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Today's Features

  • MILLSTONE - Relatives of victims of the Electra crash lined the circular sidewalk in front of the crash-site memorial Saturday afternoon to take advantage of an opportunity they never knew would come their way.

  • TELL CITY - A hot meal is only one of the blessings offered every Thursday evening at Evangelical United Church Christ, where a six-week-old program is drawing people seeking nourishment, fellowship and a sense of belonging.  Called Table of Blessings, the free meals are prepared by volunteers who extend an invitation to anyone who wants to join them, for meals and to assist in the planning and preparation. Though served in the church's fellowship hall and sponsored in part by Catholic Charities, the program is more community service than a church-sponsored

  • Editor's Note: John Christie, a retired professor of English at Indiana State University, penned a two-part story about the 1960 Electra crash that was published in The News in 1993. Christie, who now resides in Pennsylvania, offered to allow the republication of the feature to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the crash. His work was originally published in the Hopewell Review at Ball State University and was later adapted into an Indiana PBS documentary titled "Peaceful Existence." Part 1 of Christie's account of the crash appeared Monday.

  • The Tell City Kiwanis Club and a committee of community members will lead weekend services to mark the 50th anniversary of the Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 crash.

    In a change made over the weekend, Saturday's memorial service has been moved from the crash site at Millstone to the Cannelton Community Center. The location will better accommodate the crowd and eliminate concerns about weather and a lack of parking along Millstone Road.

  • CANNELTON - Myers Grade School student-council members wrote a letter to Branchville Correctional Facility, and it paid off, in the form of a $500 check.

    Along with the beginning of the school year came announcements of funding cuts for education, explained Ron Gibson, assistant superintendent for the prison. "We were worried schools would have to start cutting field trips."

    Such beyond-the-schoolyard experiences are a "huge part of learning," he said.

  • TELL CITY - Plucking snakes of dough from a conveyor line and deftly flipping each into the twist familiar to generations of fans, Brad Smith explains why he and his wife, Sandy, bought the Tell City Pretzel Co. last summer.

    "I grew up with them," the Jasper resident said. "The main reason is they have a good reputation and brand name all over southern Indiana, not just here in Tell City. It just seemed like a nice opportunity."

  • Editor's Note: Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing submitted this guest column to explain in a first-person question and answer format details about the city's upcoming combined-sewer overflow project. She also addresses upcoming rate increases.

    The city of Tell City is about to embark on the largest single project in its history. This monumental project is called our combined-sewer overflow project, or CSO.

  • MILLSTONE - The Tell City Kiwanis Club and its committee of community members have finalized plans for the memorial services March 13-14 to mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 in rural Cannelton March 17, 1960.