Today's News

  • Big time at the fair

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  • Farmers market to change its location during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s farmers market will change locations next week due to Schweizer Fest activities in City Hall Park.

    The market will be located in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church on the corner of 10th and Mozart streets Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 11.

    Times remain the same, noon to sellout Wednesday and 7 a.m. to sellout Saturday.

    Once Schweizer Fest is over, the market will return to its regular location in the 700 block of Ninth Street.

  • Community was dream of Swiss Colonization Society

    Editor’s Note: Elements of this story were gathered from previously published accounts of Tell City’s founding in 1868, including News coverage from 1938, the 1958 centennial and a 1984 special section.

    Among all the settlements in southern Indiana, Tell City’s origin probably has more in common with New Harmony than with Cannelton or Troy.

  • Tell City high school yearbooks ready

    TELL CITY – The Tell City 2012 high school yearbooks are now available.
    Students may pick up their books in Brandi Aubrey’s classroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Yearbooks will not be available for pickup in the school office.
    Books not picked up Tuesday will not be available again until Aug. 14.
    A special for 2013 yearbooks will run through Sept. 30. Cost will be $45 per book with a nameplate.

  • Tell City full of friends, Citizen of the Year says


    TELL CITY – A frequent pedestrian in Tell City’s downtown, Tony Hollinden is honked at often. In larger cities that would likely signify someone being upset. Not so in Tell City.

  • Friends of the Library book sale set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Friends of the Perry County Public Library will hold their annual book sale at the Tell City branch, 2328 Tell Street, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
    A special preview sale for Friends of the Library members only will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday.
    New memberships will be accepted before and during this special sale. Applications for membership are available at the library and on the library’s Web site, www.tcpclibrary.org. Annual dues are $5 for individuals and $10 for families.

  • Somers – Peter

    Jordan McKenzie Somers and Chad Stephen Peter of Tell City were united in marriage during an afternoon ceremony Friday, April 20, 2012, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

  • Schweizer business honor goes to Harpenaus

    Managing Editor

    His company was featured Jan. 28, 1985 as a News business of the week, which reported Robert Harpenau bought the existing firm in 1959 after trying a couple of different jobs. One of them had him selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door for Sears, and the report noted he called it his most profitable venture.

    His current endeavor lasted much longer than the three weeks that one did, and has also been quite successful.

    It is this year’s Schweizer Fest Business of the Year.

  • Brian and Sandra Hess

    Brian and Sandra “Sam” Hess of Tell City will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Aug. 15, 2012.

    Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hess were married Aug. 15, 1987, in Lewisport, Ky.
    The couple has two children, Kelly and Jenny, both of Tell City.
    Both Mr. and Mrs. Hess are employed at Joe & Linda’s Radio Sales in Cannelton. Everyone is invited to stop in and wish them a happy 25th anniversary.

  • 54th Schweizer Fest arrives this week

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest, Tell City’s annual celebration of its Swiss-German heritage, will unfold this week with favorite activities from the past and new ones. Throw in rides, games, a Main Street beer garden and four nights of music and you have all the ingredients for a big celebration.