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Today's News

  • Festival royalty crowned Monday

    TELL CITY - A packed fellowship hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ was the scene of Monday evening's Junior Miss and Miss Schweizer Fest pageants. This was the second year for the event, which began with last year's sesquicentennial.

    In the Miss Schweizer Fest Pageant, Monica Perryman was awarded the crown with Shayna Richardson named first alternate. Kelsie Bland took awards for Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality. In the Junior Miss pageant, Crystal Peter was crowned queen, with Darian Oliva first alternate and Kaylee Henderson second alternate.

  • Museum open through Sunday; offering walking-tour brochures

    TELL CITY - Schweizer Fest participants shouldn't miss their chance to learn more about the city's rich history. The Tell City Historical Society Museum will be open daily through Sunday and will offer historical movies about the community.

    Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

    Programs for self-guided walking tours of the city are available at the museum for $2.

    Historical photographs are located around the city's historic districts and are sponsored by ATTC Manufacturing and the historical society.

  • Record turnout set for Schweizer Fest road runs Saturday

    TELL CITY—Schweizer Fest organizers are getting ready for a bigger than usual slate of sports events this weekend.

    The old-timers baseball game, which was rained out Tuesday, will still be the festival’s first sports event, as it has been rescheduled for tonight at 6:30 at Frank Clemens Field.

    Registration will start at 5 p.m. and batting practice at 5:30 p.m.

    There will be no charge for admission or participation. Each participant will receive an official Schweizer Fest hat. 

    For more information call Kelly Malone at 812-483-3381.

  • Ohio County replaces Paoli on TC schedule

    Football schedules haven’t been printed in the News yet but some fans are already thinking about basketball.

    One who has apparently looked at the upcoming school year’s basketball schedules on the IHSAA’s or John Harrell’s Web site e-mailed me recently to ask why Tell City is playing Ohio County, Ky., instead of Paoli this year.

  • Schweizer Fest Golf Open this weekend

    TELL CITY—Entries are still being accepted for the 35th Schweizer Fest Golf Open to be played Saturday and Sunday at Hoosier Heights Country Club.

    Entry fee is $65 for club members and $75 for non-members. The fee includes an 18-hole practice round that must be completed by 3 p.m. Friday, when the course will be closed to make final preparations for the tourney.

    Up to 120 golfers will be accepted. A full field will have five flights and a senior division for golfers age 60 and over.

  • Breaking News Old-timers game postponed

    TELL CITY--The old-timers baseball game, traditionally the first sports event of the Schweizer Fest, was rained out Tuesday.

    It has been rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m.

    Registration will start at 5 p.m. and batting practice at 5:30 p.m.

     

  • 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.

  • 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.