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Today's News

  • Snapshots from Schweizer Fest
  • Annual Dale Fall Festival will feature pageants, magic, more

    DALE – This year’s 44th annual Dale Fall Festival, will again be held in the town parks of Dale and surrounding areas. Events and entertainment will begin Sept. 4 and continue Sept. 8, 9 and 10. All times listed are CDT.

    The fest will kick off at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 with the Miss 2011 Dale Fall Festival Scholarship Queen Pageant.

  • Reunions, Aug. 18

    Wilgus
    JASPER – The 37th annual Wilgus family reunion was held Saturday, July 16 at the Jasper Inn and Convention Center in Jasper. The reunion is a gathering of the descendants and friends of Chester and Agnes (Hagedorn) Wilgus, lifelong residents of Tell City and Anderson Township in Perry County.
    In all, a record-setting 131 were in attendance, include two children, 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 36 great-great grandchildren. Attendees came from all over Indiana and from an additional nine states.

  • COLUMN: Anderson Woods provides ongoing teaching moments for campers

    Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of articles about Anderson Woods, a summer camp near Adyeville for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The columns are written by Megan Gatwood.

  • Novice welcomed at archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – In a brief Aug. 5 ceremony at the monastery entrance, Anushka Fonseka was clothed in the Benedictine habit at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. He now begins a year of monastic formation, including study of the Rule of St. Benedict and monastic history.

    Fonseka, 28, was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Battaramulla and attended St. Joseph’s College in Colombo, both in Sri Lanka.

  • Six monks celebrate jubilees of monastic profession

    ST. MEINRAD – The Benedictine monks at Saint Meinrad Archabbey celebrated the 60-year monastic jubilee of the Rev. Cyprian Davis OSB July 31, along with the 50-year jubilees of Brother Dominic Warnecke, OSB, the Rev. Warren Heitz, OSB and Brother Mario Ibison, OSB and the 25-year jubilees of the Revs. David Rabenecker, OSB and Edward Linton, OSB.

  • Library director explains merger to county council

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The last time he’d appeared before the county council, Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout told its members July 28, boards for that and the Cannelton Public Library were looking into whether merging would be wise.

  • Church News, Aug. 18

    Co-ed softball league starting in Perry County
    PERRY COUNTY – A co-ed softball church league will start the first Sunday in Sept. Anyone wishing to play on a team must be 16 years or older and each team must have at least three girl players.
    Umpires are also needed for the league. All organizations and churches are welcome to have a team participate. Cost is $200 per team.
    For more information, call Steven R. Hagedorn at 719-0291 or Brad Schraner at (812) 608-2025.

  • Harley likes his hat

    Tori Henderson and her Maltese pup, Harley Davidson, wait for their names to be called onto the stage at Saturday’s Schweizer Fest Pet Show.

    The event drew one of the larger crowds to City Hall Park during the 53rd annual celebration of the city’s Swiss and German heritage.

    In contrast to recent years’ heat and humidity, this year’s festival goers enjoyed mild conditions. A storm passed through Saturday night, but not until after the festival wrapped up.

  • District eyes hazardous-waste disposal program

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A one-day hazardous-household-waste collection event would cost $30,000, according to a report from the Perry County Recycling Management District Advisory Board. A year-round program would cost $10,000 to $15,000 annually after an initial investment.