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Today's News

  • Long Thompson, Oxley visit area on Hoosier Hometown Tour

    PERRY COUNTY - Democrat Jill Long Thompson, candidate for Indiana governor, was in Perry County July 16 as part of a Hoosier Hometown Tour of small communities across the state.

    She and lieutenant governor candidate Dennie Oxley visited The News briefly and discussed concerns over the actions of incumbent Gov. Mitch Daniels and their plans to strengthen Indiana's economy.

  • Quilt guild plans Schweizer Fest show

    TELL CITY - The upcoming celebration of Tell City's rich history will include a display of old-fashioned quilting skills. The Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild will sponsor a quilt show Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, at Evangelical United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall in Tell City. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Hospital purchases 38 acres as likely building site

    TELL CITY - A tract of land along Indiana 237 may hold the future for Perry County Memorial Hospital. The health-care facility's board of trustees voted Monday to purchase 38 acres for just more than $1 million and confirmed the property is a possible site for a new county hospital. The land along the four-year-old highway could one day become a medical campus for a new hospital, emergency-medical services department and other health-related services.

    A formal announcement of a new hospital hasn't been made but could come as soon as this fall.

  • Time-capsule items needed

    Fireworks over the Ohio River the night of Saturday, Aug. 9, will formally close Tell City's sesquicentennial celebration, but another event a week or two later might be billed not only as the final event of the 2008 celebration, but also the opening event of the community's 2058 bicentennial.

    That event, likely to take place in City Hall Park, is the sealing of a sesquicentennial time capsule packed with items from Tell City in 2008. It will be opened in 2058, the 200th anniversary of the city's founding.

  • We can all be partners in pride

    Small signs placed in the yards of a handful of Tell City homes, and accompanying photos in The News, won't make all the eyesores in Tell City go away. But recognizing everyday efforts at keeping the city beautiful remind us that we can all lend a hand in helping our communities look their best.

  • Out at First

    Umpire Jordon Hosler calls Dauby's Body Shop Little League runner Brady Hager out at first base during an age 7-8 playoff championship game Thursday. R&A Sports first baseman Travis Burchett made the play in what turned out to be a slugfest. R&A Sports won the game 21-18. Members of both teams received trophies and R&A players enjoyed a pizza delivered to the field after team photos.

  • School gearing up alcohol-prevention efforts

    Three-year Department of Education grant to Perry Central allows board to hire social worker

    LEOPOLD - A former employee of Cannelton City Schools will begin work next month at Perry Central Community School. Rob Moskos was hired at the June 16 meeting of the Perry Central School Board and will serve as a social worker under a new alcohol-abuse- prevention grant awarded Perry Central this summer.

    The $586,607 grant will fund a three-year effort within Perry Central Community School to reduce alcohol use by students, including binge drinking.

  • Soldiers describe Iraq duty

    One returns to unit after surviving explosion

    IRAQ - Although the days start out pretty much the same, with showers and other hygiene functions, chow and mission preparation that includes vehicle and weapons inspections, "there is no typical duty day," said Army Spc. Justin Payton.

  • Calling backyard chefs

    TELL CITY - There are less than two weeks left to join in on the fun and competition for the sesquicentennial and Schweizer Fest barbecue cook-off to be held in Tell City's City Hall Park Saturday, Aug. 2.

    Bring family and friends and enjoy a morning of grilling. Meats are provided free of charge but there is a $10 entry fee.

    Cash prizes will be awarded, followed by a community picnic.

    The cook-off, community picnic and other opening-day events are sponsored by Thyssen-Krupp Waupaca.

  • Musical tickets available

    TELL CITY - After a year's absence, Schweizer Fest Inc. will again bring premiere theatrical entertainment to Tell City. In honor of the historical significance of the city's sesquicentennial, this year's production is 1776, the musical story of our founding fathers' efforts in the Continental Congress.

    Curtain times at Tell City High School are 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2. A matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. Tickets can be purchased by calling 547-7563 or 547-6156. Prices are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.