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  • Logging a Yule tradition

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

     

    Harper Christmas Tree Farm, just off German Ridge Road, has been a family tradition for nearly half a century. Offering a variety of fresh-cut trees, local families, in search of just the right central figure-piece for the season, often make the scenic trek down Indiana 66 to the quaint locale.

  • Abbey Press to close two divisions

    ST. MEINRAD – After nearly 150 years of printing and marketing Christian books and gifts, Abbey Press will close two of its main divisions next year, the company announced Thursday.

    Abbey Press’ trade marketing and printing will close in mid-2017. Remaining open will be the publications division, which produces the popular CareNotes line of booklets, Elf-help and other books, and Deacon Digest magazine.

  • Shubael candlelight tour lighting up the past

    CANNELTON – Anyone curious about what life must have looked like for families in Southern Indiana circa the mid 1850s can scratch that curious itch Saturday, Dec. 10, at Little Shubael Village during the annual Candlelight Tour.

    The tour begins at 2 p.m., for those who would like to see cabins during the daytime, according to village purveyor Carolyn Hammack.

    The tour will stay open until 8 p.m. or after, depending on the amount of guests still present in the park.

  • Tell City gold: the legacy of John F. Heinzle

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in what the News and the Tell City Historical Society hope will be a regular feature in 2017 on local history. Ideas and submissions are always welcome.

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in what the News and the Tell City Historical Society hope will be a regular feature in 2017 on local history. Ideas and submissions are always welcome.

     

  • Marketing the best of Perry County to the world

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – If the number of people in attendance is an indicator of success, the rebranding of Perry County’s marketing campaign is off to a smashing success. A packed house of local business and elected leaders awaited eagerly Tuesday evening for the unveiling of new logos that will adorn official correspondence letterheads for local businesses and government, as well as an all-new PickPerry.com website.

  • Donate to an ‘Angel’ this holiday season

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – December is here and Christmas is just around the corner. The season of giving is upon us, and throughout the community, many are doing their parts to brighten the holidays for friends, neighbors and strangers.

  • Florence Henderson – Star never forgot local ties

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    A star whose life brightened the nation and blessed those who knew her in Perry and Spencer counties was mourned this week. Florence Agnes Henderson, who passed away Thanksgiving Day from heart failure, was 82.

  • Missing hunter found cold but alive near Leopold

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A deer hunter missing in the woods for two days was found, shivering cold but alive, near Leopold early Saturday. His rescue on Thanksgiving weekend, rescuers said, left everyone with a true meaning of the holiday.

    “He was out of energy, on the ground and probably thinking help wasn’t coming,” said Tell City Detective Roger Smith. He and others looked for  Frank Knight, 63, much of Friday.

  • Indiana WIC completes rollout of electronic benefit cards

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana health officials announced today that Women, Infants and Children programs in all 92 counties are now using electronic benefit transfer cards instead of paper checks, streamlining the WIC shopping experience.

  • Perry Central Honors the county’s veterans