Today's News

  • Schweizer Fest youngsters pageant set for Sunday at EUCC

    TELL CITY – The Schweizer Fest pageant for boys and girls ages 2 to 8 years old will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and admission is $2 per person.
    Boy candidates in the 2 to 4 year old age group are Connor Sommer, son of Ashley Hill; Kasyn Ingle, son of Kourtney Ingle and Bob Ingle and Kelton Aubrey, son of Ryan and Brandy Aubrey.

    Candidates in the 5 to 8 year old group are August Sommer, son of Ashley Hill, and Curry Parker, son of Beth James and Joe Parker.

  • Mural restoration makes progress

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  • Schools chief gets conflicting advice from state officials

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Conflicting advice from state officials led to the Cannelton School Board authorizing at their July 19 regular meeting the purchase of a regular school bus to pick up students from outside the city.

  • Sonic reopens

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  • Forage program offers cost-sharing chances for farmers

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has received a Clean Water Indiana Grant to be used for a cost-sharing program for pasture and land used for hay production.

    The purpose of this cost-share program is to provide technical and financial assistance to Perry County landowners for pasture and hay land planting this fall.

  • Schweizer Fest testimonial dinner to honor Bob Harpenau

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner to honor Robert “Bob” Harpenau Aug. 9

    The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus, where the social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30.
    Harpenau is being honored for his 54 years as a Lincoln Financial adviser with a plaque presented by the Schweizer Fest Committee. Bob is also sponsoring the band for the brau garten stage at Schweizer Fest for Thursday evening, The Hiding.

  • United Way offers free workshop for nonprofits

    TELL CITY – Before funding a program or making a donation, grant makers, donors and the public want to know the results.  They may ask about impact or the objectives of a nonprofit’s programs. United Way of Perry County is offering a free workshop for local nonprofits to delve into outcomes measurement in more detail in order to learn how to increase funding.

  • Officials approve ambulance upgrade

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners approved at their regular meeting July an ambulance “remount” priced at $117,517.

    Pat Lambert, director of emergency medical services, requested at a previous meeting the purchase, in which an existing “ambulance box” would be put onto a new chassis.

    She and county attorney Chris Goffinet said the single bid received from Magnolia LLC of Louisville, Ky., appeared to be in order.

  • Fun after Bible school

    Donnie and Pam Epple of Bandon held a summer gathering at their home this past Sunday.

    The couple welcomed everyone from Bethel Christian Church’s vacation Bible school, as well as other friends, to share a carry-in meal and enjoy a hayride and a barrel train ride, wrapping up the week of vacation Bible school.

  • Cannelton preschoolers to attend classes 5 days a week

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton preschoolers will attend classes daily after a request from their teachers was approved by the school board in a regular meeting July 19.

    “I try to operate under the assumption that if somebody in the school corporation has more expertise than I have concerning a program or issue, I certainly listen to their recommendation,” Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt said in introducing the request.