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Today's News

  • Social News

    PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS are invited to attend the monthly meeting of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the post home in Tell City. The organization always welcomes women who want to learn more about the auxiliary and its work. Charlotte Lindauer will preside at the meeting. All members are encouraged to attend.

    THE CLASS OF 1966 GAL PAL LUNCH will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 14 (today), at The Patio restaurant.

  • Schweizer Fest Snapshots

    Tylar Williams opens Thursday evening’s Schweizer Fest talent show with her rendition of Jeff Buckley’s 1994 cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Her efforts and talents won her fourth place in the event’s youth division.

  • Mental health and suicide

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ
    Guest Columnist

    Terre Haute native Tommy John posted 288 victories as a major league baseball pitcher, but one opponent was too strong to overcome: his son’s mental illness, which remains a prevalent challenge for Indiana youth.

    Taylor John, whose theater credits included appearing on Broadway as Gavroche in “Les Miserables,” ended his life four years ago by overdosing on prescription drugs. He was 28 years old.

  • Farm Bill information session set for Sept. 9 in Leopold

    LEOPOLD – Perry County farmers are invited to join Purdue Extension educator Sara Dzimianski at Marcy’s Restaurant in Leopold at noon Tuesday, Sept. 9 for a Farm Bill question-and-answer session with district conservationist Rita Becker Forler of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service office in Rockport.

  • Schweizer Fest Bike Ride

    Several dozen riders took part in Sunday’s Schweizer Fest Bike Ride. Tours of various distances were offered. Riders departed from Zoercher-Bettinger Park around 8:30 a.m.

  • As summer programs wrap up, library staff, board focus on 2015 budget

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – More than 130 children participated in the Perry County Library’s Summer Reading Program offered at both Tell City and Cannelton locations, Director John Mundy told the board of trustees during a regular meeting Aug. 6.

    He said 3,075 book slips were returned and estimated that many more books beyond that were read but not submitted.

  • Cannelton officials set two meetings Monday

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city leaders will conduct two public meetings Monday.

    The first will be a public hearing beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the common-council room at City Hall. It will give city residents an opportunity to learn about a program they can use to make improvements to their homes.

  • Outgoing Ivy Tech director will miss Tell City students

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sherri Flynn was cautious in describing Ivy Tech’s Tell City site as it existed when she went to work there as a faculty member 16 years ago. Her descriptions of the facility and programs reflect pride now as she prepares to move back into a teaching role she loves.

  • Schweizer Fest Road Runs

    Applause and cheers of support greet road-run participants Saturday as they near the finish line along Main Street in front of St. Paul Church. More than 800 runners took part in the 2-mile and 6-mile run-walks, a new record.

  • Interest growing in 7th Street housing project

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Although a groundbreaking is probably at least three months off, interest in a new Seventh Street housing project in Tell City is growing, city officials said last week.

    The 84,000-square-foot River Pointe will consist of 40 affordable senior-living apartments on the west side of Seventh Street for tenants age 55 and older. There will also be 10 condominiums that will be offered at market rates to the public for sale or rent, depending on the interest.