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Today's News

  • Adams is 2014 fair queen

    Isabel Adams was crowned Miss Perry County 2014 during the 4-H Queen and Junior Miss Contest at the fairgrounds Thursday evening.

    She is the daughter of Dan and Donna Adams of rural Birdseye and a 2014 Perry Central High School graduate.

    She was one of four candidates vying for the title of Miss Perry County.

  • ‘For sale’ sign going up at Fulton Hill

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TROY – For sale: a community center with a spectacular view of the Ohio River and plenty of room for additional development.

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Executive Director Larry Kleeman confirmed last week that the Tell City-based provider of community services will sell Fulton Hill Community Center and about 12 surrounding acres. Lincoln Hills purchased the property from the town of Troy in 2003 and leased the building for receptions, school reunions and other gatherings.

  • Fun at the Moose Summer Fest

    Karson Sipes, 2, came to the Moose Summer Fest early the evening of June 26 and had a kids ride all to himself. The picnic’s three-day run included rides, games and fireworks.

  • Ewing honored for support of public power

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing was unable to claim a national public-power award presented last month in Colorado so the award is coming to her.

    Ewing will be recognized during this evening’s city council meeting with the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award. It was presented June 17 during the national conference of the American Public Power Association held in Denver.

    Raj Rao, executive director of the Indiana Municipal Power Association, will present the award this evening.

  • Edelweiss Ball to rejoin Schweizer Fest schedule

    TELL CITY – The Edelweiss Ball used to be one of Schweizer Fest week’s big events, a formal event that drew hundreds of people who danced to the sounds of the late 1950s and 60s. The balls eventually faded from the festival schedule, until now. The 56th Schweizer Fest will return with a 1950s-themed ball scheduled for Aug. 2 at the Schergens Center.

  • William Tell Elementary students experience ‘We the People,’ meet Gov. Pence

    William Tell Elementary sixth-grade students participated in the We the People state hearings in Indianapolis in May.

    During the school year, students review the Constitution. During the simulated hearing, students assume the role of constitutional experts, presenting prepared oral statements before a panel of judges.

    Following the presentations, students respond to follow-up questions from a panel of judges to demonstrate their depth of understanding of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and clarify issues they may have raised during formal statements.

  • Four generations

    The Davis family recently gathered to celebrate the arrival of Margaret Davis’ first great-grandchild, Sofia Bridgette Larson of Chicago.

    Also pictured are mother Courtney Davis Larson of Chicago and grandfather Dennis Davis of Johnson City. Margaret Davis is a resident of Bristow.

  • Discover your family history

    By MOLLY HALL
    Guest Columnist

    To celebrate Perry County’s 200th year, a certificate and pin will be given at a pinning ceremony Nov. 1 to individuals who fill out a First Family of Perry County application.

    This program was set up to honor our Perry County ancestors who braved the virgin Indiana Territory through the end of the Civil War.
    For many, this program has brought awareness of whom their Perry County ancestors were, how they lived and believed and, for some, answered questions about their family’s folklore.

  • Save your skin from the sun

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I recently spotted a teenager at a county fair with a painful looking sunburn. I didn’t know him so I don’t know how he got the burn, but he spent far too long in the sun with either no or definitely not enough sunscreen.

    I’ve been in his skin before. I try hard to avoid burns as an adult because I know increased sun damage increases the chances for all types of skin cancer, including the most serious, melanoma.

  • Going to war in Iraq won’t work any better this time

    Insanity is sometimes defined as doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. By that definition, the United States’ engaging in military action in Iraq now would be insane.

    It didn’t work before, which is why there is basically a civil war going on there now. As we said before, the only way the United States can control who governs Iraq is to make it a permanent U.S. territory or state, which few, if any, would be willing to do.