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  • EVANSVILLE – Michaela and Jonah Kunkler, members of the Happy Hoosiers 4-H Club in Evansville, competed in their county’s 4-H team demonstration contest May 30 and were eligible to compete at the Indiana State Fair Aug. 4.

  • Talent was abound at the annual Schweizer Fest Talent show held Aug. 8 under the gazebo in City Hall Park. Below are pictures of contest winners in both of the show's divisions, along with pictures of the contestants who took to the stage. Click on the photo below to open the gallery.

  • PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Public Library officials announced registration is now open for the autumn story-time session. Autumn story times will run from Sept. 9 through Oct. 17 with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations. Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at 547-2661. Story times are as follows:

  • Four generations of the James Rhodes family recently gathered for a family photo.

    In front holding infant Alexis Kratzer is great-grandfather James Rhodes of Leopold. Behind them from the left are mother Kristel Kratzer of Derby and grandmother Lynda Hess, also of Derby.

  • More pictures from the 2013 Miss Schweizer Fest pageant. Click on the picture below to enlarge the photo and scroll through the gallery.

  • PERRY, Ga. – Zach Ziegelgruber of Tell City competed July 21-July 27 at the 2013 National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships in Perry, Ga. This invitation-only event is the largest youth barrel race in the world, according to organizers.
    Ziegelgruber placed fifth in the first division in the first go-round in the teen division with 1,053 entries. His horse was TCS Blue Cassady, a 14-year-old AQHA registered mare. Ziegelgruber won a world championship finalist belt buckle and a large cash prize.

  • TELL CITY – The Perry County Republicans congratulate Amanda Lasher and Brian Suhrheinrich, who’s names were drawn for two gas cards. The two entered the contest at the Republicans’ booth at the Perry County 4-H Fair.

  • Heath Roessler of St. Meinrad was the winner of a $50 gas gift card presented by Perry County Democrats as part of a contest conducted during the recent 4-H fair. The winning entry was chosen by Joe Mogan, son of Mandi Mogan.
     

  • TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a Fun Horse Show and benefit at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at 9455 Summer Road, north of Tell City. Those attending are asked to follow signs approximately five miles north on Indiana 37.
    The event will include games for all ages. There will also be some bleacher seating available but lawn chairs are recommended.

  • 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.