Today's News

  • Recycling volume static; price yields remain low

    PERRY COUNTY – The nine full-time workers who comprise the county’s recycling-management district are some of the lowest paid, but Commissioner Bill Amos hopes to see that change.

    Amos made that remark Thursday during the district’s regular board meeting after Director Ken Smith submitted his proposed 2016 budget without any major increases, including for salary.

    “I didn’t figure the county council would approve it anyway,” Smith joked as he handed documents over to the board.

  • Where the presidency is headed





    Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying. The presidency inherited by whoever wins next November will be substantially changed from the position his or her predecessors occupied a few decades ago.

  • Perry Childcare Ribbon Cutting
  • ‘Mary Poppins’ opening performance 7 p.m. Thursday

    Editor’s note: The times listed for evening performances in the Schweizer Zeitung Official Program are incorrect. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7 p.m. CDT.


    TELL CITY – It’s just days away from opening night of the Schweizer Fest 2015 production of “Mary Poppins.” 

    Performances are scheduled for Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

  • County Council seeks input in hiring process


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    PERRY COUNTY – Citing financial crunches that are leveling local governments, with particularly large impediments posed from rising insurance costs, the Perry County Council hopes to have more input toward departmental hiring.

  • Donations in good supply
  • Human foozball tourney will be new Schweizer Fest event

    TELL CITY – The United Way of Perry County will sponsor Aug. 8 what organizers say should be a fun-filled, action-packed game of human foozball.
    Two teams of seven people, while holding on to a series of rotating poles, will try to shoot-kick a soccer ball through the opposing team’s goal.
    It will be just like the table game, but with live people instead of wood figures or paddles. No back flip experience is required.
    The tourney will be held in City Hall Park between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with each game lasting 30 minutes.

  • Best-ball golf tourney planned Aug. 8-9

    TELL CITY—The Hoosier Heights Country Club will once again sponsor and host the Schweizer Fest golf tourney Aug. 8-9.  
    It will be a two-person best ball both days (partners each play their own ball through each hole, but record only the better score) with flights established after Saturday’s play. Play will begin with a shotgun start both days at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  • Legion ball needs more teams in area

    The declining number of American Legion baseball teams in southwestern Indiana has to make one wonder about the future of the sport in this area.
    As recently as 1998 this area hosted a five-team sectional, including Perry County’s entry. The winners of four southern Indiana sectionals would advance to a regional.
    In 1999, the last year Perry County fielded a Legion team, the sectional was down to four teams.
    By 2011 it was a two-team sectional, with just Rockport and Boonville in it.

  • Rowe’s hitting helps Rockport win American Legion regional

    PRINCETON—Tell City senior Hunter Rowe had three hits and drove in two runs as Rockport beat Princeton 13-10 to win the American Legion baseball regional Sunday.