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  • Bill’s intent is stopping EPA regs

    Guest Columnist

    I recently signed on as an original cosponsor to a bipartisan bill led by one of my Democrat colleagues from West Virginia that would stop the newly released Environmental Protection Agency regulations on existing coal-generated power plants.

    Here is why.

  • Camp fosters sense of independence, self-worth

    Guest Columnist

    At Anderson Woods, a not-for-profit summer camp for those with special needs, new experiences are an everyday occurrence.

    Campers who make their way to the camp are met with an array of challenges and life-lasting lessons that enhance the experience of camping while nurturing an increased sense of independence and self-worth.

  • Parvo outbreak hits county


    Perry County has a good possibility of a parvovirus epidemic looming on the horizon. It has been brought to the attention of the Animal Welfare, Control and Education Board by several other animal organizations at their June 3 meeting that nine known cases have recently occurred. The outbreaks are county-wide and include Tell City, Cannelton, Troy and German Ridge areas.

  • Hoping for bingo on high


    Life is at lot like a Sunday afternoon of bingo. Sooner or later everybody’s number is bound to come up.

    Bingo comes into my life only once a year. Every July, my home church, St. John Chrysostom in New Boston, throws its picnic. And like just about every church picnic everywhere, bingo is on the schedule.

    Church picnics take a lot of help to pull off, and everyone gets a job.

  • Thumbs-up, thumbs-down to recent INDOT decisions

    The Indiana Department of Transportation has the unenviable responsibility of caring for more than 11,000 miles of highway, not to mention, 6,000 bridges, overpasses, welcome center and rest areas and rail crossings. Most of the decisions the state agency renders are good ones and often go unnoticed and unheralded. It’s the shortcomings by INDOT that make news headlines and generate complaints. Today, we  thank INDOT for one set of decisions and criticize it for another.

    First, the good news.

  • CPR, rescue classes scheduled for July, August

    TELL CITY – Family and Friends CPR classes will be offered July 16. Participants may choose from one of three sessions: 9 to 11 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.

    • Family and Friends is designed for the lay person, 10 years and older, to learn CPR and choking-rescue skills.

    Ten- and 11-year-olds may participate with an older sibling or adult. No testing or performance evaluation will be required. Fee is $10 for the two-hour class.

  • Schweizer Fest pageant entry deadline Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The entry deadline Schweizer Fest Pageant contestants is Tuesday.

    Contestants must live or have family members who live or work in Perry County and forms are available at Cinderella’s at 922 Main St. in Tell City.

    Contestants may be newborn to age 12 and there will be boys and girls divisions.

    Entry fee is $25. An age 13 to 21 young ladies division is also available, with an entry fee of $40.

  • First in line

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing buys the first tickets to The Fabulous 50s Edelweiss Ball from Perry County Museum Curator Lena Joyal. The $50 ball tickets include prime rib or alternative choices, a souvenir glass and 50s music provided by The Mystical Melody Kings – Stan LaGrange, Kelly Clark, Kenny Hasty and Danny Bolin.

  • Community Events

    Karaoke at William Tell Center Friday
    TELL CITY – The William Tell Center will host a karaoke night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 18 at the center. Donnie Tindle of Crosswinds will provide the karaoke. Admission will be $5 and refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 547-2714.

    VFW to sell chicken dinners Saturday

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will sell chicken dinners beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the post home.