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Today's Features

  • PERRY COUNTY – Crossroad Community Church, between Magnet and Dexter, will host Easter services and an egg-hunt Saturday at the church. Thursday's issue had incorrectly published services for Sunday.

    Brother Voyles, minister, invites the public to attend the neighborhood Easter egg-hunt, meal and service. Activities will begin at noon.The events will held inside if it rains.

  • Editor's note: This story was provided to The News by Teena Ligman of the Hoosier National Forest and was taken from the Historical Snapshots Installments.

    The Forest Service was established in Indiana in February 1935 after the 73rd Indiana Congress passed an Enabling Act. Four ranger districts, each managing a purchase unit, were established and land purchases began.

    By mid-1936 the Forest Service had about 35,000 acres in Indiana approved for purchase. The four districts were Pleasant Run, Lost River, Patoka and Lafayette ranger districts.

  • 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.