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  • 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.

  • Opening ceremonies Wednesday kicked off Tell City's 51st Schweizer Fest. Activities continue through Saturday in City Hall Park. Here's a rundown of some activities.

    Today

    • Today through Saturday - Schweizer Fest Market in City Hall Park. For more information, contact the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933.

    • 5:30 p.m. Schweizer Fest Testimonial Dinner and Program honoring Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance at Knights of Columbus Home. Sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • TELL CITY - A packed fellowship hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ was the scene of Monday evening's Junior Miss and Miss Schweizer Fest pageants. This was the second year for the event, which began with last year's sesquicentennial.

    In the Miss Schweizer Fest Pageant, Monica Perryman was awarded the crown with Shayna Richardson named first alternate. Kelsie Bland took awards for Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality. In the Junior Miss pageant, Crystal Peter was crowned queen, with Darian Oliva first alternate and Kaylee Henderson second alternate.

  • TELL CITY - Schweizer Fest participants shouldn't miss their chance to learn more about the city's rich history. The Tell City Historical Society Museum will be open daily through Sunday and will offer historical movies about the community.

    Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

    Programs for self-guided walking tours of the city are available at the museum for $2.

    Historical photographs are located around the city's historic districts and are sponsored by ATTC Manufacturing and the historical society.