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  • Applications available for Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON - Boys and girls enrolling in grades 6-9 this fall are invited to apply for the 2008 Camp with a Cop program sponsored by the Cannelton Police Department.

    This year's camp is scheduled for June 18-20 at the Victory Valley Church Camp east of Cannelton.

    Campers will go home after the first day of camp, Wednesday, June 18, and return the following day. They will stay overnight the second night and will return home after graduation Friday evening.

    Since there are no residence requirements, campers can reside anywhere in the county or even outside the county.

  • Silent auction, basketball game

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School will have a silent auction, student showcase and parents vs. teachers basketball game Monday at the school.

    Beginning at 6:30 p.m., attendees can view student works and bid on items from several area businesses and themed gift baskets. The basketball game begins at 7 p.m.

  • Parents, teachers to meet

    CANNELTON - Parents and teachers of Cannelton City Schools students will meet in individual conferences from noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to Principal Ginger Conrad.

    The school system will be on a half-day schedule that day.

  • PC Leadership dinner April 17

    TELL CITY - Graduating members of the 2007-08 class of Leadership Perry County will be recognized during its annual meeting Thursday at Hoosier Heights Country Club.

    The meeting begins with a social gathering and cash bar at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. Tickets for the dinner are $15 each and must be reserved today by calling Joan Hess at 547-2225 or e-mailing her at joanhess@ hotmail.com.

  • United Way Day of Caring May 1

    Volunteers will help nonprofit organizations

    TELL CITY - Want to make a difference for a nonprofit group in Perry County?

    The United Way of Perry County will sponsor a community-wide Day of Caring May 1. The agency is inviting area businesses, organizations and individuals to go out into the community to help nonprofit groups do hands-on projects.

  • Students to display artwork April 19-20

    TELL CITY - Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its second annual student art show for junior-high and senior-high school students at the Schergens Center April 19-20.

    This year will be even bigger and better than last year, organizers said, with the invitation for participation extended to new school systems, as well as the addition of more awards.

    The show will open April 19 from 1 to 9 p.m., with awards and reception beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Weekend auditions for 1776

    TELL CITY - Auditions for the 2008 Schweizer Fest stage production of 1776 continue Saturday and Sunday at Evangelical United Church of Christ's fellowship hall.

    Auditions are 1 to 5 p.m. both days. The musical's 25 male roles and two female roles are open to residents of Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties 18 years and older.

    Male characters include Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, while two women will be cast to portray Martha Jefferson and Abigail Adams. The preferred singing range for the two female characters is from middle C to the second F above middle C.

  • New gazebo to grace City Hall Park

    TELL CITY - A new gazebo planned for City Hall Park should be ready for dedication in time for opening ceremonies of this summer's Schweizer Fest and Tell City Sesquicentennial. Members of the common council approved plans for the project at their meeting last Monday.

  • Prosecutor, police redouble meth fight

    County roads littered with drug-lab debris; two dozen busts since Jan. 1

    Evidence of Perry County's meth plague literally litters Boyd Road. Empty cans of camp fuel are scattered every few yards, as are knotted plastic bags holding coffee filters stained red with pill residue, shreds of small batteries stripped of their lithium and dozens of empty blister packs once holding the ephedrine-containing decongestant medication meth-lab operators turn into methamphetamine.

  • Muddy business