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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Cheers for Schweizer Fest

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Another Schweizer Fest is in the books and although I pen this Friday afternoon with forecasters calling for rain Saturday, the weather Wednesday through Friday was picture-perfect. We certainly need any rain that falls, but with any luck it held off until the festival was over.

  • EDITORIAL: Tell City still has a musical heart

    It goes without saying that there is quite a talent pool in our area. The annual talent show at Schweizer Fest and the Shooting for the Stars contest in the summer are just two of the many opportunities residents get to show their stuff.

  • FOP sponsoring golf scramble, auction

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Fraternal Order of Police will host a golf scramble Oct. 14 at the Christmas Lake Golf Course in Santa Claus. A shotgun start begins at noon. The scramble consists of four-person teams with a limit of 34 teams.

    Cost is $50 per person, which includes green fees, golf-cart rental, practice balls, water and soft drinks. Everyone who participates will be invited to the FOP associate and new-membership drive that evening.

    Details on location and time are still being finalized.

  • Damin wins News’ 2011 Schweizer Fest landmarks contest

    TELL CITY – Emma Damin of Tell City wins a year’s subscription for successfully identifying all of the locations published in the News’ annual Schweizer Fest landmarks contest.

  • Schweizer Fest Talent Show

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  • Plans in place for annual March of Dimes walk

    TELL CITY — Holding a newborn baby for the first time is a special feeling known by many moms, but not all.

    Each year thousands of these families affected by premature birth and birth defects come together to fight for babies with the March of Dimes and take part in March for Babies.

  • Master gardener course offered this fall

    SPENCER COUNTY – Local folks who enjoy gardening and helping others grow should make plans to take part in this fall’s Purdue Master Gardener Course in Spencer County.  

    The program is a volunteer training program which offers an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to help teach others what class members have learned.

    The course will be held on 12 consecutive Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Sept. 12, at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center near Chrisney.

  • Holman retires from Navy Reserve service

    TELL CITY – BV1 (SCW) James E. Holman retired from the Naval Reserve Aug. 1 after more than 21 years of service.

    Holman entered the Marine Corps Oct. 11, 1989. As a lance corporal, he served during Desert Shield-Desert Storm from December 1990 to April 1991. He left the Marine Corps as a corporal Oct. 10, 1995. He then joined the Army National Guard Jan. 19, 1996. He served for three years as a specialist and was discharged Jan. 18, 1999.

  • Schweizer Fest’s Opening Day

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  • Parks board trying to locate donated site’s boundaries

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is still trying to determine the boundaries of a small parcel of land that a former county resident wants to donate to the department.

    Michelle Allen Deom told the parks board in May that she wants to donate approximately a half acre of land on Indiana 66 between Lafayette Springs and Rocky Point.