Today's News

  • Indiana soldier testifies before Senate group

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - He and his soldiers were responsible for protecting KBR employees while in Iraq, but the company failed in its responsibility to protect him and the men under his command, a former Indiana Army National Guard company commander testified Monday.

    The former Capt. Russell Kimberling was among alleged victims of sodium-dichromate exposure testifying before a Senate panel examining whether the U.S. Army and the contractor responded properly to the presence of the carcinogen at a site in Iraq.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    Tokens in the second and third rounds of a Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt were found last week.

    The token hidden for the second week of the hunt was located in Sunset Park and was discovered by Steve Weedman. The local buildings and landmarks listed as clues are all painted on a mural in the park.

    The third week's token was discovered by Ryan Simpson and was located in front of Towne & Country Realty. The business operates from the oldest building of those listed.

    This Week's Clues

  • Window-display contest winners

    TELL CITY - Businesses won prizes in a window-display contest sponsored by Kessner Interiors. Hauenstein's won was the most nostalgic and All About You earned honorable mention. William Tell Antiques was the most elaborate with Flower Basket taking honorable mention in that category. 21st Century was the most unique, with Tell City Star Café and Décor and More earning honorable mention.

  • 51st Schweizer Fest under way

    Opening ceremonies Wednesday kicked off Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest. Activities continue through Saturday in City Hall Park. Here's a rundown of some activities.


    • Today through Saturday - Schweizer Fest Market in City Hall Park. For more information, contact the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933.

    • 5:30 p.m. Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner and Program honoring Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance at Knights of Columbus Home. Sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • 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.