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  • Lilly Burden's hands are worn, but her heart beats with the determination of a woman decades younger. Her heart is in remarkably good shape after open-heart surgery last year. Burden, who was 92 at the time, bounced back quickly and still works four days a week. That's right, Lilly holds down a job, contributes payroll taxes and wouldn't have it any other way.

    "I enjoy working, whether it's at my job or in my garden," she says, seated, hands folded on the kitchen table in her Girl Scout Road home.

  • The News' Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back. This is one of 20 landmark photos appearing in the current print edition for people to identify in attempts to win a one-year subscription to The News. Pick up a copy to see the other photos and read the rules, then let us know how well you know Tell City. The deadline is 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. Happy hunting.

  • TELL CITY - Shasta Simpson had no intentions of driving three hours straight to Nashville late at night July 14. But to make it to Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville before 5 a.m., that's exactly what she would have to do. If she arrived after 5 a.m., she would not get a wristband and would not get a turn on stage in front of an American Idol producer.

    The only problem was trying to decide whether she wanted to go or not. The 24-year-old Tell City resident, who said she has always loved singing and music, wasn't sure if she wanted to go audition.

  • St. Augustine Catholic Church in Leopold's annual picnic Sunday meant fun for hundreds who enjoyed home-cooked dinners and tried their luck at bingo, a cake wheel, silent auction and quilt raffle. Summer brings several events at area churches and will be followed by autumn shooting matches and fall festivals. The events ensure busy days for congregation members, who keep alive a tradition of working side by side, just as they pray together each week.

  • TELL CITY - For the past 60 years, Dorothy "Dot" Kessner has been apart of 4-H as a leader and guide for the youth of Perry County. But her love and involvement of the association stretches back further than just 60 years.

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  • TELL CITY - The Ohio River was critical in the development of Perry County and the United States as expansion headed westward.

    In addition, the river impacted the French and Indian War, the American Revolution in the West, the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War and the steamboat era.

    Area residents will have a chance to learn more about our area's ties to the river Thursday during an informational program given by author Rick Rhodes at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

  • LEOPOLD – This past semester the Perry Central economics classes competed in the state-wide Stock Market Game Simulation. Three teams finished 1-3 in the Evansville District among 289 teams competing. These three teams also finished second, fourth and 15th in the state out of 1,727 teams competing.

  • The commissioners room in the county courthouse became a training center of sorts Wednesday evening as county rescue-squad members and dispatchers took part in a cardiopulmonary resuscitation recertification class. The group trained on adult- and infant-sized mannequins with compressible chests and tiltable heads. The use of automated external defibrillators was also demonstrated. AEDs located in many public buildings and schools, including the courthouse, provide immediate care for people suffering from sudden cardiac arrest.