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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Yard sale to benefit shelter

    CANNELTON - A yard sale from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday will benefit the Perry County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 200 Herzelle St. in Cannelton.

  • Farmers market shifts location

    TELL CITY - Due to Schweizer Fest activities taking place around City Hall this week, Tell City's farmers markets Wednesday and Saturday will move to the parking lot of First United Methodist Church, located at 702 10th St.

    Times remain unchanged, 2 p.m. for Wednesday's market and 7 a.m. Saturday.

  • Health-care reform should emphasize preventive care to contain costs

    It is now clear that Congress won't send a health-care-reform bill to President Barack Obama before its August recess, a deadline originally set by Obama. It's also clear that whatever bill does emerge from Congress will include significant compromises from what Obama proposed in last year's presidential campaign.

  • Schweizer Fest worth the work

    For me, Schweizer Fest is a lot like some holidays. There is lots of extra work, so much in fact that finding time to enjoy the actual festivities can be a challenge.  

    The weeks before Schweizer Fest have our staff working on our Zeitung, the special section appearing in today's issue, as well as extra stories about festival events. For the past two years, we've also assembled the official programs that contain the week's schedule as well as other information about Tell City.  

  • Making time for history

    It is regretful how long it took me to find time for history. When I was a child, history was conveniently personified in the image of my great uncle Otis during visits to my grandparents' house.

    Otis was a war hero, and on his rare Sunday visits, he was treated like a dignitary. The admiration and awe exhibited by my relatives in his midst were lost on me, though, despite attempts to coax me to listen to this decorated veteran talk about the death march, work camps, prison ships, starvation and torture he endured for three hellish years as a prisoner of war in the Philippines.

  • Schweizer Fest horseshoe tourneys return

    TELL CITY—After a long absence, horseshoe tourneys return as part of the Schweizer Fest this week.

    A draw-for-partners doubles tourney will be held 7 p.m. Friday and a six-man team tourney 1 p.m. Saturday, both at Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    Registration starts an hour before each tourney.

    For more information call Bill Schroeder at 547-3616 or Andy Schroeder at 547-7532.