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  • Community Events; July 31

    Deer Creek Baptist Church concert Monday


    TELL CITY – Deer Creek Baptist Church will host a homecoming concert featuring Lambsong, July 31, beginning at 10:30 a.m.


    Karaoke events planned for August


    DERBY – Tune those vocal pipes. The Cannelcade of Music will present a reunion for participants of Jerry’s Karaoke-Viking Karaoke, in honor of Jerry Kamies.

  • Hoosier Hills says thanks to members Aug. 11

    TELL CITY – Hoosier Hills Credit Union will celebrate its annual Member Appreciation Day at its Tell City Service Center, located at 923 Payne St, on Friday, Aug. 11.

    Each summer, branch staff, management and board members gather to host a day of fun for HHCU members. Members will enjoy a free lunch of hot dogs, popcorn, chips and cookies. They will also have the chance to enter a drawing to win an iPad mini.

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  • Schweizer Fest dinner to honor Domtar

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner Thursday, Aug. 10. Join the Schweizer Fest Committee, as they give this year’s honor to Domtar Paper Company. This year’s Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner is set to take place at the Knights of Columbus Home located at 947 11th St., Tell City. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

  • Zoar Mosquito Fest Aug. 4-5

    ZOAR – The Annual Zoar Mosquito Fest will be held Aug. 4-5, at Zoar United Methodist Church in Zoar. Festivities include a Wffleball tourney, chicken dinners, homemade ice cream, old fashioned games, a flea market, flower, quilt and produce shows, country and gospel music, stationary parade, country store, craft demonstrations, hula hoop contest and a pedal tractor. Admission is free and there are plenty of shady trees.

    For more information, call (812) 536-2920.

  • Hearings, debates, bipartisanship needed to pass effective healthcare

    Most Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, freely admit that the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, needs some improvements.

    Republicans, though, wanted to do away with it entirely but were not able to come up with a better bill. They also went about it in the wrong way and thus failed in multiple votes last week to repeal Obamacare or even make any changes in it.

  • Constitutional due process a basic right Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com


    A new Justice Department directive would reverse Obama administration restrictions on forfeiture policy, effectively giving local law enforcement the right to seize money and property when the owner of said property is simply suspected of a crime, not necessarily charged or convicted.

    Many Republicans in Congress are up in arms about the measure, their comments generally raising the sentiment that this action could violate innocent Americans’ Fifth and Fourth Amendment rights.

  • How will immigration change us?

    This editorial was first published by the Fort Wayne News Sentinel.


    If we’re going to have a sensible debate on immigration, we must first make sure we have all the relevant facts, especially about how the immigrant population might change us. On a very basic level, “understanding how the demographic characteristics of a community or county are changing needs to be in incorporated into development plans, particularly if places want to retain the children of their new immigrant residents.”

  • Legislature’s summer study committee underway

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator


    During the summer months when the Indiana General Assembly is not in session, study committees are tasked with taking an in-depth look at some of the more complex issues facing our state, and examining topics which may be addressed with future legislation.