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Today's News

  • Davis ready for golden years ahead

    TELL CITY - Hazel Davis has left City Hall. The veteran city employee retired last month from a career included serving as the city's first meter maid, police-department dispatcher, electric utility worker and mayoral assistant.

  • District questions county oversight

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors discussing a proposed budget for 2011 expressed confusion at what sounded like, in their view, interference by the county council last year.

  • German American to be honored this week

    TELL CITY - Tell City's 152nd birthday celebration this week will include recognition of one of its financial institutions.

    German American will be honored Thursday as the 2010 Schweizer Fest Business of the Year. A testimonial dinner will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City. A social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:30.

    Neil Dauby, regional president for German American, said the recognition provides the bank an opportunity to showcase not only its financial strength, community investment and service, but the dedication of its employees.

  • News seeks bloggers for new Web platform

    PERRY COUNTY - Have you been thinking about becoming a citizen journalist, but didn't know where to start?

    We will soon make changes to the look of the Perry County News Web site, and we'd like to invite you on board. We are looking for community bloggers for www.perrycountynews.com and hope you'll participate.

    We'll need experts and enthusiasts who can write about their favorite topics on a regular basis.

  • Contestants vie for festival's crown

    TELL CITY - The Miss Schweizer Fest and Junior Miss Schweizer Fest queen competitions return this year.

    Beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City, the public can watch the contestants vie for the two crowns.

    Miss Schweizer Fest contestants

    Kelsie Bland of Tell City, daughter of Melanie Robbins and Dan Zellers, is a student at Perry Central High School. She plans to attend Indiana State University and study speech-language pathology.

  • Kids First Festival to host cookouts

    PERRY COUNTY - The annual Kids First Festival is brought to families through a partnership between Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township school corporations.

    The festival is an evening of celebration of the families of Perry County. The event will again be held in two locations, making the festival more accessible to families.

    Perry Central's annual Back to School Cookout will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the school cafetorium.

  • 'How sweet the sound' ... EUCC bells play once more

    TELL CITY - Many long-time residents in the 10th and Jefferson streets area of Tell City remember hearing the bells of Evangelical United Church of Christ play many years ago.

    After being silenced for decades, the bells, which are thought to have been installed in the 1950s from money left to the church by the Erna Coldeway estate, are once again played two times a day and enjoyed by many area residents. Miss Coldeway was a lifelong member of the church.

  • Southern Indiana Horseman's Club fun show Saturday

    TELL CITY - The Southern Indiana Horseman's Club will host a fun horse show at 5 p.m. Saturday.  There will be classes for all ages. Bleacher seating is available, but lawn chairs are recommended. A concession stand will be open with hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts, soft drinks and water available. If the heat is excessive, the show will have a later start time.

    For more information, contact Brad Mills at 719-0336, Eddie Mills at 719-3015 or 836-2244 or the Horseman's Club the afternoon of the show at 836-2052.

  • Ribbon cutting for German American Friday

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announces a ribbon cutting ceremony for German American at 10 a.m. Friday at the main office, 645 Main Street in Tell City.

    Sandwiches will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cookies will be available all afternoon. The public is invited to attend.

  • Maurices celebrates anniversary

    TELL CITY - In honor of Maurices' one-year anniversary in Tell City, the store is inviting the public to vote for their favorite charity now until Aug. 22. The charity that receives the most votes will receive a $500 donation from Maurice's, a nationwide clothing store for young women.

    "Being part of this community has been terrific," Store Manager Lynn Fulkerson said. "This is one way we can say 'thanks,' and we hope customers enjoy the opportunity to determine which charity will receive the donation." For more store information, visit www.maurices.com.