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  • Judge pledges quick ruling on annexation legal motions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    JASPER – The first of what will likely be a months-long series of courtroom hearings over Tell City’s annexation efforts unfolded Thursday morning in Dubois County Circuit Court. Special Judge William Weikert listened to arguments on several motions filed by attorneys representing Tell City and landowners opposing the city’s annexation of more than 1,700 acres.

  • Home for the holidays?

    JAZZ is a sweet 5-month-old female orange tabby with white markings. She has been with the shelter since she was 6 weeks old. A volunteer took her into foster care and she is now ready for adoption.

    Jazz is very affectionate and loves to cuddle and play with toys. She is great with other cats, but is a bit scared of dogs as of now. Her foster family hopes she will find a forever home just in time for the holidays.

  • Volunteers sought for dog-park tree planting Saturday

    TELL CITY – Central Bark Dog Park, the former ball field near 16th Street and the Windy Creek Trail in Tell City, will get a makeover this weekend. A volunteer workday will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, led by City Councilman Tony Hollinden and a group of volunteers formed by residents Gary Davis and Debra Emerson. Plans for the park include lining the perimeter with hardwood trees, installing agility-type exercise equipment such as jumps, ramps and obstacles and areas with seating for humans as their canine companions play and explore within the safety of the fenced park.

  • A Gospel Thanksgiving in Song

    Troy First Christian Church will present its annual Gospel Thanksgiving in Song. The public and all churches and denominations are most welcome, organizers said.

    The program will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Tell City Junior Senior High School auditorium.

    Doors will open at 4 p.m. Performers include Jeremy Calloway, Hoosier Harmony, Ryan Seaton and Conquerors Quartet.

  • Cannelton Christmas parade set for Nov. 28

    CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post 142 and Ladies Auxiliary will host the annual Cannelton Christmas parade Friday, Nov. 28.

    Line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will take a left onto Indiana 66, a right onto Washington Street and end at the floodwall.

    The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Entries will be judged and trophies awarded in three categories, civic, community and commercial. First-, second- and third-place awards will be made in each category.

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  • Kiwanis food basket sign-up underway

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Kiwanis Club will once again provide food baskets for families in need in Perry County.

    Food baskets will be distributed Monday, Dec. 22, from the Tell City High School cafeteria and Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton. Baskets will also be delivered to certain apartment complexes and to individuals who request delivery.

    The deadline to sign up for a basket is Monday, Dec. 1. Submissions after that date will be put on a waiting list.

  • Humane Society annual straw giveaway Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will have free straw available for use in outdoor dog houses from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Orscheln Farm and Home Supply.

  • Volunteers sought

    TELL CITY – Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, is seeking bell ringers for shifts between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Nov. 28 through Dec. 24. He can be reached at (812) 319-1861 or rnrroccia@comcast.net.

  • Wellness activities offered at school

    TELL CITY – The following wellness activities are available free of charge at Tell City Junior-Senior High School through a Welborn Healthy, Energetic, Ready, Outstanding, Enthusiastic Schools grant during November. They are open to the community.

    Activities are offered 4 to 4:45 p.m. and include:

    • Tuesday, Nov. 25, cardio-strength circuit, auditorium

    • Wednesday, Nov. 26, circuit training, Room 612