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  • Fruits of bell-ringers’ service stay in Perry County

    TELL CITY – Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, is seeking bell ringers for shifts at Wal-Mart entrances between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. through Dec. 24.

  • Public to participate in winter concert

    TELL CITY – Members of the public are invited not only to enjoy a free concert, but to become part of it.

    The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Winter Music Concert is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 in the school auditorium.

    Performing will be the junior-high and high-school choruses, the Marksmen Chorale, the sixth-grade band, the seventh- and eighth-grade band, and the high-school band.

  • Christmas in the Park fills downtown square with holiday cheer

    Tell City’s downtown square was filled with community and holiday spirit during Saturday’s Christmas in the Park.

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  • Perry Central students visit Oakwood
  • Relay For Life kickoff to begin Monday, Jan. 12

    TELL CITY – The 20th annual Relay For Life of Perry County will hold its kickoff celebrations Monday, Jan. 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Tell City Moose Lodge.

    All residents are invited to attend the celebrations. Games, prizes, food, fun and information will be provided. Friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers – everyone knows someone who is fighting or has fought this disease, so come to the kickoff and see what you can do to help finish the fight.

  • Perry County parade winners

    PERRY COUNTY – Winners have been named in weekend parades in Tell City and Leopold.

    Tell City Chili Cook-off

    Judge’s Choice: Jason Lindsey

    People’s Choice: Harpenau Insurance Agency

    Tell City Parade Winners

    Commercial Division: EverBody’s Fun and Fitness Center

    Nonprofit Division: St. Boniface Catholic Church, Fulda

    Grand Prize winner: Perry County Memorial Hospital

    Leopold Parade Winners

  • Tell City School Board bids farewell to long-time colleague

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – At a regular meeting of the Tell City School Board Dec. 9, the board honored outgoing member Dr. Gene Ress for his many years of service. Ress had served on the board for 16 years, before being unseated in November.

    Board Vice President Mack Cail and Superintendent John Scioldo presented Ress a plaque honoring his achievements and hard work. Cail called the moment, “the end of an era.”

  • Indiana LCNI newspapers earn Hoosier State awards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Writers and editors from newspapers in Indiana’s Spencer and Perry counties earned 10 awards in the latest Hoosier State Press Association Foundation Better Newspaper Contest.

    Awards were presented at a luncheon Saturday in Indianapolis.

    The Spencer County Journal-Democrat’s Don Steen earned first place in Division 1 – nondaily papers with circulation less than 3,001 – for an editorial headlined, “Honoring our most recent fallen.” No judge’s comments accompanied entries in that category.

  • It’s that special time of the year

    Tell City and Leopold hosted their yearly Christmas parades over the weekend. Conditions were cool but dry for the annual events that included floats, marching bands, police cars, fire trucks, Scouting groups, churches and other community participants.

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  • County employees will see small insurance increases

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Insurance figures discussed during their previous meeting weren’t final, Pete Franzman of Franzman Insurance Co. told the county commissioners at their regular meeting Nov. 18.

    “The lasers had not been determined,” he said, using a term to describe an employer paying unusually high bills with the intent of reducing the overall cost of coverage. “When we got those lasers back, the current carrier was ridiculous, in my opinion, on what they were trying to put on that.”