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  • 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.

  • Tell City full of friends, Citizen of the Year says

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A frequent pedestrian in Tell City’s downtown, Tony Hollinden is honked at often. In larger cities that would likely signify someone being upset. Not so in Tell City.

  • Schweizer business honor goes to Harpenaus

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    His company was featured Jan. 28, 1985 as a News business of the week, which reported Robert Harpenau bought the existing firm in 1959 after trying a couple of different jobs. One of them had him selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door for Sears, and the report noted he called it his most profitable venture.

    His current endeavor lasted much longer than the three weeks that one did, and has also been quite successful.

    It is this year’s Schweizer Fest Business of the Year.

  • 54th Schweizer Fest arrives this week

    TELL CITY – Schweizer Fest, Tell City’s annual celebration of its Swiss-German heritage, will unfold this week with favorite activities from the past and new ones. Throw in rides, games, a Main Street beer garden and four nights of music and you have all the ingredients for a big celebration.

  • Enjoy today’s Platinum Edition of The News

    Thanks to the support of Perry County Memorial Hospital, today’s Perry County News is being mailed to all of the addresses in the county. The special two-section edition includes advertisements by the hospital.

    We hope our nonsubscribers enjoy today’s complimentary edition and will consider subscribing. To begin a new subscription or reactivate an expired one, call 547-3424.

  • Emergency response on I-64

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  • Today's News includes two special sections

    Today's edition of the Perry County News contains two special sections.

    Schweizer Zeitung is our annual look back at Tell City in celebration of the city's founding. For 2012, we profile the city's clubs and organizations, some of which reach deep into Tell City's history and some that help make it a vibrant community today.

    Also in today's edition is a special section reporting and honoring winners from the 2012 Perry County 4-H Fair.

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    The News’ Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back. These photos were taken in Tell City and are visible from city streets, alleys or sidewalks. All are west of 12th Street.

    This year’s photos, we hope, are a mixture of easy-to-identify landmarks as well as a few that may be hard to find.
    What we need from you are locations, being as specific as possible.

    We’ll place all the correct entries, or those who correctly identify the most photos, into a hat. The winner of the drawing will win a one-year subscription to The News.

  • 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.

  • Mural restoration makes progress

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