks 50 years in family hands

    LEOPOLD - Ernest and Myrtle Guillaume hung their family name in front of Leopold's country store 50 years ago. Their two daughters, working in the same store, are marking the anniversary this week by welcoming customers and reminiscing about five decades of tending to the needs of the community.

  • Weekend Cedar Valley Fest offers top bluegrass names

    DERBY - Bluegrass music will fill the Derby area this weekend as the Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival returns.

    The festival was moved back to the second weekend in July, festival coordinator Dennis Howell said, after last year's fest coincided with the Fourth of July weekend and didn't draw the usual 600 to 700 visitors. But this year he expects numbers to be high.

    "We're looking for a bigger crowd this year," he said. "I've gotten calls from people in Texas, South Carolina and Michigan."

  • Tip leads to 4 meth arrests

    CHRISNEY - Four people were jailed Tuesday after a tip led state police to an alleged methamphetamine lab in Chrisney.

    Troopers with the Jasper post received information Monday night from the Dubois County Sheriff's Department that a meth lab might be operating at 410 E. County Road 900 N. Troopers, aided by deputies from the Spencer County Sheriff's Department, went to the home  and upon arriving, allegedly located a working lab in the front yard.

  • Regional arts group plans SF show, classes

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its annual art show during Schweizer Fest, Aug. 7-8, on the second floor art gallery at City Hall.

    The association will also host summer art workshops again this year. Dates are Tuesday and July 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30. Times are 9:30 to 11 a.m.

    The workshops are open to students going into first through ninth grades. This year's theme is recycled art made from manmade or natural materials. Art will be exhibited during Schweizer Fest.

  • United Way's Stuff the Bus returns July 24-25

    TELL CITY — United Way of Perry County is sponsoring the third annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for area students in need. United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteer organizations will again join together to solicit donations of much needed school supplies for school corporations in Perry, Hancock, and Spencer counties.  

    Last year's event gathered more than 9,800 items and monetary donations with an approximate value of more than $4,900. Additional cash donations of $1,512.44 were also received, bringing the total donations to more than $6,300.

  • Band will play at courthouse in Rome Sunday

    ROME - The Sunday in the Park band with Rita Phillips, Mike and Kasha Phillips, Ray Harpenau, Ted and Jean Harpenau, Ray Thomas and Jerry Swift, will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of the Rome Courthouse.

    Concessions will be available, including sandwiches and drinks.

  • Director Michael Mann is real criminal in 'Public Enemies'

    "Public Enemies," the latest from director Michael Mann ("Heat," "Collateral"), is a strangely quiet mess of a movie.  I expected the story of popular outlaw John Dillinger (played by Johnny Depp in a toned down but enjoyable performance) to be more cinematic and interesting.

  • It's 4-H fair time!

    PERRY COUNTY - Twelve Perry County 4-H members have reached their 10th and final year in 4-H. Ten-year members include Alexandria Bashor, Samson Benjamin, Leighsa Carter, Krista Evrard, Kayla Hagedorn, Katie Hess, Ryan Kessens, Jake Paulin, Abigail Preher, April Sherman, Derek Suhrheinrich and Emily Tempel.

    Alexandria Bashor

    Bashor is a member of the Branchville Bunch 4-H Club and daughter of Dwaine and Martha Bashor. A Perry Central High School graduate, she will attend Purdue University to study biology with plans to go to veterinary school.

  • King, queen competition set for Monday at fairgrounds

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County 4-H Fair will kickoff Monday with the choosing of the fair's king and queen. Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds, the public can also bid on food items and baskets and watch the fashion review during breaks in the king and queen competition.

  • Sports Acceleration, Hair Razors in finals

    TELL CITY — Hair Razors used clutch hitting to survive close games Monday and Tuesday to reach the championship game of Tell City's age-13-16 girls softball playoff tourney.

    Hair Razors was scheduled to play regular-season champion Sports Acceleration for the title Wednesday.

    Hair Razors tied Cash Waggner & Associates for third place in the six-team league in the regular season and then won a coin flip with Cash Waggner for the third seed in the playoffs.