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  • A recent Octoberfest gathering gave me the chance to dust off German-style dishes I don't prepare that often. Several visitors asked for a few of them. Here are a few, including a Reuben dip that  can easily be made in a slow cooker and is wonderful on crackers or with small cocktail bread.

    Editor Vince Luecke

    Reuben Dip

    1 can sauerkraut, drained

    1 package dried corned beef, chopped

    1⁄2 cup thousand-island salad dressing

    8 oz. Swiss cheese, cubed

  • Apples are abundant this fall and there are countless ways to use the fruit. Tasty year-round, nothing else quite says fall the same way as a tasty apple pie or apple strudel topped by ice cream.

    These recipes were taken from an October 1939 issue of The Tell City News. We trust they're just as tasty now.

    Apple Tapioca Cream Pudding

    3 apples, pared and thinly sliced

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1 tablespoon melted butter

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

    3 tablespoons boiling water

    21⁄2 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca

  • CANNELTON - The Ohio River became a real-life classroom last week for Indiana's next generation of conservation officers. This year's Department of Natural Resources Recruit Class learned about the Cannelton Locks and Dam and its role in Ohio River navigation.

    For some of the 24,  Wednesday and Thursday's training marked their first visit to southern Indiana. Despite the sunny skies overhead, recruits had little time for sightseeing.

  • TELL CITY - The summer of 2009 will always hold special memories for David McKinney. His soul-filled sounds filled City Hall Park monthly since May and won him the top prize Sunday as a Shoot for the Stars singing contest wrapped up.

    McKinney sang Travis Tritt's "Anymore" and "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn to earn a prize package valued at $1,000.

  • Local officers gathered last Monday at the Tell City Police Department's shooting range off of Indiana 66 for their annual firearms recertification. Above, Perry County Chief Deputy Lee Chestnut, who is a certified firearms instructor, tallies fellow Deputy Daymion Marsh's score. Officers fire their service weapons at varying distances and have to achieve scores of at least 80 percent of a maximum 240 points to obtain their recertification. Tell City and Cannelton officers, as well as sheriff's deputies, passed.

  • Traffic stops. If any part of a police officer's job can be called routine, it's pulling over motorists for a faulty taillight, unsafe start or excess lead in their foot. The reasons an officer has for initiating a traffic stop are many and while nearly every encounter between patrolman and driver ends with nothing more serious than a citation, the truth is that every traffic stop poses risks. Local officers learned skills this summer that lessen those dangers.

  • LEOPOLD - Zaeden Hillenbrand is a happy, active 8-year-old boy who loves to laugh. "He's a big goofy kid," said his father, Fred Hillenbrand.

    This is a big difference from when doctors told Fred and his wife, Danielle, that Zaeden only had a 5 percent chance to survive, and if he did, his quality of life would be poor.

    Thanks to research and funding by the March of Dimes, however, he survives.

    "We owe them so much," said Danielle.

  • TELL CITY — After several months of singing their way to the top, four men will perform a final time Sunday to see who will be the Shoot for the Stars winner.

    Glenn Cronin, David McKinney, Ronald Riley and Dillon McKinney will sing two songs this weekend in City Hall Park. The event gets under way at 3 p.m. with additional performances by Leo Gronquist and Elliot Sublett.

    Ronald Riley

  • PERRY COUNTY - The students and staffs at Cannelton City Schools, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Schools and Perry Central Community School are welcoming new teachers and administrators. Here is a short bio for Perry County's newest educators.

    Brandi Springer

    Brandi Springer joins Perry Central Elementary School as its newest first-grade teacher.

  • LEOPOLD – The 2009 Perry Central High School football Homecoming will be held Friday. The ceremony will be held at halftime of the Perry Central and West Washington game, which begins at 7 p.m.

    Queen Candidates

    Kelsie Bland of rural Tell City is the daughter of Melanie Robbins and Dan Zellers. Since being at Perry Central she has been involved in cheerleading, Natural Helpers, pep, key and German clubs, National Honor Society, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Upward Bound and yearbook staff.

  • Anyone who's seen bullying in action, whether as the victim or as a witness, feels the pain, Tell City Junior High School Counselor Cindia Ress said Monday. Efforts this year to end that pain culminated in a Friday-afternoon assembly, photo session and mini-carnival.

  • TELL CITY - Ronald Reagan's visit to Tell City's General Electric plant 13 years earlier may be better remembered in the annals of local history, but Sen. Ted Kennedy's barnstorming visit in 1968 left lasting memories for many who heard him speak at City Hall.

    A U.S. senator since 1962, Kennedy, 77, died Tuesday and was buried Saturday.

  • The Hoosier National Forest offers some of the best fishing locations in the state. The warm climate provides anglers with several more quality fishing days relative to the northern parts of the state.

    Numerous lakes, ponds, and streams in the forest provide anglers with the opportunity to pursue largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish and other sport fish.  

  • TROY - A stoutly built stone structure possibly used as an icehouse in Troy will find a new home in the Shubael Little Pioneer Village. St. Pius Catholic Church has donated the stone building, which is located near Indiana 66. It will be disassembled block by block this fall and restored at the village near Rocky Point.

    Well over a century old, the structure will be rebuilt to its original standards, including a wood shake roof, said Chuck Poehlein, developer of the village that already includes several log cabins.

  • TELL CITY - The Tell City Regional Arts Association hosted its second Schweizer Fest Art Show Aug. 7-8 in the upstairs gallery of City Hall. This year's show featured artwork constructed from natural items as well as recycled materials.

    Adult - Natural Art

    First: Anne Wilkins, Wondrous Guidance, painted stone.

    Second: Anne Wilkins, painted stone

    Adult - Recycled Art

    First: Larry Fleming, fish neon light

    Second: Roger Reynolds,  horse and buggy carving.

    Third: Roger Reynolds, owl carving.

  • TELL CITY - The finals for next month's Shoot for the Stars singing competition are set. Four gents, Glenn Cronin, David McKinney, Ronald Riley and Dillon McKinney, earned berths Sunday to compete in the Sept. 20 finals in City Hall Park.

  • DOOLITTLE MILLS - Over the years Bethel Christian Church has gone through many changes. This year is no different as the congregation celebrates its centennial.

    In 1909, the Doolittle Mills church building, already in use by a church congregation, was purchased from Jordan Williams in Crawford County and moved and rebuilt on a half acre of land donated by John Roberson. According to an early history of the church, all of the labor was donated and more land was donated by Iola Ransom and Ronnie Wright.