Today's News

  • Schweizer Fest Ride bracelets reduced to $15

    TELL CITY – The cost of bracelets allowing for rides in City Hall Park has been reduced this year to $15 from the $20 charged in the past couple of years.

    Ken Roland, president of Schweizer Fest Inc., said he hopes the reduced cost encourages more families to visit the festival today through Saturday night.

  • 2011 festival in high gear

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s 53rd Schweizer Fest kicked off in grand style Wednesday with an opening concert, recognition of this year’s distinguished citizen and a family night of free rides. Here are a few of the upcoming events. For a full rundown on this year’s festival, pick up one of the red programs available at The News and many businesses.

    Schweizer Fest Market

    Vendor booths offering collectibles, antiques and a variety of goods will be open through Saturday night in City Hall Park.

  • Miss Schweizer Fest 2011

    Fourteen contestants were a part of this year’s Princess Division of the Miss Schweizer Fest Pageant held Monday night at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • ISTEP scores rise at Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Edito

    CANNELTON – Overall passing rates on Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams increased for Cannelton students from 58.8 to 70.6 percent in math and from 60.2 to 76.5 percent in English, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported July 21.

    Addressing the school board at a regular meeting, she said the rates for third through eighth grades were below state averages of 79 percent for math and 78 percent for English, but she called each of the increases “a good jump.”

  • Tell City claims community-legacy award

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The first day of Tell City’s Schweizer Fest included a recognition of the community’s efforts to safeguard the history the annual celebration honors.

    The University of Southern Indiana’s Historic Southern Indiana presented its 2011 Community Legacy Award to Tell City during the traditional Wednesday-evening kickoff in City Hall Park.

  • Betts named pastor of Church of Nazarene

    TELL CITY – The Rev. Marlin Betts was born into a parsonage family in Manistique, Mich. He spent most of his childhood in Michigan with his two brothers and one sister.

  • Silly Safari to appear at Tell City library Wednesday

    TELL CITY – Silly Safari’s “Amazon John” will visit the Tell City-Perry County Public Library Aug. 10 to present a patriotic show, “Yacky Doodle Dandy – All American Animals.”
    Children will enjoy the “close-up connections” with Amazon John’s unusual critters and the stories that accompany each one, library staff said.
    Parents and children are encouraged to arrive early for best seating.
    The show begins at 6 p.m. and is being sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

  • Five generations

    Five generations of women gathered for a family picture recently. Great-great-grandmother Mary Holpp is at left, following by Great-grandmother Jane Morris, mother Samantha Duke holding her daughter Kianna WIlliams, and grandmother Dawn Williams.

  • William Tell Elementary encourages students to walk to school

    TELL CITY – Staff and teachers of William Tell Elementary are making efforts to get students to utilize new sidewalks along Tell Street leading to the school.
    A supervisor will be at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library at 7 a.m. each school day starting Aug. 17 to supervise students as they are dropped off between 7 and 7:20 a.m. The group of students will then depart from the library at 7:20 a.m. for the school. Walking will occur rain or shine, so parents are asked to make sure children are dressed appropriately.

  • COLUMN: Achieving Dr. Bosler’s dream

    BY REBECCA FENN, Guest Columnist

    When I returned from vacation recently, I was saddened to read of Dr. Bernie Bosler’s death. While I didn’t know him well, I was always impressed by his sincere interest in the well-being of our community. When we would run into each other at the post office, he always asked me how things were going with United Way and it wasn’t just a polite question – he really cared.