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Today's News

  • Men's softball league comes back after five-year absence

    TELL CITY—The Tell City Men’s Softball League has returned after a five-year absence, and in many ways it is stronger than ever.

    The league folded after the 2003 season, as the Tell City Parks Board voted April 12, 2004, to allow the league to play only on Friday nights because of conflicts with girls league games on adjacent fields. The biggest problem was men’s home runs landing on the girls fields.

  • Schweizer Zeitung

    Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest has arrived. Events continue this week with Monday's Junior Miss and Miss Schweizer Fest pageants, Tuesday's Old-timer's Baseball Game and Wednesday's Kaffee Klatch at Evangelical United Church of Christ and band concert in City Hall Park. Wednesday evening is also family night with free rides in the park.

    Schedules are included in the 2009 Schweizer Zeitung, included in today's print edition and in the special-sections area of this Web site. The special section offers a look at the city's history, old photographs and feature stories.

  • Wittmer, centennial captain in 1958, to receive top honor

    TELL CITY - A retired business and community leader whose chairmanship of Tell City's 1958 centennial led to more than 50 years of summertime Schweizer Fests will be honored Wednesday for a lifetime of civic service.

    James L. Wittmer is this year's recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award presented annually by the Tell City Historical Society. He will be honored during a 7 p.m. ceremony Wednesday in City Hall Park. That celebration will be followed by a reception at the city museum.

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  • Tombstone mystery resolved, partially

    TELL CITY - A mystery presented in the June 29 edition of The News has been partially solved.

    Paul Alvey, then the executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, reported at the June board-of-directors meeting that April Bolin found one or two pieces of a headstone while participating in the annual River Sweep cleanup of Ohio River shores.

  • Council approves full-time veterans-services officer

    TELL CITY - County Veterans-Services Officer Wayne Hubert will get paid for the extra hours he puts in after action by the county council at a regular meeting July 23.

    A new part-time county administrator had been hired, Council President Pete Franzman noted, "and this opens up the recommendation from the (county) commissioners that Wayne be made full-time veterans-services officer, which we've batted around before ... it's probably a good opportunity to do that."

  • State's rabies count rises

    PERRY COUNTY - Pet owners should ensure their animals are vaccinated against rabies in view of a rise in the number of rabid bats found in Indiana, according to the president of Humane Society of Perry County.

    Jim Carter said a bat his wife found on their property tested positive for the disease, which can be fatal if not treated.

    County Health Department Environmentalist Jermie Farmer said Friday a bat flew into a window and bit a county resident, but was allowed to escape. Since it couldn't be tested, the victim underwent rabies treatment.

  • Candidates vie for Schweizer crowns

    TELL CITY - The Miss Schweizer Fest queen competition returns this year with a Junior Miss Schweizer Fest contest added to the event.

    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. Cost is $2.

    Miss Schweizer Fest Contestants

    Shaina Richardson, daughter of Jeff and Connie Richardson, attends Perry Central High School in Leopold.

    A Perry Central High School student, Kelsie Bland is the daughter of Melanie Robbins and Weslie Bland.

  • August's Angel Food orders due Aug. 16; News has forms

    TELL CITY - August menus and order forms for Angel Food Ministries' discount-food program are available at The News.

    The program offers $30 boxes of food valued at $60 or more, as well as senior boxes of 10 fully cooked meals for $28 and an allergen-free box of food for $25.

    Included on the month's menu are several specials for meat, fresh fruits and vegetables.

    There are no age or income guidelines to participate.

    Orders are due Aug. 16 with food delivered Aug. 29.

  • TC man faces firearms charges

    TELL CITY - A report of shots fired on the east side of Tell City led to the arrest early Friday of one man, but the investigating officer in the case said more charges could be filed.

    Mark T. Jones, 22, of 1027 23rd St., Apartment 116, faces preliminary charges of criminal recklessness with a handgun and carrying a handgun without a license.