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  • What a Schweizer Fest!

    Tell City’s 55th Schweizer Fest wrapped up Sunday, capping nearly a week of events marking the city’s Swiss-German roots. The annual diaper derby sponsored by Roland’s Jewelry and Mu Gamma drew a large crowd Saturday. Multiple heats of crawlers and walkers created plenty of excitement among most, but not all contestants.

  • ATTC secures more work, tax abatement on equipment

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  • Movable mini-golf site opens in Cannelton

    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Planning Commission approved July 24 a special-use permit for a miniature-golf course at the site of the former Sunlight Hotel.

    Commission member Philip Ball said he had received no objections and “all I’ve heard are positive comments from the public” about the proposed use.

    The proposal is now reality, as Putt-Nutt Golf is open 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 until midnight Friday and Saturday at 111 Washington St. in Cannelton.

  • One-vehicle crash claims student’s life

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry Central High School student lost his life in a one-vehicle accident Friday on Deer Creek Road.
    According to Indiana State Police, Steven Thomasson, 17, of rural Cannelton, died when his 2002 GMC pickup truck traveled off the west side of the road near Thistle Drive and struck several trees.
    Thomasson was reported missing Friday afternoon after his mother phoned police to report he never arrived at school on what was the first day of classes for the new school year and that family members could not locate him.

  • Gallery: 2013 Miss Schweizer Fest pageant

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

  • Tell City’s fall schedules

    Varsity Football
    17    Pekin Eastern (scrimmage)    H    6:00
    23    Mount Vernon    T    7:00
    30    Heritage Hills    H    7:00
      6    South Spencer    T    7:00
    13    Pike Central    T    6:30
    20    Perry Central    H    7:00

  • Determined driver

    Tell City student Braeden Beard (left), playing for the Tornadoes, drives against the Patriots in the first round of Friday’s grades 6-8 Schweizer Fest three-on-three basketball tourney at Tell City. The Patriots beat the Tornadoes 18-13. The Tropics, a Spencer County team, went undefeated to win the five-team tourney, beating Arnold's team 15-11 in the championship game. Arnold's lost only two games, both to the Tropics. Arnold's team beat the Marksmen 17-15 to get to the championship game.

  • A-Rod case turns game upside down

    We live in a topsy-turvy world when the highest paid player in baseball faces a long-term suspension and his own team is OK with that but opponents don’t think it’s fair.
    Unless you’ve been vacationing on another planet, you know that Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees has been suspended for 211 games for apparently using steroids the last three years after admitting he used them in 2003 but saying he was clean since then.

  • Cars in parking lot good sign for Marksmen

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Experience and stability, two things that have been rare on Tell City’s football team for years, give the Marksmen high hopes for their first winning record in seven years and only the second one in 12 years.
    Forty-five players, the team’s most in three years, reported for practice last week. The team also has 13 seniors after having only two or three play each of the last two years.

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