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  • Phone scam targets worried grandparents

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Fifth Third Bank Community Banking Executive Missy Noble was storming mad after one of the bank’s customers fell victim to an increasingly common “Mexican scam” that targets the elderly.

    Now, Noble wants to keep others from becoming victims by spreading the word. 

    In one variation of several common attempts to bilk money from unsuspecting people, the local woman was duped into wiring money to help a grandchild who was allegedly in trouble in Mexico. 

  • County’s burn ban lifted

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners have lifted a county-wide ban on most outdoor burning.

    They implemented the prohibition in late June after weeks of drought created tinderbox conditions. The ban led to the cancellation of Fourth of July fireworks displays.

    A separate burn ban in the Hoosier National Forest remains in effect. Under it, forest visitors are prohibited from:

  • 2012 SCHWEIZER FEST
  • 2012 Miss Schweizer Fest
  • Woman rides motorcycle from California for visit

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    CANNELTON – “We have been friends for practically all of our lives. We met when I was 13, and she was 15, in a playground. We both had the same kind of dog. We found out much later in life as we went on – we always remained friends – that she needed a friend at a time that I needed a friend, and vice-versa.”

    Cannelton’s Kay Miller was talking about her relationship with Sandra Vetter of Crows Landing, Calif., who was visiting her until Sunday.

  • Commissioners cancel burn ban, forest ban remains in effect

    The Perry County commissioners have lifted a county-wide ban on most outdoor burning.

    They implemented the prohibition in late June after weeks of drought created tinderbox conditions. The ban led to the cancellation of fourth of July fireworks displays.

  • Summer socials under way

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  • Big time at the fair

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  • Farmers market to change its location during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s farmers market will change locations next week due to Schweizer Fest activities in City Hall Park.

    The market will be located in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church on the corner of 10th and Mozart streets Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 11.

    Times remain the same, noon to sellout Wednesday and 7 a.m. to sellout Saturday.

    Once Schweizer Fest is over, the market will return to its regular location in the 700 block of Ninth Street.

  • Community was dream of Swiss Colonization Society

    Editor’s Note: Elements of this story were gathered from previously published accounts of Tell City’s founding in 1868, including News coverage from 1938, the 1958 centennial and a 1984 special section.

    Among all the settlements in southern Indiana, Tell City’s origin probably has more in common with New Harmony than with Cannelton or Troy.