Today's News

  • Wine garden Saturday in City Hall Park

    The seventh annual Schweizer Fest Wine Garden in City Hall Park will feature Perry County wineries Blue Heron and Winzerwald. They will be joined by Scout Mountain Winery, Monkey Hollow Winery, Pepper’s Ridge Winery, River City Winery and Best Vineyards. There is a $10 entry fee and ID will be required. Hours are noon to 6 p.m.

  • Kids’ talents on display during street car parade

    TELL CITY – Youngsters’ creativity will be on display Wednesday evening, Aug. 6, during the Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade.

    Registration of street-car entries will begin at 6:45 p.m. in front of Hauenstein’s in the 500 block of Main Street.

    The parade will start at 7:30 p.m. from the corner of Main and Franklin streets and will advance up Main Street to City Hall Park. Prizes will be awarded to contestants in various age categories around 7:45 p.m.

  • Kaffee Klatch breakfast returns Wednesday

    Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa will host its traditional Kaffee Klatch breakfast for the 40th year Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    Breakfast will begin this year at 7 a.m. and continue until 10. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12. Younger children can eat for free. Tickets are available through Tri Kappa members and at Old National or German American banks.  For more information, call Jodi Robinson at 719-7404.

  • Schweizer Fest dinner to honor Golden Living Center

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner to honor Golden Living Center Thursday, Aug. 7. The event will be held at the Tell City Knights of Columbus building, where the social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30.

    Golden Living Center will be honored for their 50 years of service to the Perry County Community with a plaque presented by the Schweizer Fest Committee.  Golden Living Center is also sponsoring the band Above the Law for the Brau Garten stage at Schweizer Fest Thursday evening.

  • Dressed pets at the fair

    There were two winners in the 2014 Perry County 4-H Fair Dressed Pet Contest held July 19. Justin French with his cat, Fluffy.

    They were winners in the small-pet division. Rylie Horrom with her pooch, Lola. She won the most creative pet category. Kessner Home Interiors sponsored the contest this year.

  • Taking the karaoke stage

    Angie Garret, Mary Sommer and Velma Hubert, pictured above, take the stage during William Tell Center’s karaoke night. The trio sang the 1968 classic “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” by Jeannie C. Riley. Karoake is offered the third Friday of every month from 7 to 10 p.m. at the William Tell Center. Admission is $5.

  • It’s my favorite week

    By Vince Luecke, Editor

    Schweizer Fest Week is here. I can honestly say it’s my favorite week of the year, so I’m excited. For me, the festival 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.

  • Grab your running shoes

    By Katie Weyer

    As Tell City prepares itself for another week of Schweizer Fest, the list of activities and events to attend and participate in can be quite overwhelming. We are lucky to live in a community that honors its heritage yearly, and by doing so, offers us so many ways to celebrate throughout the week.

    Events that have quickly grown to become some of the largest of the Schweizer Fest sporting events are the road runs.

  • Perry County develops geniuses

    By Jamie Guillaume

    Editor’s note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with the News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Jamie Guillaume.

  • Community pride is at the heart of Schweizer Fest

    There are already two columns about this week’s Schweizer Fest on this page so forgive a third news item. We can’t refrain from joining the refrain and sharing our thoughts about what the week ahead means to the community.

    Schweizer Fest, as nearly everyone knows, marks the Swiss-German heritage of the city. It marks the daring and determination of the first 1858 settlers who cleared – quite literally with their hands and pick axes – a future for themselves and future generations