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Today's News

  • Blood drive planned for Friday, Saturday

    TELL CITY - Visitors to this year's Schweizer Fest will be able to honor the city's 150th birthday by giving the gift of life.

    The Indiana Blood Center will be located on the south side of City Hall Park with a mobile bus from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

    Each donor will receive a free T-shirt.

    Indiana blood centers are reporting a a critical shortage. Blood types in need are O positive, O negative and A negative.

    All Hoosiers, no matter the blood type, are urged to donate in this weekend in Tell City to stabilize the supply in Indiana.

  • Trolley tours of city begin today

    TELL CITY - Guided trolley tours of Tell City sponsored by the Tell City Historical Society begin today and continue through Saturday. Trolleys depart the museum at Ninth and Franklin streets at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $2 each and will be available at the museum.

    Self-guided walking tours of historical points of interest continue through the weekend, with new guide books and signs in place for the sesquicentennial.

  • Miss Schweizer Fest

    Ashley Hubert, daughter of Jim and Marilyn Hubert, was crowned Miss Schweizer Fest Tuesday night during a pageant at Community Christian Church. Lauren Braunecker was named first runner-up and Miss Photogenic. Tory Coyle was named second runner-up. Nine girls competed in the pageant, with Hubert eligible to compete in a state festivals pageant this fall.

  • Tickets still available for Friday afternoon river cruise

    TELL CITY - Looking for a fun getaway tomorrow? Look no further than the Ohio River and the Spirit of Jefferson.

    Tickets for the 2 to 4 p.m. Friday cruise aboard the passenger boat are available for $25 each. Other river cruises Friday and Saturday are sold out. Friday's afternoon cruise includes snacks, live music and a raffle for a cruise on the Belle of Louisville.

    Tickets for Friday's happy-hour cruise can be purchased at Taylor Tours, 645 Main St., on the second floor of First State Bank, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 547-2923 or (800) 258-9070.

  • Perry County Council president protests new oversight role

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members approved in a regular meeting Thursday projected budgets for two townships, but not without protests from the council president.

    Among other things, House Enrolled Act 1001 assigned county councils the responsibility to review all county units' budgets except those of school corporations. The council approved those of Oil and Tobin townships, both the same or slightly less than last year's.

  • New Boston man, 28, killed in collision

    LINCOLN CITY - A rural-Troy man was killed and a Chrisney man injured over the weekend when the vehicles they were driving collided head-on near Lincoln City.

    According to Indiana State Police, at about 2 a.m. Saturday, Daniel Scott, 28, of New Boston was driving a 1991 white Geo Tracker east on Indiana 162 in the westbound lane, when the Tracker hit a pickup driven by Eric Anders.

  • Fire chases family from home

    Staats grateful for many offers to help

    TELL CITY - A fire destroyed a garage at 1217 Main St. in Tell City Monday morning, but the family living there is safe and working to figure out what they'll do next.

    Robert and Gina Staats and their five children, ages 7 weeks to 12 years, were housed in a hotel after the fire and feeling thankful for the neighbors who alerted them, firefighters who responded and others who've offered assistance.

  • Busiest sesquicentennial days ahead

    Saturday-night fireworks will close out celebration

    TELL CITY - Saturday's big parade and Sunday's Kids' Day may have kicked off Tell City's sesquicentennial week in grand style, and Carl Hurley's antics brought smiles to hundreds, but the biggest days of the community's 150-year celebration lie ahead.

    Train excursions, trolley tours and river cruises all begin today and the Brau Garten stage will draw crowds nightly through Saturday. The party ends with a fireworks show Saturday night over the Ohio River.

  • Woman injured in hit-and-run crash

    UNIONTOWN - Indiana State Police from the Jasper post are asking the public's help in their investigation into an early-morning crash Thursday that sent one person to the hospital.

  • 4-H, Schweizer Fest publications available online

    Publications providing information for the celebration of Tell City's sesquicentennial and 50th Schweizer Fest are available in the Special Sections area of this Web site, as is a special section featuring winners of the July 4-H Fair.