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  • TELL CITY – Have you always wanted to learn to quilt? 
    You could get that opportunity this summer at the annual quilt show sponsored by the Lincoln Trail Quilt Guild.
    The show will be Friday and Saturday at the Evangelical Church of Christ in Tell City. At the show, you can admire quilts of all sizes and inquire about quilting classes from the ladies of the quilt guild. If enough interest is shown, a day class will be held later in the fall.
    The quilt show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

  • After a ceremonial welcome address Wednesday by Mayor Barbara Ewing, the Tell City High School band will once again provide the traditional opening for this year for the 55th annual Schweizer Fest, with a concert on the Musik Halle Stage at 6 p.m.

    As difficult as it is to prepare a concert before the school year even begins, the Marksmen band, under the direction of Natasha Edmondson, is sure to delight the crowd with patriotic favorites and a small sneak preview of this year’s marching show music.

  • TELL CITY – This year’s annual Schweizer Fest pageant will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Community Christian Church in Tell City.

    Age groups this year will be Mini Princess, ages 3 to 4; Little Mister, ages 5 to 6; Little Princess, ages 5 to 6; Miss Princess, ages 7 to 8; Junior Miss, ages 9 to 12; Miss Teen, ages 13 to 15, and Miss Schweizer Fest, ages 17 to 22.

  • Tenants meeting

    TELL CITY – Twilight Towers held its monthly tenant meeting July 17 with President Joyce Richardt presiding.
    The July birthdays were Ruth Karney, Linda Peter, Wanda Mullins, Wanda Brown, Wilma Langdon, Carolyn Walters, Mamie Wilson, Ruth Hancock, Ethel Terry, Mona Howell, Gib Foertch, Sherrill Hoosier and Rick Hess.
    There will be a watermelon and cantaloupe feed for residents only at 5 p.m. Aug. 16.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Girl Scouts traveled to Savannah, Ga., June 5 through June 10. Thirty-four juniors, cadettes, seniors and ambassador Girl Scouts, along with 21 adults toured with Taylor Tours and the company’s escort, Steve Scoggans.

    Upon arriving in Savannah, the girls enjoyed breakfast at the Whistlestop Café. The girls then toured and participated in activities at the Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace.

  • New officers for American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 for 2013-14 were sworn in recently.

    They are, from the left in front, Becky Hagedorn, first vice president; Charlotte Lindauer, president; Margie Devillez, second vice president and Shelly Howland, chaplain. In the back are Pat Thomas, treasurer; Brenda Powers, historian; Dot Kessner, parliamentarian and Shirley Lagrange, sergeant-at-arms.

  • TELL CITY – Greg Christmas was a member of the Perry County community for 30 years and had a dream of running in the Schweizer Fest road race. 

    Due to double amputations and his untimely death in 2010, he was not able to fulfill that dream.  
    This year Greg’s family and friends are forming “Team Greg” to participate in his memory.  If you would like to become a member of “Team Greg,” contact Pam Young by sending email to pamela-christmas73@yahoo.com or calling (608) 469-3687.

  • Carter Fleck, 8, and his sister, Rheyse, 6, show off a cucumber that likely began as two fruits but fused and grew as one. They called it a Siamese cucumber. It was found growing in the garden of their neighbor, Albert and Mary Denning of St. Meinrad.                                   

  • PERRY COUNTY – Hillary Hubert, daughter of Chris and Lora Hubert of Tell City, was chosen by Tell City American Legion Unit 213 to attend the 72nd annual session of Hoosier Girls State, June 23 through June 28 on the campus of Trine University in Angola.

    Hubert, a junior at Perry Central High School, joined approximately 612 other young women for this government program designed to educate the leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

  • TELL CITY – The friends and family of Larry Taylor will host a benefit auction and dance to help raise funds for medical bills and expenses.
    The event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Tell City American Legion Post on Indiana 66 in Tell City. Admission will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.
    There will be live music by “Good Ole Boys,” food and a cash bar.
    Cash donations may be made at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City to the “Benefit of Larry Taylor” account.
    Taylor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  • ST. MEINRAD – The third annual St. Meinrad Rocks Fest will be held Sept. 27 and 28 and will be an outdoor event this year.

  • TELL CITY – A benefit for cancer patient Erin Owen will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Tell City Moose Lodge.
    Live music will be provided by Jeremy Luecke and Matt Schultz. T-shirts and bracelets will be sold. The event will include a live auction of items including two rounds of golf with a cart at Ben Hawes Golf Course; four rounds of golf at the Summit; two $25 gift cards to Golf Plus; several gift baskets and much more. The auction will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    Owen was diagnosed with a fast-growing breast cancer called ductal carcinoma.

  • Brad Belcher waters hanging baskets along Main Street last week. He has volunteered his efforts this summer to keep the flowers green, using a pressurized tank on wheels, and his efforts have been aided by regular rainfall. “They still get dry so they need water during the summer,” he said. Bev Minto, director of the county’s convention and visitors bureau and a member of the city beautification committee, said Belcher has done a top-notch job. A local company, VIP Foliage, worked with the committee to prepare the baskets.

  • The Youth Refuge group held a summer bash July 13 in Cannelton. Area businesses donated items for the event and Cannelton Fire Department fireman Ryan Powers and Cannelton Police Department Sgt. David Biever and Patrolman Micah Jackson, along with police canine Erik, were present to meet and hold demonstrations for children.

  • More than 100 Red Hat Society members descended upon Tell City July 13 for a meeting at the Schergens Center. Ladies from chapters around the southern Indiana and as far north as Indianapolis gathered for shopping, music, a meal and more.

    Photos by Trista Lutgring
     

  • TELL CITY – New Directions Health and Wellness will host a Perry County fitness games event Aug. 9 through Aug. 11.
    Participants will compete in six different events over three days to test their overall fitness. Anyone can enter and the top three men and women will be selected after the games. Those entering are asked to be familiar with main lifts, such as bench, squat, deadlift and clean lifts.

  • TELL CITY – Clarice James will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday.

    She would enjoy receiving birthday cards to help in celebrating this momentous event.
    Birthday wishes and notes can be sent in her name to Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, 402 19th St., Tell City, IN 47586.

  • TELL CITY –  Registration forms for this summer’s Schweizer Fest Talent Show, sponsored by the Cromwell Radio Group, are now available at the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, 601 Main St.; Conner Floor Covering, corner of 12th and Tell streets and online at www.tellcityschweizerfest.org.
    Contestants can also call Sharilyn Franzman at 719-3017 to have registration forms mailed to them and for more information. Contestants must be registered by Aug. 1.
    All details and rules of the contest are included with the registration form.

  • BIRDSEYE – The Patoka Lake 22nd annual star party is scheduled 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Patoka Lake Beach.   
    Those attending will view a special presentation by members of the Louisville and Evansville astronomical societies and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford, as they share their knowledge of the sky above. There will be kid’s activities and giveaways until dark. A special astronomy program will be held at 6:30 p.m. under the tent on the beach. Telescopes will be set up for observations of Venus and Saturn as darkness falls.

  • CANNELTON – The seventh annual Camp with a Cop is set for Wednesday through July 19 and will offer campers three days and two nights of activities.
    Children entering fifth through ninth grades are invited.
    The camp is designed to build respect and confidence in youth through positive encounters with law-enforcement agencies from various state and local departments.
    Camp will be held again this year at the Glennwood Hills Campgrounds.