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Today's News

  • We need new, not old, energy ideas

    Our nation has entered a new phase in its history: the beginning of the end of cheap, abundant energy. Southern Indiana Power director Mike Hammack's column (June 30 issue of The News) rightfully points to this profound problem we are facing, an energy crisis.

    In consideration of where we go from here, we must be willing to take a more honest look and ask deeper questions than either Hammack or his Web site recommend.

  • Don't forget the turn signal

    Had the young-lady driver been able to decipher the words coming from my lips, she might have rammed her blue Buick into my front bumper.

    The woman's sin didn't justify the bad words or the fist-pounding I gave my steering wheel. But I was still peeved and wondered why the driver - and a growing number of others like her - don't use their vehicles' turn signals.

    The lady driving the Buick was coming down the hill in Troy, leading a parade of cars and trucks through the hillside construction zone between Troy and Tell City.

  • Hard work, time promise to make 50th Schweizer Fest, sesquicentennial memorable

    This year has flown by and it's only a short three weeks until Tell City kicks off its 50th annual Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial celebration.

    Here at The News, we've been working on a variety of activities to get ourselves ready for the event. We're all working on special publications and stories for the celebration as well as making and assembling items for our window display and a float for the Aug. 2 parade.

  • On the 4-H Trail
  • No-till field day, picnic at Rennie farm

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual no-till field day and picnic Tuesday, July 22.

    Hosts are Randy and Teresa Rennie, whose farm is near Leopold, approximately three miles south of Perry Central High School on Lone Oak Road.

    Watch for bright orange signs

    The field day tours will start at 5:30 p.m. Speakers will be Mike Plumer, University of Illinois Extension educator and Jim Kaiser, retired University of Illinois extension specialist.

  • Hoosier National Forest events

    PERRY COUNTY - The Hoosier National Forest will have events for the next three weekends at the Rickenbaugh House. Saturday the forest presents Underneath Our Feet where the public can make their own fossils.

    Leave your mark by making your own rubber eraser stamp July 26. All programs begin at 7 p.m.

    The house is also open for tours Saturdays from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Music in the Park in Tell City Sunday

    TELL CITY - Tell City Regional Arts Association will have its next Music in the Park from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    This weekend's lineup includes Contemporary Ensemble, Pete Beard, Rita Phillips and Abby Jenkins.

    Jenkins, who is from Evansville, got her start in music when she learned how to play the piano and began writing her own music.

    She grew up in a family where music was a lifestyle, according to a press release from the TCRAA.

  • Readiness group meeting

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Family Readiness Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tell City National Guard Armory for an organizational meeting.

    The meeting is for anyone to share thoughts and ideas on how to continue the group. The public is invited and do not have to be family members of soldiers. Snacks and drinks provided. For more information call Linda Ackerman, Family Readiness support assistant, at (317) 519-7774.

  • Stuff the Bus begins this week at Wal-Mart

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County will sponsor the second annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for area students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and organizations will again join together to solicit donations of school supplies for all Perry, Hancock and North Spencer school corporations.

    This program helped children who may not otherwise have been able to have what they needed to start the school year.

    The United Way of Perry County is partnering with Wal-Mart, several area volunteer organizations and area schools Thursday through Saturday.

  • Five beautification efforts in Tell City honored by council

    Program recognizes residents' community pride

    TELL CITY - Five locations in Tell City are the first to be honored with Partners in Pride Awards for community beautification.

    Traveling red and white signs will be posted at each location with new winners announced each month by the Tell City Common Council.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing and the city council announced last month that each council member will nominate honorees each month to promote citywide beautification.